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Dance Central Fitness Challenge

Over the past few weeks, Harmonixers and community members have been sharing their Dance Central success stories on how the game has helped them in reaching their individual fitness goals. With the upcoming launch of Dance Central 2 we’ve decided to kick off a Dance Central Fitness Challenge among members of the Harmonix team! We’ve split the group up into “Crews” all of which have a variety of fitness goals that range from dropping a few pounds to increasing overall stamina for marathon Dance Central sessions! Every couple weeks over the next few months we’ll post updates on our progress as we tear through Dance Central track lists for fun and fitness so be sure to follow along!

Want to join our fitness challenge? Try using Dance Central as part of your regular workout routine and share your progress with us on our official Facebook page, Twitter [@Dance_Central], and the forums! Send us before-and-after photos at the end of our challenge (date to be announced) and you’ll enter for a chance to win some awesome Dance Central swag!

To help you get started, you can check out these exclusive Fitness Playlists assembled by Dance Central choreographers Frenchy Hernandez and Chanel Thompson! The playlists below are made up of tracks from the original Dance Central and are tailored to work out specific body parts! Whether you’re just looking to give your legs a good workout or want to break a sweat with a full body routine while you wait for the release of Dance Central 2, we’ve got you covered!

Pump it Up: Arms

  • “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” – Kylie Minogue (Disc)
  • “Evacuate The Dance Floor” – Cascada (Disc)
  • “Planet Rock” – Afrika Bambaattta (DLC)
  • “Poker Face” – Lady Gaga (Disc)

Move Your Middle: Core

  • “Galang ‘05” – M.I.A. (Disc)
  • “I Know You Want Me” – Pitbull (Disc)
  • “King Of The Dancehall” – Beenie Man (Disc)
  • “Maneater” – Nelly Furtado (Disc)
  • “Move Ya Body” – Nina Sky (Disc)
  • “Pon De Replay” – Rihanna (Disc)
  • “Satisfaction” – Benny Benassi (Disc)
  • “Weapon of Choice” – Fatboy Slim (DLC)

Get Low: Legs

  • “Crank That” – Soulja Boy Tell’Em (Disc)
  • “Get It Shawty” – Lloyd (DLC)
  • "Lap Dance” – N.E.R.D. (DLC)
  • “Teach Me How To Jerk” – Audio Push (Disc)
  • "Rump Shaker” – Wreckx’n’effect (Disc)
  • “Whoomp! (There It Is)” – Tag Team (DLC)

Break A Sweat: Full Body/Cardio

  • “Body Movin’ (Fatboy Slim Remix)” – Beastie Boys (Disc)
  • “Don’t Sweat The Technique” – Eric B. & Rakim (Disc)
  • "Just Dance” – Lady Gaga (Disc)
  • “Poison” – Bell Biv Devoe (Disc)
  • “Pump Up The Jam” – Technotronic (Disc)
  • “We Run This” – Missy Elliot (DLC)

Among Dance Central 2’s exciting new features is the ability to create your own Custom Playlists packed with your favorite jams for continuous play sessions, or you can turn on the game’s calorie counter and hop into one of Dance Central 2’s premade Fitness Playlists for the ultimate cardio routine! Give this feature a try when the game hits retail later this month!

Join the Dance Central fitness discussion and tell us about the Dance Central playlists you’ve come up with by leaving a comment on the official Dance Central Facebook page, Tweeting us @Dance_Central, or join us in the Dance Central forums.