Usher Wants to Dance with You

June 4, 2012

Want to dance like—or with—Usher? You might just get to do both. The pop superstar recently announced two projects that will allow fans to learn from and interact with him—virtually.

First, a concert he’ll play June 11 at the Hammersmith Apollo in London (it’ll be streamed live here at 4 pm EST) will feature dancing digital avatars created by online viewers. Apparently the specifics of this neat party trick are still being figured out, but a virtual me dancing next to Usher? Sounds pretty awesome.

Usher has also collaborated with Harmonix on “Dance Central 3” for Xbox 360, out later this year. You’ll be able to learn routines set to Usher favorites “OMG” and “Scream,” with choreography based on the actual dances the star performed on tour and in his music videos. Here’s Usher talking about the project, and showing off some of his signature moves at Microsoft’s “Dance Central” presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo: