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 studio@italiapa.com 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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Give the Gift of Dance for 2016

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 we can teach you or your child classical ballet, hip-hoplyrical dance, ballet/Pilates combo and Irish dance, in classes for children aged 3 and up and for adults. We also offer ballet and ballet/Pilates combo in Woodstock. We are open for new registrations, starting immediately or in January, in all these styles of dance.

We are again, for the fourth 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 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, 2016, or on the day of the first class taken (except for a free 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.

Early Bird Bonus (sorry, no longer available)

For current students, and for those wanting to start classes before January:

Save 20% on your December tuition if you pay for it and a holiday gift offer (for the same classes) by December 8th.

Buy Now!

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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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!

Free Wi-Fi for our Students and Families

We have changed the Wi-Fi setup at our studio. Please change your settings if necessary to the following:

Station ID: ItaliaPA
Password: Please ask

Password subject to change without notice. Please use this only for family friendly browsing, email etc. We reserve the right to terminate access for anyone abusing this facility.

Open House, Saturday August 15 2015

Interested in dance classes, for yourself or your children? Come and try them out for free! Our Open House on Saturday August 15th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, is your chance for this.

We will offer on the day free trial classes in ballet (Italian Cecchetti method)Irish dancetap, hip-hop and lyrical dance. For details of our regular classes, see our Student Information pages.
Mural RightThe Open House will be held at our studio, 3031 Valley Avenue suite 108, Winchester, VA 22601 – at Creekside Station, behind Jos A. Bank and Firefly Café & Bakery. We are offering free trial classes, light refreshments, and the opportunity to sign up for our 2015-16 classes.

Timetable for Free Trial Classes

10:00 am Doors open
10:15 am (main room) Ballet, age 3-4
10:15 am (front room) Irish dance, age 4-7
11:00 am (main room) Ballet, age 5-7
11:00 am (front room) Irish dance, age 8-11
11:45 am (main room) Ballet, age 8-11
11:45 am (front room) Tap, age 3-5
12:15 pm (front room) Hip-hop, age 7-16
12:30 pm (main room) Ballet, age 12+
12:45 pm (front room) Lyrical dance, age 6-16
1:00 pm (main room) Ballet, age 3-4
1:30 pm (main room) Ballet, age 5-7
2:00 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 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.

Timetable Changes, Open House, Don’t Forget to Register!

Our new school year is coming up fast. Classes start on August 17th. So don’t forget to register your students for the new year and enroll in classes!

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Open House

We are planning an Open House for Saturday August 15th, with refreshments and free trial classes. We will announce the times for this shortly.

Timetable Changes

We have had to make a few changes to our timetable.

Gina Lewis has agreed to continue teaching hip-hop, for one class on Wednesdays 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, for age 7 to 12. This replaces the two Friday hip-hop classes. To make space, we are moving the Wednesday Pre-Primary 1 Ballet class to Fridays 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm.

We are adding a Ballet 2 class on Mondays 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

The Ballet 3 class on Fridays 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm will now be a Pointe and Demi-Pointe class, which will also replace the Thursday Pointe class.

We are also adding a beginners’ class in Modern Dance on Saturdays 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, for age 8 to 14. We will make a separate announcement about this. (Sorry, we have canceled this.)

4th July Sale: Extra 10% Off Tuition

Extra 10% off all 2015-16 tuition fees prepaid July 4-18.

Today is not an Italian holiday. But we, Lorenza and Peter, are enjoying our fourth July in America, and we are preparing for our fourth year of operation of Italia Performing Arts. So we are celebrating by making the following special offers:

Prepay any amount of 2015-16 tuition between July 4th and 18th and save 10%, in addition to other offers. For example:

  • Pay for a whole year’s tuition (10 months) and save 20% (normally 10%)
  • Pay for a half year (5 months) and save 15% (normally 5%)
  • Pay for half of August or for a full month and save 10%
  • For each $90 paid, $100 will be credited towards your tuition

Please contact us for a quote for your own tuition.

