We’ve had our Wii for over 3 years now, which means we’ve amassed our fair share of games. Let’s take a moment to count how many of those games we truly enjoy playing together as a family. That would be one: Just Dance 2. And let’s take another moment to recount how Just Dance 2 came into our lives: I won it during a dance-off during a party thrown by Casey and Emily.
I brought the game home and we were hooked. We all play it together. The kids play it alone or with friends. I’ve used it as a workout on days I couldn’t get a run in. We pull it out to humiliate our own friends and neighbors. We take it to family gatherings so we can take turns laughing
at with each other. And once I came home to find Mike and his friend Josh doing the tango number together (I wish I was making that one up, but even a year later I can’t get that image out of my head).
Yes, try as you might to resist, this game brings people of all ages, stages and abilities together, whether they’ve got the moves like Jagger or lean towards Carlton. I had the opportunity to try out the newest version, Just Dance 3, and it doesn’t disappoint. I’m not able to give it my best thanks to my mangled meniscus, but I do believe we have a new Just Dance star in the family: Eli. I threw together a little video montage of his best moves (with apologies for some of the camera angles – Elena was doing the filming – enough said). He starts off with some booty-shakin’ that would make Britney jealous. The video also feature my sister and her boys. We were in awe to see my nephew Tony take a turn. He’s a gamer of the World of Warcraft variety, but guess who danced for over 2 hours in one night? Mmm-hmm. Tell me Just Dance 3 isn’t for pretty much everyone. Eli also gives a lesson on proper hand placement during “Dynamite.” Pay attention, I heard it’s “On Fire!” worthy.