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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Acting and theatre

Acting and theatre

Dance

Dance

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Music

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  1. Stanislavski workshop: an actor prepares

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Deepen your understanding and emotional expressivity as you work towards deeper levels of practice in this workshop.Suitable for beginners and experienced students alike who wish to develop greater sincerity, authenticity and depth in their acting. Explore the principles of psychological realism pioneered by Stanislavski and developed by the Method practioners to enrich and enhance your performances and charcterisations. Learn new skills and hone existing ones in this supportive and expressive enviroment.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  2. Stand-up comedy: beginners

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

  3. Stand-up comedy: develop your material

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    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.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00

  4. Classical ballet: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019 (and 5 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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  5. Jazz dance: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £112.00
    Senior fee: £90.00
    Concession: £68.00

  6. Stretch and flex

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This intensive class uses traditional dance stretches as its base and is ideal for anyone who would like to improve their flexibility. Increase your range of movement, improve alignment and relieve muscular tension.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  7. Tap dance: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are new to tap then this is the place to start. Come and find your dancing feet. Suitable for students of all ages with good general fitness. Tap shoes are essential.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  8. Keyboard harmony and improvisation for pianists: module 3

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your analytical, melodic and harmonic understanding with the help of improvisation, covering a wide variety of styles. Become a more confident player as a result. For players at Grade 5 and above. Break weeks: this course has scheduled breaks on both bank holiday Mondays in May, 6th and 27th.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  9. Music theory: counterpoint 3

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 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. Break weeks 6 & 27 May. Tutor: Selena Kay [external website].
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  10. Ukulele: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 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: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  11. Acting: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019 (and 7 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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  12. Classical ballet: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019 (and 3 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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00

  13. Ballet pointe: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00

  14. Piano: transition to workshop A

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For pianists with around three years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing and music reading, and your confidence! Taught in the digital keyboard classroom with work on acoustic pianos. This course has scheduled break weeks: (Bank holiday Mondays): May 6th & 27th.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  15. Sing with confidence

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are nervous of singing in public, feel scared to open your mouth or just want to know a bit more about how your voice works, then this is the course for you. Classes are fun and informative, and cover a wide range of musical styles. This course has break weeks on both bank holiday Mondays: May 6th and 27th.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £83.00
    Concession: £60.00

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