Italia Conti has always recognised that the industry demands excellent standards of training in all areas. Our aim has always been to develop courses to fulfil these goals.
Italia Conti’s reputation is renowned throughout the World and the request for the training it offers outstretches the commuting practicalities of just a London based centre.
Demand resulted in the opening of some part-time Associate Schools throughout the Country.
No audition is required as we wish to encourage participation in the arts for all abilities.
Classes are offered to students between 3 and 18+ years. Whether it’s for recreation, physical and social development or as a serious step towards a long-term career in performing arts, the emphasis is on enjoyment and first class training.
Our new Associate School in Woking delivers excellent classes on Saturday's in Musical Theatre, Ballet, Acting, Singing, Acting through Song, Tap, Street, Contemporary, Acro / Aerial and Jazz.
Playful and creative classes which will develop self-confidence and communication skills through the exploration of theatricality, performance techniques, stage and screen craft. Students will work with a variety of material and performance techniques, including contemporary and classical texts, devising, improvisation, camera, and physical theatre.
Classes that teach work ethic and class etiquette, perseverance, dedication, motivation, stamina, flexibility and strength. Ballet helps dancers grow and become disciplined. It gives students an understanding of good posture, developing technique which they will use to support all other forms of dance.
Working on the combined elements of dancing, singing and acting to create exciting and believable, ‘triple threat’ performances. Musical Theatre is unique to Italia Conti due to training in performance-based classes.
Students build a lot of confidence in these classes by combining acting, singing and dance skills in production numbers from West End, Broadway Musicals and films.
Teachers encourage pupils to develop and use their personalities as learning is developed across all 3 performance skills.
Group ensemble singing classes with exciting and varied repertoire from Musical Theatre, Pop and Rock. As confidence and ability grow in our safe, friendly and supportive classes, students will enjoy the opportunity to sing solo if they desire.
Acting through Song
Group classes exploring the storytelling and performance aspect of Musical Theatre song.
Classes will explore how to research the background to a song, physicalisation of character, studying the text, absorbing musicality into performance, and much more .
As confidence and ability grow in our safe, friendly and supportive classes, students will enjoy the opportunity to sing solo if they desire and no pressure is applied if they don’t.
Tap classes will develop their rhythm, theatricality, timing, and how to express emotion and feeling with the music. These classes will explore technique, stagecraft, teamwork, and artistry. Different styles of tap will be touched upon, with a strong element of fun. One of the main aims is to grow their self-confidence over time to perform in front of others with ease.
Street dance is the umbrella that holds the 5 dance styles we know as:-
· Hip hop,
· and Popping.
This is a chance for students of all dancing abilities to learn the latest street dance styles.
This genre of dance requires strength, agility and acrobatic skills, all of which students achieve through innovative coaching.
Contemporary dance sessions exploring quality of movement and dynamics. Sessions will look into technical understanding of contemporary dance, including floor work and improvisation techniques. These classes will allow students to fully connect with musicality and expression, led by experienced practitioners in a nurturing and safe environment.
Workshops, Holiday Courses and 121 Coaching Sessions
In addition to our regular weekly classes, we are proud to host an eclectic range of workshops, holiday courses and 121 coaching sessions. For further information, please visit www.italiaconti.com.
Shows and Exams
Italia Conti Associates Schools regularly take part in productions to showcase their work and this is often a highlight of the year for many students. Those at the appropriate standard may also have the opportunity to take dance and acting exams and gain qualifications and certificates with the exam boards.
Italia Conti Agency
We are able to put forward exceptional students for representation by the Italia Conti Agency which finds work for young people in the performing arts. The Agency has placed many young performers in professional work from roles in West End theatre to film, television and commercials.
For students interested in pursuing focused training in one discipline. Our Programmes provide a full day of training dedicated to ensuring students receive training in all areas of their relevant genre. For more information please click here.
No audition is required for our classes as we wish to encourage participation in the arts for all abilities. We offer a free trial session before you commit to enrolling. This can be arranged by emailing: asssociateswoking@ItaliaConti.co.uk
Students are required to wear the Italia Conti Associate uniform. Full uniform requirements are available on our shop website, please visit:
The safety and wellbeing of our students is of paramount importance at Italia Conti Associates.
Our students are taught and cared for by experienced, trained, DBS checked staff. A minimum of two trained First Aiders are always present.
We recommend students bring plenty of water and snacks with them to sessions.
Many of our students progress onto our full-time, professional training courses.
The Associate classes and courses are the perfect stepping stone for this.
25 minute class | £55
40 minute class | £75
55 minute class | £90
1 hr 15 min class | £100
£5 on application
Paid where applicable
Private 1/2 hour singing lessons or 1/2 hour Lamda class | £250 per term
MULTIPLE CLASS DISCOUNT
If a student takes 6 or more classes, they receive
a 20% discount
Siblings receive a 30% discount on all classes
providing they do not already receive the multiple class discount.
2022 / 2023
Spring Term 2023:
7th January – 25th March 23
(H/T 11th Feb – 18th Feb)
Summer Term 2023:
22nd April – 8th July 23
(H/T 27th May – 3rd June)
Nb. No classes Saturday 6th May due to King Charles III’s coronation.
Autumn Term 2023:
Saturday 16th September – Saturday 2nd December 2023
Half term: Saturday 21st and Saturday 28th October 2023
Spring Term 2024:
Saturday 6th January – Saturday 23rd March 2024
Half term: Saturday 10th and Saturday 17th February 2024
Summer Term 2024:
Saturday 27th April 2024 – Saturday 13th July 2024
Half term: Saturday 25th May and Saturday 1st June 2024
Come & Join Us
Italia Conti, 47 Church Street West,
Woking, Surrey, GU21 6BQ