As with several other games, the Just Dance series is no exception to having its own Easter Eggs. Here, you can browse through all the Easter eggs which Ubisoft has so kindly put in the Just Dance series.
What defines an Easter Egg?
An Easter Egg could be anything - something that unlocks additional content, "cameos" from dancers outside from their own song; really anything that can be considered "secret" or "bonus" content. They could even be beta elements (although this page should be left for the best of beta elements as there are already pages for that). Also, see songs with the title in the background for more Easter Eggs.
By playing all the songs in Just Dance Wii, Just Mario is unlocked. A 1-UP sound can be heard when unlocking it.
The Beta silhouette of When I Grow Up appears in the Multiplayer menu of Just Dance Wii, although the song is not in the game.
Just Dance 3
You can unlock Barbra Streisand’s extreme version by doing the Konami code on your controller’s D-Pad (expect that you do not press A or B) in Just Dance 3’s title screen.
Baby One More Time has a possible Beta dancer which appears in the Mashup for the song. Although she does not make an appearance in the song, Ubisoft’s Soundless Quiz confirmed that she was a beta dancer for the song.
The raccoon from California Gurls’ background reappears as P2 of Pop Star with a different color scheme. His gender has also been changed to female, as evidenced by a pair of eyelashes and a yellow bow.
At the start and end of Call Me Maybe, when the screen zooms out to show the entire background around the phone, the lyrics starting at the line "Don't ask me, I'll never tell" and the coach from Mas Que Nada can be seen in small text near the top right of the screen.
Besides, one of the icons in the phone shows the AutoDance logo - AutoDance is an app developed by Ubisoft.
Raving Rabbids and characters from Rayman Origins appear in the background of Love Is All.
In Only You (And You Alone), a binary code that translates to 49 can be seen in a bottle in the background of the choreography. It is currently unknown how the number 49 relates to Just Dance or Ubisoft for that matter.
They also recycle clothes from previous routines in the series: P2 recycles the jacket from the fanmade routine of Turn Up the Love, P3 recycles the shirt from Rock N Roll and P4 recycles the jacket from DADDY.
The coaches from Animals reappear in the Helmet Version of RADICAL. The only difference is their outlines and that the coaches appear slightly brighter in RADICAL (Helmet Version).
In the 7th-Gen version of the game, there is a tutorial picture that shows a girl wearing P1’s helmet from Animals and a boy wearing P4’s unicorn head from 4x4; the routine projected on the screen reuses the background from the Classic version of Sorry. However, Wherever I Go is seen dancing in front of the background.
The faces that are CGI-pasted on the coaches for New Face belong to people who work for the Just Dance Team, such as Mouss Otakool (a Just Dance ambassador) and Alkis Argyriadis (the creative director).
In the Alternate for Chantaje, the background from Summer Sweetie can be seen through the subway windows at some points.
Moreover, the metro walls feature a silhouette of I Gotta Feeling in a flyer that reads "Notice for missing person", and two prohibition signs that reference P3 of In the Summertime and the Panda.
Several routines from the game, along with some of the items from their backgrounds and all the Ubisoft Star Players in E3 2017, appear in All You Gotta Do (Is Just Dance). The cameos are:
The seventh section features P3 from PoPiPo, the Tomato Version coach from Automaton, both coaches from Aserejé (The Ketchup Song), some candies from Oishii Oishii and a fridge with some pictures of P3 from PoPiPo and the Tomato Version coach from Automaton posing romanticly in front of the backgrounds from La Bicicleta and the Earphones Version of Cake By The Ocean.
The ninth section features the coach from Amazing Girl, the coach, the dinosaur and the robot from Never Gonna Give You Up, P2 from Nitro Bot, a comics page with Kaboom Pow and the word "HERO" from Holding Out for a Hero.
The tenth section features the Classic coach and the dog from Chiwawa, P2 and some candies from Oishii Oishii, the Tomato Version coach from Automaton, some balloons from Birthday and a hill from Lollipop.
At the beginning of Swish Swish (VIPMADE), P1 and P2 reference the ending of Swish Swish and the beginning of HandClap (Fanmade) respectively, as the former starts in his Dip pose from the Classic routine and the latter does the hand movements from HandClap (Fanmade).
The panda from I Gotta Feeling reappears with a redesign as a playable coach in Water Me.
In addition, the coach from Make It Jingle makes an appearance in the background.
Make It Jingle appears in Water Me (Tennis Version) alongside the Classic coach as playable coaches.
The Extreme Versions of Mad Love and Work Work reuse some background elements from their respective Classic routines. Additionally, Bang Bang Bang’s and Finesse (Remix)’ Extreme Versions use altered versions of the Classic routine’s background.
