Lesson Plan: Cardio Drumming to “Believe” by Cher (Standing and Seated Versions)
Objective: Engage students in a cardio drumming routine set to Cher’s “Believe,” with both standing and seated versions for inclusivity and adaptability.
Materials Needed: Stability balls and buckets or chairs for them, drumsticks or similar items for drumming, and an audio system for “Believe” by Cher.
Introduction (5 minutes): Introduce “Believe” by Cher and discuss the benefits of cardio drumming, highlighting the standing and seated versions.
Setup (5 minutes): Arrange drumming stations and distribute drumsticks.
Warm-Up (10 minutes): Guide students to warm up using the following video. Ensure adaptations for seated students.
Drumming Technique (10 minutes): Demonstrate drumming techniques for both standing and seated positions and practice basic drumming patterns.
Learning the Routine (20 minutes): Teach the cardio drumming routine to “Believe” in sections, providing standing and seated variations.
Full Routine Practice (20 minutes): Perform the full routine to “Believe” by Cher, focusing on rhythm and enjoyment in both versions.
Cool Down (10 minutes): Wind down with a cool-down session using the following video, adapted for seated students.
Feedback and Reflection (5 minutes): Discuss what students enjoyed and found challenging, and encourage sharing thoughts on the routine and adaptations.
Conclusion: Celebrate the completion of the cardio drumming routine, emphasizing rhythm, coordination, and inclusivity in physical activities. Encourage students to explore more music and create their own routines. This lesson plan ensures all students can participate in and enjoy the energizing world of cardio drumming to “Believe” by Cher.