Italia Performing Arts is the premier dance school in the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. We offer classes in a range of dance styles at our studios in Winchester and Edinburg, with another venue opening soon.
We specialize in Cecchetti Classical Ballet, a prestigious curriculum offering high quality training in ballet given by our qualified teachers. Our Ballet Pro stream, for serious students taking at least two classes a week, lays the foundations of ballet technique required for professional dancers, including pointe work starting at age 11. We also offer a Ballet Essentials stream for recreational students and for beginners.
Register Now for Our 2017-18 Classes
Registration is NOW OPEN for our 2017-18 dance classes in Winchester and Edinburg, beginning August 21st:
- Cecchetti Classical Ballet for children age 3+, teens and adults
- Ballet/Pilates Combo for Adults
- Tap for children age 3-6 and 10-15
- Lyrical and Contemporary Dance for age 8-18
- Jazz and Hip-Hop Dance for age 8-12
- NEW: Musical Theatre for age 8-15
Contact us to arrange a free trial class (for students under 18) in your chosen dance style.
In 2017, instead of summer camps, Italia Performing Arts is offering a program of summer classes. This program will be a cut down version of the regular class timetable, with classes three days a week in Winchester and two in Edinburg, for six weeks in the summer: two weeks in late June after our show, then a two week break before four more weeks in late July and early August. Click here for full details.
Once Upon A Time: Our Summer Show 2017
The show will be at Millbrook High School, Winchester, the same venue as last year. There will again be two performances on the same day, this year at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.
For further details and to buy tickets, see Once Upon A Time: Our Summer Show 2017.
Start your children dancing young!
Children can’t stop dancing?
Children can’t stop dancing? Our Primary Ballet classes, for boys and girls age 6+, introduce the techniques of ballet and start to train them as young dancers.
Started ballet, want to go further?
Started ballet, want to go further? Our Ballet Pro classes are for children who have learned the basics and want to continue as serious students. Our Ballet Essentials classes are for beginners age 8+ and for those dancing as a recreation only.
Looking for the latest dance moves?
Want to dance like the Irish?
Want to dance like the Irish? Take Irish Dance classes with our partners Southern Academy of Irish Dance, and they will soon have you stepping out like Riverdance.
Our dance classes are more affordable than you may think! Prices in Winchester start at $50/month for one class a week, $80/month for two classes, for children age 3-7. In Edinburg one class a week starts at $45/month. See our Prices and Payment page.