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 Build 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.

Connectivity on 222-66-889-99 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. Saxophone 1A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you are a beginner or have recently begun to study the saxophone. Any other musical experience will be an advantage and you will need to bring your own instrument. You will learn to play and read music. Repertoire will include popular sounds, jazz and world music. Continues next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  2. Charleston: taster

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Our fun taster session is a great way to try a class and to meet our friendly team of professionals who will guide you through some of the basics and answer your questions, so you can be sure that a course is right for you. As well as being a dynamic introduction to a creative discipline, these sessions give you a clear idea of what you can expect. Open to anyone interested in dance, with or without previous experience.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £19.00

  3. Saxophone 2A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For sax players with a year's experience, who read music, and have some experience of performing. Develop your tone, technique, reading and musicianship, playing popular styles and jazz, with some improvisation. Continues next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  4. Saxophone 3A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you are at intermediate level, can read and improvise, and have some experience of performing. Repertoire will be pop and jazz. Technical work on the instrument will be combined with ensemble playing, solo playing, improvisation and musicianship skills. Continues next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Saxophone 4A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you're an experienced saxophone player, come and extend your technique, musicianship and performance skills in this advanced workshop. The emphasis will be on ensemble playing, jazz style and improvisation. Continues next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  6. Folk and pop guitar 2A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you can play a wide 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.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  7. Sing rock, pop and soul: advanced

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Our advanced class will help you to develop and maintain your voice. Work on vocal technique, solo presentation, song interpretation and arrangement, and improvisation.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  8. Sing jazz 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For singers who have completed a level 1 course in jazz singing, or who have equivalent experience and ability in the jazz idiom. Develop your jazz conception, solo performance and expand your repertoire. Continues to 'Sing jazz 3' next term.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  9. Jazz harmony and ear training 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    With guided listening to music forms, and singing, you will study time, form, root movement and harmonic progression, chord types, intervals, scales and modes. Learn transcribed solos and participate in playing sessions. For players with a working knowledge of basic harmony and instrumental proficiency beyond grade 5. Please contact [email protected] to arrange to be assessed for this course.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  10. Violin and viola 1C

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 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 two terms. Continues to Violin and viola 2A next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  11. Folk and pop guitar 1A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about tuning your instrument, strumming and picking, simple chords for pop songs, scales and chord symbols on this starter course. Please bring an acoustic guitar.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  12. Swing jazz rhythm notation

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you struggle to negotiate reading and writing in swing time? This 'clinic' aims to help you hear and steer in swing feel. Students must be accustomed to playing jazz.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

  13. Sing jazz: advanced

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you a vocalist with a sound technique and experience of jazz and latin styles? Develop your solo performance and expand your repertoire. Some repertoire and vocalese will be taught, but you will be invited to contribute repertoire of your choice.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  14. Piano/keyboards 3A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 7 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 co-ordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence. Taught in the digital piano classroom.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  15. Build Big Band 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An ensemble for proficient jazz players to improve and maintain sight reading and section work, playing music from the classic era of Big Bands and contemporary and original arrangements. Gigs will be arranged. Contact the Music Department to enquire about availability of places for your instrument and to arrange your audition.
    Full fee: £489.00
    Senior fee: £489.00
    Concession: £298.00

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