(Brooklyn, NY) –Baby DJ School is an interactive early childhood music program that has taken the world by storm. Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, NY Magazine, TimeOut NY and many more have raved about this fascinating new education series. By using original songs such as “Makin’ Our Favorite Beat Drop” and “That’s Why Daddy Loves Disco” will transform the ordinary Mommy-and-me sing-along experience into an educational escapade into the wonderful worlds of electro, hip-hop, and house! Through singing, movement, puppetry and interactive technology, little ones will be introduced to playing and handling records, mixing and matching beats and creating fun and funky samples using modern DJ equipment. Baby DJ School will encourage babies to love dance music and appreciate the way it’s made in a family-friendly, positive environment! Baby DJSchool is presented by Cool Pony Crown Heights, Brooklyn’s premiere music venue, vinyl haven and vintage clothing store. Why should children hear the same nursery songs underscored by the same instruments time and time again? Switch out a guitar for a sampler, a piano for a mixing board and a song about black sheep for a song about back beats, and you have an exciting new musical landscape that both young and old will enjoy. Best of all, electronic beats can be mixed by pushing buttons and moving sliders that are easy for little hands to manipulate. On the heels of Weiss’ innovative children’s music classes at Roulette Kids and in the Brooklyn “Inventgenuity” Festival—both of which were featured in the New York Times—Baby DJ School promises to be as fun as it is fascinating.
Baby DJ School @ Cool Pony Crown Heights
733 Franklin Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238
Between Sterling Pl. and Park Pl.
Wednesdays from September 18th – November 6th, 2013
Rolling admission, join at any time! Try a class for $25 with no obligation!
For Children Ages 0-3
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NATALIE ELIZABETH WEISS is a DJ and composer whose original music has been dubbed “very catchy” (NY Post), “refreshing and uplifting” (TimeOut NY), “hilarious”(NY Magazine), and “epic and exultant” (Paper Magazine). Her shows and classes have been featured recommendations in the New York Times, Village Voice, Nylon Magazine, TimeOut NY Kids,Flavorpill.com and more. As a DJ, Natalie has shared bills with members of LCD Soundsystem, Psychedelic Furs, Fischerspooner, Butthole Surfers and Dirty Projectors as well as with the actors Steve Martin and Meryl Streep. From 2011-2012 she was the Composition Mentorship Fellow with the Brooklyn Philharmonic. http://www.NatalieElizabethWeiss.com
A purveyor of wearable vintage and modern thrift clothing, records and music in a relaxed setting, Cool Pony has a great selection of country, jazz, rock and folk/ethnic records, as well as selective thrift and vintage clothes, jewelry and footwear. Cool Pony has a relaxing backyard that is always open to the public and often the site of impromptu jams, movie screenings and community barbecues.
Cool Pony’s owners, Craig and Ari, met while volunteering post-Hurricane Sandy in Red Hook. Amazed at the huge surplus of clothes donated to disaster relief organizations–much more than was needed–they realized they could help used clothes find a home at an affordable price, year-round. “I’ve always loved the experience of feeling like I have discovered treasure, and given things a second life when I take them home,” says Ari. A mix of thrift and vintage, from haute couture to your favorite plaid shirt, Cool Pony gives you a local, sustainable and affordable alternative to spending your dollars on disposable fashion.