Lurn2Dance

How to Play

Lurn2Dance games can get quite movement-intensive – especially at higher speeds and difficulty levels – so please do not play any Lurn2Dance game for longer than 20 minutes at a time, with 10 to 15 minute breaks. We don’t want any of our users to sustain any injuries. By playing any Lurn2Dance game you accept and represent that you are playing at your own risk, and that you will not hold Samuel Wrong Ltd. or any of its directors, managers or employees liable for any damages or personal injuries which may arise out of your playing of any Lurn2Dance game.

Gameplay:

Basically, you dance, by using two of your fingers to represent your feet, and your device represents the dancefloor and the speakers. The more correct steps you perform, the more points you get. You lose points by missing steps, stepping on the wrong foot, or stepping on your partner (if you chose to dance with a partner).

We recommend that you use your index finger and your middle finger – it doesn’t matter whether you are left-handed or right-handed. You may be able to play by using both of your index fingers, but we do not recommend it, because it can get very challenging at higher speeds and difficulty levels.

There is no pausing the game. You can stop the gameplay sequence at any time by pressing the “Back” button on your device. Doing this will bring you back to the Main Menu and no score will be recorded.

Speed:

Since Android has a system limitation in terms of event timing precision – i.e. ticker events on Android, as of the time of writing of this text, cannot be expressed in units more precise than milliseconds – we have also included the Speed+ and Speed- buttons. You will use them to speed up or slow down your dancing if you feel that you are “falling out of rhythm” with the music. You can choose whether you want these two buttons to be on the left or on the right side as you play. All Lurn2Dance games cater to both left-handed and right-handed users.

You cannot speed up or slow down the music, so instead you can speed up or slow down your steps, by reducing or incrementing the number of milliseconds between your steps. This takes effect immediately, and will be very useful for example with Salsa at Fast or Ultra Fast speed. For the best possible gameplay experience, we recommend that you use the Speed+ and Speed- buttons sparingly, because you can very quickly make your steps too fast or too slow for the music.

Menus:

Single Player

First, you select your dancing speed. This affects the speed of the music, the speed of the steps, and the overall experience you will get. For more information on dancing speed, please refer to the Speeds page.

For beginners we recommend slow or medium speed settings. Once you get better, feel free to advance to the Fast and Ultra speed settings, but again, please be careful of how much and how long you play.

Then, you select whether you want to dance alone (good for practicing steps at lower difficulty levels where there is plenty of repetition), or with an AI partner. The AI partner won’t step on you, so please try not to step on them, either.

After that, you select whether you are leading or following. In most traditional dances, men lead and women follow. So here you are basically choosing whether you are dancing the “men’s” steps, or the “women’s” steps.

Then, you select your shoes and your partner’s shoes by clicking on the respective shoe icons. The shoe selection you make is merely aesthetic and does not affect the gameplay in any other way.

Underneath the “PLAY” button you have an option to display high scores, and underneath that, you can select whether you want your Speed+ and Speed- button to be on the left side or on the right side.

When you are ready, press the “PLAY” button. The music begins immediately. Wait for the introductory measure to count out, and begin dancing.

When a shoe flashes blue, that means that you need to step on it as soon as possible. When a shoe flashes green, that means that you made a good step, and you will get 100 points. When a shoe flashes red, that means that you should not have stepped on that foot at that time, whether it be your own or your partner’s foot. You will then lose 50 points. As a general rule, you should not step on your partner’s feet any time while playing any Lurn2Dance game, or while dancing in real life.

MULTIPLAYER

Multiplayer is much the same as Single Player, other than that you don’t get to select your partner’s shoes, and of course, you need to have a human partner next to you, who has their own Android device with the same Lurn2Dance game installed on the device. The devices will connect via Bluetooth. You are given the standard Bluetooth options “Search for devices” and “Allow discovery”. Once you are connected, either one of you can change who is leading and who is following. When the person who is leading presses “PLAY”, the dance begins.

SETTINGS

Difficulty ranges from 1 to 3. This affects the complexity of the dance. For more information on difficulty levels, please refer to our Difficulty Levels page.

Dancefloor is the background which will be displayed only during dancing.

Menu floor is the background which will be displayed in all menus.

Step duration will display the current step speed values in milliseconds. You can only change these values during gameplay by using the Speed+ and Speed- buttons.

 

If you have the complete version of Lurn2Dance, you can choose the dance you want at the bottom of this menu.