DO you dream of being a DJ?
Maybe you are just experimenting with the world of mixing music.
Either way, a new summer school could be just the thing.
The Summer DJ Academy will feature a series of five-day DJ skills courses through the summer holidays for people aged 14 and over.
The courses will be at Huddersfield Technical College.
Organised by two local DJs, Elliott Tordoff and Matt Burke, the courses will cater for two levels of ability.
For beginners, four courses will cover the basics about DJ equipment, understanding BPM (beats per minute), basic mixing and scratching and a cappellas.
For those with some DJ experience, the four intermediate courses offer advanced classes in mixing and scratching, advice on structuring sets, getting gigs, researching for gigs, preparing sets, working with a crowd and promotions.
Each course costs £40.
Both Elliott, 22 and Matt, 20, are well-known experienced DJs and Elliott has been named `star of the future' by music magazine Mixmag.
Both also teach at Huddersfield Technical College, Elliott part-time and Matt on a voluntary basis.
They run the DJ Technology module of the National Diploma in Music Technology course.
Both studied for the course at the Tech themselves.
Elliott is now studying music technology at Leeds Metropolitan University, while Matt is studying for an Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education in business at Huddersfield Tech.
Matt said: "We have both been teaching for a year and it has gone so well that we decided to do something in summer to get more people of different ages involved."
If the academy is a success, next year Elliott and Matt plan to run DJ workshops in the community to help disadvantaged people learn music skills.
Course details are on www.summerdjacademy.co.uk