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January 20, 2012 7:32 PM

I've had just dance 3 for a week now and I love it!! Today I danced for 70 min and burned 534 calories according to my hrm so your calories burned sounds right to me :-)
My problem now is that I want to go and buy just dance 2 and just dance summer dance party (which I don't think is available anymore darn it!) for more dancing options :-)) I burn more calories doing this than any other workout I do and I noticed I am smiling through the whole thing! lol I am really considering getting some extra songs from the Wii store to add to my game. does anyone know what songs are available to buy? I've googled it but can't find an answer. (my wii isn't hooked up to the internet because I don't want my kids going crazy with it! So it would be a special project to get the cable to hook it up)

I have just dance 2 and it is alright......everyone says that 3 is the best.......
January 20, 2012 7:33 PM

another great dancing game for the wii is Zumba 2. I love it because it has the belt you wear so you don't have to hold the controller. I have been doing it EVERy night for the last month. I love that I can customize a playlist of just the ones I want to do and can make it as long or short as I want. According to my HRM i burn an average of 800 calories for a 55 minute workout.

I have the Zumba and can't get the steps down.....still working on it...........taking a class at our Wrec Center hopefully I will learn the moves there and then can use the Wii
January 24, 2012 11:30 AM
I saw posts from people wanting to buy the newer games. I just wanted to mention that you can add songs to your playlist through the Wii ... via the Wii channel, I believe. I don't know what they cost, but I know it's possible to do it & would probably cost less than the $$ for a new game if money is tight. :)
January 24, 2012 11:39 AM
I have heard that 10 sweat points equals about 1 cal burned which seems about right to me...a hrm is prob your best bet! IMHO!
January 24, 2012 11:45 AM
I love I LOVE Just Dance 3,i've been doing it for about 2wks now smile good recommendation

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January 25, 2012 11:12 AM

Don't know if someone already mentioned, but their is a Just Dance 3 group on here.

Also, I have been using the Michael Jackson Experience and the Black Eyed Peas Experience to work out....FUN!!! I want to try the ABBA one to rent them before I buy them....

The Just Dance ABBA is the best!! So much fun!!
January 25, 2012 11:19 AM
I help lead a group of moms and teens with Zumba 2 (Wii) at the community center I work at. I tell them to just to keep dancing and it will start to come to them. That's what I do, I try to hit the mark as best as I can. Some twist knee moves are to hard for me (currently 355lbs) so I just get into it and try to get better at it each session. I'm down 37 pounds so far. I rented Just Dance 3 Monday night and I'm in love. Popped it on for my after school program kids and they loved it as well as my teens. I kept it one more day to try it at home. Decided to buy it over the weekend. Its so much fun and your sweating. Also, I played with all the menus on Zumba 2 one night and saw that they have tutorials on some of the basic steps. So look into it.
January 25, 2012 11:24 AM
It always blows me away, the amount of calories you can burn just by playing that game, just by having fun!
January 25, 2012 11:24 AM
I'm definitely loving Just Dance 3.

I've been playing wearing my HRM to compare it to the sweat points and found that my HRM always reads fewer calories burned but since it's actually on me, I go with whatever the reading is.
January 25, 2012 11:25 AM
Wow, what am I doing wrong...or was my HRM messed up..I did Just Dance 3 for 45 mins and only burned 83 cals...really?? Im 5'9 and 150 pounds
January 25, 2012 4:44 PM

Wow, what am I doing wrong...or was my HRM messed up..I did Just Dance 3 for 45 mins and only burned 83 cals...really?? Im 5'9 and 150 pounds

What kind of HRM do you have? Does it have a chest strap?
January 28, 2012 8:51 AM
I also tried the Zumba for the Wii, I couldn't follow along with it. I even had my SIL try it and she KNOWS these dances and she was confused by the steps. She has the DVDs and said they are more instructive. I returned mine to game stop and used the partial credit on another game.

