Dance and move your way to fitness and have a lot of fun doing it. You’ll feel the pulsating rhythms and powerful percussions as they drive dynamic movements in this new dance and rhythm program. Drums Alive™ Golden Beats combines traditional aerobic movements with the powerful beat and rhythms of the drums. It is a workout for the entire mind, body, and spirit and can be modified for any fitness level.

Find a Class

FREE for Members

  • Level: All
  • See your doctor first to get clearance for exercise

A Typical Class

Class starts with warm-up exercises and stretches. Next is a series of movements to pulsating beats where participants take an active role in the percussions. A cool-down period ends the class.


  • Fun and creative expression
  • Utilization of “whole body” thinking
  • Kinesthetic awareness
  • Improved balance
  • Improved memory
  • Increases your fun quotient

Tips + Preparation

New to class? Arrive a little early so our instructor can give you some pointers.

  • Warm up before stretching by walking or doing gentle movements
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Our classes are cell-phone and PDA-free environments. Please turn them off during class.

Equipment Needed

  • Exercise balls
  • Drum sticks
  • Equipment is provided by the Y.

Attire and What to Bring

  • Come to class dressed and ready to move your body
  • Loose-fitting, comfortable clothing made of breathable material to allow air flow
  • Athletic shoes that provide adequate support and good traction to avoid slipping
  • Water bottle