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access_time April 19, 2012 at 8:27 PM in Culture by Justin Weinblatt

Dance Dance Revolution Boogies Its Way Into Gym Classes Everywhere

Videogames are becoming more and more integrated into our daily lives.  Now, kids in gym classes will be able to spend a period playing videogames with Dance Dance Revolution Classroom Edition.
Dance Dance Revolution Classroom Edition is a PC based version of classic Dance Dance Revolution.  This version can simultaneously support 48 DDR pads.  These pads will give gym teachers can tell teachers the amount steps taken, BMI, and more information on each student.  Konami is partnering with Sony, who will provide licensed tracks to the game.

DDR Classroom Edition is being supported by a number of organizations including the American Diabetes Association, The National Foundation on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, and Let’s Move In Schools.

Dance Dance Revolution is one of the few fitness games that truly provides a solid cardio workout, so it’s great to see the franchises introduced in classrooms.  I’m sure that Konami also expects this move to help them regain some market share from Ubisoft’s Just Dance franchise.  Seems like a win-win situation.


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