By now you have probably heard the rumors, seen it with your own two eyes or played it with your own two feet. If you do not come to P.E. with the boys and girls of JHH you might be wondering what “it” is. It’s Dance Dance Revolution (DDR)®!
DDR® has officially made a direct hit on our P.E. classes. Having a video game in P.E. class seems like an oxymoron. It would almost be like having chocolate dressing on a fresh green salad. Yuck!
But DDR® is not your normal video game. Instead of those handheld controllers that result in too much time sitting around, DDR® has ignition pads similar to the controllers that are activated by your feet. Students dance along with the music stepping according to the directional arrows that scroll up the screen.
The popularity of DDR® is sweeping the globe and the results have been amazing. Many have reported uplifting and inspiring stories of weight loss that you can check out here. Reports that corroborated those stories resulted in JHH purchasing our very own DDR® station. As I’ve been able to research the Internet about the value of games like DDR® I have discovered that the value of these rhythmic aerobic games goes beyond improved fitness. If you would like to see some of the other benefits you can look here.
Share with me your thoughts about DDR®. Do you enjoy playing DDR®? Is it too difficult or too easy? Do you think it was a good idea to get DDR® for P.E.? Do you think we should get another DDR® station? Do not forget to tell me why. Give me lots of reasons and details to support your opinion.