DanceDanceRevolution Gets Schooled

by Ryan Halvorson on Jun 29, 2012

Making News

This fall, Konami Digital Entertainment’s popular DanceDance­Revolution will arrive in various schools across the United States. A developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties, Konami has partnered with organizations like the American Diabetes Association®,The National Foundation on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and Let’s Move in School to encourage physical activity with Dance Dance­Revolution Classroom Edition.This specialized version connects up to 48 wireless mat controllers to one PC. Teachers can track students’ improvements through measures like steps taken, BMI and caloric expenditure. “Over the past few years, we’ve created powerful alliances to get our existing DanceDanceRevolution game into hundreds of physical education classrooms across the nation, and now with new collaborations with DanceDanceRevolution Classroom Edition we are poised to get al­most every student in the nation more physically fit and moving to DanceDanceRevolution,” said Clara Baum, Konami senior director of strategic marketing and partnerships.

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Ryan Halvorson

Ryan Halvorson IDEA Author/Presenter

Ryan Halvorson is the chief content officer for Fit Scribe Media (; contributing editor for IDEA Health & Fitness Association; director of group training at Bird Rock Fit in La Jolla, CA; a Master Instructor for Metabolic Effect and the creator of, a lifestyle organization dedicated to finding ways to achieve improved fitness, nutrition and healthy living habits in 30 minutes or less. He is an internationally recognized speaker and has written for publications such as DETAILS and GQ.