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Beginner Tips For Just Dance 2022

By Tristan Jurkovich

Ubisoft's Just Dance 2022 is a whole lot of fun, but what are some tips players should keep in mind?

Just Dance 2022 is not a typical game from Ubisoft that can be mastered. There is no campaign to venture, or bosses to defeat. Just Dance 2022 is instead packed full of dances to help gamers have fun alone or with friends. It is one of the essential modern game series for parties.

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Just Dance 2022 is fun for all ages but it can also be an intense workout. The main focus of the tips is to help get players situated before the dancing even begins. There are also a few things players should be aware of before checking out the game.

6/6 Limber Up And Get That Water Ready

It’s important to stretch before exercising be it if someone is going to player Just Dance 2022 or go hiking in the woods. Make sure to stretch afterward with a cooldown too. It may not sound like a “cool” thing to do, but don’t discount the warmup or cooldown. Doing so will lessen the chance of getting injured while working out.

It’s also a good idea to have plenty of water nearby along with a towel. Finally, make sure to clear space. Get all furniture out of the way and the higher the ceiling the better. If the player can help it, also make sure to dance on some sort of rug, yoga mat, or better yet, carpet. It can be quite easy to slip on a smooth surface like wood paneling or tile while dancing.

5/6 Don’t Just Follow The Controller’s Moves

Just Dance 2022 is only following one part of the body no matter if gamers are playing on the Switch with Joy-Cons or on an Xbox with full motion controls. That would be the right hand. It might be tempting to just follow the right controller’s prompts to get the best score but doing so will rob players of what this series is all about: having fun.

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Get into the entire dance routine. Let that body sweat. Doing so will create an actual full workout. It may not gather many points in the game, but your body will certainly rack up the points. That’s the best high score a player can obtain: a ripped body.

4/6 How Multiplayer Works

Six people can team up in co-op gameplay. This multiplayer setup works even if a song is situated around a single dancer. When duos, trios, or quarters are involved, things get a little trickier.

There is also the World Dance Floor, an online versus mode. Players who jump in will compete with others in three randomly chosen consecutive songs. Points will be given out during the match and whoever dances the best, wins. It’s as simple as that. It would have been nice to see more customization with this mode, but it is interesting, to say the least.

3/6 Just Dance Unlimited Tips

The game only has about 40 songs on the disc/card, but there is also Just Dance Unlimited. This service collects over 700 songs from past entries in the series. There are various subscription methods players can buy online from days to months to years.

The prices are reasonable too. The nicest part is that Just Dance 2022 comes with a month-long trial. Since there are so many songs with the service, scrolling through them all to find a potential favorite could take forever since there is loading involved. That’s why it’s suggested to look up the databases on a phone or computer instead. There is also a search tab in the game.

2/6 Options To Be Aware Of

There aren’t that many options in Just Dance 2022. It would have been nice to see a way to turn off the vending machine's prompts. Players can skip past them but they, along with some other pop-ups, can ruin the flow of a good workout. There are three options in the game players should be aware of.

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First, turn on the Activate Beat Vibrations. This matters in the Switch version the most since the Joy-Cons have that HD Rumble feature. The vibrations can help players keep the beat while dancing. It’s another way to get into the groove just like the lyrics. However, if players don’t want the lyrics on screen, or the dance prompts, they can both be turned off. Turning off the pictographs can create a more challenging experience if players are looking for that.

1/6 Record Your Dance

This is a life hack that works for all entries in the series. If players have access to a game capture unit then they should record their dances. Then, on a computer, edit down the song so that it starts and stops without any filler. People can then play these recordings and work out however they want. For example, stick the songs onto a USB device and then play them on a PS4.

This eliminates any equipment involved as well as those pesky menus. There is no longer a score involved or in-game reward incentives but getting a solid workout will be reward enough for most. The choreography and background graphics are great in Just Dance 2022, but some intros and exits are a little long. It’s another thing that can hamper a good sweat. Do not use this method for parties though. This is strictly a tip for solo play.

Just Dance 2022 was released on November 4, 2021 and is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

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Tips, Tricks, and Information! : JustDance

Hi everyone!

I'm sorry if this isn't the correct place, method, or format for this kind of thing, but I'd thought I'd share some of the knowledge I've gained about this game lurking across the community as well as my own 145+ hours playing the game.

