When you dance these choreographies, repetitive strain injury will be the least of your worries...
- True to their name, "Extreme" choreographies tend to be Harder Than Hard.
- Don't be fooled by their name, the Fanmade dances are performed by World Champions and contest winners and are far more challenging than one would expect. Here is a sample.
- "Acceptable in the 80's" features sudden movements and complicated motions long before either became commonplace.
Just Dance 2
- "Rasputin" is widely considered the hardest song in 2. Its attempt to recreate traditional Russian folk dance (and not only including That Russian Squat Dance) while keeping up with the disco-like rhythm leads to very quick sudden movements and extremely intensive footwork that makes the player get on and off the ground really quickly.
- "Jump", courtesy of the choreographers: Les Twins.
- "Maniac" has some strenuous stretching at the beginning, a Gold Move that could do some serious damage to your spine if performed incorrectly, and ends with a split. And its difficulty level is rated as "Medium" by the game.
Just Dance 3
- "Pump It". It's the third song the player will come across after loading the game, and boy is its difficulty not beginner-friendly.
- "Hey Boy, Hey Girl". Flexible movements combined with a really long song? No, thank you. It's actually considered to be the "boss" by some fans!
- Ladies and gentlemen, the first Extreme choreography in the series: "Barbra Streisand".
Just Dance 4
- "Call Me Maybe" is one of the easiest routines in the game. This makes it all the more jarring when you unlock the alternate version.
- "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life", which also qualifies as a Marathon Level. Thankfully, the move where one of the players lifts the other is not scored, so it's purely optional.
- "The Final Countdown". The gimmick of this routine is that it has a wrestling theme. This means players will be jumping, tumbling and rolling in quick succession during certain parts of the song.
- Rock n' Roll (Will Take You to the Mountain) has sudden and borderline random hand movements, especially during the bridge.
Just Dance 2014
- The Candy Sweat-Mashup in 2014 is nigh-impossible to earn 5 stars on. It wouldn't be too bad if the section that is taken from "She's Got Me Dancing" was easier to score PERFECTS on.
- The alternate choreography for "Applause" is considered the hardest of all of the 2014 choreographies. Yes, harder than the Extreme choreographies. It's based on the original choreography for the VMA performance... which means the game is asking you to dance as well as Lady Gaga herself.
- "Alfonso Signorini" in 2014 is easy... until the chorus starts. From then on, most of the song requires fast and flexible motions and pelvic thrusts. And those who think they're are good at Just Dance should sing along. The throat will hurt when it's over.
- "Isidora", which happens to be the song with the highest tempo in the entire franchise.
- "#thatPOWER" is just egregious. There are four choreographies for this song, and their difficulties are ALL rated "Hard" or "Hardest" by the game. Fortunately, the Classic routine is the least challenging and even rated "Easy" in Unlimited.
- Flashdance... What A Feeling has probably the most challenging Gold Move in the series up to this point, since it requires players to touch their feet while performing a jumping split.
- "Moskau". Everything that was said about "Rasputin" in 2 is also valid here, only this one adds an extra degree of difficulty by making it a duet, meaning if one player messes up, they may end up dragging the others down with them.
Just Dance 2015
- There is "Holding Out For A Hero", which is easily the most energetic choreography in the game, complete with a split.
- "Walk This Way". Both versions, but mainly the alternate. There is a reason why the level has a background that is usually reserved for Extreme dances.
- "Summer" (Alternate), quite possibly the most exhausting choreography in the series up to this point.
- Remember how tough "Applause" (alternate) was in 2014? The alternative dance for Bad Romance (which managed to snatch the title of longest song in the series from the aforementioned "I Don't Feel Like Dancing") in 2015 took it up a notch. It should be noted that this routine, as well as "I Don't Feel Like Dancing" and "She's Got Me Dancing", among others, were all invented by the same guy, Mehdi Kerkouche.
Just Dance 2016
- 2016 has its own Boss routine in the Extreme version of "Animals". And yes, that is Mehdi Kerkouche once again.
- He was also the choreographer for the Extreme version of "Circus", and it shows!
- "This Is How We Do" is pretty tame compared to other examples in this list, at least until the bridge kicks in: Then the players are required to make "K" and "P" shapes with their bodies, which demands much more flexibility than can be expected from the average person.
- Another song from the same game that has a very easy routine save for one particular dance move: "You Never Can Tell". Namely, the move where one player has to slide under the other's legs in under a second.
- If you hurt your back while dancing to "Maniac" in Just Dance 2, "Fun" in 2016 will finish wrecking it. Just watch all those whiplashes near the end of the song!
- Stuck on a Feeling is notorious for being one of the hardest Classic routines ever made.
- The duet version of Want to Want Me requires utmost coordination between players, in one of the most fast-paced levels in the series.
- The same could be said about "Gibberish".
- The alternate version of "Rabiosa" is called a "Fitness" routine by the game, though it is about as hard as an "Extreme" level.
- "Kool Kontact", also from 2016, has a move where a player has to kick several times while doing a handstand.
Just Dance 2017
- The Chinese version of 2017 has the song Qia La Yong Yuan OK, which has a tumbling move in its choreography.
Just Dance 2018
- The alternate version of "Another One Bites The Dust". Hope you know how to perform a jumping hook kick before attempting this one.
Just Dance 2019
- "Havana" (Tango version). Most of the dance moves are very technical, come suddenly and can be exhausting, given that the male dancer carries the woman in several of them. And then there is the part when players are forced to kick the other person's groin.
- "OMG" and "Bang Bang Bang" are challenging, but not exaggeratedly so. However, what really puts them in this category is the requirement to get a high enough score in order to unlock their alternates. Speaking of which, these are about as tough as you would expect from an Extreme level.
- By the way, "Bang Bang Bang" gets the honor of being the first song to have two Extreme alternate routines. The second one is performed by Matt Steffanina and is even more challenging.
Just Dance 2020
- "bad guy" (Billie Version). Lots of knee and back bendings will guarantee that you'll get literal bruises on both your knees by the time you complete the routine. Hope you're flexible.
- Most games have around three to six Extremes waiting to kick your butt. In Just Dance 2020, we come back to nine of these. And they're all beyond crazy.
Just Dance 2021
- "Without Me"Arguably the hardest extreme in this installment, no repetition during the verses, and a variety of complex moves. Its gonna take a while for you to get this one down.
- This move during "Till The World Ends" also remains infamous for being incredibly hard to pull of correctly.
Just Dance Unlimited
- "Shut Up And Dance". Lightning-fast moves with little to no repetition? Better practice if you want to obtain those sweet 5 stars.