Performing Arts Courses & Classes in London and Online
City Lit offers performing arts courses in the heart of Covent Garden in Central London during the evening, daytime and at weekends. Explore our range of subjects including acting, (including accredited acting courses), dance, radio and screen, and voice, speech and communication as well as a full range of music courses, such as piano, singing, strings and wind instruments to jazz and pop, music technology, music theory and history
Our courses are labelled clearly for beginners or those with previous experience and you can speak to a specialist advisor to help you choose the right level. If you would you like some help or advice:
For music courses email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also view our music auditions and advice page.
For drama, dance and speech courses email email@example.com
- Solo swing and jive: generalCourse start date: Sat 20 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rosaria SativaDo 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! We will work on foot-work sequences and steps of authentic jazz dancing and Rhythm & Blues Strolls, progressing to faster pace flick kicks and turns for jive and Rock ’n' Roll dances. No partner required! This is a general level course suitable for beginners and improvers.Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
- Contemporary dance: beginnersCourse start date: Tue 16 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Francis AngolThis Contemporary dance class is a dynamic and fun experience based on the principles of Release-technique and some playful explorations. Simple movement phrases and tasks are built upon to develop greater awareness of the body in space and in relation to others. Floor, centre and travelling exercises lead to efficiency of movement, rhythmical and free-flowing dance sequences.
- Ballroom and Latin: beginnersCourse start date: Sat 13 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Nuno SabrosoThis 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 benefit of feeling healthier!Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £116.00
- Mindful singingCourse start date: Sat 27 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare FosterEngage all your senses to connect mind and body awareness while singing. Explore how the psyche affects how we relate to singing. This is a practical course in the classroom for singers in all styles.Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £188.00
- Improve your speaking voiceCourse start date: Thu 22 Feb 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Lloyd WyldeImprove the quality of your voice and standard of speech through relaxation, stance, breath capacity/control, articulation, forward placing and expression. This course will be delivered in the college.
- Charleston: general levelCourse start date: Sat 17 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rosaria SativaThe Charleston is a fun, easy and uplifting dance and this solo dancing course will have you moving with speed, vitality, and expression. With toe tapping Jazz music from the 1920s and beyond you will learn original Charleston dance steps and moves, improve your musicality and improvisation. A great way to get fit whilst learning a unique and impressive new skill.Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
- Contemporary African danceCourse start date: Sat 17 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Francis AngolA dynamic and vibrant class that combines West African dance and music with some Contemporary dance influences. The movements, energy and music will leave you energised and rejuvenated.
- Drama therapyCourse start date: Sat 24 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Dan SkiliInvestigate the role and function of Dramatherapy as a working model on this introductory course. Looking at a range of drama tools that can be used in therapeutic settings, you will develop some of the essential skills and use a range of methods to engage with others. Fun and insightful and packed with tools you can use, this is a great introduction to applying theatrical processes to therapy.
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