Beginners music & dance courses offer

City Lit is the perfect place to learn music and dance in a fun and welcoming environment with expert tuition from our industry professionals.

For a limited time, you can get 10% off selected music & dance courses for beginners. Just add code MDT122 to the checkout.

With our studios in the heart of Covent Garden and a number of online courses, we offer an extensive range of styles and disciplines, from classical music to contemporary dance and singing to swing dancing. What will you choose?

*Terms and conditions: Discount only valid on selected beginners music and dance courses as displayed on this page. Discount must be used by midnight BST Sunday 21 August 2022. Discount cannot be applied after the expiry date. Discount cannot be used retrospectively on any course already booked. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts. Discount can only be used once per customer on one course. Discount cannot be used to purchase gift vouchers. Discount code cannot be exchanged for City Lit credit, gift vouchers or other discount codes. Our normal refund and credit policies apply. To redeem your discount please select your course online and enter the code into the discount box at checkout and select 'apply discount', when you book via citylit.ac.uk. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any point.

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  1. Stretch and flex
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Bless Klepcharek
    This class uses traditional dance stretches as its base and is ideal for anyone who would like to improve their flexibility, range of movement, improve alignment and relieve muscular tension. It is suitable for all ages and abilities and is the perfect warm-up for the Modern Jazz dance class that follows it.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £48.00
  2. Tap dance: beginners
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Sep 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jacqueline Pert
    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 £149.00 Concession £97.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  3. Violin and viola 1A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Robert Puzey
    Learn the basics of playing violin or viola in a friendly environment, using a range of fun music. For complete beginners. Continues to Violin and viola 1B next term. Break week 24 Oct 2022.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  4. Clarinet 1A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  George Sleightholme
    Learn the basics of playing clarinet in a friendly environment, using a range of fun music. Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
  5. Classical ballet: beginners
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Sep 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alexander Simpkins
    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 practicing.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  6. Contemporary dance: beginners
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Orley Quick
    This Contemporary dance class is a dynamic and fun experience based on the principles of Release-technique and some playful explorations. Simple movement phrases and tasks are built upon to develop greater awareness of the body in space and in relation to others. Floor, centre and travelling exercises lead to efficiency of movement, rhythmical and free-flowing dance sequences.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  7. World music: an introduction
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sarha Moore
    Explore a range of musical traditions from around the world: Indian raga and Bollywood; Ghanaian and South African grooves; Ottoman makam and Klezmer; Samba and Salsa. Listen for characteristic features and learn about the cultural settings in which they are produced. break week: 25 October 2022.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  8. Dance 60+
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Francis Angol
    Join our weekly dance and movement classes to improve mobility, posture, balance and coordination. Our aim is to inspire older men and women to get creative with dance and movement.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £97.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  9. Exploring classical music: module 1
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Karen Betley
    Do you want to know more about classical music? Explore selected topics and key works in Medieval to (early) Baroque music on this highly informative 10 week course. Ideal for people with no specialist knowledge. Break week: 25 Oct 2022.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  10. Musicianship 1: listening and reading, pitch and rhythm
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cerys Hogg
    Learn to name and recognise what you hear, to organise music notation, write it and read it. These practical and academic sessions are suitable for absolute beginners, which may include students who play by ear and do not read yet. Break wwek: 25 Oct 2022.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £118.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  11. Classical guitar 1A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Tony Rowden
    Enjoy learning to play guitar in the classical style, and read notation, in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. This study requires you to use a nylon strung guitar.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £132.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  12. Singing 1
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hakan Vramsmo
    Start singing and explore your voice in this fun, confidence-building course. These classes will introduce you to healthy use of your singing voice and basic musicianship through a selection of songs from a variety of genres.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £153.00
  13. Piano/keyboards 1A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sarha Moore
    This is the beginning of our piano programme, designed for absolute beginners to both piano and music-reading. This classic course is the perfect way to start your piano playing.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  14. Cello 1A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Polly Hewett
    Learn the basics of playing this warm and mellow instrument in a friendly environment, using a range of fun music. For complete beginners. Continues to Cello 1B next term.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  15. Belly dancing: beginners
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    If you want to have fun keeping fit then look no further. A belly dance class is a great workout and a wonderful way to learn a new skill. It is inspiring and empowering, improving posture, balance and self-esteem, and offers a glamorous way to get fit. This class can be enjoyed by all ages.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100

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