Lesson Plan: Cardio Drumming to “Everybody Dance Now”
Objective: To engage students in an energetic cardio drumming routine set to the classic dance hit “Everybody Dance Now,” suitable for all levels of ability.
Materials Needed: Stability balls on buckets or chairs, drumsticks or similar items, audio system for the song “Everybody Dance Now.”
Introduction: Introduce the song “Everybody Dance Now” and explain the fun and benefits of cardio drumming. Highlight how this activity combines rhythm, coordination, and cardiovascular exercise.
Setup: Organize the drumming stations with stability balls and distribute drumsticks to each student.
Warm-Up: Begin with a warm-up to prepare for the activity. Use this video for the warm-up session:
Drumming Technique: Teach the basic drumming techniques, focusing on rhythm and coordination. Adapt techniques for varying abilities.
Learning the Routine: Break down the cardio drumming routine to “Everybody Dance Now” into manageable sections, teaching each part step-by-step.
Full Routine Practice: Combine all sections and practice the full routine. Encourage students to get into the rhythm and enjoy the music.
Cool Down: Conclude with a cool-down session to relax muscles and slow heart rates. Use this video for the cool-down:
Feedback and Reflection: Open the floor for students to share their experiences and feedback on the routine. Discuss any challenges and fun moments.
Conclusion: Applaud the students’ efforts and participation. Reinforce the importance of physical activity, rhythm, and having fun with music.