Exergaming Australia is the proud, sole distributor for iDANCE2 in Australasia. For more information on this amazing Exergame contact Brett on 0418 146 818.

Positive Gaming™ iDANCE is a revolutionary multiplayer exergaming system that was designed specifically for environments such as  schools, fitness, leisure and community centres (YMCA’s, PCYC’s etc)

It is unique in so many ways;  it provides the user with a combination of physical, social and cognitive benefits and it accommodates up to 32-players at the same time with up 3 separate difficulty levels with real-time performance feedback. iDANCE2 is applicable to all age groups and all ability levels. It is truly the quintessential health and fitness solution for our modern age!

iDANCE2 spearheads the new generation of fitness / health solutions. This new breed of professional ‘Serious Exergames’ are so effective because they are immersive which makes them engaging and incredible fun. Perceived exertion is very low as you concentrate on the gameplay not the exercise, which is the litmus test of the best exergames – we refer to this as ‘Stealth Health’. iDANCE2 has become the benchmark for modern interactive-fitness (Exergaming), it was designed from the ground up to be so by the world’s best Machine Dance company, Positive Gaming.

There is no other technology-dance product in the world that offers the features and benefits of iDANCE2, that’s one of the major reasons Exergaming Australia chose this system over all others. We also chose iDANCE because the team at Positve Gaming are as inspiring and engaging as their dance solution. Great people and an amazing product, we couldn’t have chosen better! 

iDANCE version 2 was released in March 2010. Please check the video in the right column of this page (iDANCE2 World Release) to see the wonderful feedback Positive Gaming received for the iDANCE2 debut in the US in March 2010 or click on this link: Positive Gaming™ iDANCE2 at IHRSA 2010 in San Diego, California.

Why is Positive Gaming™ iDANCE2 the best solution?

People and Culture

First and foremost, iDANCE2 is a solution for people, made by a passionate and commited company (more people) who genuinly want to make a difference. That suits us just fine as we want to make a difference as well! Positive Gaming have created the benchmark in fitness-dance systems and we are very proud to be part of the world wide team.

The focus of the original iDANCE system was to change the way people played with video games, over the years, that has certainly happened with iDance creating a new ‘physical’ gaming culture which is totally unique. iDANCE2 is the latest incarnation which is highly social, wonderfully entertaining and accessible to anyone at any age or ability level.

Quality and Cleverness

Quite simply, dance games are fun, not considering the tremendous fitness and health benefits they offer. To remain fun, the systems MUST be extremely well made to withstand the onslaught of countless steps, jumps, twists and turns plus engage the players attention for years to come to make the systems sustainable. So when we say, the iDANCE2 system has been designed from the ‘ground’ up we are being quite literal. The success of the system lays under your feet, with the interactive foot controller or the ‘Dance Platform’ (Dance Pad). Although it seems obvious, but even research (PDF file page 191, 5.3.1) has shown, that the most important element in the success of Exergaming-Dance equipment is the Dance Pad. The most crucial design factors are: Durability, accuracy, lightweight and ease of handling.

The instructional video with Chris demonstrates the effectiveness of the iDANCE2 system , plus how easy it is to retrieve and store the pads for Pro use in gyms etc.

iDANCE2 was designed as a professional group fitnesss solution, as a result, it incorporates features that make the unit ideal for frequent use for up to 32 people as a portable or as permanent solution i.e. under-utlized multipurpose rooms or Aerobic areas in Gyms and Fitness centres.

Positive Gaming’s Impact Arcade dance pads were designed by dance game specialists in close co-operation with the world’s best machine dancers, to ensure the highest level of product excellence and make sure the pads are responsive and accurate.

The dance pads are made of the highest quality, scratch resistant polycarbonate, with spill resistant internal components. The pads were also designed with maintenance in mind, and kudos for Positive Gaming doing so, good design should allow for all contingencies which many other companies fail to realise – see our ‘Media’ section for close up pictures of the high quality components.

The pads and associated components and peripherals are produced entirely in Europe by Arrowdance in the Netherlands. Arrowdance utilizes machining best practices and and adheres to EU policies for environmental impact, including the utilization of recycled materials where appropriate.

Accuracy in production is assured due to sophisticated injection-moulding and CNC milling processes. The figure above shows a typical ‘professional’ hard pad – Four directional arrow panels: Up, Down, Left and Right. The pads are wirelessy connected to the PC, have two grab handles for easy carrying and are non-slip and easy to clean for improved preventatitve maintenance.

