Teachers of the Fundación Cristina Heeren will determine the level of the students for the annual course through two entrance tests: on line placement test and in situ placement test.

ON LINE PLACEMENT TESTS
In order to place the student temporarily in an appropriate level, the School of the Fundación Cristina Heeren requires an on line placement test. This test must be taken before the student’s arrival at the School and consists in sending a video where the student/applicant must perform a series of mandatory exercises, depending on the specialisation. Every student registered in the annual course must send a vide(*) in MPR format to the email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the 1st of September, using the web platform Wetransfer. The student must perform the following exercises:

GUITAR
Students wishing to enroll for the Guitar Annual Courses in the Fundación Cristina Heeren must perform the following exercises:
• Free choice of 5 technical exercises of:
◦ Arpeggio.
◦ Strumming ("Rasgueado").
◦ Tremolo.
◦ Picking ("Alzapúa").
◦ Staccato ("Picado"). 

• 4 rhythm Demos ("compás"): (timing: 1 minute each one)
◦ Alegría
◦ Seguiriya
◦ Soleá
◦ Bulería

Note: Students wishing to enroll in the First year Guitar Course are not required to perform all exercises and demos, but only those which they can play.

DANCE
Students wishing to enroll in the First, Second or Third Annual Dance Course must perform the following exercises:
• A choreographic piece of any "palo" (Flamenco style)(minimum 5 min.- maximum 7 min.).
• Accompaniment for dancing: the student can use live recordings of guitar and singing. The choreographic piece must include:
◦ Foot-work: "Zapateados"
◦ Turns.
◦ Body expression: arm movement and posture.

Students wishing to enroll in the Third Annual Dance Course must also send an additional video containing:
• 2 variations with a shawl.
• 2 songs of castanets (one of them must include "Carretilla": repetitive and fast playing).
• Dance one verse of "alegrías" with a long-tailed dress ("bata de cola").

SINGING
Students wishing to enroll in the First Annual Singing Course must perform the following exercises:
• Sing two verses of cantiñas with "coletilla" (the ending).
• Choices: Two verses of tangos or two verses of "fandangos a compás" (with rhythm). Students wishing to enroll in the Second or Third Annual Singing Course must perform the following exercises:
• Two verses of "soleás" and two verses of "bulerías".
• Any type of "fandango", choosing between: "malagueña", "granaína", "taranta" or "fandango personal".

(*) PLEASE, DO NOT SEND ANY VIDEO! STUDENTS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS MENTIONED ABOVE. ON SITE PLACEMENT TESTS On site placement tests are carried out in the School during the first week of the annual course and they include all the subjects of the academic programme. The teachers grading these tests will determine the definite placement of the students in their appropriate level in every subject of the program.

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