Disney High School Musical 3: Senior Year Dance! is a rhythm game based on the film High School Musical 3: Senior Year. Players can choose to be one of the characters of the film (Chad, Gabriella, Kels, Ryan, Sharpay, Taylor or Troy) or create a new, customized Wildcat. It features several environments and songs from the three films. Gameplay is presented as a series of dance-offs where small orbs floating in one of four directions need to be timed correctly when they pass a threshold to keep the dance and the song going. On the Wii the swings are measured while the Xbox 360 version supports the tracking of steps on a dance pad.
Next to the single-player mode there is a head-to-head competitive dance mode. Sometimes quick mini-games break out in the middle of songs and special effects can be activated while dancing. By learning dance moves from the characters additional songs, clothing and characters can be unlocked.