Together all the attention to detail and clever design, make Positive Gaming’s Impact Arcade dance platforms the best on the planet – you can quote us on that as well!

The Fun Stuff

The video game software displays arrow charts on a large sceen (LCD TV or Projector). The arrow charts are comparable to sheet music for musical instruments. These arrow charts scroll up from the bottom to the top of the screen. Once the arrows reach a marker at the top, the player steps on the matching arrow on the dance pad. The arrows follow the beat and rhythm of the music, as does the player. As more complex arrow combinations appear the player must be able to twist, turn, jump and step in order to hit all the arrows.

Players begin at a basic level and are guided through the experience with positive and detailed feedback. The iDANCE2 requirements of timing, focus, muscle endurance, and stamina increase in direct proportion to the players increasing skill level.

iDANCE2 has redefined ‘physical gaming’, what we call Exergaming. Quite simply it has revolutionised the way we play interactive video games. iDANCE2 is an active, healthy and highly social way to have fun with anyone at any age or ability level. iDANCE2 is the world standard in Exergaming and we plan for it to repeat its international success here in Australia and New Zealand.

The two videos below Parts 1 & 2, give a wonderful overview of the passion of the iDANCE2 Positive Gaming crew and a great insight into what users think of the system for fun and fitness.


The Positive Gaming™ iDANCE2 system has a variety of features that set it apart as a truly unique experience and make it ideal for fitness and leisure centres, schools and community centres and any other place which could benefit from  group play/group fitness:

  • Easy to setup and take down
  • Lightweight, durable platforms
  • Provides developmental benefits (Social, Cognitive & Physical)
  • Wireless data transmission
  • Real-time, individual performance feedback
  • Player tracking (ability to export data)
  • Upgradable software
  • Up to 32-players
  • Suitable for all ages and levels of player, no questionable lyrics and graphics
  • Up to three difficulty levels simultaneously
  • Includes many instructor tools and teaching aids
  • Over 130 licensed, energizing songs
  • Advanced, high definition (HD) 3D engine

Feature List

  • Over 130 licensed songs from select artists of various music styles
  • Multiplayer experience for up to 32 players at the same time
  • Five step charts and difficulty levels per song, made by the world’s leading step chart artists
  • One, two or three simultaneous difficulty levels during play;
  • an ideal feature for groups with mixed skill levels
  • Four panel gameplay style (Up, Down, Left, Right)
  • 3D game engine
  • Real time scoring
  • Early-late timing indicator
  • Direct player feedback in all game modes
  • Simple and intuitive remote controlled interface
  • Interface optimized for both players and spectators
  • Regular software upgrades with new songs and features
  • Durable and light-weight wireless dance pads using RF based high range transceivers
  • Optional space effective transport and storage cart for up to 16 dance platforms
  • Visit to learn more about the software!

Items Included

  • Dedicated computer system with Positive Gaming™ iDANCE2 software
  • Positive Gaming™ Wireless Base Station
  • Positive Gaming™ Wireless Dance Pads (incl. chargers)
  • Remote Control
  • Cordless Keyboard

Optional Items

  • Positive Gaming™ Transport and Storage Cart
  • Positive Gaming™ Multi-Charger


The Positive Gaming™ iDANCE system is not only fun to play, it also delivers a variety of benefits to its users. Some of the many benefits of using the Positive Gaming™ iDANCE system include:

The Positive Gaming™ iDANCE2 system is unique in that it allows for varying skill levels to participate side by side without compromising the development of any other player.

Importantly, in fact, crucially, iDANCE2 is fun! The incredible motivating power of fun is often underestimated, or disregarded with conventional fitness system. Positive Gaming have understood from the very beginning how fun makes the experience immersive and compelling. This guarantees the participants longevity with this interactive gaming experience and longevity allows for sustained improvements in fitness, wellbeing and cognition.

iDANCE2 is a worldwide phenomenon, this has created an extensive global, social network which is easily accessed online and in local interest groups across many communities. This rich, developing culture is a way for players to further socialise and share their experiences and plan future events – check iDANCE’S Facebook Page which has just passed 1,000 members!

When you have great people who care passionately about their work, who create high quality, clever and exciting solutions and who want to make a difference in the world, then you know you are part of something unique and important. Exergaming Australia and Positive Gaming are determined that our communities can benefit from robust innovations such as iDANCE2.