Developer Harmonix Music Systems, Backbone Entertainment
Publisher Harmonix Music Systems, MTV Games
US Release Date October 25, 2011
Japan Release Date October 27, 2011
Europe Release Date October 21, 2011
Genre Rhythm/Dance, Exercise
Mode Single Player, Multiplayer
Rating ESRB: T PEGI: 12
Platform Xbox 360

Dance Central 2 is a dance/music rhythm game developed and published by Harmonix Music Systems for the Xbox 360 Connect. The game is a sequel to Dance Central.


The core gameplay of Dance Central 2 remains identical to it's predecessor. Players preform specific dance moves that mirror the movements of the characters on-screen. Players are graded for the accuracy and timing of their moves. Points are scored by mimicing these dance movements correctly, with higher scores being given on how accurate the player recreates the move.

New features to Dance Central 2 include voice control, simultaneous local cooperative and competetitve modes. The fitness mode has been improved, and the Break It Down mode grew more in-depth and customizable and when crews come in.


The names in purple are the new characters in Dance Central 2.

Character Crew
Emilia Riptide
Bodie Riptide
Taye Flash4wrd
Li'l T Flash4wrd
Miss Aubrey Lu$h Crew
Angel Lu$h Crew
Mo Hi-Def
Glitch Hi-Def
Kerith The Glitterati
Jaryn The Glitterati
Shinju Ninja Crew
Kichi Ninja Crew
Marcos Icon Crew
Frenchy Icon Crew


The game contains a total of 48 playable songs.

  1. Sandstorm – Darude
  2. Mai Ai Hee (Dragostea Din Tea) – O-Zone
  3. Reach – Atlantic Connection And Armanni Reign
  4. Real Love – Mary J. Blige
  5. Venus – Bananarama
  6. Bulletproof – La Roux
  7. Turn Me On – Kevin Lyttle
  8. Last Night – P. Diddy feat. Keyshia Cole
  9. The Humpty Dance – Digital Underground
  10. Impacto (Remix) – Daddy Yankee feat. Fergie
  11. This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
  12. The Breaks – Kurtis Blow
  13. Fire Burning – Sean Kingston
  14. You’re A Jerk – New Boyz
  15. Oops (Oh My) – Tweet feat. Missy Elliot
  16. Right Thurr – Chingy
  17. Rude Boy – Rihanna
  18. Nothin’ On You – B.O.B feat. Bruno Mars
  19. Club Can’t Handle Me – Flo Rida feat. David Guetta
  20. I Like It – Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull
  21. Massive Attack – Nikki Minaj feat. Sean Garrett
  22. My Prerogative – Bobby Brown
  23. Grenade – Bruno Mars
  24. I Wish For You – Exile
  25. Meddle – Little Boots
  26. Goodies – Ciara
  27. Born This Way – Lady Gaga
  28. Whip My Hair – Willow Smith
  29. Conceited (There’s Something About Remy) – Remy Ma
  30. What Is Love? – Haddaway
  31. Like A G6 – Far East Movement
  32. Yeah! – Usher feat. Lil’ Jon & Ludacris
  33. Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
  34. DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love – Usher feat. Pitbull
  35. Run (Natural Disaster) – Gnarls Barkley
  36. Baby Got Back (Mix Mix) – Sir Mix-A-Lot
  37. Technologic – Daft Punk
  38. Somebody To Love – Justin Bieber
  39. Satellite – Lena
  40. Get Ur Freak On – Missy Elliot
  41. Toxic – As made famous by Britney Spears
  42. Sexy Chick – David Guetta feat. Akon

Trivia Edit

  • 'I Wish For You' is the first Japanese song in the series.
  • This is the first game to feature a 'Crew Challenge', this would later be renamed as ''Story Mode'' in Dance Central 3.
  • This is the first game in the instalment to include crews.
  • This also marks the returning appearance of; Angel, Miss Aubrey, Emilia, Mo, Taye, and Shinju (known as Twit-Torlep in the first game) to appear.
  • It also marks, Bodie, Glitch, Li'l T, Kerith, Jaryn, CYPH-56 and CYPH-78, Kichi, Marcos, and Frenchy to make their debut appearance in Dance Central.
  • This is the debut for all crew names.
  • This marks the first time, MacCoy, Dare, Oblio and ELIOT not to appear in a Dance Central game, their second time would be in Spotlight along with other numerous characters. They do (except ELIOT) reappear as playable characters in Dance Central 3.
  • 'Toxic' is the first song on the game not to include the album cover of the artist. This is due to to the fact that its the first song in the series to have a song covered by another person.
  • 'Nothin' On You' is the only song in Dance Central 2 to be longer than 3 minutes than any other song.
  • This also marks the first Dance Central to include side-by-side dancing with bother person, unlike the switch and take turns.
  • Some songs had Dance Central 1 moves put in the songs. This is common, since they repeat curtain moves from other dance games like DC3 And Spotlight
  • It also marks the first Dance Central game to include voice commands.