Get Kids Moving With Just Dance Disney Dance Party!
After spending most of the month of December fighting colds and flu, our family is ready to get moving again.
Unfortunately, a winter storm has forced us to stay indoors this weekend. It is too cold to even be out sledding.
But, I’m not the type of mom to turn a snow day into a couch potato day! I declared today a Disney Dance Party Day!
The twins turn three in a few short days and, as most little girls their age, they are enamored of all things Disney. They dream of being a beautiful princess one day, but I am aware that they are perfect little princesses right now!
Our family is a fan of the Just Dance games for our Wii. I love that they are fun and engaging, and that they are active enough to really get our hearts pumping. When a Just Dance game is playing, everyone dances; it is just too hard to stand (or sit) still.
I loved the idea of a Just Dance game focused on the younger family members, that can still be enjoyed by kids of all ages. Just Dance: Disney Party has proven to be great fun for our whole family.
Just Dance Disney Party features 25 songs and 4 unique game modes. So far, we have mostly played in “Just Dance” mode, which is the mode most of us are familiar with. Simply imitate the dancer on the screen while holding the Wii remote in your right hand.
We found that with the little ones, the remote is a huge distraction, and gets in the way of dancing. So an older brother holds the remote and dances and the girls just dance and imitate the moves. . .scores mean nothing to them right now.
There is also a “Team High Score” mode for my more competitive older boys. They can team up together and aim for a high score. There is also a fun feature to earn bonus points while grabbing items when the spotlight is on your dancer.
“Freeze and Shake” mode is a great way to teach kids to pay close attention. It is a Just Dance version of “Red Light, Green Light”.
“Balloon Pop” was a fun mode for the girls to watch. As you complete the dance properly a balloon inflates. When it pops, shake the Wii remote to collect stars and earn points. (My girls enjoy watching the balloon pop!)
Players can put together their own 10 song playlist, or choose from preselected playlists.
This game really is so much fun on several different levels. My 10 year old loves changing the languages on the songs. The girls love choosing different Disney Themed icons for game play. I like the Parent section that tracks game stats and calories burned as well as offer tips to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Fun for the whole family
- Great costumes for the dancers
- Easy and energetic choreography
- Fun background videos (“It’s a Small World” is my favorite.)
- Only 25 songs
- I would have liked to see more “princess” songs for my princess obsessed daughters.
This is a gem of a game for any family. It is completely G rated and is plug and play, there is no need for prior Just Dance knowledge. Younger participants can have fun imitating dance moves without a controller.