Marfa Dialogues

DJ Camp 2020

June 2020

DJ Camp with DJ Bigface and DJ Dada Summer 2020
June 22 – 26 at The Capri
Grand Finale: June 27
Free to fifth-grade students and older
DJ Camp is part of MISD’s Camp Summer Shakeup

DJ Camp is back once again and Ballroom is joining forces with Summer Shake-Up, offered by Marfa ISD in collaboration with other community partner organizations. DJ Camp is free with breakfast, lunch, and transportation to/from MISD provided. Students, grades five through eight, are invited to participate.

For our tenth annual DJ Camp, Ballroom Marfa welcomes DJ Bigface and DJ Dada to the Big Bend to offer instruction on 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. He will be joined by Dada sharing the knowledge she has gained through years as part of the Austin chapter of the Chulita Vinyl Club.

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. While gaining practical experience with music technology and DJ equipment is a core component of the camp, Dada will also present DJing as an art form with a rich culture and history, with portions of each class covering the history of DJ culture, music collectives and basic music theory.