Performing Arts Courses & Classes in London

From acting classes to a full range of music courses, comedy to dance, enjoy a performing arts course at City Lit in the evenings, daytimes or at weekends. We offer a range of fantastic dance classes from contemporary dance, tap dance to belly dancing classes plus voice, speech and communication courses to improve your vocal delivery and communication. We're in the centre of London with excellent facilities and expert tutors who are brilliant at communicating their enthusiasm. What will you choose?

Got a question? For music courses call 020 7492 2630 and for drama, dance and speech courses call 020 7492 2542.

Get in touch on 020 7831 7831 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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Music

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  1. Piano workshop 5

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you play piano at around grade 5 standard, join these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide repertoire, with focus on technique, practice and performance skills.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  2. Musicianship 2: bass clef, scales and rhythm

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you understand time signatures and major scales in C, F and G, join this course to learn about minor scales and the bass clef, and to develop rhythm writing and playing.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  3. Tap dance: intermediate

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Our intermediate class is at a faster pace and is perfect for anyone with good previous tap experience. Extend your abilities and learn great new steps, tap moves and routines in a fun and inspiring environment. Tap shoes are essential.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  4. Intermediate singers' workshop (upper): module 2

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Year four of our classical singing programme: employ your vocal technique in a more flexible and artistic way and develop your understanding of critical evaluation of singing.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00

  5. Develop your singing technique: module 2

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Year two of our classical singing programme: continue your focus on technique and explore suitable repertoire to support your vocal development. You must have completed 'Basic technique for singing' or equivalent.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  6. Flute 1: module 2

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For players who have developed a reliable steady sound on the flute and can play an octave of an F and G major scale. This second term of study will develop your music reading and playing. Continues to module 3 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. Violin and viola 1: module 2

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of playing violin or viola in a friendly environment, using a range of fun music. Suitable for those who have been learning for at least a term. Continues to module 3 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. Piano/keyboards foundation: module 2

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A near-beginners’ course for pianists. If you have completed Piano/keyboards foundation: module 1 or and have basic keyboard and music reading skills in C position, this course will introduce you to more notes. Taught in the digital piano classroom, with one keyboard per student.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  9. Violin and viola 2: module 2

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A course for those who have been playing the violin or viola for a year or more and completed Level 2: module 1 (or equivalent standard). You will already be confident playing from basic music notation. Continues to module 3 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Early morning dance

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start your day happy and improve your fitness and sense of wellbeing in an uplifting, early morning dance class. Wake up and shake your body down to 60 minutes of sheer dance fun.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £59.00

  11. Piano workshop 3

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you play piano at around grade 3 standard, join one of these workshops to develop your technique and musicianship while building up your repertoire of pieces.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00

  12. Choir at lunchtime

    Choir at lunchtime

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and spend your lunchtime singing. It's good for the mind, body and spirit. Sing music from across all genres, have fun and leave with a spring in your step. There's no better pick-me-up at lunchtime!
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  13. Tap dance: improvers

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Our intermediate class is at a faster pace and is perfect for anyone with good previous tap experience. Extend your abilities and learn great new steps, tap moves and routines in a fun and inspiring environment. Tap shoes are essential.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  14. Piano: transition to workshop B

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For pianists with around three years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing and music reading, and your confidence! Taught in the digital keyboard classroom with work an acoustic pianos.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  15. Singers: improve your intonation

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this workshop we will explore how we learn to pitch notes accurately and sing with better intonation. It's a great chance to improve the way you use your voice, and to increase your confidence in your musicianship.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

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