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OontzKids DJ Academy
July 24, 2018 @ 8:30 am - July 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm$269
Learn the fundamentals of being a DJ in this fun, interactive, and hands-on environment at Plano Event Center!
There’s no question about it- DJs are the new rockstars. They headline festivals, dominate the airwaves, and play catchy hits that everyone loves. But how do they do it? What is it that makes a great DJ so great? What are they really doing with all of those knobs and buttons? What are they doing with those headphones all the time? And what in the world is that awesome music they’re playing?
Bring your friends and join Professional DJs Dan Quinn & Kaivan “KB” Bazleh for our OontzKids Summer DJ Camp at Plano Event Center. Here we’ll learn about what a DJ does, how and why they do it, and get hands on experience with real DJ equipment, ending with a showcase performance by each student at the end of the camp.
Topics covered will include different genres of music and how DJs came about, the role of a DJ in the world of Spotify and Apple Music, basic music concepts such as beats, bars and tempos, phrasing, beat matching, setting cues, song transitions, and even adding color to mixes with cool effects. All equipment will be provided. Students will work in pairs on each station. On the final day of camp, each student will put on a short 10-15 minute dance set for their parents and classmates!
8:30 am – 12:30 pm: Summer DJ Camp: Level 1
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Music Production and Performance with Ableton Live