Give the Gift of Dance for 2018

Looking for a gift for a child with dancing feet?

Looking for dance classes for yourself?

Look no further!

At Italia Performing Arts we have the classes and the gift packages you need, in Winchester, Edinburg, and Hillsboro near Purcellville. We can teach you or your child classical ballet, ballet/Pilates combotap, lyrical and contemporary, jazz and hip-hop, musical theatre and vocals, and Rising Stars, in classes for children aged 2 and up and for adults. We are open for new registrations, starting immediately or in January, in all these styles of dance and theatre.

We are again, for the sixth year, offering new and current students special deals for the holiday season.

Give the Gift of Dance: Holiday Gift Offer

Italia Performing Arts - give the gift of danceClasses from January to mid-June 2018, 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, ballet/Pilates combo, tap, lyrical and contemporary, jazz and hip-hop, musical theatre and vocals, and Rising Stars classes, in Winchester, Edinburg and Hillsboro, for age 2 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, 2018, or on the day of the first class taken (except for a trial class) if after this date. Gift cards are available on request.

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.

Students and parents who have already paid for tuition from mid-August to mid-January and want to take up this offer may claim a pro rata credit for the January tuition.

Buy Now!

To take up this offer, for 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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Recommend a Friend, Receive a $10 Incentive

Current student families: Recommend our classes to a friend or neighbor and receive a $10 credit towards your tuition, when they register as a new family.

New families: Tell us who recommended our classes to you, and we will give them their $10 credit. Then start recommending us to others to collect your own credits!

The Nutcracker 2017

We regret that we were unable to present our own version of The Nutcracker in 2017. Instead we are offering you this special large screen performance straight from the Royal Ballet in London:

Italia Performing Arts and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema present:

A special screening of the Royal Opera House in conjunction with the Royal Ballet’s performance of:

The Nutcracker

  • When: Friday, December 22nd
  • Time: 9:30 am
  • Where: Alamo Drafthouse, Winchester

At the event, we will have access to the entire Alamo menu.

This will be a fundraiser for Italia Performing Arts and we are hoping to be able to fill two theaters, which will be around 300 seats. We are asking our dancers to sell tickets. We will be having a competition to see who sells the most tickets with a prize awarded to the top 5 highest sellers!!

We are also selling tickets at our Winchester and Edinburg studios and on our website, price $15.00. (Tickets are not available at the Alamo.)

Fall Back To Dance: Save on Registration Fee

https://www.flickr.com/photos/brunkfordbraun/281624235 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/Now is a good time to come back to dance, or to start classes for the first time. Outdoor activities are winding down and our warm studios beckon. Students joining us now should be able to catch up on classes missed since late August. We still have space for more students in most of our classes, but that might not still be true in the New Year.

We have a Fall Back To Dance special offer for students enrolling in classes from now until November 8th:

  • Registration fee: REDUCED to $20 (normally $30).
  • Registration for additional family members: $10 (normally $15).

Special prices are only for fees paid by October 31st extended to November 8th together with at least one half month’s tuition.

You can register and enroll for classes at our studios or at our Registration page.

Musical Theatre Vocals Auditions

On Saturday September 23rd 2017, starting at 2:10 pm at our Winchester studio, we will be holding auditions for our new Musical Theatre Vocals class. This is for students age 8 to 15.

To reserve an audition time, please sign up on the list at our studio or contact us by email etc.

Each student taking the audition will need to come prepared to sing 16 bars of a Musical Theatre song of their choice. Please provide your own accompaniment, on CD or mobile device. We will have a CD player and an AUX cord available to use with our sound system.

The class will be held in Winchester on Saturdays 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, starting October 7th 2017. The teacher will be Aundria Roberts. If the class is over-subscribed, priority will be given to students also taking our Musical Theatre class.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Italia Performing Arts and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema present:

A special screening of the Royal Opera House in conjunction with the Royal Ballet’s performance of:

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

  • When: Saturday, November 25th
  • Time: 9:30 am
  • Where: Alamo Drafthouse, Winchester

At the event, we will have access to the entire Alamo menu, as well as an all-you-can-eat cereal option!

This will be a fundraiser for Italia Performing Arts and we are hoping to be able to fill two theaters, which will be around 300 seats. We are asking our dancers to sell tickets. We will be having a competition to see who sells the most tickets with a prize awarded to the top 5 highest sellers!!

We are also selling tickets at our Winchester and Edinburg studios, price $15.00. (Tickets are not available at the Alamo.)

New Location in Hillsboro near Purcellville

Hillsboro Old Stone School

We are excited to announce a new location for our dance classes! This will be at the Old Stone School in the small town of Hillsboro just north of Purcellville, in the western part of Loudoun County, Virginia. We will be renting space at this historic school building which now serves as a community center for Hillsboro and the surrounding area.

We are launching this new Hillsboro location with an Open House and free trial classes on the afternoon of Tuesday September 12th, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. We will offer trial classes, each lasting 10-15 minutes, as follows:

  • 3:15 pm: Ballet, age 6-7
  • 3:50 pm: Ballet, age 3
  • 4:10 pm: Ballet, age 4-5
  • 4:30 pm: Ballet, age 8+
  • 5:00 pm: Lyrical Dance, age 8+
  • 5:30 pm: Musical Theatre, age 8+

Please contact us to reserve a space for your child. We can be flexible on age ranges if necessary.

