Marfa Dialogues

DJ Camp 2016

June 27-30, 2016


DJ Camp June 27 – 30, 2016 from 9a-12p Finale performance: 6pm, July 1, Planet Marfa
Free to fifth grade students and older
DJ Camp is part of MISD’s Camp Summer Shake Up. To register, return forms to MISD or contact Sarah Melendez at Ballroom Marfa at 432.729.3600 by May 25


Ballroom Marfa’s DJ Camp is back June 27-30, with a grand finale performance and dance party on July 1 at Planet Marfa.

Ballroom has once again joined forces with Summer Shake Up, offered by Marfa ISD in collaboration with other community partner organizations. The summer camp is free with breakfast, lunch, and transportation provided. Students grades five through eight are invited to participate.

For this year’s DJ Camp, DJ Bigface returns to the Big Bend to offer essential guidance in real-live party-rocking skills. Bigface served as the teacher at the inaugural Ballroom DJ Camp in 2010, sharing the knowledge he’s gained through years as a music educator at Austin’s DJ Dojo. Bigface is also known for ambitious parties helmed by DJs and funk bands, and featuring breakdancers, “fire tamers” and acrobats.

Students will learn directly on DJ equipment and experiment with mixing songs and sampling music. The classes are designed to engage the imagination of students from all musical backgrounds, and throughout the week DJ Bigface will highlight other aspects of DJ culture, such as dance and visual art. While getting practical experience on the equipment is a core component of the camp, Bigface will also present DJing as an art form with a rich culture and history, with portions of each class covering the history of the DJ and basic music theory.

DJ Camp is made possible by the generous support of Brown Foundation, Inc, Houston; National Endowment for the Arts; Permian Basin Area Foundation; Texas Commission on the Arts; Ballroom Marfa Board of Trustees; and Ballroom Marfa Members.

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Special thanks to DJ Big Face, The Capri, Nalu Gruschkus, Virginia Lebermann, Marfa Independent School District, Marfa Recording Company, Willa McDonald, Planet Marfa, Andrew Peters, Sarah Vasquez, The Windmill Retreat, and the parents and students of Marfa.