Italia Conti Associates
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Phone contact: 07812 460887

About Us

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 single 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.

Ruislip Associates deliver classes throughout the day on Saturdays in Musical Theatre, Street Dance, Lyrical, Commercial, Gymnastics, Cheerleading, LAMDA Acting and Singing. As well as ISTD ballet, tap and modern.




Angie Radford – Principal

Angie is the Principal of Ruislip Associates and began her career in Performing Arts at an early age. Having trained at full-time theatre school, she appeared as the lead in Barnados in the West End, Lead singer in Scream and Dream again, Class K at the Manchester Royal Exchange.

Angie has also played Principal Girl in many Pantos.

Her TV credits include Bach, Stars of the Roller Skate Disco, The Bill, Lucy in the feature film The Godsend.

Angie runs the school with her mother Carole Collins, and daughters Poppy and Tilly.

Carole originally trained as an Ice Skater and toured the World in many productions, before retiring from skating and continuing her career behind the scenes as PA to the renowned Producer Ross Taylor. Angie helped stage many of his West End Productions including The King and I, and The Sound of Music.

Poppy and Tilly both trained full-time at Italia Conti. As well as having a passion for dance, Tilly also is an accomplished DJ. Tilly has many TV credits to her name, and appeared in the West End Production of Billy Elliot.

Poppy is a professional dancer and her credits include Wiz Kid, The Voice, Reading Festival, Stefflon don, Davido, XFactor, MOBOS, BBC1’s 1xtra Live, Kimberly Wyatt, Sean Paul, BGT & Chic.

Angie can be contacted by email

What we do


Our Acting classes are playful and creative, 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.


Lamda examinations are rooted in encouraging learners of all ages to develop a love of literature, poetry & drama and therefore improve standards of communication through the spoken word.

Self confidence will grow and empower the learner to achieve their goals.
Examinations are open to all, and we will ensure students are entered at the correct level.


Ballet classes 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 techniques which they will use to support all other forms of dance.

ISTD examination classes are offered.


Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre works 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 offer an 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.


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.

ISTD examination classes are offered.


Modern Theatre dance is a rhythmic dance style rooted in musical theatre, which originated in America. It is often seen in musical productions and is known for its dynamic theatrical qualities. The style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which all need strength and flexibility.
ISTD examination classes are offered

Street / Commercial

Street dance/Commercial is the umbrella that holds the 5 dance styles we know as:

· Hip hop
· House
· Locking
· Breaking
· 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 / Lyrical

Contemporary dance classes explore 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.

Further Information

Age Range

3 to 18 yrs


Associate School Address:

Haydon School,
The St Mary’s Building,
Wiltshire Lane,
Pinner, HA5 2LX

Entry Requirements

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


Uniforms can be purchased/ordered online:


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.

Termly Fees

30-minute class – £50 per term
1-hour class – £100 per term
All day fee between £420 and £500 depending on start time

Term Dates


Ends – 23 March


Saturday 20 April
Half term – Sat 25 May and Sat 01 June
Back after half term – Saturday 08 June

CLOSED – 29 June (open for Show rehearsals)
Show at The Beck – Sunday 30 June

Open again 06 July
Last day of term 13 July