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 17 Sep 2018 (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 17 Sep 2018 (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. Keyboard harmony and improvisation for pianists: module 1

    Keyboard harmony and improvisation for pianists: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    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. You'll become a more confident player as a result. It is possible to join a later module if you have appropriate skills. For players at Grade 5 and above.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Use your voice assertively

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to sound more confident, grounded, self-assured and assertive? Improve your vocal skills through a series of exercises that will support you to become more vocally confident, expressive and dynamic without appearing arrogant.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  5. Jazz dance: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your technique and performance quality, and develop more complex rhythms and patterns 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. Over the year the curriculum will become increasingly complex and intricate. Tutor: Dan Keen.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Jazz dance: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. Sing with confidence

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    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.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £104.00
    Concession: £75.00

  8. Jazz singing 1

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your technique and solo performance, and learn some standard repertoire and jazz protocol. Explore style, develop good timing and phrasing, breath control, and extend your vocal range. Not suitable for beginner singers. Continues to 'Jazz singing 2' next term.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. Accents for actors: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Expand your skillset as an actor by mastering regional and international accents, including London; General American; West Yorkshire; Liverpool and Bristol. Please see below for details of the specific accents covered.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Piano/keyboards 3: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fourth year of our piano programme begins with repertoire of a grade 2 standard. Improve your hand coordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence. Taught in the digital piano classroom.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. Clarinet: advanced workshop and ensembles

    Clarinet: advanced workshop and ensembles

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 3 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 [external website].
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. Choir at lunchtime

    Choir at lunchtime

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (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. Ballet pointe: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (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

  14. Music theory: counterpoint 1

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    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 2 next term. Break week: 29 Oct. Tutor: Selena Kay [external website].
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  15. Stretch and flex

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 5 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: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

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