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DDR in the schools; the video game, not the country

The New York Times front page shows a gym class in Morgantown, W.Va. crowded with middle school legs dancing on mats, eyes staring off screen. What they’re staring at is a computer screen playing the video game Dance Dance Revolution. Hundreds of schools have taken notice of this Japanese arcade game that has gotten normally sedentary youth active again by including this video game in their physical education programs. The San Francisco Chronicle (in January 2006) said West Virginia’s plan is to incorporate the video game in all of its 765 public schools by the end of 2007 to attack the states youth obesity problem.