The Just Dance franchise takes a graceful leap over the shark with Ubisoft's announcement of Just Dance Kids, the fourth game in the series since its debut last year (or third, if you don't think Dance on Broadway counts).

The new game replaces the original's glowing silhouettes with video footage of Real Kids, who are sometimes dressed like chefs for some reason, and who dance along to 40-plus choreographed dances. According to the press release, it'll include "popular hits like 'Holiday,' "Naturally,' and 'One Time,'" which, not coincidentally, are also performed by children. You'll be able to Just Buy the game in November. If you happen to be attending the BlogHer conference in New York this weekend, you'll be able to see it there.
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UBISOFT® UNVEILS JUST DANCE® KIDS

New Video Game Features Dance Moves to the Hottest Kids' Pop Songs and Classic Kids' Favorites

SAN FRANCISCO – August 6, 2010 – Today, Ubisoft announced the development of Just Dance Kids, a new video game title in the multi-million selling Just Dance franchise and the No. 1 selling music/rhythm franchise on the Nintendo Wii™ system. Developed exclusively for Nintendo Wii™, Just Dance Kids includes a variety of kid-friendly songs with over 40 fun dances created by professional choreographers and led by real kids. The game will launch exclusively in North America in November 2010.

"Kids will instantly recognize the hit tunes featured in Just Dance Kids and enjoy learning fun choreography designed with them in mind," said Adam Novickas, U.S. director of marketing at Ubisoft. "Just Dance Kids is a great way for the family to interact together and learn new dance routines, in addition to providing a great form of exercise - as players will be moving and grooving to the entertaining dance moves."

The game will appeal to kids of all ages with popular hits like "Holiday," "Naturally," and "One Time."

Just Dance Kids will be playable for the first time at the BlogHer conference (Ubisoft booth #1101) in New York August 6-7, 2010. For more information about the game, please visit JustDanceKids.com.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.