Italia Performing Arts has brought a new concept of a dance studio to the Winchester and Edinburg, Virginia area. Miss Lorenza, the business owner, chose an Italian theme for the studios, reflecting the culture and refinement of her native Italy, the homeland of Romantic ballet.
The studios offer classes in many different genres of dance. Miss Lorenza specializes in classical ballet according to the Italian Cecchetti method, which she studied in Italy and in England. She invites children from age 3 up to teens to sign up for Ballet classes. Children may also take classes in Acro dance, Tap, Modern and Jazz dance, Lyrical dance, and Musical Theatre. To allow personal interaction, most class sizes are limited to 10-12 students. The studios present their students and their work at an annual summer show, usually in mid-June, and in a performance of The Nutcracker typically in December. For more information see our page Styles of Dance and Classes Offered.
Miss Lorenza is convinced that dance and other performing arts flourish best in the right environment. So she has designed her Winchester studio in the best European style, blending the elegance of the Romantic era with modern elements. The main studio area features a full length mural, painted by professional artists, based on the ballerina pictures of the impressionist painter Degas. The reception area is enhanced by a bronze copy of Degas’s famous statue of a 14-year-old ballet dancer.