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
- Charleston: general levelCourse start date: Sat 28 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rosaria SativaThe Charleston is a fun, easy and uplifting dance and this solo dancing course will have you moving with speed, vitality, and expression. With toe tapping Jazz music from the 1920s and beyond you will learn original Charleston dance steps and moves, improve your musicality and improvisation. A great way to get fit whilst learning a unique and impressive new skill.Full fee £89.00
- Solo swing and jive: beginnersCourse start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
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.
- Contemporary dance: improversCourse start date: Sun 14 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Francis AngolThe course aims to give you a further embodied understanding of Contemporary dance that is underpinned by Somatics practice, and other contemporary dance techniques, to bring greater flow and dynamics to your expression as you allow yourself to move from your inner space and to negotiate the flow of weight, rhythm, breath, space and time.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £69.00
- Authentic jazz dance: general levelCourse start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rosaria SativaVenture back to Vintage dance styles! As the solo dance of the Swing family, Authentic Jazz is a blanket term for a number of popular dances from the 1920s and 1930s – the Charleston, Black Bottom, Shimmy, Suzie-Q and many more. Danced to Jazz and Swing music, and like the other styles of the same family, it is energetic and playful. Ideal for confident beginners and those with some prior knowledge.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
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