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.

Open House in Winchester, Sat Aug 19 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 Winchester studio on Saturday August 19th, 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 will also hold auditions for our new Musical Theatre Vocals class (see below). Our partners at Southern Academy of Irish Dance will offer free trial classes in Irish Dance.

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

The Musical Theatre Vocals auditions have been postponed to a later date. This class will now start in October, with auditions in September.

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 9-15
11:30 am Ballet, age 11+ Jazz & Hip-Hop, age 6-8
12:00 pm Ballet, age 3-5 Rising Stars, age 2
12:30 pm Ballet, age 6-7
1:00 pm Tap, age 10-15
1:30 pm Musical Theatre, age 8-15 Irish Dance, age 3-6
2:00 pm Musical Theatre Vocals
Auditions, age 8-15
Irish Dance, age 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.

HOT Summer Sale 2017! Save up to 15%

Hot Summer SunToo hot for outdoor activities? Get ready now for dance classes in the fall!

HURRY! These special HOT sale prices are only available July 4th to 20th.

Meanwhile, try your children in the second session of our summer classes, starting again July 17th in our air conditioned studios.

Save up to 15% on Dance Tuition

For two weeks only we have brought back our best deals of the year on classes in ballet, taplyrical & contemporary dancejazz & hip-hop dance, musical theatre and ballet/Pilates combo. These classes start August 21st.

  • Pay now for the full year’s tuition 2017-18 (10 months) and save 15%.
  • Pay now for a half year’s tuition (5 months) and save 10%.

These offers are for advance payments made by July 20th. Registration fee also payable: see the special offer below.

These offers are not recommended for new students under 5, as we prefer to take things month by month at this stage.

Please first register your student for classes (with no commitment until you pay). We will then contact you with a quote for a full year or half year’s tuition.

A reminder for parents of continuing students only: Any tuition payments made by July 31st will be at the 2016-17 prices.

Save $5 on Registration Fee

Register your student by July 20th for the new school year starting August 21st, beat the last minute rush, and pay $25 (normally $30) for the first student in a family, $12.50 (normally $15) for subsequent students. This offer is for new and continuing students.

Register Now

10% Off Uniform Leotards and Tights

Get your student ready for our fall dance classes by ordering their uniform leotard and tights from us in advance, and save 10% off our regular prices, until July 20th. This applies to items we will order for delivery in early August, and to our limited current stock.

Click the links above to order through our Online Store. If you are looking for a size or color that is not listed, or a black leotard, please contact us and we will try to order for you.

All prices subject to 5.3% Virginia sales tax.

For all the above offers:

Please pay by July 20th in one of these ways:

  • for tuition and registration: through our Student Portal
  • for leotards and tights: through our Online Store, which accepts cards through PayPal
  • by PayPal to studio@italiapa.com
  • at our Winchester studio during our summer office hours
  • at our Edinburg studio on Monday July 17th only, 4:00 to 8:30 pm

We can also accept checks by mail if they arrive at our Winchester address by July 22nd.

DVDs of Once Upon A Time: Nearly Ready

We hope you enjoyed our Summer Show “Once Upon A Time”. We are preparing DVDs of the show, for any of you who missed it, or as as a keepsake for you. These are still available for ordering from our online store or at our studios, $25 each. The quality is much better than in previous years: see below.

Please order quickly, by July 9th! We will be finalizing our order quantity on that date, and after that we will have only a few extra copies available.

The DVD package will consist of two DVDs in one case, one of each performance of the show, at no extra cost.

We have now nearly finished editing the video footage. We are pleased to say that this year the quality is much better than in previous years, because we used a professional videographer, Dan Shaffer of Shaffer Films. Here is a sample of what you can expect to see and hear (click Full Screen for the best quality):

The DVD quality will be a little lower than this because of inherent limitations of the DVD format. If anyone who purchases the DVD also wants access to downloadable video files at the same quality as this clip (720p AVCHD format, 1.6 to 1.8 GB for each of 3 acts of each performance), we will work on making them available.

Order your DVDs now!

Mural Right

Register Now for Our 2017-18 Classes

Registration is NOW OPEN for our 2017-18 dance classes in Winchester and Edinburg, beginning August 21st:

Register Now

For full details of our classes, see our Student Information Pack. See also our Timetable 2017-18 – Winchester and Timetable 2017-18 – Edinburg, and our Prices and Payment page.

