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Dance Central 3 is the third title in the smash-hit Dance Central franchise for the Kinect. This title is the first in the series to include a Story mode (penned by friend-of-the-site Eric Pope) complete with an original narrative, cutscenes featuring the Dance Central cast, and time travel. Using the time travel gimmick, this is also the first title to include songs and dance moves of numerous genres spanning from the '70s to today. The game was released on October 16th, 2012.

New Features

  • Story mode with a completely original narrative that guides the player through the decades of music and dance.
  • Crew Throwdown mode that has two teams of four go head-to-head in quick one-on-one matches and brand new minigames including Make Your Move where players play round robin in making up their own dance moves and challenging the other to copy it.
  • Party mode where it will play through random songs allowing anyone to jump in and jump out at any time, essentially acting as a "jukebox mode."
  • Beginner difficulty setting allowing anybody to play, even if they have zero experience with dancing.


Arriving to an underground dance party, you meet Dance Central Intelligence (or DCI for short) agents Rasa and Lima. There you prove your dancing ability and are recruited into the DCI and placed on a mission to uncover and ultimately put an end to the evil Dr. Tan's nefarious plan dubbed "Project Lockstep." Rasa and Lima has already sent other DCI agents to learn the dance crazes of the past to use against Dr. Tan. However they have all gone missing, which is where you come in to follow them back in time, bring them back along with the dance crazes, and defeat Dr. Tan once and for all.

Included Songs

Dance Central 3 boasts a soundtrack that spans the '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, and '10s. The game's setlist features 46 songs on disc. Every song is unlocked from the start with the exclusion of the song Tan-Step which becomes available after clearing the Story mode.

ArtistSong TitleDifficultyDecadeChoreographer
2NE1I Am The Best (Original Version)Legit2010sFrenchy Hernandez
50 CentIn Da ClubSimple2000sDevin Woolridge
Afrojack ft. Eva SimonsTake Over ControlTough2010sSpikey Soria
Alexandra StanMr. SaxobeatTough2010sMarcos Aguirre
Alice DeejayBetter Off AloneWarmup1990sMarcos Aguirre
Backstreet BoysEverybody (Backstreet's Back)Tough1990sSpikey Soria
BelliniSamba De JaneiroLegit1990sDevin Woolridge
Black Eyed PeasBoom Boom PowModerate2000sMarcos Aguirre
Cali Swag DistrictTeach Me How To DougieTough2010sTorey Nelson
Ciara ft. Missy Elliot1, 2 StepSimple2000sChanel Thompson
Cobra Starship Feat. SabiYou Make Me Feel...Off The Hook2010sTorey Nelson
CupidCupid ShuffleModerate2000sDevin Woolridge
Daft PunkAround The WorldLegit1990sKunle Oladehin
Dev Ft. The CataractsBass Down LowLegit2010sNick DeMoura
Edward Maya & Vika JigulinaStereo LoveModerate2010sMarcos Aguirre
Enur ft. NatasjaCalabria 2008Legit2000sChanel Thompson
E.U.Da' ButtTough1980sRicardo Foster Jr.
Flo Rida ft. SiaWild OnesLegit2010sKunle Oladehin
Gloria GaynorI Will SurviveModerate1970sFrenchy Hernandez
Heavy D & The BoyzNow That We Found LoveLegit1990sChanel Thompson
Jennifer Lopez ft. PitbullOn The FloorLegit2010sChanel Thompson
J.J. FadSupersonicLegit1980sRicardo Foster Jr.
Justin BieberBoyfriendModerate2010sNick DeMoura
Katy PerryFireworkModerate2010sChanel Thompson
Kelly ClarksonStronger (What Doesn't Kill You)Hardcore2010sSpikey Soria
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz ft. Ying Yang TwinsGet LowLegit2000sDevin Woolridge
LMFAOSexy And I Know ItHardcore2010sTorey Nelson
Los Del RioMacarena (Bayside Boys Mix)Simple1990sFrenchy Hernandez
M-CueTan-StepHardcore2010sRicardo Foster Jr.
Marcia GriffithsElectric BoogieTough1970sKunle Oladehin
Maroon 5 Ft. Christina AguileraMoves Like JaggerHardcore2010sDevin Woolridge
Martin Solveig ft. DragonetteHelloTough2010sMarcos Aguirre
Missy ElliotChing-A-LingTough2000sMarcos Aguirre
New Kids On The BlockYou've Got It (The Right Stuff)Moderate1980sKunle Oladehin
Nicki MinajStarshipsSimple2010sNick DeMoura
Panjabi MCBeware Of The Boys (Mundian To Bach Ke)Legit2000sRicardo Foster Jr.
Sean Paul Ft. Keysiha Cole(When You Gonna) Give It Up To MeSimple2000sMarcos Aguirre
ShannonLet The Music PlayTough1980sRicardo Foster Jr.
TLCAint 2 Proud 2 BegTough1990sFrenchy Hernandez
The TrammpsDisco InfernoModerate1970sFrenchy Hernandez
UsherScreamLegit2010sUsher Raymond IV and Aakomon "AJ" Jones
Usher Ft. Will.I.AmOMGOff The Hook2010sUsher Raymond IV and Aakomon "AJ" Jones
Vanilla IceIce Ice BabyModerate1990sMarcos Aguirre
Van McCoyThe HustleWarmup1970sMarcos Aguirre
Vicki Sue RobinsonTurn The Beat AroundModerate1970sMarcos Aguirre
Village PeopleY.M.C.A.Warmup1970sMarcos Aguirre

Downloadable Content

Downloadable songs from Dance Central and Dance Central 2 will work in Dance Central 3. The on-disc songs from Dance Central and Dance Central 2 are available for importing after purchasing disc export licenses on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

