Parker Canedy, Noel Newton and Josh Mondragon demonstrate aerobic drumming as part of their physical eduction class at Lawrence Avenue Elementary School, Potsdam. It's a new way to stay fit. Students are taught several drumming patterns, then follow the teacher's movements to choreographed songs. The fast pace along with large movements provide improved fitness as well as allowing for fun and creative expression. These activities also foster improved cognitive abilities through the use of rhythmic patterning.