Italia Conti Associates

WOKING ASSOCIATES

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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 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.

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Next Available Trial Class Dates:

Spring Term

Saturday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th January 2024
Saturday 3rd & 24th February 2024

Summer Term

Saturday 27th,  4th, 11th, 18th May 2024
Saturday 8th June 2024

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

associateswoking@italiaconti.co.uk

or 01483 322220

What we do

Acting

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.

Aerial

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.

Ballet

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

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.

Singing

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

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.

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

Italia Conti Associate Schools regularly take part in productions to showcase their work and this is often a highlight of the year for many students’.

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.

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

Associateswoking@ItaliaConti.Co.Uk

Uniform

Students are required to wear the Italia Conti Associate uniform. Full uniform requirements are available on our shop website, please visit

Welfare

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

25-minute class | £55
40-minute class | £75
55-minute class | £90
1 hr 15 min class | £100

Registration Fee

£5 on application

Exam Fees

Paid where applicable

Private Lessons

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*

*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

2023/2024

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