Arts1 was founded in 2006 by Principal Rebecca Carrington and Creative Director James Grimsey. Our award winning school is proud to be founded in Milton Keynes and our wonderful team of specialist teachers and coaches nurture the talents of over 500 young people and adults each week.


We have an incredible range of part-time classes for children, young people and adults that take place on weekdays after school and at the weekend.

Evening & Weekends

Take a look at our range of Performing arts classes in Milton Keynes for young people and adults. Lessons for children and young performers aged 3 – 21.


Individual Coaching


The complete guide to introduce our new and exciting programmes

1. On Demand Classes

Arts1 On Demand classes can be watched on any device at any time. They are bite sized sessions led by the Arts1 team in all of our main subject areas.

We will add brand new classes every week and you will still be able to access the previous weeks sessions. In some disciplines you will also get to access higher and lower grades so you can really be productive with your practise!


The Singers Toolkit - Acting Through Song


Musical Theatre


ISTD Tap levels 1 - 5

- Suitable for all levels


Junior Dance

- Suitable for ages 5 and under


RAD Ballet levels 1 - 5

- Suitable for ALL levels
Arts1 Online School Modern Dance


ISTD Modern levels 1 - 5

- Suitable for ALL levels
Coming Soon


Street Dance - Commercial Dance

Coming Soon


The Fundamentals of Acting

Coming Soon


Contemporary Dance

Coming Soon

New content released EVERY DAY of the week. Click on the download button above to access these sessions using your You will be emailed an access code once the sessions are live which will give you access to the classes. Can't find an access code?access code.


Strength & Stretch Classes will drop throughout the week!

Logo - Vimeo Arts1 Online Programmes

Our sessions are hosted on Vimeo, if you want to get ahead you can create an account in advance.

You will be emailed an access code once the sessions are live which will give you access to the classes.

Arts1 Foyer

2. Live Sessions

Weekly group zoom video chats with your teachers and class mates included with all our online programmes.

Pop into to the Arts1 virtual foyer before your class to be shown to your session arts1.co.uk/foyer.



Tap Grades 1-2

Tap Grades 3-4

Tap Grades 5 & Intermediate



Ballet Grades 1-2

Ballet Grades 3-4

Ballet Grades 5-6 & Vocational Grades



Ballet/Modern/Tap Pre-Primary & Primary

Modern Grades 1-2

Modern Grades 3-4

Modern Grades 5-6 & Vocational Grades



Musical Theatre Levels 1-3

Musical Theatre Levels 4-5

Musical Theatre Levels 6-7

Musical Theatre Levels 8-9

For all of our live sessions you will need to download Zoom.

3. The Masterclass

At 5pm every Thursday we have a live Q&A Masterclass with an incredible industry professional. Exclusive to ALL Arts1 online students

ON THIS WEEK Thursday 26th March

West End Leading Lady and Olivier Nominee Laura Pitt-Pulford joins us for a Masterclass and Q&A session. We are looking for three students to perform a song for Laura - e-mail your Musical Theatre song to Masterclass@arts1.co.uk before Midnight on Wednesday for your chance to receive feedback from a West-End star.

Laura Pitt-Pulford

In 2016 she was nominated for a prestigious Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Millie in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at London’s Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park. Theatre Credits include: Trina in Falsettos (The Other Palace); Sheryl Hoover in Little Miss Sunshine (Arcola); Natasha/Pamela in Flowers For Mrs Harris (Chichester Festival The- atre);Melanie in The Gronholm Method (Menier Chocolate Factory); Charity Barnum in Barnum (Menier Chocolate Factory); Nell in Nell Gwynn (ETT & Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. UK Tour); Anna in Platinum (Hampstead Theatre); Violet in Side Show (Southwark Playhouse); Pamela/Natasha in Flowers for Mrs Harris (Sheffield Crucible); Nancy in Oliver! (Leicester Curve); Jean in The Smallest Show on Earth (UK Tour); Milly Bradon in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – 2016 Olivier Nomination).

Television Credits include: Deputy Head in The Split (BBC); Vet in Free Rein (Netflix); Tina in Doctors (BBC); Scarlett in Father Brown (BBC).

Head to the virtual foyer before 5pm to secure your seats arts1.co.uk/foyer.

4. Time to catch up

Send us a video of what you are struggling with and we will give you individual feedback and corrections.

Monday & Friday | Student Catch Ups

All students are invited to join an online live chat with Ross Jardine Wight - Head of Pre-Vocational Training (and probably his dog too!)

  • Monday @ 6pm students 11 and over
  • Friday @ 5pm student 10 and under

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Tuesday - Thursday | One to One Catch Ups

Stuck with a move, a note or some choreography? Book a free 5 minute catch up with a teacher.

Miss Sophie, Miss Hannah, Miss Michelle, Gemma & James are all on hand to help!

E-mail feedback@arts1.co.uk to book!


Tune in every week for a LIVE playreading workshop with Gemma.

Levels 1 & 2

Thurday 6:00pm

Levels 3 & 4

Tuesday 7:00pm

Still want more?

Dont worry - we’ve got more…

Choir projects Prop making classes Arts and crafts Colouring sheets Word searches Ballet dictionary Stretching guides Mindfulness sessions.

We can’t wait to see you online soon!

A little note from us

Whilst life has turned upside down for many of us and we are facing a world with so many new challenges. We have tried to create something that helps you to continue to train and learn but also keeps us connected as a community. We have truly put everything into getting this off the ground in 6 days, we are sure there will be things we get wrong first time and there will be lessons for us to learn. You can rely on us to continue to do our best and work for the people we care about our students, staff parents and supporters.

We will get through this and overcome the challenges ahead by working together as we always do.

See you online soon.

Rebecca Carrington

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Accessing Our Online Programme

New to Arts1? Don't have an access code?

To find out about accessing our online programme contact us and we can tell you how to get involved!

  • Download & stream classes instantly
  • New classes daily
  • Masterclasses with leading industry talent
  • Live chat
  • Much more...

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