The coach is a man with short hair combed to the right. He has two different designs: the first one is used in the intro and the outro, while every other part uses the second one.
The coach starts out with indigo hair, cobalt blue skin covered in stars, a red rhombus on his right eye, a red an black checkered glitter suit with a high black collar and a narrow triangular hole that exposes a part of his chest, a cobalt blue blanket on each sleeve that lights up at times, a red belt with three cobalt blue triangles pointing to the right in the middle and a pair of black boots. His outline is blue and glowing.
Shortly after the beginning, the camera zooms into the coach’s right sleeve to reveal his transformation. He now has blue hair, a blue rhombus, a red and gold jacket with golden shoulder pads with fringes, large sleeve cuffs, a red collar with a blue outline, a sky blue tank top, black pants with purple glitter checker and lightning held by a pair of suspenders, a golden chain oh his left pocket and purple penny loafers. His outline is white and paper-like with a very sharp contour, as if it was cut out.
The coach is the panda from previous Just Dance titles, including C’mon, Timber, Happy (as a background character), and I Gotta Feeling. In the beginning of the song, he is not wearing anything but a pink bandanna on his right wrist. He then gains a top hat with crown on it and unbuttoned vest, which change their color scheme according to the dancer that belongs to the backgrounds displayed, with his neutral outfit’s color scheme being a purple vest and a blue hat. These clothing items appear with a burning transition that then exudes pink and aquamarine particles. At the end, they disintegrate in purple and sky blue particles. His outline is also white and paper-like, although it has a smoother contour, as if it was ripped.
The background begins with a black starry backdrop and piano keys, complete with a spotlight shining on the man. The scenery swoops in his sleeve, exposing the man's second design and a sunny day on a black and white checkered floor. Swooping forward, the scenery contains broccoli, flowers, ladders, pointing fingers shooting to the sky with rainbows, and a few butterfly hot air balloons. It then raises up to an opening stage curtain. The curtain opens up to a content-faced sun with seashells and starfish swooping inward. Afterwards, a piano spiral comes in, with a few decorated joyful live action animals floating in mid-air along with bananas and clocks. After this repeats, the background has the floating animals now bouncing on drums along with a giant crown shining in the background. Once this is over, a butterfly guitar shoots through the sky, leading back to the faced sun. The piano spiral comes in once more, and finally going back through the sleeve, to the area that the song starts at.
The costume required twelve days to be created, due to the huge variety of fabrics and weaves that compose it.
The fairy, the crab, the lion and the bird that appear during the chorus could be a reference to Queen’s logo, which features the said characters in the classic routine and as well as on the logo.
The coach’s silhouette and background were used to tease Just Dance 2017 via social media.
In the E3 preview, C2’s pictograms have the same color as C1’s. In the final copy of the game, instead, they are red.
When Don’t Stop Me Now was re-added to Just Dance Now along with the first release of Run the Night, September, and Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae), it did not appear in the "Songs A-E" section, nor in the "Recently added" section and in the "Solos" playlist.
This issue was fixed after its third release.
The golden avatar does not have a light blue rhombus around its right eye, contrary to the coach himself.
However, this is the first time the panda coach appears in an Alternate routine instead of a Classic one.
The coach’s hat is a crown, which is a noticeable Easter Egg because it could be referred to Queen.
The coach was going to have a blue, glowing outline instead of a paper-like one. This Beta element is shown in the Beta menu icon.
When Don’t Stop Me Now (Panda Version) is unlocked on 7th-generation consoles, the tagline is "Never say no to the Panda!", as a reference to the famous Egyptian commercials that aired in 2010 and became an Internet meme.
The alternate's preview video is off sync with the audio.