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 music productionCourse start date: Wed 28 Feb 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Max La VillaCome and learn the basics of recording and editing so that you can turn your musical ideas into completed songs you can share!Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
- Silver Swans ballet intensive: beginnersCourse start date: Mon 15 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Abigail BulfinOur beginners intensive course will work on achieving improved balance, strength and flexibility as well as technical skills giving you the opportunity to further develop your technique and continue your ballet journey through friendly and supportive classes where you will learn dances (also known as variations) from a famous ballet.
Please note that some ballet experience is required even for beginners.Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £62.00
- Great works: Stabat mater from plainchant to PärtCourse start date: Thu 18 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Trish ShawThis course examines a core Latin Christian hymn text, Stabat mater dolorosa, which has received dozens of musical settings over eight centuries, from the 13th century to the present day. Why does this particular text hold such fascination for composers, and how has its meaning been interpreted through music?Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
- Contemporary dance: beginnersCourse start date: Tue 16 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Francis AngolThis 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.
- Storytelling: tell your personal storyCourse start date: Tue 16 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
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.
- Tap dance: beginnersCourse start date: Tue 16 Jan 2024 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jacqueline PertIf you are new to tap then this is the place to start. Come and find your dancing feet. Suitable for students of all ages with good general fitness. Tap shoes are essential.
- Stretch and flexCourse start date: Mon 22 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Bless KlepcharekThis class uses traditional dance stretches as its base and is ideal for anyone who would like to improve their flexibility, range of movement, improve alignment and relieve muscular tension. It is suitable for all ages and abilities and is the perfect warm-up for the Modern Jazz dance class that follows it.Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £76.00
- Classical ballet: beginnersCourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 5 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.
- Ballet at the barre: onlineCourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Alexander SimpkinsAn online barre class from the comfort of your own home. The work you do at the ballet barre is the foundation for all the other work you do as a dancer. Improve your strength, balance and coordination. Not suitable for complete beginners.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
- Piano/keyboards 1ACourse start date: Tue 16 Jan 2024 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sarha MooreThis 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.
- Stanislavski: beginnersCourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Deirdre Strath ClydeDiscover the system of realistic acting that most professional actors use today — the approach to training, characterisation and rehearsal technique developed by the legendary Konstantin Stanislavski.Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
- Modern jazz danceCourse start date: Mon 22 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Bless KlepcharekModern Jazz dance is fun. You will learn to develop many different movements reaching to a broad choice of styles. You will learn essential technique, improve dance and performance skills as well as your own confidence. This class is suitable if you are new to dance or if you want to develop your existing skills and confidence.Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
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