Thursday, March 02, 2006

Dance Video Games Hit the Floor in Schools

Education Week
Published: February 8, 2006

By Rhea R. Borja

Listen to the beat. Watch the television screen. Now, boogie to the left and boogie to the right. Repeat a few thousand times.

More students are shaking their booties—and getting fit—in school with the help of the video game series Dance Dance Revolution and similar games.

Instead of punching buttons with their thumbs or maneuvering a joystick, students are jumping, stepping, spinning, and rocking on a sensor-lined vinyl dance pad connected to a video game console and TV blasting Top 40 or hip-hop.

Dance Video Games Hit the Floor in Schools (article)


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