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.

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  1. Introduction to musical analysis: module 2

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Building on last term’s module, this course digs more deeply into the analysis of various musical scores, looking at different historical periods, forms and styles up to the present. Some background in music theory recommended. Tutor: Pauline Greene

    Scheduled break weeks: (Bank Holiday Mondays) 6th & 27th may.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  2. Music theory: diploma topics 3

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Consolidate your knowledge of 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. Prepare for this exam, or just develop your knowledge. This term: Exam technique and preparation. Tutor: Dr Malcolm Miller

    This course has mid-term breaks on Bank holiday Mondays: 6th and 27th May.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  3. Musicianship 3: aural training 3

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This practical course focuses on sight-singing, putting the musical experience at the heart of learning. Gain a better understanding of musical concepts and develop your musicianship. Based on the famous Kodály method. Break weeks: 6 & 27 May. Tutor: Selena Kay [external website].
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Violin and viola 3: module 3

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have been learning violin/viola for two to three years (playing at grade 2-3 standard), take the next step to learn vibrato, positions above 1st, and improved bow control. Tutor: Robert Puzey.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Piano/keyboards 2: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This third year of our piano programme begins with repertoire of a grade 1 standard. Improve your technique, fluency of reading and playing, and exploring more complex rhythm patterns. Taught in the digital piano classroom. This course has scheduled break weeks: (Bank holiday Mondays): May 6th & 27th.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Violin and viola 2: module 3

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 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 2' (or equivalent standard). You will already be confident playing from basic music notation. Continues to level 3 next term.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. Clarinet 1: module 3

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of playing clarinet in a friendly environment, using a range of fun music. Suitable for those who have been learning for at least two terms. Continues to Clarinet 2 next year.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  8. Piano/keyboards 1: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is the second year of our piano programme and repertoire will be of a pre-grade 1 standard. Improve your eye/hand coordination, your reading and finger technique. Taught in the digital piano classroom with one keyboard per student. This course has scheduled break weeks: (Bank holiday Mondays): May 6th & 27th.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  9. Recorder consorts and ensemble: advanced

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Stage management

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The core session times are Thursdays 18.30-21.30 and Saturdays 10.00-17:30. There are two additional Monday evening dates scheduled for all students on 29th April 2019 and the 13th May 2019 from 18.30 – 21.30.

    This course will give you an excellent introduction to what is involved in stage managing a theatre production. There will be some preliminary sessions, where you will be taught some fundamental skills in stage management. You will then go on to develop these skills while working as part of the crew, supporting the acting students in their final production on the accredited course - Access. This is a unique and excellent opportunity to gain ‘hands on’ production experience while working as part of the stage management team. You will support the show which will take place at The Union Theatre in Southwark. This course is suitable for complete beginners or for those with some previous experience who are wishing to build on their experience.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £269.00

  11. Piano/keyboards 3: module 3

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Work on grade 3 standard repertoire to improve your hand coordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence. Taught in the digital piano classroom. This course has scheduled break weeks: (Bank holiday Mondays): 6th and 27th May.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  12. Opera studies 3: operas in production

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take a look at operas coming up in the 2019-20 season, and at standard operatic repertoire. Discuss their composition, context, controversies and style, and then hear the story of the opera through musical examples. This course has two scheduled break weeks: (Bank Holiday Mondays) 6th & 27th May.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  13. Clarinet 3: module 3

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have more than two years' experience (playing at around grade 3/4 standard), come and work on both technical and solo work, and enjoy some ensemble playing. Tutor: George Sleightholme

    Mid-term break: 29 May.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  14. Music theory: grade 2

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your knowledge of musical language by learning to read and write rhythm and melody in simple and compound time. Explore the concept of ledger lines, minor scales, intervals, and common key signatures, terms and signs. This course has mid-term breaks on Bank holiday mondays: 6th and 27th May.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. Jazz vocal improvisation

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn some approaches to improvisation over jazz tunes, what to listen for and what to study. You should already be accustomed to singing in the jazz idiom. This course aims to increase your confidence and 'know how', and to enable you to enjoy improvising.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

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