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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  1. Piano/keyboards 2B

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Can you play grade 1 standard pieces? Work on technique, fluency of reading and explore more complex rhythm patterns. Taught in the digital piano classroom.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  2. Piano/keyboards 4A

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For pianists with around three years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing, music reading, and your confidence! Taught in the digital keyboard classroom with work on acoustic pianos.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  3. Accents: London, General American and British regional

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    Expand your skillset as an actor or as someone with an interest in speech and phonetics by mastering regional and international accents, including London; General American; West Yorkshire; Liverpool and Bristol.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  4. Clarinet 3A

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have a minimum of two years' experience (playing at around grade 3 standard), come and work on both technical and solo work, and enjoy some ensemble playing. Continues with Clarinet 3B next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Opera studies 1: the operatic tenor

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The lyrical tenor voice was used in the earliest operas to charm fair maidens and savage beasts alike. We trace the development of the operatic tenor from simple shepherd to dramatic ‘King of the High Cs’. This course has a scheduled break week: 21 October 2019.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Music theory: grade 3

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your understanding of musical language by learning to read and write rhythm and melody in compound time, phrase structure and anacrusis (upbeat/pickup), transposing between clefs, major and minor keys up to four sharps/flats. Break week: 30 Sep 2019.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  7. Stanislavski: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover 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

  8. Jazz dance: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Jazz dance is one of the most popular dance styles and is seen in musicals, TV and Hollywood movies. This class is suitable if you are new to jazz dance or if you want to develop your existing skills and confidence.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  9. Tap dance: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Practise and improve your basic tap skills and increase your vocabulary of steps and sequences. Gain a greater understanding of rhythm, tempo and syncopation. Suitable for students of all ages with good general fitness. Tap shoes are essential.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Jazz dance: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your technique and performance quality, and develop more complex rhythms and patterns by practising a variety of jazz styles, such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary. The class is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement. Over the year the curriculum will become increasingly complex and intricate. Tutor: Dan Keen.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  11. Introduction to the orchestra

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What’s an orchestra? And why does it need a conductor? We’ll examine orchestral instruments and many works to answer these questions, discovering a blend of exciting sounds which communicates the composer’s intentions to the audience.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  12. Ballet pointe: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course offers you the opportunity to get introduced to pointe work at a pace that allows you to understand how to execute the basic exercises correctly. Working with correct alignment and safely are a focal point and to address any issues and concerns you may have. To get the most out of this course you should have attended regular ballet classes for at least 6 to 12 months.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  13. Music theory: diploma topics 1

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the music theory topics equivalent in standard to the first year of an undergraduate degree. The topics in this module are selected from the Trinity Associate (AMusTCL) syllabus. You may use this course as part of your preparation for this exam, or just to develop your knowledge. This term: Musical skills. This course has three scheduled break weeks: 23 Sep, 7 Oct & 14 Oct.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  14. Folk and pop guitar 3A

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you're an experienced player, come and 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.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  15. Jazz guitar 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the jazz style and repertoire, chord/scale vocabulary, jazz harmony, time feels, accompanying and improvisation. Ideal if you have established guitar technique and are new to jazz.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00

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