The aim of the mechanism is to allow players to record themselves dancing to the moves of a specific song. Once recorded, the game will randomly crop a few seconds of the song and players will then send their clips to Ubisoft, in which the team will pick out which clips are best for usage. Community remixes contain a variety of these clips of players dancing to the song.
On Just Dance 2015, for the camera consoles (Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4), recording can be proceeded by using the Kinect or PlayStation camera. The same can also be done with the PlayStation 3's Move camera. With the Wii U, the console's game pad's camera is required for recording. With the Wii, a separate camera must be used for recording, and the videos must be sent to the team manually.
All Community Remixes (with the exception of preinstalled ones like Happy and Uptown Funk) require an Internet connection to be accessed.
In Just Dance 2016 (with the exception of Uptown Funk), the dancers are edited into the background of the original routine; on 7th-Gen consoles however, newer Community Remixes are still in a windowed format.
(U) indicates that the Community Remix is exclusive to Just Dance Unlimited due to the song only being playable on Just Dance Unlimited.
(7) indicates that the Community Remix is streamed online also for 7th gen consoles (PS3 & Xbox 360 only)
Just Dance 2017- Single Ladies (Community Remix) by Beyoncé - 5 stars
Just Dance 2017- Bailar (Community Remix) by Deorro ft. Elvis Crespo - 5 stars
Just Dance 2017 - Break Free Community Remix
Just Dance 2017 Cheap Thrills (Community Remix) by Sia ft. Sean Paul - 5 stars
Just Dance 2017 - Don't Stop Me Now (Community Remix) - SUPERSTAR
Into You (Community Remix) - Just Dance 2017
On Just Dance 2015, if a player submitted their video via Wii U, their username would only be displayed on that console. On other consoles, they would be listed as simply "Just Dancer".
Despite this, PlayStation and Xbox players have their usernames displayed on all consoles.
Sometimes, on Just Dance 2015, the video is replaced with a white screen while the rest of the interface functions as normal, including the players’ usernames.
The Community Remix was originally called "Dance Mix", and its interface was inspired from Just Dance 2014.
In the game files for Just Dance 2015, there are a frame and several Dancer Cards whose design is inspired from Just Dance 2014, and the avatars are from that game, too.
In the game files, Community Remixes are designated with the letters "CMU" at the end of their codenames. This suggests that the feature was once planned to be called "Community Mashup".
It is further proven by a folder in the Just Dance 2015 ISO called "Community Mashup".
Sexy And I Know It’s Community Remix is the only one that features splitscreen with original routine and player's video. However, Only You (And You Alone) features the original routine at the bottom of the screen.
Due to the final videos being the same across all platforms, players are advised to keep their controllers out of their camera's view, though dancing with a smartphone is allowed.
When recording for a Community Remix entry, there is no scoring on remote consoles, as players are urged to dance without their controllers (unless using a smartphone). On camera consoles, players are still scored.
Sometimes, Ubisoft will blur out shirts with logos on them.
On 8th gen consoles, all Just Dance 2016Community Remixes (except Uptown Funk) have a different design from Just Dance 2015. Instead of one dancer at a time, multiple dancers are shown.
On 7th gen consoles, newer Community Remixes are still in a windowed format.
However, in Just Dance 2017, on 7th gen consoles, Community Remixes are played in a full screen format rather than the windowed format.
Unlike its two predecessors, Just Dance 2017 does not have a preinstalled Community Remix.