Register Now for Our 2017-18 Classes

Registration is NOW OPEN for our 2017-18 dance classes in Winchester and Edinburg, beginning August 21st:

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For full details of our classes, see our Student Information Pack. See also our Timetable 2017-18 – Winchester and Timetable 2017-18 – Edinburg, and our Prices and Payment page.

To register for Irish dance, see our Irish dance page.

Contact us to arrange a free trial class (for students under 18) in your chosen dance style.

Special Tuition Deals 2017-18

We are offering the following special deals for tuition for our 2017-18 school year:

  • Whole School Year for the Price of Nine Months! Get a month’s free tuition, or save 10%, if you pay in advance for the year (ten months’ classes).
  • Half School Year 5% off, if you pay in advance (five months’ classes).

These deals are available only if paid for in full by September 8th, or by the student’s first class of the school year (excluding any trial class) if later. They are not available for new students under 5.

Save an additional 5% (15% off whole year, 10% off half year) if you pay in full by June 17th, the day of our Summer Show Once Upon A Time.

Memorial Day Special Offer on Registration Fee

Register by May 31st extended to June 3rd and save on your registration fee for 2017-18 (if paid by that date): $25 (usually $30), additional student $12.50 (usually $15).

Summer Classes

You don’t need to wait until August to start dancing! This year we are offering a special six week program of summer classes: two weeks in late June, then a break and four more weeks from late July into early August. Register for these classes through our regular Registration page.

Summer Classes 2017

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. See the dates below.

Timetable (Please choose the same ballet class as taken in 2016-17)

Tuesdays 4:30-5:15 Ballet Pre-Primary 1
  5:30-6:15 Ballet Primary
  6:30-7:30 Musical Theatre
  7:30-8:30 Lyrical & Contemporary
Wednesdays 4:00-4:45 Ballet Pre-Primary 2
  5:00-6:00 Jazz & Hip-hop
Thursdays 4:30-5:30 Ballet Pro 1
  5:30-6:30 Ballet Pro 2
  6:30-7:30 Turns & Leaps
  7:30-8:30 Ballet Pro 3/4
Mondays 4:00-4:45 Ballet Primary
  4:45-5:30 Ballet Pre-Primary 2
  5:30-6:30 Ballet Pro 1/2
  6:30-7:15 Ballet Pre-Primary 1
  7:30-8:30 Ballet/Pilates Combo
Fridays 4:00-4:45 Tap
5:00-6:00 Musical Theatre
6:15-7:15 Lyrical & Contemporary
7:30-8:30 Jazz & Hip-hop

We regret that the Friday classes in Edinburg have been cancelled because of low enrollment.

All times are pm


  • 60 minute classes: $100 for full series of 6 classes prepaid, $20 each drop-in if space available
  • 45 minute classes: $70 for full series of 6 classes prepaid, $14 each drop-in if space available
  • No registration fee, regular multiple class and multiple student discounts apply
  • Extra 10% discount for full series of 6 classes if prepaid by April 29th
  • Please register at our studios, or online through our Registration page (for new students) or our Student Portal (for current students)

Summer and Fall 2017 Dates

  • Saturday June 10th: Last day of regular classes
  • Saturday June 17th 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm: Summer Show “Once Upon A Time”
  • Monday June 19th to Friday June 30th: First session of summer classes (2 weeks)
  • July 1st to 16th: Studios closed
  • Monday July 17th to Friday August 11th: Second session of summer classes (4 weeks)
  • Monday August 21st: Start of regular 2017-18 fall classes
  • NEW! December 2017: We plan to put on The Nutcracker, in Winchester and in Shenandoah County. Auditions will be in August. Rehearsals start in September. Details are coming soon.

Open House in Winchester, Sat Aug 13 2016

Interested in dance classes, for yourself or your children? Come and try them out for free! Our Open House at our Winchester studio on Saturday August 13th, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, is your chance for this.

We will offer on the day free trial classes in ballet (Italian Cecchetti method), tap, hip-hop, jazz & contemporary dance and lyrical dance. Our partners at Southern Academy of Irish Dance will offer free trial classes in Irish dance.

We are also offering light refreshments and the opportunity to sign up for our 2016-17 classes. Details of these classes will be available at the studio.

Timetable for Free Trial Classes

Main Room Front Room
10:00 am Doors open
10:15 am Ballet, age 3-5 Lyrical Dance, age 6-12
11:00 am Ballet, age 6-7 Hip-hop, age 7-12
11:45 am Ballet, age 8-10 Tap, age 3-6
12:30 pm Ballet, age 3-5 Jazz & Contemporary, age 6-12
1:15 pm Ballet, age 6-7 Irish Dance, age 3-5
2:00 pm Ballet, age 11+ Irish Dance, age 6-10
2:45 pm Ballet, age 8-10 Irish Dance, age 11+
3:30 pm Close

This timetable is subject to change depending on demand. Ages are given as general guidelines; we can be flexible if necessary.