To register for Irish dance, see our Irish dance page.

Contact us to arrange a free trial class (for students under 18) in your chosen dance style.

Special Tuition Deals 2017-18

We are offering the following special deals for tuition for our 2017-18 school year:

  • Whole School Year for the Price of Nine Months! Get a month’s free tuition, or save 10%, if you pay in advance for the year (ten months’ classes).
  • Half School Year 5% off, if you pay in advance (five months’ classes).

These deals are available only if paid for in full by September 8th, or by the student’s first class of the school year (excluding any trial class) if later. They are not available for new students under 5.

Save an additional 5% (15% off whole year, 10% off half year) if you pay in full by June 17th, the day of our Summer Show Once Upon A Time.

Memorial Day Special Offer on Registration Fee

Register by May 31st extended to June 3rd and save on your registration fee for 2017-18 (if paid by that date): $25 (usually $30), additional student $12.50 (usually $15).

Summer Classes

You don’t need to wait until August to start dancing! This year we are offering a special six week program of summer classes: two weeks in late June, then a break and four more weeks from late July into early August. Register for these classes through our regular Registration page.

Summer Classes 2017

In 2017, instead of summer camps, Italia Performing Arts is offering a program of summer classes. This program will be a cut down version of the regular class timetable, with classes three days a week in Winchester and two in Edinburg, for six weeks in the summer: two weeks in late June after our show, then a two week break before four more weeks in late July and early August. See the dates below.

Timetable (Please choose the same ballet class as taken in 2016-17)

Winchester
Tuesdays 4:30-5:15 Ballet Pre-Primary 1
  5:30-6:15 Ballet Primary
  6:30-7:30 Musical Theatre
  7:30-8:30 Lyrical & Contemporary
 
Wednesdays 4:00-4:45 Ballet Pre-Primary 2
  5:00-6:00 Jazz & Hip-hop
 
Thursdays 4:30-5:30 Ballet Pro 1
  5:30-6:30 Ballet Pro 2
  6:30-7:30 Turns & Leaps
  7:30-8:30 Ballet Pro 3/4
 
Edinburg
Mondays 4:00-4:45 Ballet Primary
  4:45-5:30 Ballet Pre-Primary 2
  5:30-6:30 Ballet Pro 1/2
  6:30-7:15 Ballet Pre-Primary 1
  7:30-8:30 Ballet/Pilates Combo
 
Fridays 4:00-4:45 Tap
5:00-6:00 Musical Theatre
6:15-7:15 Lyrical & Contemporary
7:30-8:30 Jazz & Hip-hop

We regret that the Friday classes in Edinburg have been cancelled because of low enrollment.

All times are pm

Prices

  • 60 minute classes: $100 for full series of 6 classes prepaid, $20 each drop-in if space available
  • 45 minute classes: $70 for full series of 6 classes prepaid, $14 each drop-in if space available
  • No registration fee, regular multiple class and multiple student discounts apply
  • Extra 10% discount for full series of 6 classes if prepaid by April 29th
  • Please register at our studios, or online through our Registration page (for new students) or our Student Portal (for current students)

Summer and Fall 2017 Dates

  • Saturday June 10th: Last day of regular classes
  • Saturday June 17th 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm: Summer Show “Once Upon A Time”
  • Monday June 19th to Friday June 30th: First session of summer classes (2 weeks)
  • July 1st to 16th: Studios closed
  • Monday July 17th to Friday August 11th: Second session of summer classes (4 weeks)
  • Monday August 21st: Start of regular 2017-18 fall classes
  • NEW! December 2017: We plan to put on The Nutcracker, in Winchester and in Shenandoah County. Auditions will be in August. Rehearsals start in September. Details are coming soon.

Open House in Winchester, Sat Aug 13 2016

Interested in dance classes, for yourself or your children? Come and try them out for free! Our Open House at our Winchester studio on Saturday August 13th, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, is your chance for this.

We will offer on the day free trial classes in ballet (Italian Cecchetti method), tap, hip-hop, jazz & contemporary dance and lyrical dance. Our partners at Southern Academy of Irish Dance will offer free trial classes in Irish dance.

