How do you determine if a student starts in the introductory or advanced level?

This is determined by your resume and audition. Extensive work and study background starts you in the advanced level, although it is often beneficial to start in the introductory level. Age may also play a small factor in your placement. We try to group the older and more mature students together and the younger students together because it provides a more comfortable environment of peers for the students to open up and reach their full potential.