Before I get into it, a few disclaimers:

  1. My knowledge of the game is limited to what I have read and personally witnessed. There's an almost certain chance I am wrong about something or that I missed something important. Please leave a comment when this happens and I'll update this post.

  2. I play on Switch using Joy-Cons, so that is the perspective I'm writing from. Most of the information here should still hold true on Kinect/PlayStation Camera, but I'll try to mark instances where it might not. Again, if you catch anything that might be inaccurate on your platform, please leave a comment.

  3. Some of the information in this post is based on my own speculation. I'll try to make it clear when that's the case.

  4. This post is about Just Dance 2021. Some, if not most, of this information should apply to the last couple of entries, however.

  5. I welcome any feedback or additional information so this can serve as a source of reference for future players. Let me know what can be improved!

With all of that out of the way, let's get started.


Disclaimer: This section is almost entirely speculation, as Ubisoft stubbornly refuses to tell us how scoring actually works. However, it is based on my own experiences as well as those of other users of this subreddit.

What is the maximum score possible?

The maxium score you can get as of JD2021 is 13333. In order to achieve this score, you must perfectly execute every move in the choreo.

What are the thresholds for each star?

The first 5 stars are each 2000 points apart, with each one after being 1000 points. Below is a table to illustrate this.

1 Star2000 Points
2 Stars4000 Points
3 Stars6000 Points
4 Stars8000 Points
5 Stars10000 Points
Superstar11000 Points
Megastar12000 Points
13k*13000 Points

* not an actual star, but still a fan-recognized threshold

How is each move scored?/I got all perfects, why did I not get 13333?

I really wish Ubisoft would come out and explain this one. The following information has been agreed upon by fans, and is probably how it works, but who knows, maybe Ubi will come out one day and tell us we're all wrong.

Anyways, you probably know about the 6 different feedback levels you can recieve, being X, OK, Good, Super, Perfect, and Yeah!. While it may seem like these all add a set amount to your score, that's not the case. Instead, think of them like letter grades. All you can see is the letter, but each grade has a range of percents that apply to it. Below is a table to illustrate this, and it might even be accurate, but it's best just to take it as an illustrative example. I've also included a description of each score.

XNo movement was detected.0%
OKMovement was detected, but it was either way too early or late, or was not the move that was expected.1%-40%
GoodYou were either too early, too late, or the move was not executed correctly. 40%-60%
SuperYou almost got it! You were either slightly to early or light, or were just slightly off of what the game expected. This isn't a bad score at all!60%-80%
PerfectYou executed the move with perfect timing and accuracy! Good job!80%-100%
Yeah!You must score what would otherwise be a good or better to score a gold move.40%-100%

Now, here's the important part: Your percent accuracy determines how many points you get from a move, not the feedback you were given. This is why you can get all perfects, and get a 13.2k, or why all perfects and 1 super can be better than all perfects. The way the game calculates this percent can seem very random at times but keeep at it and you'll get there eventually!

How do you know how many points each move is worth?

So, this is totally something I've observed on my own, so if it's not correct please let me know.

Each move in a song is worth the same number of points, with the exception being gold moves which are worth 5 times a normal move. This does make it kind of difficult to calculate the exact value for each move, but a good estimation is 13333 divided by the number of moves in the song. You can only see the number of moves in a song on the singleplayer results screen in JD2021, right under the bar that shows how many of each feedback level you got.

Learning Difficult Choreos

Learning extremes and even some hard choreos can be overwhelming! Don't worry, there is an easier way!

What I usually do when I decide on a new extreme to learn is first run through it normally, with a controller in my hand, just to see what score I get and to see what I need to work on. Some extremes are easier than they look, while others it seems like you have the whole song to work on! That's totally okay and normal! It takes practice to learn these, and so you move on to the next step.

I then will close the game and open up YouTube and try to find the choreo on there. Most, if not all, JD choreos are on there. I'll start by going through it once all the way through at 0.5x or 0.75x playback speed, and then I'll slow each section down individually until I'm comfortable with it. You'd be surprised at how much you can learn this way!

Note About YouTube: Ubisoft has started to ban full-screen gameplays of Just Dance. For newer songs, you may only be able to find videos with the game in a small window and somebody doing the dance alongside it. These videos are helpful in their own way, but may not be what your looking for. 

