Open House in Edinburg, Th Aug 15 2019

Interested in dance or musical theatre classes for your children? Come and try them out for free! Our Open House at our Edinburg studio on Thursday August 15th, starting at 4:00 pm, is your chance for this.

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

We are also offering light refreshments and the opportunity to sign up for our 2019-20 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 3-7
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 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.

We are also offering an Open House at our Winchester studio on Saturday August 17th.

Photo by Kensie M Photography

Open House in Winchester, Sat Aug 17 2019

Interested in dance or musical theatre classes for your children? Come and try them out for free! Our Open House at our Winchester studio on Saturday August 17th, starting at 10:00 am, is your chance for this.

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

We are also offering light refreshments and the opportunity to sign up for our 2019-20 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 3-5
11:00 am Ballet, age 6-7 Jazz & Hip-Hop, age 8+
11:30 am Ballet, age 11+ Tap, age 6-8
12:00 pm Ballet, age 3-5 Tap, age 9+
12:30 pm Musical Theatre & Vocals, age 8-15 Ballet, age 6-7
1:00 pm Acro, age 3-5 Rising Star Vocals, age 6-8
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 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.

We are also offering an Open House at our Edinburg studio on Thursday August 15th.

Photo by Kensie M Photography

Beauty and the Beast: Final Call for Dancers

Beauty and the Beast

At Italia Performing Arts we are working hard on our Summer Show 2019. The first half of the show will be our own ballet version of the traditional story “Beauty and the Beast”, with original choreography by Lorenza Manara Marchi and her colleagues. This will be followed by “The Golden Age of Hollywood”, presented by our non-ballet students.

The Golden Age of Hollywood

This show will be presented on June 15th, 2019 at Skyline High School, Front Royal, VA, the same venue as The Nutcracker last December. There will be two performances, at 1:00 pm featuring Edinburg students and at 4:00 pm featuring Winchester students. The main characters and some other students will dance in both performances.

We expect to start selling tickets for the show in March.

Final Call for Dancers

If you or your child wants to dance in this show, you MUST do the following by January 31st:

  • Enroll the student in the right class at Italia Performing Arts
  • Return to our studios a signed permission and costume order form
  • Pay at least a $20 deposit for each costume (any balance will be due in April)

We need to do this now as we have to order costumes in early February, for delivery in May. This also gives students time to learn their steps at our rehearsals. Rehearsal schedules are available at our studios.

Autopay student families: your costume payment can be added to your February 1st automatic tuition payment on request.

New Year, New Dance 2019

We wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year 2019!

1016464_810128619047338_6878584068606595717_nLooking for a new indoor activity for the winter for your children?

Looking for a wholesome way to spend your Christmas gift money?

Look no further! Try dance!

At Italia Performing Arts we have the classes you need, in Winchester and Edinburg, Virginia. We can teach your child or teen classical balletacro dancetaplyrical and contemporaryjazz and hip-hopmusical theatre and vocals, and Rising Star Vocals, in classes for students aged 3 and up. We are open for new registrations in all these styles of dance, for 2019 classes starting on Wednesday January 2nd.

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 2019, for 10% off, less than the price of five months (normally 5½ months as we charge for only a half month in June). This 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 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 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.

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.

Register Now

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!

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