Performing arts

From acting classes to a full range of music courses, comedy to dance, enjoy a performing arts course at City Lit in the evenings, daytimes or at weekends. We offer a range of fantastic dance classes from contemporary dance, tap dance to belly dancing classes plus voice, speech and communication courses to improve your vocal delivery and communication. We're in the centre of London with excellent facilities and expert tutors who are brilliant at communicating their enthusiasm. What will you choose?

Got a question? For music courses call 020 7492 2630 and for drama, dance and speech courses call 020 7492 2542.

Get in touch on 020 7831 7831 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

Performing arts highlights

Acting and theatre

Acting and theatre

Dance

Dance

Music

Music

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  1. Sibelius: music notation software

    Course Date: Tue 26 Jun 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal for musicians and music teachers. Come and learn how to prepare and print high quality scores and other notation with Sibelius software. A good knowledge of conventional notation is required. Tutor: Sarha Moore.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00

  2. Introduction to piano harmony and improvisation levels 2-4

    Course Date: Mon 9 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enhance your keyboard technique and musicianship through study of scales, arpeggios, broken chords and chord inversions. Discover hidden benefits that can boost your playing. For students who have been learning piano for three to five years. Tutor: Simon Atkins.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Classical acting

    Course Date: Mon 9 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Broaden your skills and discover the freedom to act with classical text in a safe and fun environment, playing with a range of texts from Ibsen to Oscar Wilde. Gain the confidence to tackle different styles of language and performance through practical exercises and scene work.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  4. Flamenco guitar taster

    Course Date: Mon 9 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Meet the essential musical elements of flamenco. Bring a nylon strung guitar. (Not suitable for beginner guitarists.). Tutor : Ramon Ruiz.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £19.00

  5. Summer choir

    Course Date: Mon 9 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Singing with others is great fun, and has been proven to be good for your health. Come and get started over the summer and see how you benefit. Suitable for all levels, no audition required. Tutor: Richard Hartley Wilson.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  6. Piano/keyboards: revision for level 1

    Course Date: Mon 9 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Reinforce your basic piano skills, improve your reading, hand coordination and technique. This course will cover key topics for level 1 piano students and is a great opportunity to keep learning throughout the summer. Tutor: Simon Atkins.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  7. Piano: return to playing (lower)

    Course Date: Mon 9 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Did you once play the piano at grade 2+ standard? Would you like to return to playing in a friendly and supportive class? This short course will help you refresh your dormant skills and whet your appetite to go further. Tutor: Simon Atkins.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  8. Singing for absolute beginners

    Course Date: Mon 9 Jul 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start your journey as a singer this summer with our short, enjoyable course. Take your first important steps to develop a healthy vocal technique. An ability to pitch notes from the piano and voice is essential.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00

  9. Recorder consorts and ensemble

    Course Date: Mon 9 Jul 2018 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to play ensemble music for recorders, with repertoire ranging from early to present day. Suitable for recorder players who have been learning for at least a year and can read music. Tutor: Isobel Clarke.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  10. Piano for absolute beginners

    Course Date: Mon 9 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For beginners to both reading and playing, this classic course is the perfect way to start piano playing. This course continues with 'Piano/keyboards foundation: module 2' in September. Tutors: Edward Breen & Selena Kay.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00

  11. Ballroom

    Course Date: Mon 9 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Dancing with a partner is back in fashion so come and learn the basic steps of some ballroom and Latin styles. You'll also improve your coordination and timing, and become fitter and more confident, while making new friends. Enrol with a partner or on your own - you’ll have the chance to dance with everybody.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  12. Play world pop music

    Course Date: Mon 9 Jul 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Music from three continents will be introduced to you and studied through organising principles. You will be able to play your instrument, sing and/or play percussion. Newcomers and returning students welcome. Tutor: Sarha Moore.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  13. Musicianship: learn to read music

    Course Date: Mon 9 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Begin to read music, for instrumental playing and singing. Learn how to understand the notation of pitch, metre and rhythm. An introduction for absolute beginners. Tutor: Sarha Moore.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  14. City Lit wind ensemble: summer season

    Course Date: Tue 10 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the wonderful repertoire for mixed wind ensemble in an intensive workshop. You need to play an orchestral wind instrument at grade 5 standard or higher. Tutor: Karen Betley.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  15. Guitar: fingerstyle workshop

    Course Date: Tue 10 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Suitable for players with two years' or more experience with a basic grasp of fingerstyle techniques (melody and chord playing), who can read notation/TAB. Music for the three pieces to be studied will be available prior to the course. Tutor: David Harrison.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

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