Since I play on Switch, another thing I'll do to get one down a bit better is put my controller down and just focus on trying to do exactly what the coach is doing. That way, since I'm not focused on getting a good score, I can just focus on all the little details of the movements. You'd be surprised how much you pick up on.

Getting Good

A common question/complaint/issue that I hear a lot from newer players and family members (and even myself sometimes) is that "I'm doing the moves, but it keeps giving me (OK/Good/Super)s!" Every player experiences this at some point or another, especially when playing on Switch. Usually, this is due to one of two reasons:

Reason #1a: The game's detection is really, really stupid sometimes (Joy-Cons)

If you play on Switch, you know exactly what I'm talking about when I say that the detection with the Joy-Cons is straight up mean. There are some moves that it straight up doesn't register, while some others it demands absolute perfection from. The best advice I can give in these situations is to try moving the controller a bit more or less. If you're getting Xs, that game straight up is registering your movements. In that case, you have to apply more force when moving your controller. Sure, you'll get an OK or a Good, but both of those are certainly better than an X.

Reason #1b: The camera's detection is really, really stupid sometimes (Kinect/PS Camera)

Now, I can't speak for this very well as I don't have any first hand experience on these platforms, however I have watched quite a few streams of people playing on them as well as lurked on this sub for quite a while. From that, I've gathered a few tips for when your camera is losing track of you.

Make sure your room is well lit. Your TV alone probably can't provide enough light for it to keep track of you very well, so make sure you have some other source of lighting. I think natural light is better, but I'm not sure.

Try raising or lowering the position of your camera to ensure it can easily see your whole body.

Apparently, certain types of clothes can cause parts of your body to be completely invisible to the camera. Not sure why this occurs but if you are having problems, this might be the case.

If anybody who plays on this platform has any more tips, let me know.

Reason #2a: You might not be doing as well as you think you are (in general) (more likely)

Now, we can complain about the game's detection all day long, but the reality of it is that the game is probably not the problem.

It can be easy to feel like you're doing a move correctly, but you're actually not. It can be helpful to record yourself dancing, or dance in a mirror and try to catch what you're doing wrong. If you have somebody who is willing, it might also be helpful to have somebody else observe you dancing and have them provide feedback.

It can also be pretty easy to zone out while dancing, and that's when, at least for me, mistakes start to happen. Try your best to stay focused on the coach and mirroring their movements.

Sometimes, I also catch myself dancing faster than the coaches. I'm not sure why this happens, but it does tend to happen more on songs I'm more familliar with. Again, stay focused on your coach and try to match them just like a mirror.

Reason #2b: You might not be doing as well as you think you are (relating to Joy-Cons) (more likely)

So I know something every single Switch player ends up doing, especially when they are more of a beginner at the game, is trying to trick the game. You may not even conciously realize that you're doing it, but the game absolutely will notice and dock points for it.

The solution? Well, it's the one the game reminds you of time and time again. It's in the title! Just Dance! Sometimes, you can get so caught up in trying to get a good score that you end up only focusing on the hand the controller is in and straight up ignoring some moves that you don't think it will detect. I like to pretend that the controller just isn't there and that the game can see my entire body. I focus on making sure I am actually dancing and doing the whole choreo, even moves I think it won't be able to detect. Besides scoring, it's just more fun to play this way, so next time you play, I encourage you to give this tip a shot.

Some Things of Note

Here is a collection of additional important tips pointed out in the comments section below.

Sort by: Pertinence

According to user u/Mr_Gold_Move, in PAL regions (like Europe) have a seperate sorting method called "Pertinence" that, like Catalog, seperates by JD2021, JDU, and Kids. Unlike Catalog, however, it seems to sort by songs you haven't played first, including ones you haven't unlocked. Good to be aware of.

Song Difficulties

...suck. They just do. Nobody agrees on what any of them should be but everybody agrees that most of them are wrong. They make a good starting point, but its good to just try a variety of different songs and decide for yourself.


I think that just about wraps up everything I know about the game. It's unlikely that I covered everything important and that I made zero mistakes. If you catch any mistakes or have any additional tips or knowledge you'd like to add, please do let me know in a comment. I'm happy to fix any mistakes.

I hope this guide proves useful! Let me know if you try these tips out and if they were helpful!