Just Dance 2020 features a game mode called All Stars Mode, where one has to play a routine from each previous installment in order to unlock a final special song as a reward, which is High Hopes. The routines are (in order):
The Panda, who has been a playable dancer in many routines of the Just Dance series, is the main character of the story.
Each song is represented by a small planet whose surface resembles the background from its related routine. The coaches stand on them while making poses from their choreographies.
Each routine is introduced by a cutscene that takes place in an environment that resembles its background. The coaches sometimes interact with the main character.
In the opening scene, the Panda is lost on a deserted planet and wanders looking for help, until he hears a noise from afar, which turns out to be a spaceship. While All You Gotta Do (Is Just Dance) plays, the Panda cheers up and jumps on the vehicle, which detects ten mysterious planets and then immediately takes off.
In Hot N Cold’s scene, the Panda lands on a planet consisting of crystals in shades of pink. Anticipated by a distant sound, the coach jumps into its arms.
In Rasputin’s scene, the Panda lands on a cold, snowy planet with a building that resembles the Kremlin, and is greeted by the coach, who is trapped in a rolling snowball.
In California Gurls’s scene, the Panda lands on a beach and sees an unattended umbrella over a blanket with a magazine on it. The Panda picks up the latter and opens it, seeing pages with pictures of the coach. The one on the left comes to life and waves at it.
In You’re the First, the Last, My Everything’s scene, P4 is seen working on his desk. As soon as he feels a rumble, he looks up and sees the Panda and the other coaches waving at him from the spaceship. He runs out to join them immediately afterward.
In Starships’s scene, the Panda jumps off the spaceship and lands on a floating disk that is identical to the coach’s. The latter waves at it and disappears with a sparkly transition.
In Built For This’s scene, the Panda is in a factory where cranes carry robot heads that look like the ones from the routine. An additional one appears, and the Panda performs some moves from Addicted To You, whose coach is later shown inside the head; the same situation happens with Never Gonna Give You Up right afterward. After that, the Panda performs the muscle-flexing moves from Built For This, and the scene stops.
In Chiwawa’s scene, the Panda lands on an environment made of pink ripped paper. Cats with a yellow cartoony body, a magenta collar, and a black-and-white real-life head with a magenta bow stand everywhere, including on a metal structure and a printer. As soon as the Panda approaches it, a chiwawa with a red cartoony body, a red collar with a golden bell and a black-and-white real-life head jumps up and barks. The Panda then gets closer to the printer and sees the coach posing in several different ways on the screen; after that, it presses a button and those poses get printed while still being animated.
In Lean On’s scene, the Panda lands on a desert and sees a glowing Indian-styled portal in front of it. As soon as it starts walking through it, the glow intensifies and several mandala outlines float around it; then, a blue light shines and silhouettes of the coaches are shown.
In Swish Swish’s scene, the coaches are seen standing on a stage in an environment that resembles the background for the routine, with people cheering for them and taking pictures. The Panda jumps among them and makes its way onto the stage.
In Bang Bang Bang’s scene, the Panda lands in front of a mysterious building with two small towers on the sides and a bigger one in the middle, which showcases a red rotating fan and two narrow orange lines over the entrance. As soon as the Panda goes inside, the coaches are seen doing poses from the choreography behind him while spotlights light up from below in front of them.
In High Hopes’s scene, many of the previous coaches are seen lying or standing over clouds, while the Panda points at an unknown direction and presses a button on a remote control, which opens a hatch on the floor of the pathway that leads to the stadium seen in the routine.
In the final cutscene, all coaches are seen celebrating in the stadium, until a colorful spaceship shaped like the head of a reindeer lands in the middle. The coach from Make It Jingle comes out while confetti is thrown, and gives a high-five to the Panda while All You Gotta Do (Is Just Dance) plays; then, Make It Jingle points to a galaxy, and everyone runs into his spaceship, which takes off immediately. The message "thank you for playing!" appears.
The Extreme Versions of 7 rings, Kill This Love, I Am the Best, and The Time (Dirty Bit) reuse background elements of their Classic counterparts.
Additionally, Talk’s Extreme Version uses an altered version of the Classic routine’s background.
Make It Jingle and the Panda respectively reappear in Con Calma as P1 and P2.
Additionally, the background features a sign reading "JUST DANCE SCHOOL" on the bottom left, and includes cameos from Happy Farm (which comes out of its egg at the end of the song), Funky Robot, Monsters of Jazz (which is now a female), Magic Halloween (P1), Love Is All (P2, now a female), and Boogiesaurus (dressed as a teacher).
The Panda, California Gurls, Hot N Cold, Lean On (P2), Starships and Swish Swish (P1) make cameos in the background of High Hopes.
The Extreme Version coach of Kill This Love appears in the background of its Classic counterpart.