Adult DJ Workshop Weekend

Learn to make your own electronic music and run the party.

Students will be taken through every step of what it takes to become a pro, from the foundations of the genre to the most current and advanced techniques. You will learn to beat and key match, manage the elements of the musical arrangement, understand musical tension and release cycles, and combine the right track types to create effective and powerful sets. The class will use Traktor, one of today’s most cutting-edge DJ performance tools. By the end of the class, you will be harnessing the power of your favorite tracks and ready to perform them live.


Dates: 10/25/19 – 10/27/19
Times: 10am-5pm Friday-Sunday (lunch not included; break 1-2pm for lunch)
Cost: $499
Ages: 18 – no max. age
Location: Slam Academy Studios (NE Minneapolis: 1121 NE Jackson St, Suite 142, Minneapolis, MN 55413)

Day 1:

  • Classic DJ techniques
  • Anatomy of a beat
  • Common song structures
  • Intro to Traktor
  • Foundations of Performance

Day 2:

  • Keymatching
  • Beatmatching
  • Sampling
  • Sets in Traktor

Day 3:

  • Mixing and Phrasing Techniques
  • Performance workshopping
  • Audio effects
  • Lab work
  • Feedback sessions
  • Practice/Showcase

All classes are taught by Slam Academy expert instructors.


The next dates for the program are: 10/25/19 – 10/27/19

After payment for the program is received, we will contact you to welcome you to the program and answer any additional questions. Space is limited to 10 students.


Have a question about the program? Email us anytime at [email protected]

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