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
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- Piano/keyboards 1BCourse start date: Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 9 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ana Claudia MagalhaesA near-beginners’ course for pianists. If you have completed Piano/keyboards 1A or and have basic keyboard and music reading skills in C position, this course will introduce you to more notes.
- Piano/keyboards 1ECourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ana Claudia MagalhaesThis is the second year of our beginners piano programme and repertoire will be of a pre-grade 1 standard. Improve your eye/hand coordination, your reading and finger technique.
- Acting: beginnersCourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 9 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Deirdre Strath ClydeExplore the fundamentals of acting on this practical course, designed for people with little or no experience of acting. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and creative environment.
- Musicianship 1: listening and reading, pitch and rhythmCourse start date: Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David HarrisonLearn to name and recognise what you hear, to organise music notation, write it and read it. These practical and academic sessions are suitable for absolute beginners, which may include students who play by ear and do not read yet. Break week: 21 Nov 2023.
- Tap dance: improversCourse start date: Tue 19 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.
- Piano/keyboards 3BCourse start date: Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gisela MeyerCan you play grade 2 standard pieces? Improve your hand coordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence in this second term of level 3.
- Piano/keyboards 1ACourse start date: Tue 16 Jan 2024 (and 9 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Cheslav SinghThis is the beginning of our piano programme, designed for absolute beginners to both piano and music-reading. This classic course is the perfect way to start your piano playing.
- Classical ballet: beginnersCourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Giovanna LambogliaDesigned for the complete beginner or for those wanting to go back to basics. Develop knowledge and skill in this enjoyable Ballet class which provides a fun and satisfying way to improve alignment, muscle tone, flexibility and coordination. The classes will also help to improve any other dance styles you might be practicing.
- Piano/keyboards 1FCourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jonathan WilsonThis is the final term of our beginners piano programme. For pianists who can play tunes and chords in simple keys, play legato and staccato and read music.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
- Piano/keyboards 2BCourse start date: Tue 16 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Edward HendersonCan you play grade 1 standard pieces? Work on technique, fluency of reading and explore more complex rhythm patterns.
- Piano/keyboards 1CCourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 10 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Ana Claudia MagalhaesThis 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.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Storytelling: tell your personal storyCourse start date: Tue 16 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: John EastmanTell your own personal story to others, and in so doing gain some perspective on how past events have shaped your life and how they will affect your future, while at the same time inspiring and informing others about life choices. The course will take place in a safe environment in the college.
- Use your voice assertively (online)Course start date: Tue 16 Jan 2024
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Allis MossDo you want to sound more confident, grounded, self-assured and assertive? Improve your vocal skills through a series of exercises that will support you to become more vocally confident, expressive and dynamic without appearing arrogant. This course will be delivered online.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
- Dance 60+ performanceCourse start date: Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Francis AngolOur aim is to inspire older men and women within the community to get creative through dance and movement, and to inspire others through performance. An ideal opportunity to flex both mind and body in this uplifting creative experience where you will get the chance to explore and discover your creative potential through dance and performance.
- Contemporary dance: beginnersCourse start date: Tue 10 Oct 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.
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