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. 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

  2. Mixing and mastering masterclass

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Perfect your mixes in two days flat! The course covers EQ, reverb, dynamics and spatial placement with examples in Logic, but techniques apply to all software and hardware users. Ideal complement to our other courses in music production. Tutor: Max La Villa [external website].
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  3. The music of the spheres

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From Pythagoras to Bach and beyond music was seen by some to be a reflection of celestial order and harmony. Come and delve into the harmonious beauty of the Music of the Spheres! This course has a scheduled break week: 19th February.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  4. Classical guitar 3: module 2

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For graduates of module 1, and other experienced classical guitar players. This class will work on scales and arpeggios at grade 6 and 7, and fingerstyle versions of Baroque, Latin and popular music. tutor : Tony Rowden.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  5. Method acting

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue your development and improve your skills as you work towards greater emotional, physical and psychological truth. You must have completed 'Method acting: beginners' or have gained relevant experience elsewhere in order to join this challenging course.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  6. Radio presenting: advanced

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a brand new opportunity to take your love of radio to the next level.

    The course supports you with a tutor-editor to craft a pre-recorded radio programme or extended feature on a subject of your choice, mixing interview clips, music and sound effects into your own production.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. Comedy acting for television

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to perform and film comedy sketches and scenes on this intensive course that will explore comedy material for the camera.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. Folk and pop guitar 2: module 2

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you can play a range of chord shapes, in time, and can follow chord symbols, this second year of study will develop your ability to play the acoustic instrument. Improve your musicianship and expand your repertoire. Continues to module 3 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. GarageBand: create and edit your own music

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Apple’s Garageband must be the easiest way to make music with a computer. The simple layout, instruments and sounds encourage you to explore and create music. It even helps you practise your instrumental playing. Tutor: Max La Villa.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  10. Piano/keyboards 2: module 2

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Can you play grade 1 standard pieces? Work on technique, fluency of reading and explore more complex rhythm patterns. Taught in the digital piano classroom.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. Piano/keyboards 1: module 2

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019 (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

  12. Violin and viola 1: module 2

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of playing violin or viola in a friendly environment, using a range of fun music. Suitable for those who have been learning for at least a term. Continues to module 3 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  13. Flamenco guitar

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you're an intermediate-level player, come and learn authentic flamenco guitar in traditional and modern styles. Explore the techniques of picado, pulgar, alzapua and rasgueo, with rhythms, chords and scales. Learn to play a variety of 'falsetas' in the rhythm of soleo and bulerias. Please bring a nylon strung guitar.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. Music theory: grade 5

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about irregular metre, tenor clef, major and minor keys to six flats/sharps, primary triads, cadences, and standard expression signs. Essential for anyone taking higher grade practical exams.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  15. Develop your singing technique: module 2

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Year two of our classical singing programme: continue your focus on technique and explore suitable repertoire to support your vocal development. You must have completed 'Basic technique for singing' or equivalent.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

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