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. Foundation in Drama: Level 2 Extended Certificate in Performing Arts

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to be an actor? This intensive, part-time (one day a week) course offers challenging Acting, Voice and Movement classes, which you can build around other commitments, with the opportunity to progress to more advanced levels. Audition date: Friday 8 Dec. Email Drama Department for more details and to register your interest.
    Full fee: £1,499.00
    Senior fee: £1,499.00

  2. Pop piano: advanced

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For fluent players and graduates of 'Pop piano 3' or 'Jazz piano'. Enjoy classic repertoire and study idiomatic piano riffs and rhythms as we work towards strong accompaniment technique. Includes some improvisation.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  3. Rock, pop and soul singing 3

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Further study to develop the singing skills you acquired on the level 2 course. Focus on solo singing, extend your range, expand your repertoire and improve your ability to select suitable songs. Work on harmony singing, use of a microphone and P.A., and musicianship for contemporary singing.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. Saxophone 1: module 2

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For players with 3 months' study on saxophone. Repertoire will include popular sounds, jazz and world music, including music reading and improvisation. Continues to module 3 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  5. Jazz singing: advanced

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you a vocalist with a sound technique and experience of jazz and latin styles? Develop your solo performance and expand your repertoire. Some repertoire and vocalese will be taught, but you will be invited to contribute repertoire of your choice.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Recorders: repertoire of the 18th and 19th centuries

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity to explore lesser-known recorder, csakan and flageolet music from the 18th and 19th centuries. The course will be run ‘workshop’ style and will include both ensemble playing and technical work.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  7. New Orleans brass

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn traditional New Orleans Brass Band tunes by ear as a group. Explore improvisation and call and response backings. Aimed at all brass players at grade 4 standard and above. A range of playing abilities can be accomodated as can all brass instruments. tutor : Edward Ashby.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  8. Blues harmonica

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn essential harmonica riffs and techniques on this lively and enjoyable course. Build musical skills and confidence in improvising blues music. Tutor: Jake Rodrigues [external website].
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  9. Music theory: grade 6

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your understanding of musical language by learning to write four-part harmony, harmonise and write diatonic melodies, modulate, and analyse scores (harmony, melodic decoration, phrase structure, performance instructions, stylistic implications).

    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00

  10. Conducting workshop

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to skills for musicians who are leading or want to lead an ensemble. You will learn generic skills to enable you to lead groups of instrumentalists and/or singers, whatever the style or genre of music. Ideal for music teachers, leaders of amateur or community groups etc. Tutor: Peter Crockford.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £119.00

  11. Storytelling for business and pleasure 2

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the dynamics of telling stories to motivate, articulate and communicate in the workplace, allowing your imagination free range, connecting your voice to your body and using them to express yourself in an organic and interesting way. The ancient art of listening to, sharing and telling stories is as relevant to the business world as to social interaction.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Piano/keyboards 1: module 1

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019 (and 2 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: £179.00

  13. Acting advanced: character work

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your character work and experience different approaches to building character. This advanced but fun, challenging and confidence-building course will spark the imagination of both performers and writers in order to create distinctive characters.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

  14. Sunday ballroom

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are new to this dance form, come and gain a basic foundation in popular Ballroom and Latin American dances. You will perform these dances with different members of the class.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00

  15. Sunday ballroom: improvers

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Our classes are designed to expand and develop your repertoire of steps as well as help you polish off your technique to become more confident on the dance floor when you are attending social dances or other special events. This course is perfect for those who have completed our Beginner’s programme or equivalent.

    Students will build on their presentation skills by using their arms, hands and legs while dancing the three routines.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

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