Performing arts

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

Some of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning .

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. Piano/keyboards 1C
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Apr 2022 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Ana Claudia Magalhaes
    This is the third term in our beginners piano programme. If you have completed ‘Piano/keyboards 1B’ or have existing keyboard and music reading skills, this course will further develop your technique and musicianship.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  2. Piano/keyboards 1A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Apr 2022 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Sarha Moore
    This is the beginning of our piano programme: suitable for absolute beginners to both piano and music-reading. This classic course is the perfect way to start your piano playing.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  3. Piano workshop 5
    Course start date:  Fri 29 Apr 2022 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Ana Claudia Magalhaes
    If you play piano at around grade 5 standard, join one of these lively workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with focus on technique, practice and performance skills.



    - Break week 3rd of Jun 2022



    - Repertoire: Encore Book 3 (Grades 5-6) Publ. ABRSM plus a pice of your own choice



    Studies: Choose from Czerny Op. 261 ("101 exercises") or Hanon: 'The Virtuoso Pianist' or Burgmuller: Op.100 (easier) or Op. 109 (more challenging).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  4. Burlesque
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Jun 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gwendoline Lamour
    Burlesque is an empowering and expressive performance art. Learn the basics of burlesque movement and dance, in this glamorous and fun class exploring the posture, deportment, style and elegance of showgirl movement.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
  5. Radio presenting: beginners
    Course start date:  Tue 7 Jun 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    What makes a good radio presenter? From getting the script off the page and ad-libbing to music presenting and news reading, develop an on-air identity, working as live ‘on mic’ each week. This course will be online.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £97.00

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