"Kids in America" by Kim Wilde (covered by The Just Dance Kids on ) is featured on Just Dance Kids , Just Dance (as a DLC), and Just Dance 3 Just Dance Kids.
Appearance of the Dancer
The dancer is a schoolgirl. She has purple hair in two pigtails, a pink shirt, a purple and white striped tie, a purple vest, a purple checkered skirt, pink knee-length socks, and purple sneakers.
The background is an empty city, with a lattice, three lamp posts, and skyscrapers.
Just Dance 3 version, it is pinker and it has some flashing lights behind the skyscrapers, along with some fog. A ringing bell can be briefly heard at the beginning of the routine.
In the remake, the background has some 2D houses, a fence, some 2D arrows in American style, pedestrian crossings, and shadows of skyscrapers. There are some angulation changing effects, the houses and the arrows glow; furthermore, a ringing bell can be heard at the beginning.
The routine appears to be taking place on the roof of a house. There is a city with a lot of skyscrapers in the background.
, there are 6 Just Dance 3 Gold Moves in this routine, all of which are the same:
All Gold Moves: Throw both of your arms outward.
Just Dance Kids
There are 2
Gold Moves in this routine:
Gold Move 1: Put your arms down.
Gold Move 2: Cross both of your arms. This is the final move of the routine.
Kids in America appears in the following Mashups:
The "woah" and "la la" lines are not written down in the lyrics.
The JD square of the coach has her bracelet on her left arm. This was fixed in the JD3 square.
The lyrics contain a minor capitalization error: the "Y" in "New York" (in the line "New york to East California") is not uppercase.
The background closely resembles New York City.
Some elements from the remake are recycled in .
Uptown Funk As of an unknown date, the remake found in the files has been updated to a newer one Just Dance Now . There are several differences between the two versions:
The coach appears to be darker and with a thicker outline.
The color palette in the updated remake is much brighter.
The older one starts with some cheering sounds, while the newer one starts with a ringing school bell.
In the older one, the coach’s silhouette fades in before the opening circular effect; in the newer one, instead, the circle opens and zooms in towards the coach, who already has all her colors.
There are many more animations and zoom effects in the updated version.
In the Beta remake, the audio and video are out of sync with the rest of the routine.
 The first 3 counted moves (4 on Xbox 360) are not counted as moves in the original .
Just Dance In Just Dance 3 and the remake, one of the pictograms has incorrect shading: most of the shading is placed at the bottom. Also, part of the left hand is cropped out.
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Just Dance routine selection screen Just Dance 3 coach selection screen (Wii) Just Dance 3 coach selection screen (Xbox 360) Just Dance Kids start screen
Behind the Scenes
Behind the scenes (
Just Dance Kids)
Official Music Video
Kim Wilde - Kids in America (1981)
Kids in America - Just Dance Gameplay Teaser (US)
Kids in America - Just Dance 3 Gameplay Teaser (UK)
Kids in America - Just Dance
Kids in America - Just Dance 3 (Wii graphics)
Kids in America - Just Dance 3 (Xbox 360 graphics)
Just Dance Kids
Kids in America - Just Dance Kids
Kids in America - Just Dance (Extraction)
Kids in America - Just Dance 3 (Extraction)
Kids in America - Just Dance Now (No GUI)