The title's standard mode is "Dance" which has players mimicking motions that appear on the screen to music using either a PlayStation Move or Kinect (depending on the console). Only 15 of the game's 20 songs are available to dance to. In multiplayer, players may complete head to head or perform a coop dance routine. One competitive mode exclusive to multiplayer is "Challenge", which has players performing a dance routine while also completing small tasks throughout the song, such as freezing in place for a set number of time. Also available is Karaoke, which allows players to use a USB microphone or the built in mics on the PlayStation Eye or Kinect to sing the song as it plays. Up to eight players may play at once using "Party mode", in which two teams consisting of two singers and two dancers face off against each other. In all modes, players can earn a score multiplier by completing five or more pages with an "Ok" or higher rating, which increases the number of points earned for a move.
Players can also unlock film clips and mini-games based on movie scenes to play, most of which do not involve the core aspect of dancing or singing. For example, the "Thunder Road Race" mini-game is a race course in which players use hand gestures to boost and steer their car in a head to head race with the computer.