Give the Gift of Dance for 2019

Looking for a gift for a child with dancing feet?

Look no further!

At Italia Performing Arts we have the classes and the gift packages you need, in Winchester and Edinburg, Virginia. We can teach your child or teen classical ballet, acro dancetap, lyrical and contemporary, jazz and hip-hop, musical theatre and vocals, and Rising Star Vocals, in classes for students aged 3 and up. We are open for new registrations, starting immediately or in January, in all these styles of dance and theatre.

We are again, for the seventh 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 Dance10% off tuition for classes from December or January to the end of our school year, in mid-June 2019, if paid in full in advance. That is more than half a month free of charge!

This offer is valid for all ballet, acro, tap, lyrical and contemporary, jazz and hip-hop, musical theatre and vocals classes, in Winchester and Edinburg, for age 3+. 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, 2019, 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: we offer you 10% off classes for the remaining 5 months of the school year, if paid in full by January 22nd.

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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!

Jessica Stibick, our Sugar Plum Fairy

We are pleased to announce that Jessica Stibick will dance the part of the Sugar Plum Fairy in our 2018 production, together with National Ballet Company, of The Nutcracker.

Jessica Stibick DFCCA is a faculty member at National Ballet Institute for the Arts in Edgewater, Maryland, and at Cuppett Performing Arts Center in Vienna, Virginia. She is a principal dancer with the National Ballet Company and has performed as a principal guest artist with the Niagara Ballet Company and Williamsburg Ballet Theatre. She has also studied as a dancer and teacher at various schools and seminars throughout the United States, Denmark, England, Germany, and Australia.

Our first picture is of Jessica as the Sugar Plum Fairy in a previous National Ballet Company production. Sadly her partner here, Brutus the Nutcracker Dog, is no longer with us.

Our second picture is again of Jessica Stibick as the Sugar Plum Fairy, this time dancing with the Nutcracker Prince.

Jessica Stibick as the Sugar Plum Fairy with the Nutcracker Prince

Seyong Kim, our Nutcracker dancer

We are excited to announce that Seyong Kim will dance the title role in our 2018 production, together with National Ballet Company, of The Nutcracker.

Seyong Kim performing in the Ajkun Ballet Flower Festival in 2008

Seyong Kim performing in the Ajkun Ballet Flower Festival in 2008

Seyong Kim is Assistant Professor of Dance at Western Michigan University. Among his previous academic positions, he was visiting professor of dance at Randolph College, Lynchburg, Virginia. See this article from his time there: Randolph College professor Seyong Kim reflects on his love of dance.

As a professional dancer, Seyong Kim was awarded First Prizes in both the Korean Dance Association Competition and Sung-Kyun-Kwan Dance Competition, and he has performed in diverse professional venues and cultures across Asia, Europe, and the United States. He has danced with Metropolitan Opera Ballet in Lincoln Center, Albania Opera Ballet Theatre, Korean National Ballet Theater, Arzid Modern Dance, Terra Firma Dance Theatre, Albany Berkshire Ballet, Staten Island Ballet, Baltimore Ballet, Lustig Dance Theatre, Traverse City Dance Project, Neglia Ballet, Roxey Contemporary Ballet, TAKE Dance, Oakland Ballet Company, and National Ballet Company. In addition, his choreographic works have been performed at Landes Theater Coburg in Germany, Dance in ITALY Festival, Seoul Fringe Festival, Korea-Japan Dance Festival, Dumbo Dance Festival, Central Virginia Ballet, Battery Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and Kit Modus.

We welcome Seyong Kim back to Virginia and the Blue Ridge Mountains!

Press Release: The Nutcracker in Front Royal 2018

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Nutcracker in Front Royal

WINCHESTER, VA, November 10, 2018: National Ballet Company and Italia Performing Arts are presenting the seasonal classic ballet The Nutcracker in Front Royal in December.

Italia Performing Arts is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the National Ballet Company to bring to the Shenandoah Valley a professional quality production of The Nutcracker, which has been a family holiday tradition for over 100 years. This production is staged in a Victorian setting where the magic of The Nutcracker comes to life.

The Nutcracker Front Royal, VA December 15 & 16 2018

Image by Prima Donna Photography from a previous National Ballet Company production of The Nutcracker

The production will be presented in the beautiful auditorium of Skyline High School, Front Royal. There will be three performances, at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm on Saturday December 15th and at 2:30 pm on Sunday December 16th. This will allow more than 2,000 people to enjoy the magic of Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet.

The National Ballet Company, based in Maryland, has been staging The Nutcracker for many years, but this is the first time they have brought it to the Valley. The professional dancers of the Company will dance the leading roles in this performance. The students of Italia Performing Arts will play the children’s parts.

Lorenza Manara Marchi, Principal of Italia Performing Arts, said:

I am honored and thrilled to welcome the National Ballet Company to work with Italia Performing Arts students on The Nutcracker.

The high standard of work and teaching they have brought to the area has had a big impact on the children. This is an experience for them that they will never forget.

This production is a seasonal gift for the families and community of the Shenandoah Valley.

For further details of this production and to purchase tickets, please visit https://italiapa.com/nutcracker/.

