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A new revolution in fitness for Rincon Elementary
PE teachers put "Dance, Dance Revolution" game to work
Rincon DDR 2
Jordan Bauer and James Malphrus play “Dance, Dance Revolution” during a free day in their Rincon Elementary physical education class. - photo by Photo by Sandi Van Orden

Students at Rincon Elementary have a new game to participate in during physical education as the school recently received “Dance, Dance Revolution,” along with a Play Station 2 as another option to keep students moving.

Rincon Elementary PE teacher Tesh Pace said the game came from a grant from Live Healthy Georgia.  She and school nurse Laura Wood, along with some of the other teachers, completed the paperwork showing what the school is doing to improve the health of those in the school.

Pace said activities to help health include health screenings for teachers and information sessions for parents.

“As long as we applied for it, the first 23 applicants would win a set,” she said.

The school received two game pads, 28 practice pads, a Play Station 2, the game and two pedometers.

Pace said the school will begin by using the game as one station during free days and will set up for the entire class to use a couple times during the year.

“We’ll use it five or six times throughout the year, hopefully more,” she said.

Pace said the students have been excited to play the game.

“They love doing it,” she said. “They get their exercise in, which most don’t realize.”