The Dragon Dance takes the form of a red, yellow and orange Chinese dragon head with yellow horns, white teeth, a yellow muzzle, red lips, and round eyes. Also, behind its head, it leaves a red energy trail.
In gameplay, the Dragon Dance can only be obtained at random from Item Boxes by Lunar Blaze. As with most other Items, Metal Sonic can also use the Dragon Dance if he uses the Steal Item to steal it from the aforementioned user.
When used, the Dragon Dance will fly down the lane it was deployed on at high speed until it eventually turns around and comes bouncing back down the lane it is on. It will also ignore any obstacle in its way by passing right through them. Opponents hit by the Dragon Dance will be slowed down heavily and lose Rings. In addition, the player can upgrade the Dragon Dance by leveling the user up to level 6, and again by leveling the user up to level 12.