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. Ballet pointe: taster
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Dilek Taptik
    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.



    You should have attended regular ballet classes for at least 6 to 12 months. Confidence and strength are key to be able to support yourself en pointe, you need strong feet and ankles. Pointe shoes can be provided free of charge for use in this session. Please contact the department if you would like to reserve a pair (subject to availability).
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
  2. Ballroom intensive
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nick Breakspear
    There is a great deal of pleasure to be had watching Strictly Come Dancing but even more from doing it!



    Switch from the sofa to the dance floor and take your first steps with our short inensive giving you a fun-filled flavour of some of the Ballroom and Latin styles. Enrol with a partner or on your own - you’ll have the chance to dance with everybody!
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £73.00
  3. Musical theatre dance intensive
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Clinton Goldsmith
    This intensive 4 day workshop is for anyone 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 £89.00 Concession £54.00
  4. Tap intensive (beginners)
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jacqueline Pert
    If you are new to tap then this is the place to start. Suitable for students of all ages with good general fitness. Tap shoes are essential.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00
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  5. Ballet intensive
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Dilek Taptik
    An intensive course that will help adult ballet students not only to watch ballet repertoire but to actively take part in it. You will be able to transfer movements from your ballet class directly into ballet choreography. The choreography will be part of a well known narrative ballet and will have a storyline that you as a dancer can understand. A fun, relaxed yet challenging course which culminates in a small work-in-progress showing on the last day.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £54.00
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  6. Tap intensive (improvers and intermediate)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 13 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jacqueline Pert
    A fun intensive to develop and improve your Tap dancing skills and increase your vocabulary of steps and sequences. Gain a greater understanding of rhythm, tempo and syncopation. Suitable for students of all ages with good general fitness. Tap shoes essential.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £42.00
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  7. Flamenco: style and grace
    Course start date:  Wed 13 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Danielle Allan
    This course, separate but complementary to the other Summer Flamenco dance courses, will focus on the graceful execution of archetypal Flamenco arm & wrist movements combined with foot placement. Featuring a live guitarist this is an intensive course suitable for beginners as well as the more experienced student. Men and women of all ages are welcome.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £48.00
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  8. Dance 60+ intensive
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Francis Angol
    Three days of fun dance and performance classes to inspire older men and women to get creative with dance and movement. You will improve physical skills and use your experience to work with others and create your own movements. Suitable for beginners.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00
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  9. Ballet: technique and repertoire
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 20 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alexander Simpkins
    This is a great opportunity to learn sections of repertoire from a well-known classical ballet. These will be group or solo dances, including some mime sequences. As preparation, a condensed ballet class will be offered, focussing on technical aspects that will occur in our repertoire section. This course is suitable for beginners and improvers.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £85.00
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  10. Flamenco: power and performance
    Course start date:  Wed 20 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Danielle Allan
    This course, separate but complementary to the other summer flamenco dance courses, will focus on archetypal flamenco dance steps and moves that accompany ‘Seguirillas’ music. With emphasis on dancing style, performance presence and panache, the course will culimate in a short dance sequence with live guitar accompaniment. Suitable for men and women of all ages, from beginners to improvers.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £48.00
  11. Contemporary dance intensive
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 20 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Francis Angol
    This is a three-evening intensive in contemporary dance fusion. Learn how to express your physicality in a dynamic fashion and gain basic knowledge of the main principles of contemporary dance, with influences from other techniques. General level - suitable for both beginners and improvers.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £42.00
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  12. Charleston intensive
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rosaria Sativa
    Build a foundation of basic dance skills on this fun course that will get you dancing the energetic and fast charleston. We'll be dancing to original jazz music from the 1920s and 30s.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £54.00

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