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. Brass workshop

    Course Date: Sun 7 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Open to all brass instruments and players grade 5 or above, this workshop will cover brass playing approaches and styles from around the world, with musical arrangements written specifically for participants, and their individual interests/musical personalities. Tutor: Raph Clarkson [external website].
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  2. Ballroom intensive

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Dancing with a partner is back in fashion so come and learn the basic steps of some ballroom and Latin styles. You'll also improve your coordination and timing, and become fitter and more confident, while making new friends. Enrol with a partner or on your own - you’ll have the chance to dance with everybody.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  3. Performance anxiety: learning how to "find the zone"

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use mindfulness techniques such as awareness of breath, body and thoughts to improve your practice, listen more effectively and deal with performance anxiety. Tutor: Mayda Narvey.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00

  4. Tap intensive (beginners)

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are new to tap then this is the place to start. Suitable for students of all ages with good general fitness. Tap shoes are essential.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  5. Dance 60+ intensive

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Three days of fun dance and performance classes to inspire older men and women to get creative with dance and movement. You will improve physical skills and use your experience to work with others and create your own movements. Suitable for beginners.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  6. Make a website: WordPress for musicians

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to create a simple website to share and promote your music with video and recordings, using the popular and flexible free software WordPress.

    Course times:

    - Tuesday 9th July, 13.30-17.30 (including 30 min break)

    - Tuesday 16th July, 11:00–17:30 (including 60 min break).

    Tutor: Caitlin Rowley [external website]

    Note: this course includes a 1-hr lunch break.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  7. Folk and pop guitar taster

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the essential chords that will begin your guitar career, and develop the motor skill to strum pop songs. Please bring an acoustic guitar. tutor : David Harrison.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £19.00

  8. Chamber music: introduction

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the pleasure of playing in small ensembles with varied instrumentation, with repertoire ranging from early to modern. For instrumentalists at Grade 3 standard or above who can read music confidently. Tutor: Robert Puzey.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  9. Piano/keyboards: exploring Grade 2 pieces

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study pieces from the ABRSM 2019 & 2020 Grade 2 piano syllabus. Learn the required scales and try some aural tests. An ideal way to boost your learning over the summer. Tutor: Ana Claudia Magalhaes.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  10. Ballet: technique and repertoire

    Ballet: technique and repertoire

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a great opportunity to learn sections of repertoire from a well-known classical ballet. These will be group or solo dances, including some mime sequences. As preparation, a condensed ballet class will be offered, focussing on technical aspects that will occur in our repertoire section. The course, spread over four sessions, is suitable for beginners and improvers.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  11. Piano: technique levels 1-2

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your piano technique on this short, practical course. Learn exercises specifically tailored to unlock and improve your coordination and control at the piano. Taught in the digital keyboard room.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  12. Piano: technique levels 3-5

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your piano technique on this short, practical course. Learn exercises specifically tailored to unlock and improve your coordination and control at the piano. Taught in the digital keyboard room. Tutor: Chryssa Kasma.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  13. Piano/keyboards: exploring Grade 1 pieces

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study pieces from the ABRSM 2019 & 2020 Grade 1 piano syllabus. Learn the required scales and try some aural tests. An ideal way to boost your learning over the summer. Tutor: Ana Claudia Magalhaes.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  14. Introduction to acting

    Introduction to acting

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to know more about the process of acting? Perhaps you have always wanted to try it or you would like to return to acting after some time away. Improve your overall confidence in yourself and in performing as you explore a range of acting exercises in a safe and exciting environment.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. Recorder taster

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover or rediscover the joy of this simple but delightful instrument. Learn the basics of fingering and articulation to play new and old tunes, and in ensemble. Please bring your own descant and/or treble. Tutor: Isobel Clarke.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £18.00

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