FBi’s Dance Class
Applications for 2016 have closed – good luck to all who applied!
We’re proud to announce the return of FBi’s Dance Class, our comprehensive DJ training and mentoring initiative for female dance music lovers, supported by V MoVement!
FBi is passionate about seeing more women take charge in the music industry, so we developed this program to discover, train and mentor a new crop of talent. In its first year, FBi’s Dance Class successfully launched the careers of five new DJs: SPORTS, Mirã Bõru, Genie, Lauren Hansom and Ellie Locke.
The 2016 program runs from July 20 to October 30. We’ll choose four trainees to participate in a series of masterclasses delivered by FBi Radio presenters and alumni, including DJs Andy Garvey (Sunset with Future Classic DJs), Adi Toohey (Sunset) and Kali (Picnic on FBi Click), and FBi’s Program Director Caroline Gates. These masterclasses will cover learning to mix using CDJs, Serato and turntables, plus find out about radio presenting, the music business and more.
The trainees will then be paired with an FBi mentor, who they will join on air for a month before taking charge of their own show – the Dance Class residency on FBi Click. Dance music needs a dance floor, so we’ll be setting up with live debut gigs for all the trainees to put all your new skills into practice.
It’s the kind of head start you can’t get anywhere else. Watch this space for the announcement of our 2016 trainees soon!