Performing arts

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. 

Performing arts highlights

Acting and theatre

Acting and theatre

Dance

Dance

Music

Music

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  1. Making a short film

    Course Date: Mon 30 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Primarily for budding producers and directors, the course is a guide to the short film production process, from conception to exhibition.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  2. English pronunciation stage 3: intensive

    Course Date: Mon 30 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Designed for students who have completed English Pronunciation stages 1 and 2. Conversation and reading aloud a variety of texts will help to pinpoint those pronunciation worries still to be addressed.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  3. Tap intensive (improvers and intermediate)

    Course Date: Mon 30 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will provide a fun, energetic and detailed platform for people interested in progressing in tap dance. Suitable for students with a strong foundation in tap who want to improve their technique and increase their understanding and confidence. Tap shoes are essential.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  4. Latin piano introduction

    Course Date: Wed 1 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For intermediate pianists (grade 4 ABRSM or above), these two sessions will introduce you to the dynamic role of the piano in Afro-Cuban music. We will focus on rhythm, performance and improvisation, playing classic Cuban styles including son, mambo and cha cha cha. Tutor: Sara Dhillon.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  5. Composition techniques: intensive workshop

    Course Date: Wed 1 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Write a composition for piano in a week, culminating in a play-through by a professional pianist. Good music theory knowledge (grade 5 or higher) needed.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Contemporary dance intensive

    Course Date: Wed 1 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a three-evening intensive in contemporary dance fusion. Learn how to express your physicality in a dynamic fashion and gain basic knowledge of the main principles of contemporary dance, with influences from other techniques. General level - suitable for both beginners and improvers.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  7. Classical music: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 2 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you interested in finding out more about classical music but not sure where to start? This taster course will introduce you to the history of music through a careful choice of works. Tutor: Dr Katy Hamilton [external website].
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  8. GarageBand: make and record your own music

    Course Date: Fri 3 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Apple’s GarageBand must be the easiest way to make music with a computer. The simple layout, instruments and sounds encourage you to explore and create music. It even helps you practise your instrumental playing. Tutor: Selena Kay [external website].
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  9. Creating drums and beats

    Course Date: Sat 4 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your drum programming to make it more life-like, give it more swing and variety, and create solid, compelling drum parts. You will learn techniques you can apply to all genres. Tutor: Max La Villa.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  10. TV presenting: intensive

    Course Date: Sat 4 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you ever thought you could cut it as a TV presenter? Don't know where to start? Discover your TV presenting potential. Learn how to present to camera, read autocue, memorise a piece to camera, interview and talk to time.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  11. Combining voice and Pilates

    Course Date: Sat 4 Aug 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This innovative course shows you how to integrate modified Pilates movements with voice training (IPVT) as a holistic approach to voice, starting at breath release and progressing into phonation and resonance. Through this combination you may begin to find a link between body and voice through the core muscles of support.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  12. Jazz flute

    Course Date: Sat 4 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore jazz and latin rhythms, phrasing, chord/scale relationship, how to approach chord sequences and the interpretation of tunes.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

  13. Come and sing: Duruflé Requiem

    Course Date: Sat 4 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Durufle’s requiem (1948) draws much thematic material from Gregorian chant. Come and explore this highly expressive and devotional work at our friendly and popular weekend workshop. Tutors: Edward Breen & Katy Hamilton.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  14. Spanish weekend: Flamenco: sing, dance and perform

    Course Date: Sun 5 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An intensive, one-day workshop to experience the thrill of flamenco singing and dancing, ending with a performance of the elements you have learned during the day.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  15. Arduino workshop

    Course Date: Mon 6 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Arduino lets you use light, movement and other physical variables to create and manipulate sound and music. A practical introduction using sensor technology with Max/MSP software. Some experience of music production software would be an advantage.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

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