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
- Jazz piano: a history from blues to bebop and beyondCourse start date: Sun 4 Jun 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Sara DhillonTrace the development of jazz piano from its origins in New Orleans to later styles, including boogie woogie, stride,
bebop, post bop and abstraction, and look at key influential pianists of the period.
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
- Contemporary African danceCourse start date: Sat 10 Jun 2023 (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.Full fee £89.00
- Contemporary dance: beginnersCourse start date: Tue 25 Apr 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Orley QuickThis 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.Full fee £169.00
- Mindful singingCourse start date: Sat 29 Apr 2023 (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 for 8 meetings in the classroom for singers in all styles, not an academic study. No class on 6th May and 27th May.Full fee £249.00
- Authentic jazz dance: general levelCourse start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rosaria SativaAs 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 £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
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