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April Crew Throwdown!

Each month we’ll host a Crew Throwdown on Facebook where YOU get to vote for which crew you want to see highlighted next!

This month’s crew, as chosen by voters on Dance Central’s Facebook page, is, drum roll please . . . Riptide!

Let’s take a quick trip through Bodie and Emilie’s time in Dance Central!


At this point in time, Emilia was flying solo. Chances are that if you started with the original Dance Central, Emilia was one of the very first dancers you ever danced with. Nostalgia! You probably spent most of your time with her hanging out in 5th Period, doing what everyone does in 5th period (right?): dancing.

Emilia's Classic Outfit is probably one of the most familiar (and most awesomely cos-played) outfits, but she also had this alternate outfit.

Remember this awesome concept sketch Lead Character Artist Matt Perlot did for Mo and Emilia? (To see some other awesome Emilia concept art, take a peek back at the Dance Central Sketchbook for Mo & Emilia!)


In Dance Central 2 we finally get to meet the combined forces of Bodie and Emilia as the high-energy, super sporty duo known as Riptide Crew! Who doesn’t want to hang out at the bonfire as the sun sets on a day of surfing and volleyball?

Bodie and Emilia’s Riptide crew outfits have also become pretty iconic for the Dance Central franchise. They started as this:

Wound up in the game as this:

And at PAX East in March 2013, Microsoft made these awesome posters for people who visited the booth. Riptide Crew in Papercraft form!

And don’t forget their sweet street style outfits! These two outfits are the personal favorites of several of our Community Managers because they look so cool and casual.


In Dance Central 3, DCI sent Riptide Crew on their time-traveling mission to the 2000s. There, despite being told to keep a low-profile, Riptide rose to the top (who would settle for less?) and landed a sweet gig hosting their very own dance show: Dance Central Live. Who would want to leave this job?

Emilia and Bodie’s “vintage” clothing sure doesn’t feel so vintage –the Aughts weren’t that long ago, after all! Still, their outfits are spot on for what we were wearing in the early 2000s (well, maybe with fewer rips in our shirts, but it’s all in the name of dance fashion!)

Even back in the current time period and dressed in their DCI Outfits, Bodie and Emilia keep it cool. Emilia’s rocking those leggings with her outfit and Bodie's sporting some oh-so-hip sunglasses!


We recently launched a Harmonix merch store where fans can buy some of the awesome exclusive swag we’ve rolled out at conventions past. We’ll be updating it with awesome new stuff over time so keep checking back! This month, in honor of Riptide, check out these two crew items you can get your hands on:

You can buy them at either our U.S. or European store!

For the U.S. Store Click Here | For the European Store Click Here


Enough reading; it’s time to get moving! Here are all of the songs that Riptide is the default crew for! Make a playlist of your 10-12 favorite of these songs and get moving! If you’re really feeling motivated, keep making new Riptide playlists until you’ve mastered them all!

  • 1,2 Step –Ciara ft. Missy Elliot (DC3)

  • All Around the World –Justin Bieber ft. Ludacris (DLC)

  • Baby Got Back (Mix Mix) –Sir Mix-a-Lot (DC2)

  • Calabria (2008) –Enur ft. Natasja (DC3)

  • Club Can’t Handle Me –Flo Rida ft. David Guetta (DC2)

  • Cupid Shuffle –Cupid (DC3)

  • DJ Got us Fallin’ In Love –Usher ft. Pitbull (DC2)

  • Don’t Touch Me (Throw da Water on ‘Em) –Busta Rhymes (DLC)

  • Escapade –Janet Jackson (DLC)

  • Evacuate the Dancefloor –Cascada (DC1)

  • Fergalicious –Fergie ft. (DLC)

  • Firework –Katy Perry (DC3)

  • Gangnam Style –PSY (DLC)

  • Get Low –Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz ft. Ying Yang Twins (DC3)

  • Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) –C+C Music Factory (DLC)

  • Hello Good Morning –Diddy-Dirty Money ft. T.I. (DLC)

  • Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor) –Pitbull ft. T-Pain (DLC)

  • I Like It –Enrique Iglesias ft. Pitbull (DC2)

  • In Da Club -50 Cent (DC3)

  • Lean wit It, Rock wit It –Dem Franchize Boyz (DLC)

  • Let It Rock –Kevin Rudolf ft. Lil Wayne (DLC)

  • Maneater –Nelly Furtado (DC1)

  • Massive Attack –Nicki Minaj ft. Sean Garrett (DC2)

  • Move Ya Body –Nina Sky (DC1)

  • Moves Like Jagger –Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera (DC3)

  • My Prerogative –Bobby Brown (DC2)

  • On The Floor –Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull (DC3)

  • Pon de Replay –Rihanna (DC1)

  • Reach –Armanni Reign (DC2)

  • Say Hey (I Love You) –Michael Franti & Spearhead ft. Cherine Anderson (DLC)

  • Take Care –Drake ft. Rihanna (DLC)

  • The Humpty Dance –Digital Underground (DC2)

  • Turnin Me On –Keri Hilson (DLC)

  • Umbrella –Rihanna (DLC)

  • We Run This –Missy Elliot (DLC)

  • What Is Love –Haddaway (DC2)

  • Yeah 3x –Chris Brown (DLC)

That’s all for this month! Make sure to keep an eye on the Dance Central Facebook next month for the next Crew Throwdown!