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DJ Camp 2010

19 Jul 201023 Jul 2010


Marfa, Texas

Summer Shake Up

Javier “DJ Bigface” Arredondo

Ballroom Marfa presented the inaugural DJ Camp, an opportunity for area youth to acquire essential, lifelong party-rocking skills on the ones and twos, the dance floor, in music theory and flyer design and beyond. The summer camp was free with breakfast and lunch provided. Students grades five through eight were invited to participate.

Ballroom Marfa worked with Javier “DJ Bigface” Arredondo to organize and lead the classes. With over two decades of experience, DJ Bigface is also one of the creative forces behind DJ Dojo in Austin, where he’s taught for over four years.

This five-day program was a hands-on experience, with students learning directly on DJ equipment. Students experimented with mixing songs and sampling music, while DJ Bigface highlighted other creative aspects of DJ culture, such as dance and art.

During the week, participants also created DJ personas and designed posters for display at the final event, a special performance by the student DJs at the CapriThe performance was free and open to the community.