To ensure that you have a space in the class you prefer, please sign up on the sheet at the studio, email, or call 540-504-7263. If you can’t make the Open House, contact us in the same way to arrange a free trial class on another day.

HOT Summer Sale! Save up to 15% on Dance

Hot Summer SunToo hot for outdoor activities? Look ahead to dance classes in the fall, or try your children in a dance camp in our air conditioned studios.

HURRY! These special HOT sale prices are only available July 23rd to 31st.

Save up to 15% on Dance Tuition

For one week only we have brought back our best deals of the year on classes in ballet, lyrical dancejazz & contemporary, hip-hop and ballet/Pilates combo. These classes start August 15th.

  • Pay now for the full year’s tuition 2016-17 (10 months) and save 15%.
  • Pay now for a half year’s tuition (5 months) and save 10%.

These offers are for advance payments made by July 31st. Registration fee also payable: see the special offer below.

These offers are not recommended for new students under 5, as we prefer to take things month by month at this stage.

Please first register your student for classes (with no commitment until you pay), then contact us for a quote for a full year or half year’s tuition.

Save $5 on Registration Fee

Register your student by July 31st for the new school year starting August 15th, beat the last minute rush, and pay $25 (normally $30) for the first student in a family, $12.50 (normally $15) for subsequent students. This offer is for new and continuing students, yearly, half-yearly or monthly tuition payments.

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Note: For technical reasons, a $30 charge will appear on the account for each new student registering. This will be adjusted to the sale price as soon as possible. If you enter card details, the adjustment will be made before the card is charged.

$20 Off Selected Summer Camps

Register a student for one of these summer camps, and pay in full by July 31st, to save $20 on the regular fee:

  • Classical Ballet Camp (Age 7-9) led by Miss Lorenza Manara Marchi
    Winchester: July 25-29 – 5 sessions 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (3 hours)
    Some ballet experience is required for this camp
    Now reduced to $180 ($160 for current students)
  • Tap and Ballet Camp (Age 4-6) led by Miss Eva Zitterkob
    Edinburg: August 1-5 – 5 sessions 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm (2 hours)
    Suitable for beginners
    Now reduced to $120 ($100 for current students)
  • Jazz and Contemporary Dance Camp (Age 6-10) led by Miss Eva Zitterkob
    Edinburg: August 8-12 – 5 sessions 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm (3 hours)
    Some dance experience is preferred for this camp
    Now reduced to $180 ($160 for current students)

Save $5 on the DVD of Snow White

Snow White squareWe are still waiting for editing of the DVD of our summer show Snow White. But you can still pre-order your copy, at our studio or through our online store. Until July 31st the price has been reduced to $20 + tax (plus $5 mailing if required).

Don’t wait until the DVDs arrive! When they do, we will have only a few spare copies, and they will be at the full price of $25 + tax.

For all the above offers:

Please pay through our Student Portal, or by PayPal to, by July 31st, or at our Winchester studio during our summer office hours. DVDs only can be purchased through our online store. We can also accept checks by mail if they arrive at our Winchester address by August 1st.


Save up to 15% on Dance Tuition!

Our best deals of the year on classes in ballet, lyrical dancejazz & contemporary, hip-hop and ballet/Pilates combo.

  • Pay now for the full year’s tuition 2016-17 (10 months) and save 15%.
  • Pay now for a half year’s tuition (5 months) and save 10%.

These offers are for advance payments made by Saturday June 18th, our show day. $30 registration fee ($15 for additional students) also payable.

From June 19th to the end of August, save 10% on the full year’s tuition and 5% on a half year.

These offers are not recommended for new students under 5, as we prefer to take things month by month at this stage.

Please contact us for a quote for tuition for your student.

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Irish Dance: Welcome to Southern Academy

We regret that our first Irish dance teacher Sarah Armstrong has decided to leave Italia Performing Arts. She will not be returning to teach after her maternity leave. Darcy Pierce, who has been covering for Sarah’s leave, will also be leaving us, after teaching one final Intermediate class on March 31st. We thank Sarah and Darcy for their work with our students.

SAID logoWe are excited to announce that Italia Performing Arts has made an arrangement with Southern Academy of Irish Dance – Virginia to offer continuing Irish dance classes at the Italia Performing Arts Winchester studio, starting in April. These classes will be taught by Denise Fumagali TCRG, co-director of Southern Academy and a certified teacher of Irish dance with long experience.

Denise FumagaliStudents for these classes need to sign up directly with Southern Academy of Irish Dance. This is required so that Southern Academy can present these students at Irish dance competitions. Special discounts will be offered for students taking classes with both Italia Performing Arts and Southern Academy.

