(NAPSI)—While dancing has always been a popular activity, TV shows, movies and celebrities have made it a hot topic in many households. With television shows like “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance?” captivating TV viewers and movies like this year’s “Footloose” stealing the spotlight, dance is very much en vogue.
The dance trend recently expanded to video games, so people no longer need to make the trip to dance studios or night clubs, or only experience it vicariously through television and movies. Whether learning and perfecting dance moves solo, or playing with friends and family, technology now allows people to bring the dance experience home.
“Dance Central 2” and its Unstoppable Soundtrack
“Dance Central 2” is one of those games. The latest dance game exclusive to Kinect for Xbox 360 opens the dance experience to friends and family in the comfort of their living rooms. It’s accessible to everyone as a full-body and controller-free entertainment experience, which means it truly feels like dancing at a studio or club.
Created by real choreographers, the game is set to a soundtrack from hit artists including Usher, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, Daft Punk, Montell Jordan and more. “Dance Central 2” includes more than 40 dance hits and classics, spanning various genres to help get the party started.
“Break It Down” and “Perform It”
“Dance Central 2” also provides detailed feedback on each gesture, which allows players to perfect their moves in a game mode called “Break It Down.” Players can use their voice with Kinect to speed up, slow down or focus on specific moves.
With the addition of a multiplayer experience, two players can dance at the same time to new choreographed routines. Friends can team up in the “Perform It” game mode or choose to play as part of a dance crew as they go head-to-head in a fierce dance battle. Players can also quickly perform dance moves worth extra points. And, if they’ve worn out the competition, they can jump out at any point in a song.
Have Fun and Sweat it Out
“Dance Central 2” shows that dancing is a fun activity, a hot topic and a great way to get off the couch and start moving. As a result of dancing’s popularity, more people are aware of the lifestyle benefits of dance. Workouts such as Zumba, Jazzercise and Bollywood are an increasingly popular way to get moving and have fun.
Games like “Dance Central 2” let players have fun with an authentic dance experience while sweating it out in the comfort of their living rooms with friends and family.
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