Logo Wear, Group Photos: Order Now

Order Now, Deadline Saturday October 18th 2014

See Ordering Instructions at the bottom of this page.

Italia Performing Arts Logo Wear:
Hooded Sweatshirts, Sweatpants and T-shirts

Sweatshirts and T-shirts have our logo on front and back. Sweatpants have small logo on front only.

Hooded Pullover Sweatshirt $24.99
Gildan 18500/18500B Heavy Blend 7.75 ounce 50/50 poly/cotton.
Colors: Maroon, Light Pink, Sport Grey, White. Sizes: Youth S-XL, Adult S-3XL.

Hooded Full Zip Sweatshirt $34.99
Gildan 18600/18600B Heavy Blend 7.75 ounce 50/50 poly/cotton.
Colors: Maroon, Light Pink, Sport Grey, White. Sizes: Youth S-XL, Adult S-3XL.

Sweatpants $19.99
Gildan 18400/18400B Heavy Blend 7.75 ounce 50/50 poly/cotton.
Colors: Sport Grey, Black. Sizes: Youth S-XL, Adult S-5XL.

T-shirts $9.99 (White), $11.99 (Pink/Grey)
Gildan 5000/5000B 5.3 ounce 100% cotton.
Colors: White, Light Pink, Sport Grey. Sizes: Youth XS-XL, Adult S-3XL.

DVD of our Summer Show 2014

We have a few copies still available for $25.00 reduced to $20.00 (until October 18th).

Group Photos of our Students, from June and September 2014, $12.00

You may order 8″ x 10″ prints of these photos through the Group Photos section of our Online Store, or by clicking on each photo. (We regret that no photo is available of our hip-hop and jazz group.)

Pre-Primary 1

Pre-Primary 1 Ballet

Pre-Primary 2 Ballet

Pre-Primary 2 Ballet

Primary Ballet

Primary Ballet

Tap and Jazz

Tap and Jazz

Irish Dance

Irish Dance

Standard 1 Ballet

Standard 1 Ballet

Grade 2 Ballet

Grade 2 Ballet

Grade 5 Ballet

Grade 5 Ballet

Grade 5 Ballet En Pointe

Grade 5 Ballet En Pointe

Photos by Amazing Grace Creations, June and September 2014.

Ordering Instructions

To order, click on the links or photos above which will take you to our Online Store. You can pay there with a credit card through PayPal, but we recommend our student families to select Pay at Studio, and you can then pay for your merchandise by check, cash or card.

Alternatively, use the order form available at our studio.

All prices subject to 5.3% Virginia sales tax.

Register Now for 2014-15 Dance Classes!

Registration is now open for our 2014-15 dance classes starting on August 18th. We offer classes for all, age 3 to adults: ballet (Cecchetti method), ballet/Pilates combo, hip-hop, tap, Irish dance. For full details of our classes, see our Student Information Pack. See also our Timetable for 2014-15.

Register Now

To reserve spaces in the classes of your choice, click “Register Now!” to enroll, and pay the registration fee of $30 for the first student in a family, $15 for subsequent students.

Ask us about Free Trial Classes for Children and Teens (under 18)!

Our dance classes are more affordable than you may think! Prices start at $45/month for one class a week, $72/month for two classes, for children age 3-6.

Special offer: September 2014 classes free, if the rest of the year’s classes (9 months) are paid in advance. (This offer excludes new students under 5.) We also offer a 5% discount if you pay for a half year in advance.

Hip-Hop Dance Teacher Vacancy


Italia Performing Arts is looking for a teacher of hip-hop dance who can raise its teaching of this style to a higher level. Ability to teach other dance styles would be a bonus. Teaching will be at our studio at Creekside, Winchester. This is a paid contract position for one or two evenings a week, to start in mid-August 2014. We can offer $20/hr, or possibly more for an experienced teacher.

If you are interested, please send your resume to:

Peter Kirk, Italia Performing Arts, 3031 Valley Avenue Suite 108, Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: 5405047263
Email: studio@italiapa.com
Website: http://italiapa.com/

Apple Blossom Sale at our Online Store

To mark the Apple Blossom Festival here in Winchester, and to celebrate the opening of our Online Store, we are holding our

Apple blossom (Malus domestica) 09APPLE BLOSSOM SALE

10% off Summer Show Tickets
(Adults $10.80, under 16s $9.00)

10% off Summer Camps
(full pre-payment only)

Discounts apply to sales made at our Online Store from April 25th to May 4th with coupon code APPLEBLOSSOM.

Discounts also apply to sales made at the Italia Performing Arts studio from April 25th to May 1st (as the studio is closed May 2nd to 4th). Special price summer show tickets are excluded from this offer.

Studio Photo Shoots for the Holidays

UPDATED 11/12/13 with details of a second session and some minor changes to the package on offer:

Looking for cute pictures of your little ballerina, or other dancer? Looking for holiday season gifts for your family? Now is your chance for another professional quality photo shoot at the Italia Performing Arts studio!

Amazing Grace 02-11-2013Michelle Padgett, the mother of one of our students, has a photography business Amazing Grace Creations. She is offering photo shoots at out studio on Thursday evening November 14th, 6.00 – 8.00 pm, and on Saturday morning November 23rd, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm.

A basic package consists of one 8″ x 10″ photo, two 5″ x 7″ photos, four large wallet photos, and your choice of:

  • one more 8″ x 10″ photo, or
  • two more 5″ x 7″ photos, or
  • a credit for one 8″ x 10″ class photo, to be taken later.

We are offering this package for $55.00. Additional photos are available at further cost.

Please register in advance and reserve a time for the photo shoot, at our studio or by telephone 540-504-7263 or e-mail to studio@italiapa.com. On the shoot date parents will be asked to sign a waiver for the photos, and the full cost will be payable.

