Facebook Dance-Offs Are Finally Possible With the Dance*Cam App

on January 19, 2012 4:00 PM

Let’s not kid ourselves here: The best thing about Dance Central is that you can get together with your friends and laugh about how goofy you look when you mess up a routine. But you know what’s been missing from the equation? Facebook. Well, Harmonix’s new Dance*Cam app lets you record and directly upload videos of yourself or your friends where 500 million people can get in on the joke.

The app, available for Windows Phone 7, Android and iOS devices, turns footage into a music video as well. Strobe effects? You got it. Weird lighting? It’s in there. A battle mode of sorts lets you post footage of you and a friend dancing off, effectively turning your Facebook profile into one of those Step Up flicks (kids still watch those, right?) Catch the trailer and app track list after the jump.

These are the Dance Central 2 songs available on the Dance*Cam app:

  • “Reach” by Atlantic Connection and Armanni Reign
  • “Body to Body” by Electric Valentine
  • “I Like It” by Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull
  • “Like a G6” by Far East Movement
  • “Bulletproof” by La Roux
  • “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan
  • “Fire Burning” by Sean Kingston

I’ve been looking for excuses to tell my Facebook friends the story of how I went from a lowercase “g” and made it as a big “G” with strobe effects and through song, so thanks Dance*Cam: You’ve enriched my life in ways I never dreamed possible. I also haven’t seen such effective use of an asterisk in a brand since N*Sync.

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.