"Party Master Mode" (originally Puppet Master Mode) is a feature on Just Dance 4 (as Puppet Master Mode), Just Dance 2014, Just Dance 2015, and Just Dance 2016. In Just Dance 2014, the feature is available for Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One (it only works with the Xbox consoles with the use of the Xbox Smartglass App on iOS and Android), but in Just Dance 2015 and Just Dance 2016, it appears exclusively for the Wii U.

The Xbox 360 Smartglass App was discontinued on May 18, 2018, removing the ability to play this mode on the Xbox 360.[1]

How it works

Puppet Master Mode: There is a person that holds the gamepad in their hand while the others dance. On the gamepad screen, there are four dance moves, one for every Just Dance game (from Just Dance to Just Dance 4), and everyone with a name and the gamepad holder has to choose one in a little amount of time. Sometimes, there is an icon that says "Strike The Pose", and, if the holder touches it, a photo of a dancer appears on the screen; if the Puppet Master thinks the dancer did the pose correctly they can award them 1000 extra points. Like in Mashups, Gold Moves are removed.

Party Master Mode: The rules are the same, but now the captions are not one for each Just Dance game, and the dancers are not listed in order of appearance from their respective game. It is also possible to switch songs at certain times. Contrary to Just Dance 4, Gold Moves are featured.

Puppet/Party Master Modes

Just Dance 4

There are 17 songs with Puppet Master Modes on Just Dance 4.

Just Dance 2014

There are 10 songs with Party Master Modes on Just Dance 2014.

Just Dance 2015

There are 5 songs with Party Master Modes on Just Dance 2015.

Just Dance 2016

There are 5 songs with Party Master Modes on Just Dance 2016.

Unreleased Puppet/Party Master Modes

These are the songs that were planned to have a Puppet/Party Master Mode but got removed for unknown reasons.


  • What Makes You Beautiful and Born This Way are the only songs with a Puppet Master Mode that has an alternate version on its icon.
  • The "Strike A Pose" icon features a silhouette of P1 from Hot Stuff.
  • Captions for the dancer change during production and in later games.
  • The Beta version of Just Dance 4 Puppet Master lacked the star bars; they were added later.[citation needed]
    • Also, the "Next Move" hint was different.[citation needed]
  • Although Party Master Mode is not on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of Just Dance 2015, files for the mode are still on the disc for the songs.
    • This means that Party Master Mode was maybe going to return also on the Xbox consoles.
  • In all Puppet Master Modes of Just Dance 4, the original coach, all four choices, all four previews of the next coaches, and all their masks are all rendered into one large video in the game files and each coach is cropped accordingly to a square aspect ratio. Because of this, coaches who move from side to side of the screen are edited in order to make them forcefully stay in the middle. Subsequent games have each coach as their own video.
  • Starting with Just Dance 2014, most Party Master Modes repeat the same caption choices for verses and choruses. The only ones that do not repeat any sets of captions are Birthday and Maps.
  • In Just Dance 4, it is possible to get a score that exceeds the maximum of 13333.
  • In Just Dance 2014 on Xbox 360, a patch is required to be downloaded to use Party Master Mode.
  • In Born This Way (Party Master Mode), choosing All About That Bass for the song switch may cause the game to remove all characters and stay idle. The only way to fix this would be to press pause and restart the song.
  • Party Masters Mode in Just Dance 2014 only use the following coaches:




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