So You Want to Be a DJ? Friday Night DJ 101 Classes @ Dubspot!

Learn the basics of DJing with Dubspot’s Friday Night DJ 101 Classes, an intimate, hands-on session that takes place every Friday from 7-9 PM.

Dubspot NYC DJ Classroom

Looking for something different to do on a Friday night? Our Friday Night DJ 101 Classes are now at a new time: 7-9 PM, which makes for a perfect start to a night out in the Meatpacking District in Manhattan.

Dubspot’s DJ 101 Class is an interactive hands-on activity for all ages. In our Spin Sessions, you’ll learn the basics of DJing with turntables and Serato Scratch Live. You’ll learn how to scratch, beat-match, mix tracks and experience what’s going on behind the DJ booth. Spin Sessions are intimate classes with no more than 12 students per session. Also, if you choose to continue on and register for a full DJ course, you can deduct the cost of the Spin Session from your course fee.

Dubspot is conveniently located in the Meatpacking District in lower Manhattan, near the West Side Highway. The Meatpacking District has some of the best nightlife New York has to offer, like Cielo with its acclaimed Funktion-One sound system, or Le Bain with its great panoramic views atop the Standard Hotel. Check out this article by Resident Advisor to learn more about what it means to have a Funktion-One sound system. The Meatpacking District is also home to the Highline, a public park built on the historic rail line elevated above Manhattan’s West Side, and the Chelsea Piers sports complex and ice skating rink.

For more information call 1.877.DUBSPOT or register here.

Dubspot DJ Extensive Program

Friday Night DJ 101 Classes

Hands-on and interactive, this 2 hour DJ class will introduce you to the equipment and basic techniques of DJing.

About This Course:

Create your first 2 song mix and see what really happens behind the booth! At Dubspot you’re not just watching a class, you’re actively participating using your very own full DJ setup. Intimate classes with no more than 11 students per session.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How a DJ setup works: basic overview of the turntable/CDJ, mixer, and headphones
  • The proper technique to scratch and play a vinyl record
  • An introduction to digital DJing with Serato Scratch Live
  • How to count beats
  • “Dropping on the 1”
  • Beatmatching
  • How to perform a basic mix/blend of two songs

Dubspot DJ Extensive Program

DJ Extensive Program

Immerse yourself in the complete art of DJing: from the fundamentals of beatmatching and mixing to using effects and programming extended club sets. Whether you’re a beginner wanting to learn fundamentals or a seasoned pro looking to take your talent to the next level, our curriculum is designed to accommodate all skill levels and styles of music. This comprehensive DJ program covers everything from basic mixing to advanced digital DJing with both Serato Scratch Live and Traktor Scratch Pro.

What’s Included

  • DJ Level 1: Rookie Sessions | Essentials I

  • DJ Level 2: Phrase Mixing | Essentials II

  • DJ Level 3: Beyond The Blend | Intermediate Skills

  • DJ Level 4: Preparation | DJ Psychology

  • DJ Level 5: Classroom to the Club | Advanced Techniques I

  • DJ Level 6: Club to the World | Advanced Techniques II

About This Program

At Dubspot you’ll be working at personal student workstations equipped with industry standard and cutting-edge technology: Technics SL-1200 / 1210 series turntables, Pioneer CDJs, Pioneer DJM or Rane TTM mixers, Apple iMacs and MacBook Pros, Native Instruments’ Traktor Scratch Pro, Serato Scratch Live, vinyl, CDs, timecode, and MIDI controllers.

Our instructors teach you the necessary techniques and draw on their vast collective experience to give you insight into the mindset, workflow, and art of DJing. Graduates of the DJ Extensive Program will have an opportunity to perform at an event in a New York City venue, organized and promoted by Dubspot together with you and your fellow students. At Dubspot, we want you to do more than just learn. We want you to be great at doing what you love. Let us help you get there!


Click here for detailed information on this program, including start dates and payment plans.


Or if you have questions, please call 877.DUBSPOT or send us a message.