KONAMI Challenges Kids Everywhere to Get Their Game on

Following Rave Reviews of its West Virginia Event, KONAMI Launches Inaugural DanceDanceRevolution State Championship Tournament in State of Hawaii to Promote Healthier Lifestyle. More details after the jump.

Kids across the U.S. are getting off the couch and getting their dance on. Following the lead of a successful tournament throughout the state of West Virginia, KONAMI today announced the 2011 DanceDanceRevolution Hawaii State Championship Tournament, designed to promote the importance of exercise and healthy lifestyles for youths all across the Aloha State and nationwide.

Hawaiians have seen the difference DanceDanceRevolution can make since first integrating the game into public school physical education programs in 2007. The tournament will elevate these programs to a whole new level, and give students a chance to show off their hard-core “DanceDance” domination.

“KONAMI is dedicated to helping in the fight against childhood obesity by creating fun and innovative ways to keep kids moving and healthy,” said Shinji Hirano, President of KONAMI. “We had tremendous success partnering with West Virginia for their statewide program and wanted to expand this exciting competition to other states around the nation. We look forward to working with Hawaii on this challenging event geared toward improving the health of our young people and seeing the youth of Hawaii’s ‘DanceDance’ talents.”

The 2011 DanceDanceRevolution Hawaii State Championship Tournament is open to all public elementary, middle and high schools that are currently using DanceDanceRevolution in their physical education curriculum. Scholarships, trophies and other fantastic prizes will be up for grabs to students who prove that they can really bust a move.

The 2011 DanceDanceRevolution Hawaii State Championship Tournament details are as follows:

Regional Championships February 19, 2011

  • Hosted at Waialua Elementary School, Waialua HI
  • First and Second Place winners from each region will be invited to finals

State Championship Tournaments February 26, 2011

  • Aloha Tower, Honolulu HI
  • Top three places are awarded with scholarships and prizes

About DanceDanceRevolution

Since it was first introduced to North American video game consoles in 2001, DanceDanceRevolution has received a tremendous amount of exposure for its health benefits. A major part of the new trend in gaming that takes players off of the couch and away from the joystick, DanceDanceRevolution has recently been introduced as part of the physical fitness curriculum in multiple school districts in the United States. Additionally, it has been a part of numerous research studies on childhood obesity.

For more information, please visit:  http://www.konami.com/ddr .