Celebration: Get Physical @ your library
Dance Dance Revolution and Karaoke Revolution Parties
Get the fever! Kick off your teen reading club with a Dance Dance Revolution or Karaoke Revolution party at your library!
Dance Dance Revolution, which goes by DDR, is a video game that is sweeping the country. Many libraries offer DDR programs for tweens and teens 11 and up. The game is played on a dance pad with four arrows pointing left, right, up, and down. The players select music and watch a video screen which directs them to place their feet on the arrows in rhythm with the music. To win, the players must time their steps with the arrows on the screen. This games is very popular with teens. For more information and to learn about equipment you will need, visit Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dance_Dance_Revolution.
In Karaoke Revolution, players select an onscreen character performing at one of several venues, such as a subway station, a carnival, or a football halftime show. Players wear a head set and sing along with an instrumental sound track. The words to the song scroll across the bottom of the screen. Points are awarded based on how well the singer matches the melody and rhythm. For more information, visit Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karaoke_Revolution or Answers.com at www.answers.com/topic/karaoke-revolution/.
For many more ideas to get teens active and involved at your library, look at ALA’s Teen Read Week programs, Get Physical @ your library with Performance and Exercise at www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/teenreading/trw/trw2006/programs.htm