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. Music theory: grade 7

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: International House
    Learn more complex elements of music: figured bass, melodic and harmonic decoration, writing for instrument or voice with given accompaniment, and score analysis of harmonic and phrase structure, style, performance and directions. NB: this course has scheduled breaks on 30th Sept, 14th & 21st Oct and breaks for Christmas on 16th Dec returning on 13th January.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  2. Prepare for opera

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore classical operatic repertoire in this dynamic workshop with an experienced tutor and a professional accompanist. Learn which styles suit your particular voice-type. You must have at least four years' classical vocal tuition and be able to learn new repertoire quickly.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £164.00

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Musicianship 2: aural training with solfa A

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This practical course focuses on sight-singing and aural perception to develop your general musicianship. Gain a deeper understanding of different tonalities, develop your ability to pick out notes in chords, write down melodies that you hear, and improve your rhythmic accuracy. Based on the famous Kodály method. Leads to part B next term. Break week: 29 Oct. Tutor: Selena Kay [external website].
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  6. Acting: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 13 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the fundamentals of acting on this practical course designed for people with little or no experience. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and exciting environment.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  7. 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

  8. Alexander technique for performers

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to improve your freedom of movement, breath and speech during performance? This course for beginners will help you release habitual tension with a focus on mind and body.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  9. 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

  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. Sing with confidence

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are nervous of singing in public, scared to open your mouth or just want to know how your voice works, this course is for you. Classes are fun and cover a wide range of musical styles, so there is something for everyone.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £80.00

  12. Stand-up comedy: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the main skills you need to write and perform stand-up comedy. Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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