Dance Sensation not working as expected

Hi, I’m trying out Hue Essentials on an iPad Pro running iOS 14.7.1. I’m trying Dance Sensation in its default configuration… specifically with brightness at max and set to use the microphone, I have about 9 bulbs and a light strip configured in an entertainment area. When I press start, all the bulbs get VERY dim and occasionally pulse even though I have very loud sound in the room. What am I doing wrong?