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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)danceradio and screen, and voice, speech and communication as well as a full range of music courses, such as pianosingingstrings and wind instruments to jazz and popmusic technologymusic theory and history

Most of our courses are currently delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning . For face-to-face classes at the college, see our information about staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit.

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 music@citylit.ac.uk. You can also view our music auditions and advice page.

For drama, dance and speech courses email drama@citylit.ac.uk

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  1. Comedy: creating and performing narrative comedy
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn how to write comedy scripts and uncover the craft behind narrative comedy such as Frasier, Fleabag, and This Country and the classic sitcom. Under the guidance of a multi-award winning comedy Director and Producer, you will create new ideas, and formats for your projects. Explore classics and new forms of narrative comedy - by identifying key techniques behind their success – on television and online.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £91.00
  2. Sing music theatre workshop
    Course Date:  Wed 21 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This online course explores music theatre singing. Grow your knowledge of the repertoire. Suitable for singers and actors wanting to improve their singing technique. Be guided through the basics to find the right singing qualities for this repertoire.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £73.00
    Rating:
    99% of 100
  3. Tap dance: improvers
    Course Date:  Fri 23 Apr 2021 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Practise and improve your basic tap 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 are essential.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £73.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  4. Accents: London, General American and British regional
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Expand your skillset as an actor or as someone with an interest in speech and phonetics by mastering regional and international accents, including London; General American; West Yorkshire; Liverpool and Bristol. This course will be taught online.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £109.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  5. Use your voice assertively
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Do you want to sound more confident, grounded, self-assured and assertive? Improve your vocal skills through a series of exercises that will support you to become more vocally confident, expressive and dynamic without appearing arrogant. This course will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £109.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  6. Silver Swans ballet class improvers
    Course Date:  Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    This improvers course will focus on expanding existing knowledge of ballet technique and vocabulary and is designed to enable you to learn and execute more varied and complex movement sequences. There is an emphasis on delivering ballet technique to facilitate healthy joints, flexibility, movement quality and core strength.

    Silver Swans® classes have been specifically designed for the over-55s and the improvers course is suitable for older leaners with at least 1 year of foundation ballet or Silver Swans experience.

    We've changed some of our teaching arrangements in response to the coronavirus outbreak. You'll get the same great learning experience with lots of support but with adjustments to keep us all safe for your return to the studio.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £91.00
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    100% of 100
  7. Dance 60+
    Course Date:  Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Join our weekly dance and movement classes to improve mobility, posture, balance and coordination. Our aim is to inspire older men and women to get creative with dance and movement.

    We've changed some of our teaching arrangements in response to the coronavirus outbreak. You'll get the same great learning experience with lots of support but with adjustments to keep us all safe for your return to the studio.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £91.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  8. Sing jazz: advanced
    Course Date:  Wed 21 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    For vocalists with a sound technique and experience of jazz and Latin styles. Develop your solo performance and expand your repertoire. Challenging repertoire and vocalese will be taught in these online sessions, and you will be invited to contribute repertoire of your choice.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £134.00
  9. Ballet at the barre
    Course Date:  Mon 26 Apr 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    The work you do at the ballet barre is the foundation for all the other work you do as a dancer. Improve your strength, balance and coordination. Not suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £73.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  10. Cello workshop
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and develop your technique and musical skills through playing ensemble and solo repertoire. This course is for students playing at Grade 4 standard at least.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
  11. City Lit a cappella
    Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 21 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This established ensemble sings original arrangements of jazz and popular songs. Develop your listening, timing, intonation, musical memory, and team work. New members with good music reading and aural skills are welcome. The group remains online for this term, working to record our repertoire. And we will pursue opportunities to meet in person.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £91.00
  12. Ukulele: improvers
    Evening
    Course Date:  Fri 23 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    For ukulele players who have completed a beginners' course or have learned a modest amount. Refine your technique, get a better understanding of fretboard navigation, and learn to play new songs.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  13. Voice technique: beginners
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 22 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Improve the quality and clarity of your voice through posture, breath capacity and control, articulation, resonance, forward placement and pitch. For anyone who wants to make the most of their voice. This course will be taught in the college.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £79.00
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    100% of 100
  14. Acting for fun
    Course Date:  Fri 7 May 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    An acting class purely for the joy of it! This online course is suitable complete beginners, those with a little experience, and anyone wanting to enjoy acting exercises and scenes in a relaxed, low-pressure environment. Gain confidence, make friends, develop new skills and have fun. There will be fresh material and new scenes to explore every term.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £60.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  15. Flute intermediate
    Evening
    Course Date:  Fri 23 Apr 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This online course is for flautists with at least three years’ experience, or grade 3-5 standard, to advance their solo and ensemble playing in a variety of musical styles. Develop your instrumental technique, tone and musicianship in a creative and supportive environment.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00

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