Edit History

02/01/2021 14:45 EST: Added information provided by u/Mr_Gold_Move. Thanks!

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How does dancing affect our inner state and how can it change us and our lives?

Anyone who has ever danced at least once would never exchange this activity for any other. At first glance, it seems that fans of dance training are just having fun, but this is not so. Three-time world champions, eight-time champions of Russia in sports dancing, participants in the TV show "Dancing on TNT" and "Dance Revolution" on Channel One Artemy and Marina Katashinsky told how dancing affects our inner state, how they can change us and our lives.

The first and most important advantage of dancing is the perfect cardio and functional training . When we dance, absolutely all muscle groups are involved. You move, enjoy the activity and at the same time work on the figure of your dreams. Dancing makes you hardy, immunity increases. At the same time, you do not torment yourself with exhausting, monotonous and boring workouts, you really get high from classes.

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It's no secret that while dancing , endorphins are produced in the body - hormones of happiness . Whatever mood you come to class in, you will definitely improve it thanks to dancing. Training on the floor allows you to fill your life with joy and bring new feelings into it.

Artemy Katashinsky: “Everyone who dances has a story that in the most difficult period of life, it was dance training that did not allow one to go into feelings. When we dance, we forget about everything, we can enjoy the moment that we have now.

Artemy and Marina Katashinsky

Dancing allows to process negative emotions into positive ones . They say that many of our problems lie in the fact that we do not give them an outlet, do not allow the body to speak out, and dancing is a great opportunity to “dance” what excites us.

Dancing can change our attitude towards the body. As a rule, training takes place in a mirror hall, and we can see ourselves from different angles, work on something and fall in love with our reflection in the mirror . Women who are engaged in dancing notice that lightness appears, they become more plastic, more self-confident and sexier. Needless to say, many who start dancing, improve their personal lives, notice positive changes in their work.

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Marina Katashinskaya: “We regularly hear from our new students that they feel the effect of the classes almost immediately. A sparkle appears in the eyes, men begin to pay attention to them, colleagues give compliments and wonder what has changed in life, and they just started dancing!

Interestingly, dancing develops not only the body, but also the brain. It's no secret that during classes both hemispheres of the brain work at once, which means that dance training makes us smarter . And dancing is an excellent protection of the brain from age-related changes.

Artemy Katashinsky: « Why do dancers constantly study and attend master classes? They not only pump their body, but also allow themselves to reach a new level of development. And all this with pleasure and in motion! ".

Artemy and Marina Katashinsky

Dancing becomes a real antidepressant for all women who have known the joys of motherhood, but, alas, could not return to their usual forms on their own.

Marina Katashinskaya: « Several years ago I became a mother. I enjoyed my new state, but found with regret that my body had changed. I bought a gym membership and worked out several times a week, but, alas, it did not help to return to my previous forms. But as soon as I resumed training on the floor, after a few weeks I saw the result, I felt feminine and beautiful again! It is amazing! ".

Legion Media

Dancing is ideal for all shy and indecisive people. When you constantly interact with your coach, with other dancers on the floor, you improve your communication skills.

And finally, if you dance, your attitude towards music changes. You will not only listen to it, you will learn to feel it, which means you will discover this art from a new side

Dance and let your life change for the better!

Sergey Lazarev, singer

“Probably, every artist, singer is faced with the need to master the art of dance in order to fully please their audience, to keep up with professional dancers on stage, so that any number looks organic and complete . I think it's great to develop in different areas, especially if these skills complement and reveal your talent from a new side.

Sergey Lazarev

I think everyone knows that I was lucky to take part and even win the show "Dancing with the Stars" in a pair with the charming Ekaterina Osipova. I was overjoyed to be part of this legendary project, even though the sheer intensity of the training meant I couldn't spend as much time with my kids as I would have liked. But I knew that they were happy to see dad on the screen, that they always worried and cheered for me. My son Nikita also dances, even more professionally than I do. ( Smiling .) He attends classes at TODES, he loves it! And, of course, I am happy with his success. I think that dancing is a very useful activity for both children and adults. In addition to the fact that it affects the physical form - it increases muscle tone, improves posture, develops coordination - it is also an incredible pleasure that helps to reveal talent and socialize in society. This is incredibly important!”

Sati Kazanova, singer

“In the dance we are liberated, we forget about masks and roles. We are what nature made us to be.

