West Virginia is the first state in the U.S. to officially adopt Konami's dancing simulator in all of its 765 public schools. According to SFGate: "The games, which will run on Microsoft Xboxes, will be incorporated into physical education curricula and after-school programs" in an effort to motivate kids to exercise and to fight childhood obesity, an acute problem in the state. Adult supervision will be required to prevent hacking (read: game swapping) and unforeseen health complications, of course.
At any rate, buying even one TV-Xbox-dance-pad combo for each school will cost over $550,000 total (and what gym class could go without at least a second pad or system?), though the program's cost is being sponsored by no fewer than one other local group or agency. We hope the investment's worth it (dancing for your