Performing arts

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. 

Performing arts highlights

Acting and theatre

Acting and theatre

Dance

Dance

Music

Music

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  1. Musicianship 4: aural training part 1

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This practical course focuses on sight-singing, putting the musical experience at the heart of learning and internalising theory and musicianship. Based on the famous Kodály method. Leads to part 2 next term. Break week: 29 Oct. Tutor: Selena Kay [external website].
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  2. Clarinet 1: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    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 complete beginners. Continues to module 2 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  3. Violin and viola 3

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    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. The course is offered each term. Tutor: Robert Puzey.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Clarinet 3: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (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 module 2 next term. Tutor: George Sleightholme [external website].
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  5. Musicianship: Dalcroze method

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Dalcroze is a powerful route to developing deeper musicality and creative expression through whole body movement. This approach offers musicians of any age or stage a way to enhance and enrich their skills. Tutor: Mary Price-O'Connor.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Comedy improv: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  7. Alexander technique for performers: body, mind and movement (beginners)

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    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 and improvers will help you release habitual tension with a focus on mind and body.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Cabaret workshop

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your cabaret performance skills in this lively, engaging workshop. Learn to transition between speech and song and to create a meaningful cabaret sequence. Upper intermediate level.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. Violin and viola 2: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A course for those who have been playing violin/viola for about a year, know the D major scale finger pattern and basic music notation. Learn classical and jazzy music in a friendly class. Continues to module 2 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Accents for actors: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Expand your skillset as an actor by mastering some more ‘challenging’ accents which may include Glasgow, Belfast, Nottingham and others. An invaluable skill for all working actors.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  11. Introduction to the orchestra

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What’s an orchestra? And why does it need a conductor? We’ll examine orchestral instruments and many works to answer these questions, discovering a blend of exciting sounds which communicates the composer’s intentions to the audience.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  12. Piano/keyboards 1: module 2

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 4 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.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  13. Opera studies 1: the operatic soprano

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The soprano voice has been used in opera to portray women from innocent heroines to implacable enemies. We trace the development of the operatic soprano from sweet companion to dramatic protagonist. This course has a scheduled break week: 22nd October.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  14. Classical ballet: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Men's ballet

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (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: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

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