Italia Performing Arts students transferring to Southern Academy will have the opportunity to perform in an Irish dance part of the Italia Performing Arts Summer Show 2016 “Snow White”.

Our current Irish dance students and any new students are invited to sign up for Southern Academy of Irish Dance classes in Winchester through this link. Please also view and like Southern Academy’s Facebook page. See also our Irish dance page.

Ladies Night Out: Painting Class

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Ladies Night Out!

Come, Enjoy a Painting Class
Event held at Firefly Cafe
(opposite our Winchester studio)
Light refreshments will be served

Saturday, April 9, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tickets are $45.00

Tickets on sale at our Winchester studio during office hours.
We accept checks (payable to Italia Performing Arts), cards or cash.

Funds raised will be used for the staging of our Summer Show 2016.

New Studio in Edinburg

SH8734405 - Exterior (General)Italia Performing Arts is pleased to announce the opening of its new dance studio in Edinburg, VA.

The new studio is the ground floor of an older style house. The space was formerly used as a massage school. There are two large rooms, several smaller rooms, and a kitchen area. On street parking is available.

The address is 215 Piccadilly St, Edinburg, VA 22824, but access is from Printz Street, next door to the Edinburg fire department.

SH8734405 - Interior (General)The Edinburg studio will open on Monday February 15th, 2016. We are offering free trial ballet classes on that day as follows:

  • Age 3: 5:30 – 6:15 pm
  • Age 4-5: 4:45 – 5:30 pm
  • Age 6-7: 4:00 – 4:45 pm
  • Age 8-9: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Age 10+: 7:30 – 8:30 pm

We expect to offer additional ballet classes and other styles of dance in the near future.

Our Woodstock classes are moving to Edinburg

As of Monday February 15th, 2016, all our Woodstock classes are moving to this new Edinburg studio. To start with the timetable will be unchanged. Winchester classes are not affected.

Directions to the Edinburg Studio

From I-81 exit 279, turn towards Edinburg. After ½ mile, cross the railroad tracks and take the first left, just past the fire department, into Printz St. The studio is the first house on the right, painted purple.

From Route 11 Main St Edinburg, turn into Stoney Creek Boulevard. Take the second right, just before the fire department, into Printz St. The studio is the first house on the right, painted purple.

Edinburg class details are given at our Edinburg page. Please contact us about these classes using our regular email and telephone 540-504-7263, and our Winchester mailing address.

Summer Show 2016 – Preliminary Announcement

We are pleased to make this preliminary announcement:

Snow White Costume

Our costume for Snow White (from Curtain Call Costumes)

Our Summer Show 2016 will be on Saturday June 18th, in the afternoon. This will be our own version of the Snow White story, arranged and choreographed by Miss Lorenza and her team.

The venue (subject to final confirmation) will be Millbrook High School, Winchester. To ensure that there is space for all our families and friends from Woodstock as well as Winchester, we are planning two performances on the same day. Younger children will take part in one of the two performances. Older students will perform twice.

This week we will be giving to our students and parents a letter with further details about rehearsals and costumes. Parents, please return the consent and costume order form, with your deposit, by Saturday January 30th.

We will make a further announcement when we are ready to sell tickets for this show.

New Year, New Dance 2016

We wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year 2016!

1016464_810128619047338_6878584068606595717_nLooking for a new indoor activity for the winter, for your children or yourself?

Looking for a wholesome way to spend your Christmas gift money?

Looking to burn off that holiday bulge?

Look no further! Try dance!

At Italia Performing Arts we have the classes you need, in Winchester and Woodstock. We can teach you or your child classical ballet, hip-hop, lyrical dance, ballet/Pilates combo and Irish dance, in classes for children aged 3 and up and for adults. We are open for new registrations in all these styles of dance, for 2016 classes starting on Monday January 4th.

Note: while we accept registrations all year round, students wanting to perform in our Summer Show in June must register by the end of January, and attend classes regularly from then until the show.

Contact us to arrange a free trial class (for students under 18) in your chosen dance style.

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Give the Gift of Dance: Holiday Gift Offer

Italia Performing Arts - give the gift of danceClasses from January to mid-June 2016, for the price of five months (normally 5½ months as we charge for only a half month in June). This is valid for all ballet, hip-hop, lyrical dance, Irish dance and ballet/Pilates classes, in Winchester and Woodstock, for age 3 to adults. Available for new students (who must also pay the registration fee) and current students.

For this offer full payment is required no later than January 8th, 2015, or on the day of the first class taken (except for a free trial class) if after this date.

New students under 5: we don’t accept payment for more than one month in advance for these younger students until they have shown that they can participate well in our classes. For these students only we can accept one month’s payment at the first class and the balance of the offer price after one month.

To take up this offer, as a new student, first register with us and enroll in the classes of your choice (click the button below). We will then contact you to let you know how much payment to send.

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