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DJ Foundations

DJ Foundations

Learn the essentials of DJing for any platform, genre or venue!

Skill level: Beginner
Prerequisite: None
Duration: 3 hours x 4 weeks
Timing: Every Sunday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. (May & September) or 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (March, July, November)

If you are interested in learning how to DJ, this class is a perfect place to start. You will learn the essentials about DJ hardware and software, different DJ techniques, and the structure and patterns in music.

Students who finish this program will be able to set up their own DJ equipment and sound system, be able to perform multiple kinds of transitions between tracks, and will have a good sense of which discipline they would like to specialize in.

Topics of instruction:

  • DJ Hardware/Software
  • Music mechanics
  • Sound system essentials
  • Long transitions
  • Short transitions
  • Scratch DJing

This is a mandatory prerequisite for all upper-level programs at the Academy, including the Club DJ Program.