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 6 and 18+ years (plus 3-5 years at some locations). 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 Bishop's Stortford delivers excellent classes on Saturday mornings in Musical Theatre, Dance, Acting and Singing.
To apply for a place, please click here.
The Principal at Italia Conti Associates Bishop’s Stortford is Hannah Ellaway.
Hannah had her Secondary School education at Sylvia Young Theatre School and then trained in Professional Musical Theatre at Italia Conti Arts Centre, Guildford, where she graduated as Head Girl. Hannah is excited to be bringing Italia Conti’s World renowned training to her home town of Bishop’s Stortford.
Hannah can be contacted by email
firstname.lastname@example.org or 07391 803922.
Fun and engaging lessons which grow self-confidence in our students whilst exploring different performance techniques and theatrical styles. Modern and classical scripts, devising, improvisation and physical theatre are among the exciting topics taught by our inspiring tutors.
Classes that teach the core fundamentals of dance technique through a variety of genres including ballet,
jazz, contemporary and commercial.
Our classes develop musicality, stamina, flexibility and strength while encouraging the work ethic, dedication and motivation to become better dancers.
Working on the combined elements of dancing, singing and acting to create exciting and believable, ‘triple threat’ performances. Our tutors will work with the students on age appropriate, relevant and varied numbers from the world of Musical Theatre.
Group singing classes with exciting and varied repertoires from Musical Theatre and Pop.
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.
Street Jazz / Commercial
Optional extra class in ’Street Jazz/Commercial Dance’ available.
£7.50 per session.
Contact Hannah on 07391 803922 for more information.
Workshops and Masterclasses
Italia Conti has close links with the professional world of performing arts and we draw on these links to enhance the experience of our students. We offer workshops and masterclasses where specialists in their field come in to share their knowledge. Additional workshops are also offered with our holiday courses.
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.
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 contacting the Principal directly.
Students are required to wear the Italia Conti Associate uniform which is a t-shirt (which all students receive as they join) black bottoms / leggings and suitable footwear.
Additional items for ballet and other specifics are available, along with hoodies, hats and other Italia Conti branded items. Please visit our online shop.
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.
Lesson fees are £8.50 per hour and sessions are four hours long.
Therefore, the fee for a 10 week term is £340.
A Monthly Payment Plan option is available.
Classes run from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays
Summer Term 2022
23rd April to 2nd July
Half-Term - 28th May
2022 / 2023
17th September to 3rd December
(Half term break 22nd and 29th October)
Spring Term 2023:
7th January to 25th March
(Half term break 11th and 18th February)
Summer Term 2023:
15th April to 1st July
(Half term break 27th May and 3rd June)
HOW TO APPLY
Request a free trial session
Contact us if you have a question
Come & Join Us
Italia Conti Bishop's Stortford, Birchwood High School, Parsonage Lane, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts CM23 5BD