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
- Floor barre: general levelCourse start date: Wed 18 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Dilek TaptikFloor barre is a wonderful conditioning programme for everyone, regardless of age and ability. Work through all the important muscle groups while safely supporting the body on the floor. All levels welcome.Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
- Using your voice for audio books and talking newspapersCourse start date: Mon 27 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Richard HollingworthWould you like to narrate audio books? Are you interested in community work such as talking newspapers for the blind? Explore vocal skills and techniques required in these areas and identify what style works for you. This course will be delivered in the college.Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
- The long 19th century III: national pride and new directionsCourse start date: Wed 26 Apr 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Katy HamiltonIn this last part of the course, we turn to the nationalists of Germany, Russia, Italy, Scandinavia and Spain, and the importance of folk music. And, as the century ends, we come to those composers seeking to break the boundaries of tonality itself. This course has a scheduled break week: 31 May 2023.
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 £142.00
- Reading English literature aloud: late 20th century and beyondCourse start date: Wed 26 Apr 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Vernon ThompsonCome and enjoy reading aloud short stories and passages from novels by late 20th century and contemporary novelists. Join our online Wednesday afternoon reading club! This term:
The Remains of the Day- Ishiguro
Bilgewater- Jane Gardam.
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 £77.00
- Accents: London, General American and British regionalCourse start date: Wed 18 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Online (other locations are available)Tutors: Jonathan MulquinExpand 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 delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00
- The art of negotiatingCourse start date: Wed 26 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Gavin IllsleyNegotiation is a communication skill essential in solving problems and reaching your goals. Learn to prepare well and to feel confident using logical and emotional tools to achieve great outcomes. The 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 £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
- Great works: Stravinsky's Les NocesCourse start date: Wed 19 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Trish ShawWhy is Stravinsky's Les Noces still considered such an important work a century after its first performance by the Ballets Russes in Paris in June 1923? Come and discover how this work was conceived and created, and its impact on music and dance in the 20th century.Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
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