Dance Central

Platform(s): Xbox 360
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: MTV Games
Developer: Harmonix Music Systems
Release Date: Nov. 4, 2010 (US), Nov. 10, 2010 (EU)

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'Dance Central' (X360) To Get Afrkia Bambaataa, Taio Cruz And Trey Songz Tracks

by Rainier on July 18, 2011 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT

Dance Central is the first immersive dance video game that features and tracks full-body dance moves. Completely free from any controller, every routine has authentic choreography for beginners and experts alike to master, alongside a killer soundtrack that spans today’s current pop, hip-hop and R&B artists.

Ready. Set. Dance. "Dance Central" will get you warmed up and dancing in no time with "Break it Down" and "Perform It!" You'll be introduced to some of the over 600 moves in the game, polish your performance, and put it all together to master the routine!

Pump up the volume. Featuring tracks from hot artists including Lady Gaga, No Doubt, M.I.A., Bell Biv Devoe, and more, you'll master more than 90 dance routines all created by professional choreographers. You may even recognize some of the moves from the song's music videos!

Burn up the dance floor — and calories. Whether you've had your dancing shoes on your entire life or this is your first time hitting the floor, "Dance Central" will have you dancing like a pro in no time.

Dance Central is a full-body, controller-free dance video game with fun choreography for beginners and experts. Whether rehearsing in Break It Down! or owning the dance floor in Perform It!, players will be introduced to more than 650 moves in the game and more than 90 dance routines created by professional choreographers. In addition, players can earn achievements; unlock new character outfits and venues and progress through the dance ranks. Dance Central even gives players a calorie-burning tracking option so they can turn all that fun into an actual workout. In Dance Battle, players can challenge friends to an epic living room showdown.

Completely free from any controller, every routine features fun choreography and authentic routines for beginners and experts alike of all ages to master, alongside a killer soundtrack that spans a great sampling of pop, funk, hip-hop, Latin and R&B artists, including Cascada, Kool & The Gang, Kylie Minogue, No Doubt, Salt-N-Pepa, Nelly Furtado, Christina Milian and more.

Dance Central DLC Additions for Xbox 360

“Planet Rock” is a seminal dance track from Afrkia Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic force. Originally dropped in 1982, “Planet Rock” helped expand hip hop and dance music in their formative stages, developing the electro style and earning this song a place on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. 

“Break Your Heart”was the lead single off of UK artist Taio Cruz’s second studio album, Rokstarr. The infectious pop hit peaked at No. 1 in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada and has dominated US airwaves since its release in 2009.

Rounding out this batch of Dance Central add-on content is “Say Aah” from American R&B star Trey Songz. From Trey Songz’ 3rd album, Ready, released in 2010, “Say Aah” been certified platinum and is sure to get you up and dancing this July.

Available on July 19:

  • Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force – “Planet Rock (Original 12” Version)
  • Taio Cruz – “Break Your Heart”
  • Trey Songz feat Fabolous – “Say Aah”

** Dates for Dance Central game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **

Dance Central full on-disc track list:

  • Audio Push – “Teach Me How To Jerk”
  • Basement Jaxx – “Rendez-vu”
  • Beastie Boys – “Body Movin’ (Fatboy Slim Remix)”
  • Beenie Man – “King Of The Dancehall”
  • Bell Biv DeVoe – “Poison”
  • Benny Benassi – “Satisfaction"
  • Cascada – “Evacuate the Dancefloor”
  • Christina Milian – “Dip It Low”
  • The Commodores – “Brick House”
  • Craig Mack – “Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)”
  • Dirty Vegas – “Days Go By”
  • Eric B. & Rakim – “Don’t Sweat the Technique”
  • Fannypack – “Hey Mami”
  • Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne – “Down”
  • Kool & The Gang – “Jungle Boogie”
  • Kylie Minogue – “Can’t Get You Out of My Head”
  • Lady Gaga – “Just Dance”
  • Lady Gaga – “Poker Face”
  • Lipps Inc – “Funky Town”
  • M.I.A. – “Galang ‘05”
  • Nelly Furtado – “Maneater”
  • Nina Sky – “Move Ya Body”
  • No Doubt – “Hella Good”
  • Pitbull – “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)”
  • Quad City DJ’s – “C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train)”
  • Rihanna – “Pon de Replay”
  • Salt-N-Pepa – “Push It”
  • Snoop Dogg/Pharrell – “Drop It Like It’s Hot”
  • Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em – “Crank That (Soulja Boy)”
  • Technotronic – “Pump Up the Jam”
  • Wreckx-n-Effect – “Rump Shaker”
  • Young MC – “Bust A Move” 

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Dance Central will feature downloadable content at launch, each song will not only deliver fresh music, but also completely new routines that will keep dance parties going for months to come. Dance Central will be available for $49.99 (U.S.), £39.99 (UK) / €49.99 (EU)


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