Dance

Dance Lessons & Classes - Courses in London and Online

City Lit is the perfect place to learn dance in an enjoyable, welcoming environment with expert tuition from our industry professionals.

With our studios in the heart of Covent Garden, City Lit offers an extensive range of styles and disciplines, from Afro Contemporary to Ballet ,Charleston, to Musical Theatre and Tap dance. Whether you're a complete beginner, advanced student or want to try something new, we have a dance course for you!

Some of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Browse our dance courses below and enrol today!

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  1. Burlesque
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gwendoline Lamour
    Burlesque is an empowering and expressive performance art. Learn the basics of burlesque movement and dance in this glamorous short course as we explore the posture, deportment, style and elegance of showgirl movement.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
  2. Charleston: beginners
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rosaria Sativa
    A fun course that will get you dancing the fast and energetic Charleston. Build a solid foundation of basic skills while you enjoy dancing to original jazz music from the 20s and 30s.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
  3. Solo swing and jive: beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rosaria Sativa
    Do you enjoy vintage social dancing events but don' t have a partner? Looking to nail those moves and increase your freestyle confidence? Then this is the course for you!
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £45.00
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  4. Explore the body through contemporary dance
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Orley Quick
    An introduction to the basics of Contemporary dance through Release-based technique, to help you understand the principles of the body in movement and explore your own movement range. This event is part of the 2022 Mental Wealth Festival hosted by City Lit and partners.
    Full fee £5.00 Senior fee £5.00 Concession £5.00
  5. Contemporary dance: styles and techniques
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 16 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Francis Angol, Vivianne Triantafyllopoulou
    This eight session series led by professional teachers Francis Angol and Vivian Triantafyllopoulou, will explore different approaches to the practice of Contemporary dance, working through different styles and techniques. Each session has been designed to give students an understanding of the fundamental principle and techniques of each approach taken. Working through fundamentals of movement, properties and the stylistic features of form.







    By the end of the course, we hope you will have gained greater confidence, knowledge and appreciation of Contemporary Dance practice and be able to differentiate between the various styles and technique you may encounter.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £132.00
  6. Stretch and flex
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Bless Klepcharek
    This class uses traditional dance stretches as its base and is ideal for anyone who would like to improve their flexibility, range of movement, improve alignment and relieve muscular tension. It is suitable for all ages and abilities and is the perfect warm-up for the Modern Jazz dance class that follows it.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
  7. Contemporary dance: intermediate
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Oct 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Orley Quick
    Push your physicality, stamina and strength through technical exercises, dynamic travelling and fluid phrases. Be challenged mentally and physically, take risks and work with full body awareness. This class is appropriate for people who have lots of experience in Contemporary dance and are confident with floor work.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  8. Contemporary dance: general level
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Oct 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Orley Quick
    Develop your physicality while further enhancing your understanding of contemporary dance, through technical exercises, dynamic travelling and fluid phrases. This class is appropriate for people who are ready to move on from the beginners course or who have previous dance experience.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
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  9. Musical theatre dance: beginners
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Oct 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Clinton Goldsmith
    The class for everyone who has ever been to a show and thought “I wish I were up there performing.” A fun, vibrant class, working on different numbers and styles from some of the best loved West End / Broadway shows. Develop your style, technique, and performance, and improve your confidence to dance. Suitable for beginners.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £58.00
  10. Salsa: beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 29 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nuno Sabroso
    Join us for an energetic and intensive introduction to LA style Salsa. Learn a new skill whilst having fun and discover the origins and cultural context of this passionate dance. No need to bring a partner, part of the fun is meeting new people but most of all learning a new dance style whilst having a good time.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
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  11. Ballroom and Latin: beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 29 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nuno Sabroso
    This course is perfect for those who are new to Ballroom dance or looking to brush up on existing skills. Taught in a friendly and supportive atmosphere you will learn the basic steps and techniques of both Ballroom and Latin dance. No partner is required to join the course. You will perform with different members of the class, acquire some great dance knowledge and with the added beneift of feeling healthier!
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00
  12. Charleston: general level
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 29 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rosaria Sativa
    Gain more confidence in solo dancing as we focus on improving your basic body movements, transitioning fluidly between moves and improvising. This course is suitable for beginners and improvers with some previous dance experience.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
  13. Authentic jazz dance: general level
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rosaria Sativa
    As the solo dance of the Swing family, Authentic Jazz is a blanket term for a number of popular dances from the 1920s and ‘30s – The Charleston, Tap, Black Bottom, Shimmy, Suzie-Q, and many more. Danced to Jazz and Swing music, and like the other styles of the same family, it is energetic and playful.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £62.00
  14. Contemporary dance: beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 5 Nov 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Francis Angol
    This course aims to give you a basic understanding of Contemporary dance that is influenced by other styles. The course provides an understanding of the basic principles, techniques and style.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
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  15. Musical theatre dance: taster
    Course start date:  Wed 30 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Clinton Goldsmith
    Our fun taster session is a great way to try a class and to meet our friendly team of professionals who will guide you through some of the basics and answer your questions, so you can be sure that a course is right for you. As well as being a dynamic introduction to a creative discipline, these sessions give you a clear idea of what you can expect. Open to anyone interested in dance, with or without previous experience.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
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