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. Singing: build a song recital

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Bring together all your skills as a singer and your knowledge of repertoire to form an exciting recital programme which is suitable for your voice. Break week: 17th February 2020.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  2. Ukulele: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For experienced players who have completed courses/or have played for some time. Refine your technique, get a better understanding of fretboard navigation, learn advanced chords and finger-picking. Play ensemble arrangements in addition to solo pieces and songs.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  3. Introduction to musicals

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From Showboat to Hamilton, this course surveys some key examples from the history of the modern musical and examines the way different styles of music, dance and words work on stage.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  4. Jazz dance: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your technique and performance quality, and develop more complex rhythms and patterns. Develop your skills as a well rounded dancer 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, and includes warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. Over the year the curriculum will become increasingly complex and intricate.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Cello 1A (intensive)

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of playing this warm and mellow instrument in a friendly environment, using a range of fun music in this intensive 2 hour class. Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Alexander technique for performers

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Alexander Technique encourages the release of habitual tension to allow greater freedom in movement, breath and speech. The course includes one-to-one, hands-on work in performance situations, addressing the breathing and vocal needs of the actor, singer, musician and all performers, of any level.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  7. Men's ballet

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Perfect if you've never taken a ballet class before, or if you did ballet as a child and want to return. This men’s ballet course provides a slow and fun class on how to use your body correctly, with focus on correct placement, stance and posture.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  8. Music theory: counterpoint 2

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the art of counterpoint, a musical technique in which two or more melodies are combined to create a highly engaging musical texture. Through analysis and practical exercises, you'll learn to write effective counterpoint in a variety of stylistic contexts. Leads to part 3 next term. Break week: 17 Feb.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  9. Sing blues

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy this exploration of blues vocal style and repertoire. Includes the challenge of writing and singing your

    own blues.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  10. Stand-up comedy: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the main skills you need to write and perform stand-up comedy. For anyone who has ever made their friends laugh.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Clarinet 2B

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have played Bb clarinet for at least a year, come and improve your technique and performance skills, and explore a variety of styles and repertoire. Continues to Clarinet 2C next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  12. Stand-up comedy: develop your material

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your stand-up comedy skills in this improver's class. A comprehensive and supportive workshop where you can create new material and enhance your impact as you develop new techniques and writing insights. Break weeks: 4 & 25 May.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  13. Clarinet 3B

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (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 to Clarinet 3C next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  14. Clarinet: advanced workshop and ensembles

    Clarinet advanced workshop and ensembles

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have a minimum of four years' experience on clarinet (playing at grade 5 standard or above), come and work on both technique and solo repertoire, and enjoy some ensemble playing. Offered every term.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  15. Ballet pointe: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (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

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