When I first got DDR, I didn't have much luck with it so I put it aside. But this time, I have figured out how to set the mode for each dance to Beginner and to slow down the beat. I have been "Walking Like an Egyptian" and dancing to "Apache" and "I Like the Way She Moves". Kind of reliving my adolescence. Next thing you know I'll be putting up Michael Jackson posters in my bedroom. Image via Wikipedia
On a more serious note, I am interested in DDR as an adjunct to the Interactive Metronome therapy I've done. I don't think DDR can replace IM because:
- The pace of IM can be adjusted to suit individual needs and DDR can't.
- IM provides a sequential, logical learning hierarchy and critical feedback for timing, DDR does not.
- IM is beat is rhythmic and predictable which is critical to motor planning, DDR is not.