I love DDR. :) Yep, workout mode is the only way it will keep track of your calories, but it's cool. You can tell it how many calories you want to burn, and will let you know when you've reached your goal. It also keeps track of your workouts. If you haven't done DDR before, I suggest starting with the lessons. :) I was awkward at it in the beginning, but I got better with time. I haven't been able to do DDR since I gained my weight back (my joints hurt too much), but I'm looking forward to when I can do it again.