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
- 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
- Stage combat: workshopCourse start date: Sun 23 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sean CroftExplore unarmed combat and develop a selection of moves to combine in to a choreographed sequence!
A well-executed fight scene can make stage combat look easy but, much like dancing, it must be intricately choreographed and extensively rehearsed, to provide that authentic feel while remaining safe. Suitable for everyone.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £41.00
- Mime: workshopCourse start date: Sun 30 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sean CroftThere’s so much more to Mime than the striped jumper, beret and box!
The course will cover basic techniques in Mime towards developing and creating worlds alongside opening your body up to expressionistic styles. Through technique and improvisational based classes we will play and explore some of the most renowned exercises in Mime and build on them. Engaging your imagination and developing your awareness of your body as a tool for theatre craft.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £41.00
- Contemporary dance intensiveCourse start date: Sat 5 Aug 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Francis AngolLearn how to express your physicality in a dynamic fashion and gain basic knowledge of the main principles of contemporary dance, with influences from other techniques. General level - suitable for both beginners and improvers.Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £45.00
- Come and sing: Les MiserablesCourse start date: Sat 12 Aug 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Siobhan Blake, Richard Hartley WilsonLes Miserables - one of the worlds most popular musicals by Boubil, Kretzmer and Schönberg based on the Victor Hugo novel of the same name contains some of the most memorable repertoire from the 20th century musical theatre catalogue. Come and explore the highlights in several variations (solos, duets and ensemble numbers) at our friendly weekend workshop. "At the end of the day", "I dreamed a dream", "Empty chairs at empty tables", "Bring him home", "Master of the house" and "On my own" and "One day more" are just some of the classic songs covered. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to sing solo.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £69.00
- 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
- The holistic voiceCourse start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Kate MontagueYour voice should be an extension of your character. This Saturday workshop offers accessible and empowering mind-body techniques to deepen your awareness and 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
- 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
- Mask technique and performanceCourse start date: Sun 8 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sean CroftIf you are interested in learning about performing in full mask our one day workshop is just for you. A creative, high energy and inspiring workshop to introduce mask characterisation, mask physicality, and techniques helping to build confidence and understanding of mask performance. Masks provided.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £41.00
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