The routine is performed by a dance crew of four men.
P1 has black hair in a flat top style, a shiny yellow track suit with grey and black shoulders, and white and black striped shoes.
P2 has black hair under a dark green fedora, thick black glasses, a yellow shiny track suit with grey sleeves, and white and black shoes.
P3 has short black hair under a red beanie, a grey shirt, a black leather vest, red skinny jeans with a black bandana hanging out of the left pocket, some red tattoos on his arms, and black shoes.
P4 has black fluffy hair with a red bandana around it, sunglasses, a red wife beater, a black leather vest, black skinny jeans, a red plaid jacket tied around his hips, and black ankle boots.
At a few points, the dancers turn black with some blue highlights and outlines.
The Old School dancer is a woman. She wears a red bill cap, a golden necklace with a peace sign, a tie-dye cropped shirt, a pair of black sunglasses, a pair of dark skinny jeans, and a pair of red sneakers. She has pure chocolate brown frizzy hair which is tied back.
The black background features two white outlined boomboxes, one with two green diamonds, and the other with red triangles. These shapes feature complex patterns. The diamond boombox is on Run DMC's side, and the triangle boombox is on Aerosmith's side. The diamonds have a yellow leopard filling, and the triangles feature dark shades of more triangles. Around the shapes are some thin white lightning bolts and zigzag swirls. These shapes pump forward to the beat, and a brief splatter is formed around them whenever they rotate. The shapes return to their boomboxes at the start of the verses.
It uses the extreme background from the previous game, which features numerous squares, some of which are used as platforms throughout. It mainly shines red and orange. In an update, the background now shines blue-and-red instead of orange-and-red. The colors flash faster and the squares shift more often. At some parts, the background flashes a bright yellow.
P2: Grab your left leg and put your right hand on your head.
P1: Get down on on your right knee and cross your arms.
This is done one at a time in a circle.
Gold Move 2:
P1 and P2: Cross your arms.
P3: Put down your arms.
P4: Put your right arm around your ribs and your left hand on your face while standing on one leg.
Gold Moves 1 and 3 (P4)
Gold Moves 1 and 3 (P3)
Gold Moves 1 and 3 (P2)
Gold Moves 1 and 3 (P1)
Gold Moves 1 and 3 in-game
Gold Move 2
Gold Move 2 in-game
There are 5 Gold Moves in the Old School routine: Gold Moves 1 and 3: Put your hands up then cross them. Gold Moves 2 and 4: Put your right hand near your head then show your muscles tilted. Gold Move 5: When you are on your knees jump up and point to the screen.
Gold Moves 1 and 3 (Old School)
Gold Moves 2 and 4 (Old School)
Gold Move 5 (Old School)
Gold Moves 1 and 3 in-game
Gold Moves 2 and 4 in-game
Gold Move 5 in-game
There is 1 Gold Move in the Mashup: Gold Move: Put your arms and hands above your head with your wrists pointing up. (Diggin’ in the Dirt)
The original song is by Aerosmith themselves; the game uses the Run DMC version.
Excluding the World Dance Floor VIPs, the VIP for this song is the second Just Dance VIP to not have Video Killed the Radio Star as an avatar; instead, Santa Claus uses P2 from XMas Tree’s avatar (which resembles Santa Claus).
According to the flag, this version of Santa Claus is Finnish, although Santa Claus in folklore resides in the North Pole.
This is the first VIP routine in which the VIP does not perform the Classic routine, but instead performs an alternate routine.
This is also the first VIP to not consist of a celebrity or someone working with Ubisoft, but rather, a mythical character.
This is also the first VIP to not allow the players to dance with Challengers.
Sometimes while playing the Just Dance VIP mode, an odd glitch occurs. The score bar doesn't count any points and you are unable to receive any stars.
As of now the Just Dance VIP glitch is fixed.
The final time Lollipop appears in the Mashup, the gummy worms from the original background appear with her, although in mashups the gummy worms were removed.
Since the passing of Christmas 2014, the VIP routine has been removed from the Wii and the PS3.
There is a glitch in the Extreme Version, where the dancers arms disappear for a second.
This might be a green screen error or a chrome keying glitch.
The background of the Old School routine has been updated to make it more animated. This feature can only be accessed on later created copies of the game, circa January 2015 and Just Dance Unlimited.
The Alternate coach from this song appears in the background of Uptown Funk without angles.
The background of the classic routine is reused in the Hip Hop routine of Just Dance Machine with some modifications made. Additionally, the coach from the same routine reuses the clothing of P1 and P2 of the song.