Breakdown Mode is a feature in Just Dance Wii 2 that allows the player to study parts of a routine.
In this mode the player can play a song like normally, but without scores and with the ability to skip and repeat certain parts of a song. With this feature, it is easier to practise certain moves over and over again, without having the need to restart the song each time.
All backgrounds are replaced with a picture of a dojo with a green floor. It contains a taiko drum, a framed picture, poster and a banner with Japanese writing on them. There is also a clock, a couple of windows and another framed picture with the coach from Rasputin.
Pressing down on the D-Pad allows you to pause the song. Pressing right and left skips forward and backward to certain sections in the song. Blue dots indicate inticate the beginning of a section and magenta dots indicate the beginning of chorus sections. Press down to resume.
A D-Pad is shown on the bottom left of the screen to show the playback controls.
Lyrics do not appear.
In the unused English translation on the disc files, the info box explaining how to use the mode's writing is cut off early.
The Japanese characters fit on screen, but the English translation contains a larger amount of characters.
Points are not scored for in this mode. The word "TUTORIAL" is in the score bar instead. However, your moves are still rated.