We are also offering light refreshments and the opportunity to sign up for our 2016-17 classes. Details of these classes will be available at the studio.

Timetable for Free Trial Classes

Main Room Front Room
10:00 am Doors open
10:15 am Ballet, age 3-5 Lyrical Dance, age 6-12
11:00 am Ballet, age 6-7 Hip-hop, age 7-12
11:45 am Ballet, age 8-10 Tap, age 3-6
12:30 pm Ballet, age 3-5 Jazz & Contemporary, age 6-12
1:15 pm Ballet, age 6-7 Irish Dance, age 3-5
2:00 pm Ballet, age 11+ Irish Dance, age 6-10
2:45 pm Ballet, age 8-10 Irish Dance, age 11+
3:30 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.

HOT Summer Sale! Save up to 15% on Dance

Hot Summer SunToo hot for outdoor activities? Look ahead to dance classes in the fall, or try your children in a dance camp in our air conditioned studios.

HURRY! These special HOT sale prices are only available July 23rd to 31st.

Save up to 15% on Dance Tuition

For one week only we have brought back our best deals of the year on classes in ballet, lyrical dancejazz & contemporary, hip-hop and ballet/Pilates combo. These classes start August 15th.

  • Pay now for the full year’s tuition 2016-17 (10 months) and save 15%.
  • Pay now for a half year’s tuition (5 months) and save 10%.

These offers are for advance payments made by July 31st. Registration fee also payable: see the special offer below.

These offers are not recommended for new students under 5, as we prefer to take things month by month at this stage.

Please first register your student for classes (with no commitment until you pay), then contact us for a quote for a full year or half year’s tuition.

Save $5 on Registration Fee

Register your student by July 31st for the new school year starting August 15th, beat the last minute rush, and pay $25 (normally $30) for the first student in a family, $12.50 (normally $15) for subsequent students. This offer is for new and continuing students, yearly, half-yearly or monthly tuition payments.

Register Now

Note: For technical reasons, a $30 charge will appear on the account for each new student registering. This will be adjusted to the sale price as soon as possible. If you enter card details, the adjustment will be made before the card is charged.

$20 Off Selected Summer Camps

Register a student for one of these summer camps, and pay in full by July 31st, to save $20 on the regular fee:

  • Classical Ballet Camp (Age 7-9) led by Miss Lorenza Manara Marchi
    Winchester: July 25-29 – 5 sessions 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (3 hours)
    Some ballet experience is required for this camp
    Now reduced to $180 ($160 for current students)
  • Tap and Ballet Camp (Age 4-6) led by Miss Eva Zitterkob
    Edinburg: August 1-5 – 5 sessions 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm (2 hours)
    Suitable for beginners
    Now reduced to $120 ($100 for current students)
  • Jazz and Contemporary Dance Camp (Age 6-10) led by Miss Eva Zitterkob
    Edinburg: August 8-12 – 5 sessions 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm (3 hours)
    Some dance experience is preferred for this camp
    Now reduced to $180 ($160 for current students)

Save $5 on the DVD of Snow White

Snow White squareWe are still waiting for editing of the DVD of our summer show Snow White. But you can still pre-order your copy, at our studio or through our online store. Until July 31st the price has been reduced to $20 + tax (plus $5 mailing if required).

Don’t wait until the DVDs arrive! When they do, we will have only a few spare copies, and they will be at the full price of $25 + tax.

For all the above offers:

Please pay through our Student Portal, or by PayPal to studio@italiapa.com, by July 31st, or at our Winchester studio during our summer office hours. DVDs only can be purchased through our online store. We can also accept checks by mail if they arrive at our Winchester address by August 1st.

 

Save up to 15% on Dance Tuition!

Our best deals of the year on classes in ballet, lyrical dancejazz & contemporary, hip-hop and ballet/Pilates combo.

  • Pay now for the full year’s tuition 2016-17 (10 months) and save 15%.
  • Pay now for a half year’s tuition (5 months) and save 10%.

These offers are for advance payments made by Saturday June 18th, our show day. $30 registration fee ($15 for additional students) also payable.

From June 19th to the end of August, save 10% on the full year’s tuition and 5% on a half year.

These offers are not recommended for new students under 5, as we prefer to take things month by month at this stage.

Please contact us for a quote for tuition for your student.

Register Now