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
- Drumming 1CCourse start date: Sat 21 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)
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. Includes reading drum notation.Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
- Ballroom and Latin: beginnersCourse start date: Sat 21 Jan 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 beneift of feeling healthier!Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
- Vocal recording: production techniquesCourse start date: Sun 14 May 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Max La VillaLearn how to make recordings of sung and/or spoken voices, then edit them, add effects, or mix with other tracks. Suitable for those with some previous experience in digital audio.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £83.00
- Community dance practiceCourse start date: Sat 3 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Francis AngolAimed at dance enthusiasts, emerging and existing artists or aynone interested in working in the dance community.
The program will give a rounded overview of the nature and structure of this strand of participatory dance practice, covering areas such as professional practice, responsibility, health and safety, working with people and an understanding of legislation which underpins the practice.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £83.00
- Jazz piano: a history from blues to bebop and beyondCourse start date: Sun 4 Jun 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Sara DhillonTrace the development of jazz piano from its origins in New Orleans to later styles, including boogie woogie, stride,
bebop, post bop and abstraction, and look at key influential pianists of the period.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £77.00
- Narration skills: intensiveCourse start date: Sat 1 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Dian PerryA fun and intensive workshop all about the incredible world of narration. This enormous and lucrative area of the voiceover world includes e-learning, documentaries, audio books, medical/technical narration, explainer videos and more. You’ll learn how to deliver great reads from the inside out. It’s not just about the sound of your voice! This course will be delivered in the media studio.Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £97.00
- Drama therapy: intermediateCourse start date: Sat 15 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Dan SkiliInvestigate the role and function of drama therapy as a working model on this 2 day intensive course. Looking at a range of drama tools that can be used in therapeutic settings, you will explore aspects of Playback Theatre and Forum Theatre as well as a classic Dramatherapy Story Enactment where we will include the Jungian Archetypes.as methods for engaging with others. Fun, insightful and packed with tools you can use, for applying the theatrical processes to therapy.Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00
- Owning your song (for singers)Course start date: Sat 22 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare FosterLearn how to personalise the song you choose to sing. The singer’s job is to be the messenger of the song and be able to engage and move their audience.
This 2 day workshop is for novice to intermediate level singers.Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £76.00
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