As the name may imply, the music and dancing genre of online gaming contains any game that either involves players following musical rhythms to complete a series of tasks or play the role of character that is involved in a musical or dance setting. Sometimes the games that fall into the music and dancing genre have little to do with the fields of music or dancing but are related by theme as well.
Most of the popular music and dancing games are rhythmic based by the touch or a correlated arrow key or other computer keyboard key. For instance, you may be playing one of the many simulated X Factor computer games that will rank you through each elimination level based on how well you are able to follow the rhythm and pattern of key touches that are highlighted on the screen.
In other games with the same theme you may have to match icons or eliminate blocks in order to continue forward. While both games are completely separate in execution, because they share a musical theme they are ranked as music and dancing games. Logic skills are actually often used in music games that are played on the PC since it is hard to role play via a computer versus playing through a video console. Some music and dancing games played online via the PC are also management games in which you play the role of a talent agent or manager instead of an actual performer.