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Pamela Moore

Pamela Moore

The National Ballet Company, Maryland’s oldest professional ballet company, is celebrating 70 years this year. The Company director, Pamela A. Moore, was a principal dancer with the National Ballet Company for over 30 years and has danced every major role in the repertoire. She holds the Maestro Enrico Cecchetti Diploma and is co-Chairman of the Board of Examiners of the Cecchetti Council of America.

Lorenza Manara Marchi

Lorenza Manara Marchi

Italia Performing Arts, directed by Lorenza Manara Marchi, opened its first dance studio in Winchester, VA in 2012, and a second studio in Edinburg, VA in 2016. It offers classes for children and teens in classical Ballet, Acro Dance, Tap, Lyrical & Contemporary Dance, Jazz & Hip-Hop Dance, and Musical Theatre & Vocals. Lorenza trained in Italy and England as a teacher of classical ballet. She holds the DDI and DDE in the Cecchetti method from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and the Licentiate of the Cecchetti Council of America.

Italia Performing Arts, LLC, 3031 Valley Avenue suite 108, Winchester, VA 22601
Contact: Peter Kirk or Lorenza Manara Marchi
Telephone: 540-504-7263
Email: studio@italiapa.com
Website: https://italiapa.com/

Harvest Brunch Highlights Video 2018

This video of Italia Performing Arts dancers and musical theatre singers was filmed at the Harvest Brunch at the George Washington Hotel in Winchester, VA, September 23rd, 2018. The brunch was a fundraising event for the non-profit Italia Peforming Arts Institute. Videographer: Manoa Raine. Updated version of the video, 10/30/2018.

Harvest Brunch for the Arts 2018

Italia Performing Arts Institute presents:

Harvest Brunch for the Arts

Sunday September 23rd 2018, 1:00 pm
George Washington Hotel
103 E Piccadilly St, Winchester, VA 22601

Please join us for this fundraising event that will be filled with fun, good food, entertainment, and a silent auction. There will be dancers dancing from select Italia Performing Arts dance classes! This is a community event to benefit the arts and the mission of the Italia Performing Arts Institute! All are welcome to join us!

Tickets:

  • $35 per ticket/adult
  • $25 per ticket/child 2-11
  • Under 2 is free
  • Purchase tickets at Italia Performing Arts studios or through our online store

Tickets on sale ONLY UNTIL SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15th

(Note that the previously announced 10:00 am seating has been cancelled.)

This event will be held in the beautiful Grand Ballroom at the George Washington Hotel, Winchester.

Open House in Edinburg, Th Aug 16 2018

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 Thursday August 16th, starting at 4:00 pm, 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.

This year we are also featuring free trials and assessments for our new Acro Dance.

We are also offering light refreshments and the opportunity to sign up for our 2018-19 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 Assessments

Main Room Front Room
4:00 pm Lyrical & Contemporary, age 8+ Ballet, age 3-5
4:30 pm Ballet, age 8-10 Tap, age 3-6
5:00 pm Ballet, age 6-7 Musical Theatre, age 8-15
5:30 pm Ballet, age 11+
6:00 pm Acro, age 3-5 Jazz & Hip-Hop, age 8-12
6:30 pm Acro, age 6+ beginners Ballet, age 3-5
7:00 pm Acro, age 6+ experienced in gymnastics etc

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.

Photo by Kensie M Photography

Open House in Winchester, Sat Aug 18 2018

Interested in dance or musical theatre classes, for yourself or your children? Come and try them out for free! Our Open House at our Winchester studio on Saturday August 18th, 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.

This year we are also featuring free trials and assessments for our new Acro Dance.

We are also offering light refreshments and the opportunity to sign up for our 2018-19 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 Assessments

Main Room Front Room
10:00 am Lyrical & Contemporary, age 8+ Ballet, age 3-5
10:30 am Ballet, age 8-10 Tap, age 3-7
11:00 am Ballet, age 6-7 Jazz & Hip-Hop, age 10+
11:30 am Ballet, age 11+ Jazz & Hip-Hop, age 6-9
12:00 pm Ballet, age 3-5 Tap, age 8-12
12:30 pm Musical Theatre & Vocals, age 8-15 Ballet, age 6-7
1:00 pm Acro, age 3-5 Irish Dance
1:30 pm Acro, age 6+ beginners
2:00 pm Acro, age 6+ experienced in gymnastics etc

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.

Photo by Kensie M Photography

Dance Merchandise Clearance Sale

We are ordering more leotards and tights for the new school year. Unfortunately we will have to raise our prices because of increasing costs.

First we would like to sell off our remaining old stock at reduced prices, as follows. Most of these will continue to be uniform items for our classes.

  • Leotards with skirt (uniform for Pre-Primary and Primary ballet): limited stock reduced from $16.99 to $14.99
  • All other leotards: reduced from $14.99 to $12.99
  • Tights: $1 off our regular price
  • Logo T-shirts (white only): reduced to $8.99

This sale is at our Winchester studio only, from today until August 3rd, during office hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 2:30 to 6:00 pm – but only while stocks last.

If you can’t make it to our Winchester studio, we can take orders for our current families by email or phone, subject to availability.

All items are subject to 5.3% sales tax, except on Friday August 3rd which is a sales tax holiday.