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POWER PAD REQUIRED
Nintendo Entertainment System(R)
Hop, skip and jump your way into shape!
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Thank you for selecting the Nintendo Entertainment System (R)
Dance Aerobics (TM) Pak. This game requires the Power Pad (TM)
Please read this instruction booklet to ensure proper handling of
your new game, and then save the booklet for future reference.
1) This is a high percision game. It should not be stored in
places that are very hot or cold. Never hit or drop it. Do
not take it apart.
2) Avoid touching the connectors, do not get them wet or dirty.
Doing so may damage the game.
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Persons with heart, respiratory, back and joint problems, high
blood pressure or under a physician's direction to restrict
activity *should not use the Power Pad without a physician's
advice.* Pregnant women should not use the Power Pad. Serious
personal injury can result.
*Do not wear shoes!! Keep all sharp objects away from the Power
Pad at all times.*
*Do not use the Power Pad outside or near sources of heat or
Do not use the Power Pad on any soft, thickly padded surface such
as a couch or lawn. You could stretch or break the internal
mechanism as well as cause possible personal injury.
Make sure the Control Deck power if *OFF* when changing any Game
Pak or making a connection from the Power Pad. Connecting it
with the power on could damage the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Do not stand on the Power Pad while making a connection.
When unplugging the Power Pad connector from the Control Deck,
always hold the connector itself, not the cord. Do not touch the
terminals or wet them with water. Personal injury could result.
All users should do several minutes of warm-up exercises before
starting to play games on the Power Pad.
Select an area to use the Power Pad where you will not be in the
way of other people or objects in case of falls. Do not position
the television set where you may hit if you fall. Failure to
read and comply with the instructions, including these safety
precautions may result in personal injury to you and/or damage to
the Power Pad. Nintendo of American Inc. assumes no
responsibility, obligation, or liability for injuries sustained
due to such failure.
1. Welcome to Dance Aerobics 5
2. The Aerobics Studio Curriculum 6
3. How to connect and operate the Power Pad 7
4. Lesson time 9
5. Getting Started 10
6. Dance Aerobics 11
7. How to input your Pass Stamp 15
8. Pad Antics 16
9. Aerobic Studios 19
This game is designed for use with the Power Pad. It gives you
the thrill of real Aerobics as you use your body energetically on
the Power Pad. With Dance Aerobics, shape up using the "B" side
of the Power Pad.
Warm up before playing Dance Aerobics.
Don't over do it! We suggest a maximum of one hour a day.
When playing, don't strain yourself...relax and enjoy!
1. WELCOME TO DANCE AEROBICS
In Dance Aerobics, follow what the Instructor does and says.
Progress through all 8 classes in the exercise studio, from the
introductory class right up to the most advanced level. Your
room will change into a aerobic studio whenever you want it to.
You can enjoy a work out with your family, friends, or by
yourself. But remember, it's important to work out at a pace
that's just right for you.
*From the Instructors*
*What is "Aerobic Exercise"?*
"Aerobics" is a type of exercise for improving your stamina. It
aims at building up your body so your heart and lung functions
can efficiently carry oxygen throughout your body. Stamina, not
muscle power is important for your body health. This is the
basic philosophy behind aerobics.
2. THE AEROBIC STUDIO CURRICULUM
Introductory Beginner Intermediate Advanced
Classes Classes Classes Classes
1 & 2 3 & 4 5 & 6 7 & 8
The code entry screen which allows you to begin at the higher
levels in Dance Aerobics.
* Tune Up * Mat Melodies * Ditto
Studio Studio Studio Studio
5 10 15 20
HOW TO CONNECT AND OPERATE THE POWER PAD
Use Side B of the Power Pad with this Game Pak. Do not use Side
HOW TO CONNECT THE POWER PAD TO YOUR NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT
SYSTEM CONTROL DECK.
To adjust the television screen when connecting the Control Deck
to your television, carefully read the Control Deck and
1. Turn the Control Deck Power Switch to OFF. Plug the Control
Deck Controller Connector into the No. 1 socket on the front of
the Control Deck.
2. Plug the Power Pad Connector into the No. 2 socket on the
front of the Control Deck.
3. Insert the Game Pak into the Control Deck. Open the Power
Pad completely, then turn on the Power Switch on the Control
*Power Pad Parts*
(1) (2) (3) (4) choose selections on the game menus.
(6) starts the game
(1) <- (12) for entire game once started.
Press the Start Button to pause the action during play.
4. LESSON TIME
1. Before starting Dance Aerobics, warm up with a few light
stretching and jumping exercises.
Caution: Sudden exercise is not good for your health.
