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 email@example.com. You can also view our music auditions and advice page.
For drama, dance and speech courses email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Come and sing: WickedCourse start date: Sat 9 Dec 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Siobhan Blake, Richard Hartley WilsonWicked - The hugely successful Broadway and international smash hit musical by Stephen Schwartz and Winne Holzman is being made into a feature film which will be in cinemas next year. Come and explore the highlights in several variations (solos, duets and ensemble numbers) at our friendly weekend workshop. 'No one mourns the wicked', 'The Wizard and I', 'One short day', 'Popular', 'Wonderful', 'For good', 'Dancing through life' and of course 'Defying gravity' are just some of the classic songs covered. There will be plenty of oppurtunities for solos over the course of the weekend.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £69.00
- Solo swing and jive: beginnersCourse start date: Sat 13 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rosaria SativaIf you enjoy vintage social dancing events but prefer solo dancing then this course is for you! Learn or improve your basic footwork sequences and steps of original social dances. Starting with easy to follow Strolls we progress to faster pace flick kicks and turns. Variations of steps and moves will be given to suit all levels of beginner.
- Clowning and physical comedyCourse start date: Sun 14 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sean CroftDiscover the fundamentals of fun, exploring what makes us laugh and what it means to be a clown. We’ll dive deep down into the funny bones of comedic genres that have lasted centuries and learn techniques in the physical style of comedy performance. No previous experience needed. Warning: a great deal of serious silliness will be had!Full fee £89.00
- The holistic voiceCourse start date: Sun 21 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Kate MontagueYour voice should be an extension of your character. This Sunday workshop offers accessible and empowering mind-body techniques to deepen your awareness and holistic connection to your voice so that the message you give out is true to your intention.Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £45.00
- Mask technique and performance (level 2)Course start date: Sun 11 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sean CroftA creative, high energy and inspiring workshop in mask characterisation and mask physicality. If you are interested in learning about performing in full mask this one day workshop will introduce techniques helping to build confidence and understanding of mask performance. Masks provided.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £41.00
- Introduction to actingCourse start date: Mon 12 Feb 2024 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Laura BaggaleyA fun one day intensive encounter with the acting process. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and supportive environment.
- Charleston: general levelCourse start date: Sat 28 Oct 2023 (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 28 Oct 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.
- Magic workshopCourse start date: Sun 21 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetCome and see what performance magic is all about through our one day experience masterclass. Here you will explore a range of magic techniques and acts.
- Core energeticsCourse start date: Sun 12 May 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Kate MontagueCore Energetics is a body-mind practice designed to enhance your self-awareness, aliveness, creativity and focus, and a means to opening up physically, helping you to become aware of your energy flow.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £38.00
- Mask technique and the physical body (level 1)Course start date: Sun 2 Jun 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sean CroftThis playful and creative mask course, suitable for students at any level, introduces you to the mask. You will be carefully guided to explore the principals and techniques required to bring a character to life, to create speech with the body and without the voice. Masks will be provided but why not bring along some different style outfits and a variety of hats with you, then you’ll have more to play with on the day.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £38.00
- Combining voice and PilatesCourse start date: Sat 6 Jul 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Kate MontagueThis innovative and one-off workshop shows you how to integrate modified Pilates movements with voice training as a holistic approach to voice, starting at breath release and progressing into phonation and resonance. Through this combination you may begin to find a link between body and voice through the core muscles of support. A fun but intensive Saturday workshop in the college.
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