UNIQUE | TRAINING

Unique Academy offers a full range of AQA Accredited courses to suit everyone from the beginner to those looking to refine and broaden their skills, whether you want to play for your own enjoyment or to make a career as a DJ, Producer or a Dancer. At Unique ACADEMY, you will experience a broad range of practical based training from industry experts. For further information regarding all our courses please call: 07765 193450 or email: info@uniquemanagement.co.uk and an advisor will be happy to assist you.

COURSE - INTRODUCTION TO DJ’ING
Whatever music genre you're into we can teach you all the skills needed to start mixing and DJ'ing in clubs and bars. If you are looking to DJ professionally or as an enjoyable hobby we will help you achieve your goals with advice on how to promote and run your own events and choosing the best equipment and software to suit your budget. Our courses are operated by award-winning pro DJs with many years of experience at the very highest standards within the industry. On the final day of the course you will personally or in collaboration with other students create a mix cd utilising the skills gained during the course. This will then be duplicated and you will be able to take away a personalised copy, you can even have your own artwork on the cd! Snapshot of what you will learn during the course:
  • Introduction to DJ'ing (equipment and software is used by the modern DJ's)
  • Music structure (mixing, verses, choruses and basslines)
  • Beat matching (beat match, cueing and synchronizing rhythms/beats)
  • Mixing techniques (blend musin, faders, equalisers and filters)
  • Effects (applying effects such as reverb's and phasers)
  • Mix CD production (record and edit a mastered mix of your DJ)

COURSE - TURNTABLISM CRASH COURSE
The art of turntablism is an important part of our cultural history which originates from the late 1970’s. It is the more technical aspect of dj’ing, which uses techniques such as scratching where you take a record and move it back and forth to create a scratching effect. Some of the most renowned scratch DJ’s spend 6 or 7 hours a day practicing their art and are extremely dedicated people indeed. On this course we can teach you the skills necessary to get started in the turntablism field. You will be taught using the latest and industry standard equipment such as the Pioneer CDJ1000 cd decks, Technics 1210 turntables, Pioneer DJM600 and Vestax PMC05 mk3 scratch mixers. This course is also very good if you want advice on purchasing turntablism set up but has yet to decide on a package that would be the most suitable for your needs. Our tutors and advisors are able to offer informed and impartial advice that will help you choose the best combination of hardware and software to suit your budget. On the final day of the course you will personally or in collaboration with other students create a scratch mix cd utilising the skills gained during the course. This will then be duplicated and you will be able to take away a personalised copy, you can even have your own artwork on the cd! Snapshot of what you will learn during the course:
  • Introduction to Turntablism
  • The Equipment
  • Scratching
  • Beat Juggling
  • Beat Cutting
  • Team Scratching
  • Song Production
  • Mix CD Production

COURSE - INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL MUSIC PRODUCTION
This is an AQA accredited course is aimed at the entry level student who has never set foot in a recording studio before and has little or no experience making music on a PC or Mac. The course is guaranteed to teach you how to produce music in your preferred musical style. You will learn all about subjects such as creating basslines, making drum loops, song structures, soundcards, sampling, virtual instruments and studios as well as mixing techniques such as using compressors and gates. This is a practical course that follows a hands on approach enabling you to get involved in producing music from day one. You will be encouraged to write and record your music throughout the duration of the course, you can work and record with other students or bring in your own musicians, vocalist and mc's to produce polished tracks at the end of the course. During the course you will get an introduction to the business side of music where you will learn about subjects such as copyright, royalties and publishing which will aid you when you start to release your music. This course is also particularly suitable for people who are thinking of purchasing a home studio or computer but have yet to decide what soundcard, keyboard or software would be the most suitable for their needs. Our tutors and advisors are able to offer informed and impartial advice that will help you choose the best combination of hardware and software to suit your budget. Snapshot of what you will learn during the course:
  • Signal Flow
  • Soundcards and MIDI
  • Audio/Sound Editing
  • Sequencing
  • Sampling
  • Song Structure
  • Song Production
  • Recording Techniques
  • Mixing
  • Effects
  • Mastering
  • Music Business

COURSE - INTRODUCTION TO BREAK / STREET DANCING
B-boying, also known as breaking and commonly referred to as breakdancing, is a popular style of street dance that was created and developed as part of hip-hop culture among African Americans, and later on Latino youths in New York City. The dance consists of four primary elements: toprock, downrock, power moves and freezes/suicides. It is danced to both hip hop and other genres of music that are often remixed to prolong the musical breaks. The musical selection for b-boying is not restricted to hip-hop music, as long as the tempo and beat pattern conditions are met. A practitioner of this dance is called a b-boy, b-girl, or breaker. These dancers often participate in battles, formal or informal dance competitions between two individuals or two crews. Although the term "breakdance" is frequently used, "b-boying" and "breaking" are preferred by the majority of the art form’s pioneers and most notable practitioners

Our street dance classes will provide you with the confidence to get down on the dance floor when out with your friends or simply give you a great workout if that’s what you’re after. Also, moving at a pace and level that meets your requirements our course will improve your technique, style and flow, ultimately building up your confidence in class and improving your performance skills

COURSE - INTRODUCTION TO BHANGRA / BOLLYWOOD DANCING
Bollywood Dance consists of various Indian and Western Dance forms, primarily inspired from the Bollywood (Indian film) Industry. Our dance classes consists of an expressive dance style incorporating a fusion of Indian classical, folk- bhangra, arabic, latino & hiphop/funk styles with a touch of pure Bollywood cheese to top it all off!

Bhangra is a folk dance originating from Punjab in North India. Today Bhangra music has been remixed with all types of music from hip hop, r&b to Latino and has become extremely popular in the UK and beyond. It consists of very rhythmic and powerful music with fantastic 'dhol' beats!

Our Bollywood / Bhangra Dance classes will provide you with the confidence to get down on the dance floor when out with your friends, family or simply give you a great workout if that’s what you’re after. Also, moving at a pace and level that meets your requirements our course will improve your technique, style and flow, ultimately building up your confidence in class and improving your performance skills