November 10, 2013
Thrilled to have won Best Innovative class for little ones!
"We thought we had seen it all when it came to original programs for the city’s youngest kids (yoga, sign language), but this year brought us one of the most unique classes to date: Baby DJ School. DJ, composer and performing artist Natalie Weiss’s eight-week program ($200) introduces kids ages three months to three years to the ins and outs of playing old-school records, mixing beats and creating cool sounds using real DJ equipment—the babies sometimes sport headphones during class. If you’re thinking, “How on earth can a one-year-old spin tunes?,” think again: The knobs and buttons on the DJ equipment aren’t actually that different from the hands-on gizmos and gadgets found on some children’s toys. In addition to working on their hand-eye coordination, babies are also exposed to a wide range of musical genres, including electro, hip-hop and house."