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Circus
Game(s) Just Dance 2016
Just Dance Now
Just Dance Unlimited
Artist Britney Spears
From the
Year 2008
Release Date(s) Classic
October 22nd, 2015 (NOW)
March 9th, 2017 (JDU)
Extreme Version
April 6th, 2017 (JDU)
May 18th, 2017 (NOW)
Difficulty
Effort
No. of Gold Moves 4 (Classic)
3 (Extreme Version)
6 (Mashup)
No. of Shake Moves
Dancer Gender(s) /// (Classic)
(Extreme)
Mashup Show-Off
Alternate Routines Extreme Version
Dance Mode Dance Crew
Menu Color(s) Breaker Bay (Classic on JDU 2017)
Blue Ribbon (Extreme on JDU 2017)
Pictogram Color East Side/Hibiscus/Roti/Purple Heart[1]
Violet Eggplant (Extreme Version)
Glove Color Indigo/Ronchi/Cold Purple/Amaranth[2]
Cyan (Extreme Version)
Lyrics Color Hot Pink (Classic)
Orange (Extreme Version)
Pink (Mashup)
Pictogram Count 89 (Classic)
151 (Extreme Version)
145 (Mashup)
Total Calories
Burnable (kCal)
21 (Classic/Extreme Version)
22 (Mashup)
Duration 3:10 (Classic/Extreme Version)
3:14 (Mashup)
Code Name Circus
CircusALT (Extreme Version)
Preview Audio
Circus
Choreographed By Mehdi Kerkouche
Performed By Classic
Grace Bolebe (P1)
Pearly Èksétéra (P2)
Manon Bouquet (P3)
Laure Dary (P4)
Extreme
Emmanuelle Soum[3]

"Circus" by Britney Spears is featured on Just Dance 2016, Just Dance Now, and Just Dance Unlimited.

Appearance of the Dancers

Classic

The routine is performed by an all-female dance crew who wear circus-related fashion.

P1

P1 is a clown. She has a light blue and lavender afro, heavy black eyeshadow, a red neck covering, a lavender/light blue clown outfit with a red midsection, leg suspenders, lavender leggings with red polka dots and black high heel boots and an arm covering representing the glove.

P2

P2 is the a feline tamer or woman dressed as a cat. She is seen wearing a black ponytail with cat ears and red facepaint. She has a red tiger-pattern one-piece suit with the left leg off. She has red high heels on.

P3

P3 is a mimic or a jester. She has an orange bob with a mini witch hat with a large yellow cotton ball. Over her left eye there is blue face paint in the shape of a diamond. She has a yellow-and-blue diamond pattern outfit. She has red pants on with a blue left leg and a yellow right leg. She wears black high heel boots.

P4

P4 is the ringleader. She has dark curly hair and wears a black top hat. She has a long black coat on over a black bra. She has black high waisted short shorts on. Seen in large high def images, she wears fishnet tights. She also wears strapped-on high heels.

Extreme Version

Circusalt coach 1 big

The Extreme dancer is a program dancer. She wears glittery purple pants with black high heels. She wears a tank top with orange and black stripes, which has long sleeves. She has blonde hair, which is neck-length. She also wears a purple glittery police hat.

Background

Classic

The routine takes place on what looks like a circus stage. There are multiple spirals on the floor that starts out pink in the bridge but turns red during the chorus. During the rest of the song, it is purple with blue circles. When the dancers move around the stage to change positions, the spirals move with them as well. The platforms behind the dancers also light up sometimes in tune with the beat. Flames can be seen in the background when the word "Circus" is sung in the lyrics. At the same time when it is said, the very back of the stage lights up to reveal the word Circus.

Extreme Version

The routine takes place on a stage with several red lights which can be seen throughout most of the verses. The background also changes to pink and fuchsia with the addition of some pink smoke. During the chorus the stage becomes red with a triangle showing the dancer performing in the middle.

