A March break camp your teenager might actually attend
Something just came into my email in-box that might be of interest to parents of kids at that difficult age when they're too cool for camp but not necessarily trustworthy enough to leave at home unsupervised for a week. Who knows what kind of shenanigans they might be getting up to, right?
Well, here's a March break camp that teaches kids how to do old-school vinyl DJing and try digital production gear, too. Called WestsideWax, this school is right on the subway and promises a cool, positive, engaging environment - and organic lunch, too. Here's what the press release says.
We're very pleased to be offering our Full-Day DJ Sessions for kids and teens ages 12-18, during this year's March Break (March 16-20). Normally, we only book in one or two-hour slots, but these holidays if you're out of school and feeling the need for something different, there's no better way to beat winter boredom than by spending a day, or even a week, behind the decks at WestsideWax!
These four-hour crash courses are designed to help young adults get familiar with a typical vinyl-based DJ setup - a great start point from which to begin learning how to play and one that is easily adapted to today's digital setups. At WestsideWax, the emphasis is on "hands-on" - expect to be spinning records within an hour of entering the studio, learning the various tricks and techniques that make DJing both fun and challenging. We provide all equipment, including records, so the only thing you need to bring is your enthusiasm!
On top of learning how to DJ, there will be discussions on the history of Electronic and Dance Music with cool videos to accompany the talks, as well as a chance to try out some of today's digital production gear. Students who sign up for 3 or more sessions will also have opportunity to record their mixes, to take home and share with friends!
Costs for the Full-Day Sessions, which run from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and include a healthy organic vegetarian lunch, are $90/per day. Sign up for the full week to receive a special discounted rate of $380, for a savings of $70! Of course we also offer our usual subsidised rates for students with special financial considerations - please contact us for more details.
Bookings will fill up fast, and we only take a maximum of four students per session - enroll early so you don't miss out!