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. Intermediate singers' workshop (upper): module 1

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Year four of our classical singing programme: employ your vocal technique in a more flexible and artistic way and develop your understanding of critical evaluation of singing.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

  2. Street dance: general level

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a fun dance class that is guaranteed to get your energy pumping. We will work on your dance technique alongside your performance level, swagger and attitude! This is a general level class suitable for those familiar with Street and other dance styles.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00

  3. The essential history of jazz in 20 cuts

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Through a selection of 20 iconic albums, we will study the key figures, the innovators and the star soloists of 20th century jazz, as well as some important artists you might be less familiar with. This course has a scheduled break week: 26th October.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  4. Tap dance: beginners

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 8 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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Tap dance: improvers

    Course Date: Fri 21 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

  6. Voiceovers: improvers

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your microphone skills and your knowledge of this sector. Open to those who have completed a beginners' course or have previous industry experience.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. Tango Argentino: improvers

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your skills and confidence as we build upon and perfect the essential technique of walking in partnership, functional alignment in motion, different musical rhythms and the salon etiquette. Good general fitness and coordination is required.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  8. Piano/keyboards 1: module 1

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 5 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

  9. Foundation (Drama)

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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. The course, which runs 29 weeks including Induction and final tutorials is designed to extend your skills in acting and its core disciplines as you work towards gaining a Level 2 Extended Certificate in Performing Arts awarded by Open College Network London. The course will cover the three main aspects of fundamental drama training: Acting, Voice and Movement skills. Ideally, you'll have completed at least one beginners' and one improvers' course in acting either at City Lit or elsewhere, or have comparable experience. You will be taught by qualified tutors with vocational experience. Regular attendance and punctuality is essential as a discipline of the professional theatre. Some work will be filmed as part of our assessment, verification and moderation processes. Please note that filming/recording of you is therefore crucial and recordings will be shared with OCN the accreditation board for this course. Your personal data will be used in accordance with our privacy policy and recordings will be held by the college for verification purposes until six months after the course has finished. By enrolling on the course you consent to this. For more information, contact drama@citylit.ac.uk. Contact the Drama Department for more details and to register your interest.
    Full fee: £1,499.00
    Senior fee: £1,499.00

  10. Drama club for adults

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy playing with acting skills, and meet like-minded people, as part of this fun and interactive community, with a flexible, drop-in structure. You can pay for all 13 sessions up front, or pay £10 for individual sessions. Single session bookings can only be made through our Eventbrite page: Book Now.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £119.00

  11. Improve your speaking voice

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and improve your vocal skills through voice production and speech exercises. Learn about self presentation, develop spontaneity and gain greater confidence by improving your communication skills in the workplace. Not for speakers of other languages.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  12. Floor barre: general level

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Floor barre is a wonderful conditioning programme for everyone, regardless of age and ability. Work through all the important muscle groups while safely supporting the body on the floor. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  13. Early morning dance

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start your day happy and improve your fitness and sense of wellbeing in an uplifting, early morning dance class. Wake up and shake your body down to 60 minutes of sheer dance fun.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £59.00

  14. Choir at lunchtime

    Choir at lunchtime

    Course Date: Fri 21 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: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  15. Violin and viola 1: module 1

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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 complete beginners. Continues to module 2 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

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