Offer does not include registration fees or summer camps and workshops. 2015-16 registration fee must be paid with or before tuition payments.

Meanwhile, mainly for those of you who are Americans, we offer this video “I am an American”, very well made by our friends in Louisiana. (Sadly the video doesn’t play properly, with the voice over, on mobile phones – you need a computer or possibly a tablet.)

24 Hour Flash Sale! May 29th – 30th

Our 24 Hour Flash Sale starts Today, Friday May 29th, at 2:00 pm, and continues until Tomorrow, Saturday May 30th, at 2:00 pm.

The Special Deals below are available at the studio, Friday 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (as part of the Creekside Sidewalk Sale). They are also available online for the full 24 hour period – click on the links or the images.

Cinderella adSave $2 on Cinderella Summer Show Tickets and $5 on DVDs!

Adults $12 $10

Under 16 $10 $8

NEW! Pre-order a DVD of the show, $20 (will be $25 after the sale)

Buy online through our Cinderella page. The price reduction will be applied automatically. Or buy at our studio.

Register Now for 2015-16 Classes and Save $5!

Registration is now open for our 2015-16 classes starting August 17th: ballet, Irish dancehip-hop, tap, lyrical dance, ballet/Pilates combo.

Register now for $30 $25, 2nd and subsequent students in a family $15 $12.50. This offer is open until May 31st, at our studio or by clicking the button:

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Save $20 on Summer Camps, $10 on Workshops!

Register for our Summer Camps and Workshops during our 24 Hour Flash Sale, and pay in full by May 31st, to save $20 on the normal price for each camp, $10 for each workshop.

Summer Camps 2015

Summer Show 2015 Cinderella: Update for Parents

This is the text of a printed letter distributed to parents of children taking part in our Summer Show, and intended primarily for these parents. We will officially announce the show in April.

Summer Show 2015 Cinderella: Information Update for Parents

We can now confirm (subject to contract) that our Summer Show Cinderella will be held at the Patsy Cline Theater at John Handley High School, Winchester, on the afternoon of Saturday June 13th. The exact time is to be announced. There will be rehearsals at the venue on that morning.

Costumes have been ordered for the students taking part. Most of these will arrive in May.

We expect to offer tickets for sale starting in April. There will be plenty available for family and friends. The first group of tickets will be at a reduced price, so buy early!

Request for Sponsorship and Program Advertising

For this year’s show there will be additional advance costs for scenery and props. We hope to fund this by attracting sponsorship from local businesses and others, mainly through selling advertising space in our program for the show.

This is where we would like the help of the parents of our students, and of other interested friends. We would like you to approach local businesses – ones where you buy or sell, and ones where you and your friends work – and give them copies of our Request for Sponsorship letter. You may also like to give letters to community organizations, churches etc which might consider advertising.

We hope that each student family will be able to give a letter to at least 2-3 businesses and others. If this happens, and only one business in five responds, we should reach our budget.

We are attaching some copies of the Request for Sponsorship letter to this letter. More copies are available at our studio, and it will also be available online.

Here is a link to the PDF version of our Summer Show 2015 Request for Sponsorship Letter. You are welcome to send this to businesses and other potential sponsors, either electronically or in printed form. If you print it, please do so on a good quality color printer if possible, or collect a printed copy from our studio.

Volunteers and Concessions

We will be looking for some parents to volunteer to help us with the show, on the day and in advance. Please speak to us if you can offer to help. We will also be having concessions during the intermission, so please let us know if you have suitable products you would like to sell.

Rehearsal Dates

A reminder of upcoming show rehearsal dates for many of our students:

  • Ballet (most students): Saturdays March 14th, April 18th, May 23rd, June 6th.
  • Irish dance: Mondays April 12th, May 4th, June 1st.

We look forward to working with you and your children in putting on this show.

Lorenza Manara Marchi, CEO and School Principal, and Peter Kirk, Business Manager
3/6/2015