Lesson Plan: Cardio Drumming to “Flashdance… What a Feeling” by Irene Cara
Objective: To engage students in an invigorating cardio drumming session set to the iconic and motivational song “Flashdance… What a Feeling” by Irene Cara.
Materials Needed: Stability balls on buckets or chairs, drumsticks or similar items, and an audio system for playing “Flashdance… What a Feeling.”
Introduction (5 minutes): Begin by introducing “Flashdance… What a Feeling” by Irene Cara, discussing its impact on pop culture and its uplifting theme.
Setup (5 minutes): Arrange the drumming stations in the classroom, ensuring each student has a stability ball and drumsticks.
Warm-Up (10 minutes): Conduct a warm-up using the following video to prepare the students for the activity:
Drumming Technique (10 minutes): Teach basic drumming techniques, emphasizing rhythm and coordination. Make adaptations for various skill levels.
Learning the Routine (20 minutes): Break the cardio drumming routine for “Flashdance… What a Feeling” into smaller sections, teaching each part gradually.
Full Routine Practice (20 minutes): Practice the complete routine in sync with the song, encouraging students to connect with the music and enjoy the process.
Cool Down (10 minutes): Finish with a cool-down session to relax muscles and lower heart rates, using this video:
Feedback and Reflection (5 minutes): Allow time for students to share their experiences, discuss what they enjoyed, and provide feedback on the routine.
Conclusion (5 minutes): Congratulate the students on their participation and encourage them to explore different musical genres and rhythmic exercises, highlighting the fun and health benefits of such activities.