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. Sing jazz: advanced

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  2. Sing jazz 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your technique and solo performance, and learn some standard repertoire and jazz protocol. Explore style, develop good timing and phrasing, breath control, and extend your vocal range. Not suitable for beginner singers. Continues to 'Sing jazz 2' next term.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  3. Keyboard harmony and technique A

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A practical workshop in keyboard harmony and technique for classical pianists with a starting standard of grade 5. This module focuses on keys, chords and cadences. You will also develop finger-dexterity through study of exercises by Diabelli.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

  4. Stanislavski: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the system of realistic acting that most professional actors use today — the approach to training, characterisation and rehearsal technique developed by the legendary Konstantin Stanislavski.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  5. Improvisation: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For complete beginners. Have fun acting, with theatre games and basic character exercises. Build your

    confidence, meet new people and discover your potential.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  6. Classical ballet: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 11 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Designed for the complete beginner or for those wanting to go back to basics. Develop knowledge and skill in this enjoyable Ballet class which provides a fun and satisfying way to improve alignment, muscle tone, flexibility and coordination. The classes will also help to improve any other dance styles you might be practising.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  7. Classical ballet: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We will focus on developing ballet technique using barre, centre work and allegro exercises. Suitable for those who have completed at least one year of our beginner's ballet classes or equivalent and have a good grasp of the basic techniques and terminology.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00

  8. Men's ballet

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (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 slow and fun training in how to use your body correctly, with a focus on correct placement, stance and posture.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  9. Ballet pointe: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (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
    Concession: £73.00

  10. Jazz dance: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Jazz dance is one of the most popular dance styles and is seen in musicals, TV and Hollywood movies. This class is suitable if you are new to jazz dance or if you want to develop your existing skills and confidence.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  11. Jazz dance: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your technique and performance quality, and develop more complex rhythms and patterns 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. Over the year the curriculum will become increasingly complex and intricate. Tutor: Dan Keen.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. Ukulele: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and learn the chords, strumming techniques and tuning that will enable you to play the ukulele. Learn whole songs by the end of the course. Ukuleles provided for the sessions to start the course if you do not (yet) have your own.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  13. Tap dance: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Practise and improve your basic tap skills and increase your vocabulary of steps and sequences. Gain a greater understanding of rhythm, tempo and syncopation. Suitable for students of all ages with good general fitness. Tap shoes are essential.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  14. Music theory: counterpoint 1

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    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 2 next term. Break week: 21 Oct. Tutor: Selena Kay [external website].
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  15. Recorder consorts and ensemble: advanced

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are already experienced in recorder ensemble playing, join this friendly group to look at developing consort playing skills in Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary styles.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

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