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. Dance science

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will introduce you to the foundations of dance science. Learn about the physiological and physical elements of dance, how to prevent injuries and to understand and train the body outside of dance. Learn the fundamental components of Dance Science through practical and theory based classes. Seema is a classically trained Kathak dancer, a Fitness Instructor and Dance Science Educator. She is a an MSc Dance Science graduate from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She has since founded SADMSA, South Asian Dance Medicine and Science where a collective of members disseminate research on common health issues found in dance.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00

  2. Pop piano: advanced

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For fluent players and graduates of 'Pop piano 3' or 'Jazz piano'. Enjoy classic repertoire and study idiomatic piano riffs and rhythms as we work towards strong accompaniment technique. Includes some improvisation.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  3. Saxophone 4: module 2

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Maintain and extend your playing skills in this 2nd term of our advanced course. Repertoire is mainly jazz, and we will learn and rehearse sax ensemble arrangements.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Saxophone 2: module 2

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For sax players with over a year of experience, who read music, and have experience of performing. Develop your sound, technique, reading and musicianship. Emphasis on popular, jazz and world music in a group, including improvisation.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  5. String ensemble

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and play string repertoire in a friendly group, and develop your confidence in ensemble playing. Suitable for those who have been playing violin, viola, cello or double bass for at least a year. Tutor: Isobel Clarke.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  6. Jazz piano 2

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Try more difficult tunes and conventions with more practice at 'comping' and improvising. You will need a working knowledge of jazz harmony to get the most from this course. Continues to Jazz piano 3 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. Pop piano 2

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are accustomed to the pop idiom and are well versed in keyboard harmony and the interpretation of simple chord symbols, come and develop coordination, good timing, harmony, improvisation, playing by ear, repertoire and accompaniment skills. Continues to Pop piano 3 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. Saxophone 1: module 2

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For players with 3 months' study on saxophone. Repertoire will include popular sounds, jazz and world music, including music reading and improvisation. Continues to module 3 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. Drumming 2

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For graduates of drumming level 1, and drum students with equivalent (12 lessons) experience. We will play and analyse classic grooves, and work to improve co-ordinated independence in application of rudiments to the kit.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00

  10. Piano/keyboards 2: module 1 (intensive)

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    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: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

  11. Violin and viola 1: module 1

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    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 complete beginners. Continues to module 2 next term.

    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  12. Piano: advanced workshop

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are an advanced pianist, whether a performer or specialist teacher, continue to develop your skills, broaden your repertoire and increase your understanding of piano playing. Please contact the Music department to enquire about joining this class.

    This course has a scheduled break week: 23rd February.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  13. Jazz singing: advanced

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you a vocalist with a sound technique and experience of jazz and latin styles? Develop your solo performance and expand your repertoire. Some repertoire and vocalese will be taught, but you will be invited to contribute repertoire of your choice.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. Jazz singing 2

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For singers who have completed 'Jazz singing 1', or who have equivalent experience and ability in the jazz idiom. Develop your jazz conception, solo performance and expand your repertoire. Continues to 'Jazz singing 3' next term.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  15. Jazz guitar 2

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have played jazz styles and are familiar with some standard tunes, this course is a great way to develop your technical and musical skills in 'comping' and soloing.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

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