ArtistSong TitleCharacter & CrewDifficultyChoreographerRelease Date
Usher ft. PharellTwistedDCI (Rasa)Off The HookUsher Raymond IV and Aakomon "AJ" JonesNovember 20, 2012
UsherEuphoriaDCI (Rasa)Off The HookUsher Raymond IV and Aakomon "AJ" JonesNovember 20, 2012
PSYGangnam StyleRiptide (Bodie)LegitDevin WoolridgeNovember 27, 2012
Carly Rae JepsenCall Me MaybeFlash4wrd (Li'l T)Off The HookSpikey SoriaDecember 4, 2012
Lady GagaAlejandroLu$h Crew (Angel)ModerateMarcos AguirreDecember 25, 2012
Lady GagaPaparazziFlash4wrd (Taye)ToughMarcos AguirreDecember 25, 2012
LMFAOSorry for Party RockingHi-Def (Mo)ModerateKunle OladehinDecember 31, 2012
Nicki MinajWhip ItDCI (Lima)LegitMarcos AguirreJanuary 8, 2013
Pitbull ft. Chris BrownInternational LoveHi-Def (Mo)LegitKunle OladehinJanuary 15, 2013
Pitbull ft. T-PainHey Baby (Drop It to The Floor)

Riptide (Bodie)

Off The Hook

Torey NelsonJanuary 15, 2013
The WantedGlad You CameLu$h Crew (Angel)SimpleMarcos AguirreJanuary 22, 2013
Flo RidaLet It RollHi-Def (Glitch)LegitRicardo Foster Jr.January 29, 2013
One DirectionWhat Makes You BeautifulLu$h Crew (Ms. Aubrey)SimpleMarcos AguirreFebruary 5, 2013
Justin Beiber ft. Nicki MinajBeauty and a BeatLu$h Crew (Angel)LegitMarcos AguirreFebruary 12, 2013
Justin Beiber ft. LudacrisAll Around The World

Riptide (Emilia)


Chanel ThompsonFebruary 12, 2013
Ellie GouldingLights

Hi-Def (Glitch)


Ricardo Foster Jr.February 19, 2013

B.o.B. Ft. Hayley Williams


DCI (Rasa)


Torey NelsonFebruary 26, 2013

Drake Ft. Rihanna

Take Care


Devin WoolridgeMarch 5, 2013

Rihanna Ft. Jay-Z



Chanel ThompsonMarch, 12 2013




Spikey SoriaMarch 12, 2013


London Bridge


Marcos AguirreMarch 19, 2013


Dance Central 3 features the same crews from Dance Central 2 and introduces a few new ones such as the DCI. Each crew is associated with a different decade of music and given time period appropriate venues.

'70s Lu$h Crew
'70s Lu$h Crew

Lu$h Crew

Ms. Aubrey and Angel are both returning from Dance Central 2. DCI Agent, Crew look, and DC Classic costumes can be unlocked for this crew.

Decade: '70s

Venue: Roller Disco

'80s Hi-Def
'80s Hi-Def


Mo and Glitch return from Dance Central 2. DCI Agent, Crew look, and DC Classic costumes can be unlocked for this crew.

Decade: '80s

Venue: Street Side

'90s Flash4wrd
'90s Flash4wrd


Taye and Li'l T return from Dance Central 2. DCI Agent, Crew look, and DC Classic costumes can be unlocked for this crew.

Decade: '90s

Venue: House Party

'00s Riptide
'00s Riptide


Bodie and Emilia return from Dance Central 2. DCI Agent, and Crew look costumes can be unlocked for this crew. Emilia has a DC Classic costume that can also be unlocked.

Decade: 2000s

Venue: Dance Central Live

DCI Crew
DCI Crew

DCI Crew

Rasa and Lima are your main contacts at DCI. There is only 1 alternate costume for this crew. This crew is new in DC3

Decade: Present

Venue: DCI HQ

Bonus Crews

Bonus Crews are unlocked by earning stars and increasing your level.


Dare and Maccoy return from the original Dance Central after being absent in Dance Central 2. There is only 1 alternate costume for this crew.

Kichi & Shinju
Kichi & Shinju

Ninja Crew

Shinju and Kichi return from Dance Central 2.

Jaryn & Kerith
Jaryn & Kerith

The Glitterati

Dance Central 2 antagonists Jaryn and Kerith return. Crew look and Street Style costumes can be unlocked for this crew.



The Robot crew returns from Dance Central 2. A battle damaged version of this crew can be unlocked.

Murder of Crows (M.O.C. Crew)

Dr. Tan and Oblio form this crew and also unlock the bonus song "Tan Step". Each member of this crew has an alternate costume.

Icon Crew
Icon Crew

Icon Crew

Marcos and Frenchy return from Dance Central 2. They are named after 2 of the choreographers that worked on the game.

Fitness Mode

Dance Central 3, like earlier iterations in the series, includes a fitness mode which tracks calories burned while playing and user specified goals for days active and calories burned in a given week. The number of calories burned while playing can be combined with other compatible titles and tracked using Kinect Playfit.

Character Birthdays

DC3 has a secret achievement for playing In 'Da Club with any character on their birthday.

AngelFebruary 14
Ms. AubreyOctober 20
GlitchNovember 26
MoNovember 11
Li'l TOctober 30
TayeMarch 9
BodieNovember 23
EmiliaFebruary 3
LimaDecember 9
RasaOctober 16
DareFebruary 28
MaccoyAugust 24
KichiJuly 24
ShinjuSeptember 2
Jaryn & KerithJune 4
CYPH-56 & CYPH-78June 11
Dr. TanDecember 31
OblioDecember 25
FrenchyApril 13
MarcosApril 18

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