Sati Casanova

Very soon, on July 24, I have a concert planned. Ecstatic Dance is about aesthetics, enjoying beautiful people and yourself in the freedom of dance. It is a great pleasure for me to practice on my own, and to be a guide for other people, to dissolve in it. This immersion will prove to be unforgettable and profoundly transformative. Having succumbed to rhythms, we plunge into the subconscious and will go with the flow, not constrained by restrictions.

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Ekaterina Volkova, actress

“Dancing is the most beautiful and effective sport for me. A few years ago I participated in the dance project "Dancing with the Stars", and to be honest, until I tried it myself, I did not think that it was such a colossal load. During the dance, absolutely all the muscles work! Definitely one of the brightest experiences of my life.

Ekaterina Volkova

Now I look at professional dancers differently, I understand what a huge path and how much training is behind it.

Jennifer Lopez, singer, actress

“I always knew I wanted to be an artist, which is why my mom took me to a dance studio when I was 5 years old. And I wanted to be both an actress and a singer at once, for me the main thing is to be in the spotlight. It’s just that music came into my life earlier — I was in third grade when I first heard rap and fell in love with it.”

Legion Media Jennifer Lopez

As a child, Justin Timberlake was involved in dancing - this disciplined him and brought up creative versatility in him. A little later, he performed in the American TV show Star Search with a country-style composition, and then starred in another famous program, The Mickey Mouse Club, where he met Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling and Britney Spears.

Legion Media Justin Timberlake

Professional success, vocals and dance are the main secrets of Timberlake's success, who describes his path as follows: “ A little naive boy dreams of becoming an artist, a musician, but does not yet know how. Then he chooses the right direction, ends up in the right place at the right time, and at the age of twelve he gets on television ".

Dancing helps not only to keep fit, but also to loosen up — Billie Eilish has been embarrassed by her body for a long time and only at concerts could let go of complexes, succumbing to music. Now the singer talks a lot about self-acceptance: “ If you want to get plastic surgery, get it. If you want to wear a dress that someone thinks makes you look too big, fuck it - if you think you look good, then that's what is."

Text: Elizaveta Kuznetsova

Ministry of Sports of the Republic of Tatarstan

September 5, 2017, Tuesday

Dance workshops and battles, interactive venues, a soap show, theatrical performances, the Secular Evening program, colorful photo zones, various freebies were held as part of the holiday.

Free dance workshops were held by the Sarasvati Indian dance studio, trainers of the Just Dance project Alina Pavlova and Yulia Korshunova.

Deputy Head of the Department of Education and Youth Affairs, Head of the Youth Department Rasim Khafizov awarded the winners and participants of the author's photography contest "Summer Dance":

The "Just Dance" nomination was awarded to Silantyeva Anna Nikolaevna;

Nominations "Dancing in the city", "Dance of little guys" - STUDPROF.RF;

Nominations "In the lens" - Zinoviev Dmitry Alexandrovich;

Nominations "Best Emotion" - Drygina Viktoria Aleksandrovna, TsPMK "Teenager".

The winners were awarded diplomas and gifts from the sponsors and partners of the competition - the Shizarium quest room and the Pobeda culture and recreation park.

The concert program of the evening was attended by creative groups and performers: vocal and choreographic studio "Only We", studio and production center "Plank Music", vocal ensemble "Indigo", dance and sports club "STS", Dance show "Alex" , Alina Khairullina, Guzel Sagyndykova, Almira Khairullina, Karina and Yana Fardieva.

The program of the evening ended with the awarding of the team of project organizers. They were presented with letters of thanks and gifts from sponsors and partners of the Just Dance project.

Recall that the socio-cultural project “Just Dance”, the author of which is Alexei Volodin, adviser to the chairman of the Youth Government of the Republic of Tatarstan, has been implemented for 3 years. Its main goal is to teach people to hear music, to take smooth but confident steps into the art of dance, and, of course, one of the most important results is to attract project graduates to the creative teams of the city. Every year, the project program is rewritten from scratch, so in 2015 the project was implemented on the square of the Nur Youth Center, and already in 2017 we went to parks and squares, worked on the largest city events in the two cities. We consider it important to say that the project has spread to the city of Mendeleevsk, and a huge number of proposals have been received to implement the project in other cities and regions of the Russian Federation.

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