We will hold our regular classes in Hillsboro on Tuesdays starting September 19th. We will announce our timetable soon.

The Old Stone School is located at 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro, VA 20132. This is on Route 9 from Leesburg to Charles Town, near the junction (with stop light) with Route 690 Hillsboro Road, adjacent to Hillsboro Charter Academy and opposite Stoneybrook Farm & Market.

 

A Few Class Changes

Please note a few class changes:

Rising Stars (introductory movement and drama, age 2) in Winchester is moving to Tuesdays 11:00 am – 11:30 am, starting September 5th. There will be no class this week. Rising Stars in Edinburg continues on Wednesdays 10:00 am – 10:30 am.

The age range for the Wednesday tap class in Winchester is changing to 8-12, to reflect better the age of the students we have.

In Edinburg, we are starting a new Ballet Essentials 2 class on Mondays, 7:45 pm – 8:30 pm, starting September 11th. This is suitable for beginners age 10+. The current 6:45 pm class will continue, now called Ballet Essentials 1.

Unfortunately we have had to drop our plans to stage The Nutcracker this year, as we don’t have enough dancers for the main parts. Meanwhile we are working on another way for our students to enjoy the Nutcracker experience.

We also have an exciting announcement coming up very soon about a new location for dance classes. Watch this space!

Classes Open This Week!

Summer is nearly over. Today the sun is about to be eclipsed. And …

Our new season of dance and musical theatre classes starts this week!

It’s not too late to register. We still have spaces in most of our classes. So click below to register, or come to our studio in good time before a class. We can arrange free trial classes, for students under 18.

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Meanwhile please note that we have declared our studios Peanut Free Zones.

Open Houses, New Classes, New Website

Our new school year is coming up soon! Classes start August 21st.

For the new year, we have new classes and new teachers, and Open Houses to give you the chance to try out our classes.

Open Houses

You are invited to our Open Houses, with free trial classes, light refreshments and the opportunity to sign up for our 2017-18 classes:

Please reserve spaces in free trial classes: sign up on the sheet at the studio, email studio@italiapa.com, or call 540-504-7263.

New Classes

We have exciting new classes for you:

  • Rising Stars: Movement and Drama for Age 2
  • Musical Theatre Vocals
  • Jazz and Hip-Hop Dance for age 6-8, and age 9-15

See below for more details of these classes.

Laura Gill

New Teachers

We welcome two new members of staff to join the team teaching our classes:

  • Laura Gill is joining us from Michigan to teach dance and musical theatre, mainly at our Edinburg studio.
  • Aundria Roberts, a professional music and voice teacher, will teach Musical Theatre Vocals.

We have a completely new design for our website home page, and some more subtle changes to the rest of our site. Click through to see what we have done.

Rising Stars: Movement and Drama for Age 2

Our new Rising Stars class is an introductory movement and drama class for children age 2.

Students will have the opportunity to experiment and become familiar with movement, voice and self-expression. Activities will include movement with props, vocal exercises and drama games.

This is a 30 minute weekday morning class for children age 2. Parents will be expected to stay in the building but not in the class. The maximum class size will be 8 with two adult staff present.

Initial class times: Edinburg, Wednesdays 10:00 am; Winchester, Thursdays 10:00 am. Extra classes will be added to meet demand.

Aundria Roberts

Musical Theatre Vocals

It is important for our Musical Theatre students to learn to sing well. So, starting in October 2017, we are offering a Musical Theatre Vocals class, for students age 8+. This class will be held in Winchester only on Saturdays at 1:00 pm, taught by our professional music and voice teacher Aundria Roberts.

Admission to this class is by audition only. Auditions will be held in late September. Please contact us for audition details.

Jazz and Hip-Hop Dance for age 6-8, and age 9-15

Our Jazz and Hip-Hop Dance class is a fun, up-beat blend of dance combining jazz and hip-hop technique in one class.

We have added a new Jazz and Hip-Hop class for children age 6 to 8, in Winchester only, on Saturdays at 1:00 pm for one hour. The Monday night class, at 7:45 pm, will now be for age 9 to 15.

The Edinburg Jazz and Hip-Hop class, on Thursdays at 7:30 pm, will continue to be for age 8 to 12.

The Tap class for age 3 to 6 in Winchester has been moved to Fridays at 4:30 pm.

Open House in Edinburg, Sat Aug 12 2017

Interested in dance or musical theatre classes, for yourself or your children? Come and try them out for free! Our Open House at our Edinburg studio on Saturday August 12th, starting at 10:00 am, is your chance for this.

We will offer on the day free trial classes in Ballet (Italian Cecchetti method), Tap, Jazz & Hip-Hop Dance, Lyrical & Contemporary Dance, and Musical Theatre.

We have added a free trial of our new Rising Stars class, Movement and Drama for Age 2.

We are also offering light refreshments and the opportunity to sign up for our 2017-18 classes. Details of these classes will be available at the studio, or in the Student Information on this website.

Timetable for Free Trial Classes and Auditions

Main Room Front Room
10:00 am Ballet, age 3-5 Lyrical & Contemporary, age 8+
10:30 am Ballet, age 8-10 Tap, age 3-6
11:00 am Ballet, age 6-7 Jazz & Hip-Hop, age 8-12
11:30 am Ballet, age 11+ Rising Stars, age 2
12:00 pm Ballet, age 3-5 Musical Theatre, age 8-15
12:30 pm Ballet, age 6-7

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 studio@italiapa.com, 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.