It says on the screen, very clearly, that you should hold the phone in your right hand. However, I noticed getting more points when holding it in my left hand. Also, the screen-dancer's left hand is usually highlighted. Now I'm confused.

The only video I found of people dancing with their phones in their hands is this one, but I don't know if that's really their left hand or their right hand.

Moreover, do I do with my left hand what the screen-dancer does with her right hand, or opposite? There are some instructions but I don't get them.

The whole mirror thing is confusing me.

Is there a simple way to think about this?

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    Can someone please explain the downvote?
    – iCanLearn
    Dec 13, 2015 at 20:17
  • This seems to have been flagged as "opinion-based". I disagree, but that my explain the downvote.
    – DJ Pirtu
    Dec 13, 2015 at 20:33
  • Yeah, the system warned me that my question is probably opinion based when I typed in the title. Someone might have been relying on some automatic classification without really reading the question. Anyway, thanks for the info!
    – iCanLearn
    Dec 13, 2015 at 20:43
  • Because I do not see this question as being useful. Are you right handed? Hold it in your right hand. Left handed? Change hands. How could a phone know what you are doing with the opposite hand? Some of this is just common sense.
    – user106385
    Dec 13, 2015 at 21:40
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    I'm not visually told to use my left hand. The dancer is holding it in what looks like her left hand, but that would be my right hand if I have to dance like I'm an image of her in the mirror (the instructions mention something like that). I'd just like an answer from someone who gets top scores in the game and knows for sure. I'm obviously confused and you haven't played the game, so I don't think that the two of us can come to a conclusion.
    – iCanLearn
    Dec 13, 2015 at 22:01

1 Answer 1


The console versions of the game specify to hold the controller in your right hand, and to treat the display as a mirror. (i.e., your right hand should mirror the Just Dancer's left hand). There's actually a tutorial popup that displays this in Just Dance 2015, but my google-fu hasn't returned a screen cap.

My best guess would be that they would not have changed this for Just Dance Now, and any anecdote of scoring higher with the left hand is a combination of imprecise movement detection, memory and confirmation biases, or both.

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