If you find yourself with a dead Dance Pad like I did, you can make it into a purse. And you get to check out the guts which are pretty cool.
Step 1: Collect all the stuff you'll need
Go to a fabric store and pick out a cool style for your purse. Since the dance pad vinyl is pretty thick and inflexible, and you will have to turn the purse inside out to finish it, keep that in mind. Look for patterns made for stiff fabric / leather.
The pattern won't tell you this, but get some sheet foam, like an automotive headliner from the fabric store and use it as interfacing. It helps the dance pad vinyl look less wrinkly.
You'll need sharp scissors and a sewing machine. Depending on the style you choose you might need some zippers or similar fastener hardware.