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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- Introduction to actingCourse start date: Sat 9 Dec 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Cara JenningsA fun one day intensive encounter with the acting process. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and supportive environment.
- 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
- City Lit Big BandCourse start date: Sat 16 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Simon HenryAn ensemble for proficient jazz players to improve and maintain sight reading and section work, playing music from the classic era of Big Bands plus contemporary and original arrangements. Contact the Music Department to enquire about availability of places for your instrument and to arrange your audition.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
- Sing jazz: advancedCourse start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023 (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 in this further edition of our advanced class. Some repertoire (see below) and vocalese will be taught, and you will be invited to contribute and perform repertoire of your choice.Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00
- Sing jazz 2Course start date: Sat 13 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Laura ZakianIf you have completed Sing jazz 1, or who have equivalent experience and ability in the jazz idiom, join this class to develop your jazz conception, solo performance and expand your repertoire. Continues to Sing jazz 3 next term.
- 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
- Saxophone 4Course start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sarha MooreIf you're an experienced saxophone player, come and extend your technique, musicianship and performance skills in this advanced workshop. The emphasis will be on playing pop and jazz, developing your musicianship, and improvisation.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
- 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.
- 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
- 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
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