Gold Moves

Classic

There are 4 Gold Moves in the Classic routine:
Gold Moves 1 and 3: This Gold Move is a right-to-left Wave Gold Move. P4, raise your right arm and hold your waist with your left one. P3, Bring your right foot one step forward and at the same time, point P4 with your left hand and cover it with your right one, creating the same shape. P2, Bring your right foot forward, unbent while squatting and at the same time, make a tiger's-claws-like movement with your hands. P1, Open your legs slightly and at the same time, hold your right hand next to your head's right side and your left hand next to your torso's left side, in a way that your wrists will face each other diagonally.
Gold Move 2: P1, P2 and P3, strike your right hand at an angle towards the right. P4, crack a whip.
Gold Move 4: It is similar to the first Gold Move but is done together. This is the final move of the routine.

Extreme Version

There are 3 Gold Moves in this routine, all of which are the same:
All Gold Moves:Jump in the right and at the same time, raise your right hand and hit and then lower it and do the same with it facing the ground.

Mashup

There are 6 Gold Moves in the Mashup:
Gold Move 1: Right arm moves forward and down slowly. (Beauty And A Beat)
Gold Moves 2 and 5: Arms bounce outward. (Beauty And A Beat)
Gold Moves 3 and 6: Put your right hand over your right eye. (Just Dance)
Gold Move 4: When your on your knees jump up and point to the screen. (Walk This Way [Old School])

Mashup

Circus has a Mashup with the theme Show-Off, which can be unlocked for 1000 Mojo Coins (or 20 Mojo Coins for all old-gen consoles). It features dancers perceived as performers.

Dancers

Dance Quests

Circus appears in the following Dance Quest maps:

Classic

  • Keyboard

Extreme

  • Sun (extreme)

Trivia

  • Circus is the fifth song by Britney Spears in the series.
    • It is also the third routine for a song by Britney Spears to be a Dance Crew.
  • Circus is the first song by Britney Spears to not to be covered in the game.
  • In the chorus, the dancers' skin turns pinker due to the pink lighting.
  • This is the third Britney Spears song to feature an all-female dance crew; it is preceded by Baby One More Time and Oops!...I Did It Again.
  • This is the third circus-themed song in the series, after Funhouse and 4x4.
  • In the Behind the Track preview, this became the fifth track to have Alkis wear something related to the routine, the other songs are I Gotta Feeling, Let's Groove, Fancy, and Boys (Summertime Love).
  • This is the eighth time in the main series where a Dance Crew only contains female dancers, and the third time in which it occurs in a song originally performed by Britney Spears.
  • This is Britney Spears' first song in the series since Oops!...I Did It Again.
    • Coincidentally, that song was referenced by Alkis in the Behind-the-Track interview for this song after a man yells out that somebody stole the costumes, and he starts singing the song.
  • When P4 performs the whip-crack Gold Move, the screen shakes slightly.
  • Similar to Miss Understood and Maneater, P1 has black makeup around her eyes which make her pupils visible.
  • Some of the choreography is taken from the music video.
  • Additionally, P4 resembles Britney Spears in the Circus music video while the other dancers resemble the backup dancers.
  • P1 was teased on Facebook through a colored silhouette.
  • P3's avatar has red hair while the coach has orange hair.
  • The second time Walk This Way (Old School) appears in the Mashup, she appears bigger in size than her other appearances in the same Mashup.
  • In the square and the coach selection images for the extreme version, the dancer’s glove is more green than cyan.
  • Vogue and Waack steps are danced in the Extreme version of the song.
  • According to the new Britney Spears remake, the line "I run the right s**t" is replaced with "I run a tight ship".
  • In the Mashup, the dancer from Don’t You Worry Child blends into the background, barring his glove, due to the structure of his design.
  • All four of Circus’ coaches appear at E3 during Just Dance 2017’s segment while performing Don’t Stop Me Now.
  • The Extreme version of this song was played during the Grand Final of the Just Dance World Cup 2015.[4]
  • According to the Behind-the-scenes interview with Alkis and Veronique, the Classic coaches are respectively named "Bada** Clown", "Feline Tamer", "Romantic Harlequin" and "Ringmaster Madame Loyal".[5]
    • Thus, they are the third, fourth, fifth and sixth coach in the series to have names (excluding the ones based off characters from movies or video games); they are preceeded by "Frost Princess" and "Magma Princess".

Gallery

Videos

Official Music Video

Gameplays

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