Beginners and those students who are not familiar with the basic repertoire of traditional flamenco: Alegrías, Fandangos, and Soleares. To enrol you must show a tuning capacity.
To introduce the students to the vocal technique, to the rhythm, and the interpretation of basic flamenco styles.
The aim of the 1st Singing Course is to introduce the students to the technical, rhythmical, melodical, structural, stylistic and literary expression of flamenco singing, first through the study of the styles closest to Andalusian Folklore (Fandangos de Huelva and Abandolados), and then through other essential flamenco rhythmical styles (Tangos, Cantiñas, Soleares). Another of the aims of the 1st Singing Course is to introduce the students to the “secrets” of the “cante atrás”, singing accompaniment to dance, in styles such as Alegrías, Bulerías de Cádiz, and Tientos.
The program includes theoretical and practical subjects like technique, flamenco styles and accompaniments methods, from Monday to Friday. The 1st Singing Course has three core subjects (common to all specialties), one of them optional.
The required level of singing performance skills is described in the School Curriculum as it applies to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Courses in this speciality.