Dancing the Elegance of Italy
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Dance Classes in Winchester & Woodstock

As the premier dance school in the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, we offer classes in a range of dance styles at our Winchester and Woodstock dance studios.

Dance students training at Italia Performing Arts Winchester Dance school

Winchester Dance Classes

Join us at our Winchester dance studio for a wide array of dance classes and styles. Our primary location offers programs for all ages, including adult dance classes.

Dance students training at Italia Performing Arts Woodstock Edinburg Dance school

Woodstock Dance Classes

Choose from a growing selection of dance and ballet classes for kids and teens at our Woodstock / Edinburg location.

Summer Programs at Italia Performing Arts Winchester Dance school

Summer Programs

Explore a range of summer dance camps at our Winchester dance studio. For students ages 6 to 9.

“It is a remarkable moment in the arts when a person has trained the body sufficiently to release the soul. It is apparent in every aspect. They radiate happiness.”

~ Lorenza Manara Marchi, Italia Performing Arts CEO & School Principal

Styles of Dance

Our dance programs are rooted in tradition and classical dance techniques. By providing a nurturing environment and excellent training, we enable our students to blossom into superior performers.

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The Italia Way: A Holistic Approach to Dance

Italia Preforming Arts Student Trip to Italy

At Italia Performing Arts, we believe being a dancer is about more than attending dance classes or putting on dance performances. It is about immersing yourself in the soul of dance. 

For that reason, we encourage all our students to take a holistic approach to their studies. That means fully committing to taking care of the whole self: body, mind, and soul. 

In addition to taking care of the self and attending classes consistently, we recommend students:

  • listen to classical music regularly
  • attend the ballet in person
  • participate in class travel excursions locally and abroad (such as our Dance in Italy program)

By adopting dance as a lifestyle, not a pastime, students are able to fully reap the benefits of ballet and dance.

Upcoming Events

Prince of Egypt: Saturday, June 15th, 2024

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Italia Performing Arts is pleased to present its Summer Show 2024: our own adaptation for dance of Prince of Egypt, based on the Bible book of Exodus and the book by Dorothy Clarke Wilson. This year again, our dancers in every style will be featured in this one two act production. There will be two performances, both at Warren County High School, Front Royal, on Saturday June 15th at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

Woodstock Ballet and Acro dancers will perform at 1:00 only.

Winchester Ballet Pre-Primary 1/2, Primary and Basics and Acro level 1 dancers will perform at 5:00 only.

All other Winchester dancers and Woodstock Tap dancers will perform at both times.


Warren County High School, Front Royal, Virginia
Saturday June 15th, 2024
1:00 and 5:00 pm


Tickets are on sale only through our ticket agency SimpleTix, and not at Italia studios. All seating is reserved.

  • Premium tickets (front rows and center): $35.00 ($30.00 for under 16s)
  • Regular tickets (sides of auditorium): $25.00 ($20.00 for under 16s)
  • Budget tickets (back of auditorium): $10.00

Children under 3, not taking their own seat, do not need tickets.

Discounts for groups 20+: adults $20, under 16 $15, for standard tickets only (no discounts for premium tickets), available in advance only by contacting Italia Performing Arts directly.

Italia Special Programs

In addition to our Woodstock / Edinburg and Winchester classical ballet and dance classes, Italia also offers the following special programs for dance students and teachers.

Open to Italia Performing Arts students ages 6 to 18 by teacher invitation.

Dance Students Trip to Italy

An immersive study abroad experience in Florence and Venice, Italy.

For those who feel dance is a personal passion and a professional calling.

Creating opportunities for early career artists to elevate and grow.

Help Keep Ballet Alive

To further the mission of bringing classical ballet and dance to rural and under-served areas, Italia Performing Arts owner Lorenza Manara Marchi supports a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization called Italia Performing Arts Institute.

One of the main activities of the Institute is fundraising, which provides scholarships to families interested in exposing their children to classical training in the arts but who need help covering costs. 

Your generous contributions ensure children, especially those from under-served rural areas and with special needs, can continue to learn and discover the beauty and joy of dance.

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