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. Tap dance: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  2. Piano: transition to workshop A

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 8 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.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  3. Ballet pointe: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 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: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  4. Music theory: counterpoint 2

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 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 3 next term. Break week: 18 Feb. Tutor: Selena Kay [external website].
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Recorder consorts and ensemble: advanced

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are already experienced in recorder ensemble playing, join this small, friendly group to look at developing consort playing skills in Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary styles. Tutor: Isobel Clarke.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  6. Opera studies 2: literature into libretto

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How are books, plays, short stories and so on turned into a libretto: what changes need to be made, and why? There will be many examples to listen to, from Monteverdi to current works. This course has a scheduled break week: 18th February.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  7. Music theory: diploma topics 2

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the music theory topics equivalent in standard to the first year of an undergraduate degree. The topics in this module are selected from the Trinity Associate (AMusTCL) syllabus. Prepare for this exam, or just develop your knowledge. This term: Prescribed works. Tutor: Dr Malcolm MiIller

    Mid-term break: 18th Feb.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  8. Prepare for opera

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore classical operatic repertoire in this advanced-level workshop. Learn which styles and repertoires 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: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  9. Clarinet: advanced workshop and ensembles

    Clarinet: advanced workshop and ensembles

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (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. Tutor: George Sleightholme.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Choral singing for pleasure

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience, this fun choral class will give you something to look forward to on Mondays. We sing many genres, from musical theatre to pop and more traditional. Very popular, so book early!
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £100.00

  11. Jazz dance: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (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

  12. Choir at lunchtime

    Choir at lunchtime

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and spend your lunchtime singing. It's good for the mind, body and spirit. Sing music from across all genres, have fun and leave with a spring in your step. There's no better pick-me-up at lunchtime!
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £83.00
    Concession: £60.00

  13. Classical ballet: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 8 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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  14. Classical ballet: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Clarinet 3: module 2

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (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 3 next term. Tutor: George Sleightholme.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

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