Guide to the Best Wii and Wii U Dance Games
With tens of millions of games sold, dance video games have become among the most popular in America. Zumba Fitness 2, Just Dance 4 were two of the best-selling Wii games of 2012, and are among the highest-rated games by customers. There are dance games in every style, including pop, hip-hop, Latin, R&B, country, rock, and Broadway. Dancing has become a popular way to get fit and healthy; you can work up a real sweat. Respected fitness names like Zumba and Gold's Gym have even developed games to lose weight, tone muscles and get healthy through dancing. Dance games also let people play together, allowing friends and families to come together and dance – it's a great way for kids, adults and teens to interact with each other.
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Wii Dance Overview and Benefits
Some of the top dance game benefits:
- They are fun to play and interactive. Wii dance games bring people together, helping them have fun and be social.
- Players can dance with their friends and family. People of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy a wide variety of available dance and musical styles.
- They are a fun, effective way to get fit. Players have fun while they're dancing, and in the process they can lose weight, reduce stress, and improve heart health. Dance games let you burn the most calories of any game type!
- They are a great value, at just a fraction of the cost of dance classes or a gym membership.
Wii dance games for beginners and seniors
Dance games are not just for those with dance experience or high levels of fitness. The Wii makes it easy for beginners and seniors to enjoy the fun and health benefits of a dance games. Dance games feature varying difficult levels, so new players can select an easy song to start with that will help them become familiar with the game. You don't have to know the movements ahead of time – the on screen dancer will show you exactly what you need to do, and you will be shown the moves that are coming up next. It's easy to get started, easy to play, and players will enjoy having fun dancing while they improve their health.
How do dance games on the Wii or Wii U actually work?
Players simply hold a Wii Remote in their hand and follow the on screen dancer to perform the moves. As players dance, the game will track their movements and give feedback on how well they are performing each dance move. Some games, such as Zumba Fitness, include a dance belt to hold the Wii Remote against a player's hip, allowing them freedom to move their hands without worrying about dropping the remote.
What do you need to play Wii dance games?
You need the Wii or Wii U Console, the dance game disc and a remote controller for each dancer. Most dance games including Just Dance and Zumba support up to 4 players on the Wii and 5 players on the Wii U. The console comes with one remote controller so you can get up to 3 more to have 4 players. Popular accessories include a charge station with rechargeable batteries for the remote controllers and remote holder belts so dancers can dance with their hands free (the remote is stored in either a belt at the waist or in an arm band). It is a snap as well to set up a new Wii system with just three easy steps and onscreen instructions.
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April 10, 2012 Sandra from Lowry City, MO
I wanted to get more exercise and dancing is my fun way of getting just that.
The black Wii does not take much space for all that it offers, and I hooked it up myself with good instructions, very easy...
I haven't found anything I don't like yet, my grandkids love it when they pop over to visit....thanks for the fun, WiiShopExpress.
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List of Wii Dance Games
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- ABBA You Can Dance
- Country Dance
- Country Dance 2
- Dance Dance Revolution
- Dance Dance Revolution 2
- Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party
- Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 2
- Dance on Broadway
- Disney High School Musical 3 Dance: Senior Year
- Get Up and Dance
- Gold's Gym Dance Workout
- Hip Hop Experience - NEW
- Just Dance
- Just Dance 2
- Just Dance 3
- Just Dance 4 - NEW
- Just Dance Kids
- Just Dance Kids 2
- Just Dance Summer Party
- Just Dance Disney Dance Party - NEW
- Kidz Bop Dance Party
- Michael Jackson: The Experience
- Nickelodeon Dance
- Nickelodeon Dance 2
- Smurfs Dance Party
- The Black Eyed Peas Experience
- We Cheer
- Zumba Fitness
- Zumba Fitness 2
- Zumba Fitness Core
List of Dance Games for Wii U