We will not be taking group photos at this time. We will arrange photos for each class individually within the next few months.


This photo package is being sold by Amazing Grace Creations. Payment for the package will be collected by Italia Performing Arts, which will retain a small part to cover studio use costs and remit the balance to Amazing Grace Creations.

Adults! Dance Hip-hop and Jazz in Winchester!

Italia Performing Arts is offering a new hip-hop and jazz combo class for adults, on Tuesday evenings 6.45 – 7.45 pm starting on November 5th. No experience is necessary. $20 per class, or $80 for five classes paid in advance. The minimum age for students is 16.

This class is offered initially for a trial period as a drop-in class with no registration fee payable. If there is sufficient demand we will make this a permanent class with the option of monthly payment.

We invite you to register in advance for this class, free of charge, by clicking “Register Now!” below and selecting “Hip-hop/Jazz Combo for Adults” from the list of classes, near the bottom. (The online system may inform you of a registration fee but you may ignore this.) Alternatively you may register on arrival – under 18’s require a parent’s signature or online consent.

Preferred dress code, for men and women: White T-shirt, black sweatpants and black dance sneakers.

Register Now

Give the Gift of Dance: Early Bird Bonus

It seems far too early to think about the holiday season. But some of our parents have already been asking about advance payment options. So we would like to announce, for the second year, our special offer for the holidays, together some special bonuses for anyone who would like to pay in advance.

Give the Gift of Dance: Holiday Gift Offer

Italia Performing Arts - give the gift of danceSix months’ classes, January to June 2014, for the price of five. This is valid for all ballet, tap/jazz, hip-hop/jazz, Irish dance and ballet/Pilates classes, for age 3 to adults. Available for new students (who must also pay the registration fee) and existing students.

For this offer full payment is required no later than January 8th, 2014.  Gift cards available on request.

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

Early Bird Bonus

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

Save 10% on your November and December tuition if you pay for both of these and a holiday gift offer (for the same classes) by November 8th.

Save 10% on your December tuition if you pay for it and a holiday gift offer (for the same classes) by December 8th.

Credit Card Payments

We can now accept credit and debit card payments through our Jackrabbit Online Class Management Software (Visa, Mastercard, Discover – sorry no American Express at the moment). This will gradually replace our current PayPal payment system. You can enter card details and make payments now through our Student Portal. Soon we will have a swiper for card purchases and payments at our studio.

If you have an outstanding balance for October, which is payable today, you may enter your card details online (on the “My Account” tab at the Student Portal) and click “Make a Payment” (on the “Fees and Payments” tab), or contact us asking us to charge your card. As of November we will be taking automatic payments from those who request this.

Automatic Payments Now Available

We invite our parents and adult students to sign up for automatic monthly payment of dance tuition with a credit or debit card. We are currently waiting for this facility to be completely enabled, but you can already sign up for it through our website. Unfortunately we cannot as yet charge directly to a bank account.

If you would like to take part, the first thing you need to do is to enter your credit or debit card information, if you have not already done so. You can do this through our Student Portal. In this case we will not be able to see your full card number as the details are stored in a secure database. Or you can give us the details, or your card, when you are at our studio, and we will enter them by hand.

Then we just need your confirmation that we can charge your outstanding balance on the first of each month. This will be your monthly tuition plus any other balance that you have agreed with us, and we will inform you of the amount each month by e-mail in advance. You should also receive an e-mail confirmation when the charge has been applied.

We will try to charge your card for the first time on or after October 8th, if the payment features are set up by then, and then on the 8th of every subsequent month until you ask us to stop this.

Please bear in mind that this is a new feature that we are working on. So we are not quite sure yet how it works. If there is an issue at our end we will let you know, and please let us know if you have any difficulties with this.

We hope that this will be more convenient than monthly checks or charges, for us and for you.

Order Your Sweats and T-Shirts Now!

UPDATE 11/21/13 with the deadline for a new order

Cooler weather is on the way. So for the next two weeks we are putting together a new order for

Hooded Sweatshirts, Sweatpants and T-shirts with the Italia Performing Arts logo!

Youth and adult sizes available.
Sweatshirts and T-shirts have the logo on front and back, as in the picture of T-shirts below. Sweatpants have small logo on front only.

Don’t delay! The deadline for this order is Tuesday October 8th Saturday December 7th.

Hooded Pullover Sweatshirt $24.99

Gildan 18500/18500B Heavy Blend 7.75 ounce 50/50 poly/cotton.
Colors: Maroon, Light Pink, Sport Grey. Sizes: Youth S-XL, Adult S-5XL (Maroon only S-3XL).

Marie modelling our hooded sweatshirtHooded Full Zip Sweatshirt $34.99

Gildan 18600/18600B Heavy Blend 7.75 ounce 50/50 poly/cotton.
Colors: Maroon, Light Pink, Sport Grey. Sizes: Youth S-XL, Adult S-5XL.

Sweatpants $19.99

Gildan 18400/18400B/18400FL Heavy Blend 7.75 ounce 50/50 poly/cotton.
Colors: Sport Grey, Black. Sizes: Youth S-XL, Adult S-5XL, Ladies’ S-2XL.

T-shirts $9.99 (White), $11.99 (Pink/Grey)

Italia Performing Arts T-shirtsGildan 5000/5000B/5000L 5.3 ounce 100% cotton.
Colors: White, Light Pink, Sport Grey. Sizes:
Youth XS-XL, Adult S-3XL, Ladies’ (not Pink) S-2XL.

All prices subject to 5.3% Virginia sales tax

Please order by Tuesday October 8th Saturday December 7th, in time for Christmas we hope. Order forms are available at our studio, or please e-mail your order to us at studio@italiapa.com, specifying style, color and size.