2. If the Power Pad moves during exercise and hinders your
enjoyment of the game, we recommend laying a commercially
available vinyl carpet underneath the Power Pad. This will
also dampen noise.
1. Limit play to a maximum of one hour per day.
2. Excessive exercise can be harmful.
3. Consult your physician if you classify yourself as:
Having heart problems
Having physical disabilites
5. GETTING STARTED
Press Start on the Controller or step on number (6) on the Power
Pad. In either case the Main Menu Select Screen will appear.
When you step on (1) (2) (3) or (4) of the Power Pad, that
particular game or game menu will appear on the screen.
(1) Dance Aerobics
(2) Pass Stamp
(3) Pad Antics
(4) Aerobic Studios
6. DANCE AEROBICS
Follow your instructor's movements and aerobicise on the Power
Pad. There are eight different classes, each more challenging
then the last. For every mistake you make in the timing of your
steps or where you move on the Power Pad, the number of coins
will decrease. Once you have lost all of your coins you can not
afford to make a mistake. If you do, the class is over and you
will not get a Pass Stamp to the next level!
*Now watch your instructor carefully and start exercising.*
First of all, the instructor will show you a series of steps or
"Routine". Here, the coins will not disappear if you make a
mistake. Learn the steps while matching your movements to the
Try not to make any mistakes in your movements!
Follow your instructor's movements as if you were looking in a
mirror. If your Instructor raises her right arm, you raise your
When you're exercising in a seated position on the Power Pad, the
position of your hands and feet will be checked. You may sit on
(6) & (7) or (10) & (11).
Introductory Classes 1 & 2
Beginner Classes 3 & 4
The Instructor will give the message "WATCH THE WAY I MOVE" to
allow you to practice the routines. When the message "FOLLOW ME"
appears, judging will begin. If the message "RELAX AND ENJOY"
appears, the judges have determined that incorrect moves are
Intermediate Classes 5 & 6
In these classes, you exercise together with your instructor
without practicing. You're not judged for the first eight beats
of the class.
Advanced Classes 7 & 8
These are just like the intermediate classes, but, you are not
judged for the first four beats of the class.
If you complete the final class (8) you will be crowned An
Once crowned, press the Reset Button and the Routines will
change to make it even more of a challenge.
Each time you make the mistake of moving out of time or
misplacing your hands or feet, you lose a coin. Once you lose
all the coins your class is over. So watch carefully what the
The next time you work out with Dance Aerobics, you can start
from the next class if you input your Pass Stamp Number. Read
the next page for details on how to input the Pass Stamp.
7. HOW TO INPUT YOUR PASS STAMP
For each class successfully completed in Dance Aerobics you will
be shown a number. This number is your Pass Stamp. You can
advance to the next higher level class using this number along
with Pass Stamps from earlier levels (if any). To input your
Pass Stamp first select "Pass Stamp" on the Menu Selection
*It looks like this!*
The Pass Stamp screen will appear. Use the corresponding numbers
on the Power Pad to enter your Pass Stamp(s).
Enter your Pass Stamps in the order received.
Once your Pass Stamp(s) is entered, press number (6) on the Power
Pad to start your class.
8. PAD ANTICS
If you step on the number (3) of the Dance Aerobics Menu
Selection Screen, the Pad Antics Menu Screen will appear. You
can choose Tune Up, Mat Melodies or Ditto.
In this game you make music with the Power Pad. The screen shows
you the Power Pad, and where the notes are.
When you step on a note on the Power Pad (except (6) & (7)), it
will show up on the music score above.
Mat Melodies is similar to Tune Up but in this case you play
along with the Mat Melody tune. Move your feet around the Power
Pad just as the green dots move on the screen. Be aware, your
errors are being counted and if you make too many, your game will
In this segment of Pad Antics you are challenged to match the
computer's green feet and hands. It's not easy.
The positions for placing your hands and feet will appear one
after the other. Any body position is fine, but you have to put
your hands and feet on the points indicated.
The quicker you are at placing your hands and feet on the
designated points on the Power Pad, the higher your score. If
you score more than 80 points, the pace gets faster.
9. AEROBIC STUDIOS
There are four different Aerobic Studios. Studio 5, 10, 15, 20.
Using (1) (2) (3) (4) you can select a 5, 10, 15 or 20 minute
Your score for each studio workout is determined by how well you
keep up. Play is very similar to that of Dance Aerobic Classes.
Your score begins at 100 and will decrease if you make mistakes.
However, if you manage to complete the next Routine correctly you
can bring your score back up.
Remember, every time you hit Reset the Routines will change their
order, then you can enjoy a whole new aerobic workout.
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