‘Bounden’ turns your iPhone into a ballet partner

Can an iPhone teach you to be a skilled ballet dancer? In my case, almost certainly not — but it’s a whole lot of fun to try.

Bounden is a mobile game that pushes you to dance. Arcade and console experiences like Dance Central and Dance Dance Revolution task you with following on-screen instructions as you attempt to follow a routine, but Bounden provides much less obvious direction. It’s a two-player experience, and each person holds an end of the phone with one thumb on screen. Each dance routine is represented by an on-screen sphere, and your goal is to move a tiny reticle around the screen so that you hit round markers located around that sphere. To do so you’ll need to swing your arms in unison and twirl your partner in time to the…

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