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
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- Foundation in Drama (Certificate Level 2)Course start date: Sat 6 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Danielle Allan, Sean Croft, Cara Jennings, Vernon ThompsonDo you want to be an actor but find it hard to fit the training around your other commitments? This intensive and practical accredited course, running one full day each week, provides classes in the core disciplines of acting, voice and movement, and culminates in a showing of contemporary scenework to an invited audience. Successful candidates achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Performing Arts awarded by OCN London.Full fee £1,249.00 Senior fee £1,249.00 Concession £1,249.00
- Folk and pop guitar: advancedCourse start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: David HarrisonUpon completion of guitar levels 1,2,3, and for experienced and able players new to City Lit, join our new advanced level class for contemporary guitar study. Live sessions on Zoom.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
- Sing jazz: advancedCourse start date: Sat 13 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Laura ZakianFor jazz vocalists with a sound technique and experience of jazz and Latin styles. Develop your solo performance and expand your repertoire. Some repertoire and vocalese will be taught, and you will be invited to contribute repertoire of your choice.Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £153.00
- Drumming 2BCourse start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Mark HuggettFor graduates of Drumming 2, consolidate your playing, revise musical topics, learn to play new songs. Break week: 18 Nov 2023.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00
- Drumming 2CCourse start date: Sat 13 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Cerys HoggFor graduates of Drumming 2B, consolidate your playing, revise musical topics, learn to play new songs.
New students with appropriate experience at the drum kit are welcome to join us.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £132.00
- 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.
- Piano/keyboards 1BCourse start date: Sat 13 Jan 2024 (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.
- English pronunciation: stage 2Course start date: Sat 13 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David John GwillimDesigned for people who have completed ‘English Pronunciation: stage 1’ although new students with sufficient skills can join. Develop confidence and clarity, explore diphthongs and triphthongs, inflection and the rhythms of Standard English. This term the course will be delivered in the college.
- Folk and pop guitar 3BCourse start date: Sat 13 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David HarrisonFor experienced guitar players, this course will develop your rhythmic playing and your interpretation of chord charts using bar chords, mobile scales, bass lines and melody work. Vast and varied repertoire. Playing techniques can apply to acoustic and electric guitars.
- Saxophone 2BCourse start date: Sat 13 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sarha MooreFor sax players with over a year of playing experience who read music, this course follows last term's Sax 2a. Develop your sound, technique, reading and musicianship. Repertoire is popular music and jazz, including practice at improvisation and ensemble playing.
- Ballroom and Latin: beginnersCourse start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Nuno SabrosoThis course is perfect for those who are new to Ballroom dance or looking to brush up on existing skills. Taught in a friendly and supportive atmosphere you will learn the basic steps and techniques of both Ballroom and Latin dance. No partner is required to join the course. You will perform with different members of the class, acquire some great dance knowledge and with the added benefit of feeling healthier! The is no class on Saturday 30th September.Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
- Jazz harmony and ear training 1BCourse start date: Sat 13 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Cerys HoggContinue your aural and academic study of form, root movement and harmonic progression, jazz chord types, intervals, scales and modes. Learn transcribed solos and participate in playing and improvisation sessions. For players with a working knowledge of jazz harmony. New students may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to be assessed for entry to this course.Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £125.00
- Drumming 1CCourse start date: Sat 13 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Mark HuggettPlay and analyse classic grooves and work to improve your coordinated independence and application of rudiments to the kit. Ideal if you have completed Drumming 1B or have equivalent experience, 6 months' study. Includes reading drum notation.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £132.00
- Flamenco: beginners and improversCourse start date: Sat 13 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Danielle AllanA friendly intensive class, that focuses on the confident execution of Flamenco dance with pleasure, passion and panache. This course is geared towards beginners (more experienced students wishing to revise the basics are also welcome). Performance opportunities throughout the year. Please note: There will be no class on Saturday 18th November.Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
- Jazz harmony and ear training 2BCourse start date: Sat 13 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Della RhodesIf you already play jazz and can recognise intervals and diatonic seventh chords in sequence, extend your aural, harmonic and rhythmic skill through the study of jazz standards and improvisation. Our session involve playing as an ensemble. New students joining this 2nd term are welcome to apply to email@example.com.Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £125.00
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