All of the games in the main series except Just Dance have alternate routines that can be unlocked or purchased in-game.
Types of Alternate Choreographies
Contest Winners: For Just Dance 2, Ubisoft held a contest allowing players to create their own choreography to When I Grow Up. The top 3 were allowed to come to Ubisoft and have their choreographies go through the process as regular choreographies (these can be found under "Extras").
Extreme versions: These are choreographies where the coach moves very quickly and does more complex moves. In Just Dance 3 the difficulty is 3 and the effort is 3; in Just Dance 4 the difficulty is 4; in Just Dance 2014 the difficulty is Hardest; and in Just Dance 2019 the difficulty is Extreme and the effort is Intense.
Sweat versions: This is where the coach does moves that are meant for working up a sweat. There is one in the main game for Just Dance 3, where sixDLCsongscanbe thought of as sweat versions. There are no sweat choreographies in Just Dance 4, but there are 10 in Just Dance 2014, one being a DLC and another being a Uplay reward (The latter is on the main game on the Wii.)
Hold My Hand: This is a mode only available for Wii, Wii U, and PlayStation 3 .Two players share a Wii remote or PlayStation move remote. There can be up to 5 players with 4 remotes. There are two in Just Dance 3 and one in Just Dance 4. Additionally, one routine in Just Dance 2014 ends with a hold my hand, and is available on Xbox.
Line Dance: This is where three people do line dancing. All three people do the same moves in Just Dance 4, and it is treated as a Solo mode of sorts. It later made a reappearance in Just Dance 2016, but as a Trio routine.
With a/an _____: This is where a dancer dances with a certain object. Can be difficult for the Wii, Wii U, and PlayStation 3 due to the need for a remote. Sometimes the remote has to be treated as the object. Just Dance 4 has two of these and Just Dance 2014 has one.
Seated Version: These were introduced in Just Dance 2015 and feature dancers dancing while sitting down.
Themed Alternates: These were introduced in Just Dance 2014 and have a specific theme to them.
On-Stage Mode: These are exclusive to Just Dance 2014 and have a lead dancer that lip-syncs the song and two back-up dancers. Lyrics appear in the top middle during gameplay (positioned normally in World Dance Floor). This was split off into Trio routines and Sing-Along modes in later installments.
Fanmade: Introduced in Just Dance Now, this is where someone makes their own choreography and sends it to Ubisoft. Unlike the Just Dance 2 contest winners this does not receive any special effects and the high score saves.
Sing-Along Mode: These were introduced in Just Dance 2015. The lyrics appear at the top center of the screen instead of the usual bottom left. The coaches of these routines can be seen lip-syncing to the song.
VIPMADE: This is where a celebrity or person relevant to the song dances the choreography in lieu of the regular dancer.
Community Remix: Similar to Just Dance VIP but rather than a celebrity it is a combination of several different average players' videos.
Ubisoft had a contest allowing players to create their own choreography for When I Grow Up. The top 3 were allowed to come to Ubisoft and have their choreographies go through the same process as regular choreographies. These can be found under "Extras".
In Just Dance 3, all the Alternate routines have to be unlocked through the Mojo system, which gives one as a prize for reaching a certain amount. The only exceptions are Barbra Streisand’s Extreme Version (which requires a code) and I Was Made For Lovin’ You’s Sweat Version (which requires Uplay on compatible consoles with this feature).
Extreme routines debuted in Just Dance 3 with a difficulty of 3 and an effort of 3. However, many songs such as Pump It have the same rating.
Just Dance 4 has various Extremes and Alternates. Like in its preceeding title, the Mojo system is what allows players to unlock them; however, when the Mojo gauge is full, the game triggers the Wheel of Gifts, which picks an Alternate randomly.
In Just Dance 2014, Alternate routines have to be unlocked with a virtual currency called Mojocoins. Battles cost 10 Mojocoins, Extremes and On-Stage routines cost 25 and all the other Alternates cost 50. The only exception to this system is Follow The Leader’s Sweat Version, which can be unlocked via Uplay on consoles compatible with it, as well as Pound The Alarm, Applause and #thatPOWERs’ Alternates, which are all DLC’s.
A (NW) indicates that the routine is not available on Wii.
A (U) indicates that the routine can be unlocked via Uplay (except for the Wii, where it can be regularly unlocked with Mojo).
Like in Just Dance 3, Alternate routines in Just Dance 2015 have to be unlocked while playing the game (except for Let It Go’s Sing-Along, which is a DLC). Region-exclusive Alternates are introduced here, with Papaoutai’s African Dance being exclusive to Europe and Till I Find You’s VIP being exclusive to the NTSC region.
A (PAL) indicates that the routine is only available in the PAL version of the game.
A (EX) indicates that this alternate was renamed to Extreme Version in Just Dance Unlimited.
A (C) indicates that the routine is treated as Classic in the game.
Just Dance 2016’s methods of unlocking Alternate routines changes between the 7th-Gen and the 8th-Gen versions. In the former, they are simply unlocked through gameplay (like in its predecessor), while they have to be unlocked by paying a certain amount of Mojocoins in the latter.
All Alternates are available in both Just Dance Unlimited and Now. The Community Remixes, instead, were featured in the latter for a short period of time, and then they were removed. It is unknown if they will be readded.
In the 8th-generation version of Just Dance 2019, there are two different ways to unlock Alternates. In order to unlock an Extreme Version, players have to score Superstar (11000 points) or higher to unlock; the other Alternate routines, instead, have to be unlocked through the Gift Machine, which costs 100 Mojocoins per spin.