I’m talking about this.
Now, I’m nowhere near as good as this kid, and I never will be. But, I’m working on it. No, I didn’t go out and buy the game or a console to play it on. A coworker of mine clued me in to an open source version called StepMania, which I promptly downloaded along with some song packs, and tried out by using the keyboard to follow the steps.
By last Saturday, I was at BestBuy getting a USB compatible dance pad. Since then I’ve spent 30 minutes to an hour dancing around my office at home, after everyone’s gone to bed. Not only was I surprised to find that I still had a few moves left in me, but I worked up a bit of a sweat. It may be that I’m also getting a cardio workout, having found a form of exercise that I actually like.
I’m still learning my way around StepMania, but I understand you can load your favorite MP3s into it and create steps for them. After listening to my 80s playlist on the way to work this morning, I think I might be inspired to put together an 80s inspired set or two just for fun.