Dance Mat Typing is used in schools, including Will Rogers Elementary School in California's Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and Austin Elementary School in Coppell, Texas, as of April 2015. The online game from the British Broadcasting Corporation uses entertaining exercises to teach elementary school-age children touch-typing skills.
Many people touch type faster than they can write with a pen, according to the British Broadcasting Corporation. Dance Mat Typing has 12 steps, beginning with teaching the student the keyboard home row keys. Each step builds on earlier lessons. As the student progresses, the game introduces new letters. Students can test their typing speeds at the end of each level and receive rewards.