Italia Conti Associates


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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, passion, 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 Saturdays in Musical Theatre, Ballet, Acting, Singing, Acting through Song, Tap, Street, Contemporary, Acro/Aerial and Jazz. 

As one of the best performing arts schools in the UK, anyone who joins us will benefit from truly exceptional training, and a supportive network of a talented community. 




Next Available Trial Class Dates :

Autumn Term

14th, 21st,28th September

Graham Newell – Manager

Graham is the Course Leader for HE Dance Courses and Short Courses, including Woking Associates at Italia Conti.

Graham has previously been actively involved in theatre education at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London Studio Centre, Mountview Academy of Performing Arts, LSMT, Brilliant Theatre Arts, Pineapple Dance Studios, Danceworks, Dance Attic, Base Dance Studios, PQA Hemel Hempstead, PQA Theatre Monkeys, Forecast Academy, BTS Berkshire Theatre School (Mo’s Stage School) and Razzamatazz as well as running his own Musical Theatre workshops in Shropshire and Birmingham.

Graham has delivered Musical Theatre Masterclasses in London, Shanghai, Monaco, Rome, Turin, Florence and Milan.

Graham can be contacted by email

or 01483 322220

What we do


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. 


Students will delve into the world of aerial arts, learning the fundamentals of silks, trapeze, and hoop. From graceful poses to daring flips, our classes emphasize both safety and artistic expression, ensuring a supportive environment for every aspiring aerialist. Through a carefully crafted curriculum, students will progressively master fundamental tricks and transitions, developing not only physical prowess but also mental focus and discipline. As they gain confidence in their abilities, students will have the opportunity to choreograph their own sequences, fostering individual creativity and self-expression.

Please note – This is a skills only class. There will be no public performance opportunities to maintain appropriate health and safety standards for the students.


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.

Musical Theatre

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.


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 Jazz

Street dance 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.

Dance Acro

is a style of dance that combines dance technique with acrobactic elements. Great for building strength and flexibility throughout the lower and upper body. Creates body awareness and confidence when performing trick based skills.

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

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. 

Further Information

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



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. 

Further Development

Many of our students progress onto our full-time, professional training courses.

The Associate classes and courses are the perfect stepping stone for this.

Termly Fees 2024/2025

25-minute class | £58 inc VAT
55-minute class | £94 inc VAT
1 hr 15 min class | £105 inc VAT

Registration Fee

£5 on application

Exam Fees

Paid where applicable

Private Lessons

Private 1/2 hour singing lessons or 1/2 hour Lamda class | £255 per term inc VAT

Multiple Class Discount

If a student takes 6 or more classes, they receive a 20% discount*

*Please note these do not include any private lessons.

Sibling Discount

Siblings receive a 30% discount on all classes providing they do not already receive the multiple class discount.

Term Dates


Summer Term 2024:

Saturday 27th April 2024 – Saturday 13th July 2024
Half term: Saturday 25th May and Saturday 1st June 2024


Autumn Term 2024:

Saturday 14th September 2024 – Saturday 30th November 2024

Half Term: & Saturday 26th October 2024 & Saturday 2nd November 2024