I have Just Dance 2 and 3. When I select my song I pick the ones with the more physical rating.
Edited by trisha_haro On January 28, 2012 8:53 AM
January 28, 2012 8:55 AM
Thanks for asking this question. I want to use Wii Just Dance 3 but was not sure it was really a workout. From all the responses to this post I see that it will be great to add to my fitess routine. ow if I can only talk my daughter into letting me use it. smile
February 8, 2012 5:56 PM
I have both JD2 and JD3, I seem to get a great workout from both. I do think JD3 is the better of the 2 however, song wise, and the body movements. I also have just been logging it as Aerobic Dance here on MFP, and I think that is pretty accurate.
February 18, 2012 5:45 AM
I just played just dance 3 for 60mins and got 4780 sweat points so how many calories burnt would that be?! :oS x

ps. I am 5ft 4 and 154lbs x
Edited by womblej70 On February 18, 2012 5:48 AM
February 18, 2012 7:08 AM
I read somewhere on here to divide your sweat points by 4.2. That is still an approximate unless you wear a heart rate monitor. So 1138 calories. Great job!
February 18, 2012 7:22 AM
I have a Polar FT4 and I used it with my Just Dance 3 today and I did 56 minutes and burned 136 calories.............
February 18, 2012 7:59 AM
My Wii active 2 game had a heart rate monitor and in a 20 minute cardio workout I burn 130ish calories. That workout level feels less intense to me that my JD3 workout for 20 minutes so who knows.
February 18, 2012 2:42 PM

if you do the sweat points part of the game, every 1 sweat point equals 4.2 calories

There is no way this is possible. I do 1,000 sweat points a day. I'd be losing weight like mad if that were true.
February 18, 2012 2:49 PM
For me, I figure I get about 10 sweat points per calorie. It will differ from person to person. Just like with running, the heavier you are the more calories it is going to burn.
February 22, 2012 6:45 PM
I decided to wear my heart rate monitor (polar FT7) today when I did just dance 3 to see how many calories I really burn.

I did 60 minutes for a total of 400 calories. My sweat points were 4700, so I definitely think the calculation of 4.2 sweat points equaling 1 calorie is way off, but I'm still happy with my 400 calories burned.

I do pick the fast paced songs, with a lot of movement and I also try to add more jumping, bouncing, moving, etc.... wherever I can. I sweat a lot playing this game, but again, it's all in the songs that you do.

I also have JD 1 & 2 and love them!
February 22, 2012 7:28 PM
Same here. I run too and can't imagine burning that much from this type of game. My son and I play Just Dance for about 30-40 mins every other night. But, I don't log it. Just doesn't seem worth it. However, I will admit that my arms and shoulders are generally sore the next day.


I weigh 175 and the seems a little too high to me. My frame of reference is that I burn ~ 125 calories for each mile I run. That would take me 4 miles to burn 500 calories. I guess it depends what you are putting into it, but I don't think I could close to burning that playing just dance 3 for 45 mins.

I do have the game and I play it with my kids, I get a workout for sure, but nothing close to running.
February 22, 2012 7:31 PM
This is my FAVORITE song and dance. I am a total professional at this!!


Jump on it. 4 stars.
March 24, 2012 1:11 PM
I am new to exercise so I wanted something a little more fun than my treadmill. I bought Just Dance 3 and I tell you I'm in love <3
I also bought the ABBA Just Dance and it's fun too. I can't seem to find the "sweat" feature on the ABBA one so I just try and do the songs that make me sweat. I like the JD3 because it has the "sweat" feature where I can do the challenge and it logs my progress etc.
I just picked up Gold's Gym Dance Workout. I'm hoping it will be just as fun.
I need to get a heart rate monitor so I can log my calories burned better on this site. I wish it was in the database :( I usually put it under "Wii Fit exercise (beginner or low intensity)" because I'm not sure
March 24, 2012 8:52 PM


if you do the sweat points part of the game, every 1 sweat point equals 4.2 calories

There is no way this is possible. I do 1,000 sweat points a day. I'd be losing weight like mad if that were true.

It's definitely not true. You can earn a sweat point just by waving your arm - pretty sure that doesn't burn 4.2 calories.

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