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. Samba: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun, therapeutic and energetic dance requiring no partner. Learn steps through choreographies and dance exercises. Increase your sense of rhythm while getting an aerobic, calorie burning workout.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  2. Tap dance: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 12 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are new to tap then this is the place to start. Come and find your dancing feet. Suitable for students of all ages with good general fitness. Tap shoes are essential.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  3. Screen acting: advanced

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Work towards greater levels of professional practice in this advanced class. Develop your on-screen performance and enhance your techniques for acting in front of the camera.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00

  4. Piano/keyboards 2C

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Move beyond grade 1 piano repertoire and develop your technique and fluency. The repertoire in this module will encompass more complex rhythm patterns and scales from the grade 2 syllabus. Taught in the digital piano classroom.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Piano/keyboards 4B

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For pianists with around three years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing, music

    reading, and your confidence! Taught in the digital keyboard classroom with work on acoustic pianos.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  6. Classical ballet: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 11 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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  7. Piano/keyboards 1A

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 13 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is the beginning of our piano programme: suitable for absolute beginners to both piano and music-reading. This classic course is the perfect way to start your piano playing. You will be taught in our digital piano classroom, with one keyboard per student.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  8. Violin and viola 3B

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have been learning violin/viola for two to three years (playing at grade 2-3 standard), take the next step to learn vibrato, positions above 1st, and improved bow control. This course continues with Violin and viola 3C next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Tap dance: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Classical ballet: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00

  11. Piano/keyboards 1B

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 15 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A near-beginners’ course for pianists. If you have completed Piano/keyboards 1A or and have basic keyboard and music reading skills in C position, this course will introduce you to more notes. Taught in the digital piano classroom, with one keyboard per student.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  12. Piano/keyboards 1B (early bird)

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A near-beginners’ course for pianists. If you have completed Piano/keyboards 1A or and have basic keyboard and music reading skills in C position, this course will introduce you to more notes. Taught in the digital piano classroom, with one keyboard per student.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  13. Chamber music 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to play in small, mixed instrumental ensembles with one player per part. You will need to be at least Grade 3 standard and a confident music reader. Please click on the pink 'start your interview' button to apply.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  14. Radio presenting: advanced

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  15. Classical guitar 3B

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For experienced classical guitarists. 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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

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