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. Piano/keyboards 2: module 1 (intensive)

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Consolidate your grade1 level skills. Work on technique, fluency of both reading and playing as well as exploring more complex rhythm patterns. Improve quickly in this more intensive two-hour class. Taught in the digital piano classroom, with one keyboard per student.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  2. Rock, pop and soul singing: advanced

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Our advanced class will help you to develop and maintain your voice. Work on vocal technique, solo presentation, song interpretation and arrangement, and improvisation.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00

  3. Afro contemporary dance

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A dynamic and vibrant class that combines West African dance and music with some contemporary dance influences. The movements, energy and music will leave you energised and rejuvenated. General level.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  4. Contemporary afro jazz fusion

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Connect to your physical body in this fun class that will teach you how to move in the lyrical flow and syncopated steps of a collective dialogue of dance influences. Learn how to undulate your spine, rotate your hips, energise your body, move your pelvis and engage your soul in a rhythmic resonance of movement and dance. Tutor: Francis Angol.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  5. Contemporary dance: general level

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your physicality while further enhancing your understanding of contemporary dance, with thorough technical exercises, dynamic travelling and fluid phrases moving in and out of the floor. This is a general level class with mixed levels.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. Speaking Shakespeare

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We will discuss and workshop speeches and scenes from The Comedy of Errors and The Tempest. The course contains a visit offsite to Lincoln's Inn Library where Shakespeare's 2nd Folio is preserved. We will discuss and workshop speeches and scenes from 'The Comedy of Errors' and 'The Tempest'. Tutor: Vernon Thompson.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  7. Ballet: at the barre

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The work you do at the ballet barre is the foundation for all the other work you do as a dancer. Improve your strength, posture, alignment, flexibility, balance and coordination. Not suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  8. Body rhythms dance

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the art of wellbeing through therapeutic dance. A chance to engage your mind and body in a rhythmic dialogue of movement, rhythm, dance imagery and the imagination to Improve your physical and emotional health and wellbeing. Experience the enriching properties of rhythm and the physicality of movement and embodied consciousness by simply moving, breathing and being in this dance and relaxation class.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Recorder consorts and ensemble

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are already experienced in recorder ensemble playing, join this small, friendly group to look at developing consort playing skills in Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary styles. Tutor: Isobel Clarke.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Piano: return to playing

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Did you once play the piano? Would you like to return to playing in a friendly and supportive class? This short course will help you refresh your dormant skills and whet your appetite to go further.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  11. Piano: transition to workshop A

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 8 other dates)
    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 on acoustic pianos.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00

  12. Consolidate your singing technique: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Year three of our classical singing programme: combine technical skills and repertoire to explore your understanding of your strengths and weaknesses.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  13. Cello 2: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have completed 'Cello level 1' or have had at least one year’s tuition (playing at around grade 1 standard), come and explore cello technique and repertoire, including ensemble music. Continues to module 2 next term. Tutor: Polly Hewett.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00

  14. Classical guitar 1: module 1

    Classical guitar 1: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy learning the basics of playing classical style, reading and improvising in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Please bring a nylon strung guitar. Continues to module 2 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00

  15. Piano repertoire

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have a minimum playing standard of grade 8, come and explore the wealth of piano repertoire, concentrating on style and period. Broaden your interpretive skills and gain experience in performance practice. This course has a scheduled break week: 31st October.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

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