Young DJ Summer Camp

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.

This class is ideal for students in high school, but younger students are welcome as well.


Dates: TBD 2018
Times: 10am-2pm Monday-Friday
Cost: $499 (lunch Included)
Ages: 8th – 12th Grades
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

Day 2:

  • Intro to Traktor
  • Foundations of Performance
  • Keymatching

Day 3:

  • Beatmatching
  • Sampling

Day 4:

  • Sets in Traktor
  • Mixing and Phrasing Techniques

Day 5:

  • 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: TBD 2018

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.


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