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:
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- Chamber music: advancedCourse start date: Thu 21 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gisela MeyerDiscover the pleasure of playing in small, mixed instrumental ensembles, one per part, in a variety of repertoire. For classical instrumentalists at grade 5/6 or above. Due to the demanding nature of most piano parts, pianists should play at Grade 8 level or higher. Good sight reading skills and experience in chamber music are required.
- Sing music theatre workshopCourse start date: Wed 20 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Heather LongmanThis popular course explores musical theatre singing. Grow your knowledge of the repertoire. Suitable for singers and actors wanting to improve their singing and 'acting through song' technique. Be guided through the basics to find the right singing qualities for this repertoire.
- Classical singing: advanced workshopCourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Hakan VramsmoExplore the rich repertoire of classical song and develop expressive and communicative skills. This lively workshop is for experienced classical singers. Break week on the 23rd of October 2023.Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £195.00
- Acting: scenes to performanceCourse start date: Thu 21 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Laura BaggaleyPractise and develop your acting skills by rehearsing in depth scenes from contemporary plays or a whole short play. These will be performed in the college's John Lyons Theatre to an invited audience at the end of the course. This course is suitable for students who have completed a broad range of our acting courses at beginners and improvers level or who have gained suitable experience elsewhere.Full fee £319.00 Senior fee £255.00 Concession £207.00
- Tap dance: improversCourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jacqueline PertPractice and improve your basic tap skills and increase your vocabulary of steps and sequences. Gain a greater understanding of rhythm, tempo and syncopation. Suitable for students of all ages with good general fitness. Tap shoes are essential.
- Dance 60+Course start date: Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Francis AngolJoin our weekly dance and movement classes to improve mobility, posture, balance and coordination. Our aim is to inspire older men and women to get creative with dance and movement.
- Classical singing workshopCourse start date: Fri 22 Sep 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Trevor AlexanderA lively workshop class for singerswith a solid foundation in vocal technique and musicianship: employ your vocal technique in a more flexible and artistic way and deepen your understanding of critical evaluation of singing.Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £195.00
- Men's balletCourse start date: Thu 21 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Martin WimpressPerfect if you've never taken a ballet class before, or if you did ballet as a child and want to return. This men’s ballet course provides slow and fun training in how to use your body correctly, with a focus on correct placement, stance and posture.
- Classical ballet: improvers 2Course start date: Thu 21 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Alexander SimpkinsWe will continue developing ballet technique through barre, centre work and allegro exercises. Suitable for those who have been practicing for some time and have a strong grasp of techniques and terminology.Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £116.00
- Dance 60+ improversCourse start date: Thu 21 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Francis AngolOur improvers class is an exciting new dance class for people over 60 who would like to engage their body in a more challenging and dynamic manner, to further develop their skill and knowledge of dance cultures.
We aim to improve stamina, coordination, balance, confidence and musicality. The class will consist of a mixture of exercises and dance sequences set to great music.Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
- Piano workshop 5Course start date: Thu 21 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ricardo GosalboIf you play piano at around grade 5 standard, join one of these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with focus on technique, practice and performance skills. Break week: Thursday 26 Oct 2023.
- Flamenco: improver and intermediateCourse start date: Thu 21 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Danielle AllanA friendly, intensive class, with live guitar accompaniment, that focuses on the confident execution of Flamenco dance with pleasure, passion and panache. Performance opportunities throughout the year. These classes are suitable for those who have danced Flamenco for at least a year.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
- Piano/keyboards 4ACourse start date: Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David FrankelFor pianists with around three years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing, music
reading, and your confidence.
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