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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.

Classes

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.

Adult

Individual Coaching

ARTS1 ONLINE PROGRAMME

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!

Monday's

The Singers Toolkit - Acting Through Song

Monday's

Musical Theatre

Tuesday's

ISTD Tap levels 1 - 5

- Suitable for all levels

Tuesday's

Junior Dance

- Suitable for ages 5 and under

Wednesday's

RAD Ballet levels 1 - 5

- Suitable for ALL levels

Thursday's

ISTD Modern levels 1 - 5

- Suitable for ALL levels

Friday's

Commercial Dance

Friday's

Street Dance

Friday's

The Fundamentals of Acting

Saturday's

Contemporary Dance

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.

Extras

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.

Tuesday

TUESDAY

6:00pm
Tap Grades 1-2

6:30pm
Tap Grades 3-4

7:00pm
Tap Grades 5 & Intermediate

Wednesday

Wednesday
Teacher

6:00pm
Ballet Grades 1-2

6:30pm
Ballet Grades 3-4

7:00pm
Ballet Grades 5-6 & Vocational Grades

Thursday

Thursday
Teacher

6:00pm
Ballet/Modern/Tap Pre-Primary & Primary

Thursday

Thursday

6:30pm
Modern Grades 1-2

7:00pm
Modern Grades 3-4

7:30pm
Modern Grades 5-6 & Vocational Grades

Friday

Friday
Teacher

6:00pm
Musical Theatre Levels 1-3

6:30pm
Musical Theatre Levels 4-5

7:00pm
Musical Theatre Levels 6-7

7:45pm
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

Thursday 26th March
Laura Pitt-Pulford

Laura Pitt-Pulford was nominated for an Olivier award 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 Theatre);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).

Thursday 2nd April
Cameron Flynn

Cameron made his professional debut with New Adventures in Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet UK premiere tour in 2019. He was first seen in a New Adventures production as part of our Lord of the Flies Young Cast at His Majesty's Theatre (Aberdeen) in 2014. He plays the role of Anton and Dimitri in Matthew Bourne's 2019/20 revival of The Red Shoes.

Other Career Highlights: Time Flies; 100 Years of the RAF (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Dancer at first Dance Proms (Royal Albert Hall); Ballet West’s Nutcracker (Scottish Tour); filmed for Royal Academy

Tuesday 7th April
Lauren Byrne

Lauren Trained at the Guildford School of Acting and is now touring the UK as Jayne Seymour in SIX. All four judges turned around for Lauren’s band on The Voice.

Theatre: Jane Seymour in SIX (UK Tour); Swing, u/s Carole King and Cynthia Weil in ‘Beautiful- The Carol King Musical’ (UK TOUR); 'Mabel' and Dance Captain in Blondel (The Union); '1st Cover Rasa' in Sunny Afternoon (UK Tour); Choir in The Oliviers in Concert (Royal Festival Hall)

Credits Whilst Training: Joanne in Company (Ivy Arts Centre); 'Baker's Wife' in Into The Woods (Ivy Arts Centre); 'Olive's Mom' in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Ivy Arts Centre); Ensemble in Our House (Yvonne Arnaud)

Thursday 9th April
Paul Bullion

Paul trained at Arts Educational School.

He won the BBC Musical Theatre Bursary in 2007 to help fund his training. He is the recent Winner of Best Actor at "British Horror Film Festival"

Paul is currently is set to join the cast of the Netflix Series "The Witcher" playing "Lambert"

Other screen credits include: Dune, Agatha Raisin, Oscar's Bell, Patrick Melrose, SSGB, The Bastard Executioner, Dracula Untold, Hetty Feather, Peaky Blinders, Jamaica Inn, Pleasure Island, Hello Carter and Endeavour.

Theatre Credits Include: Comus (Shakespeare's Globe, Everyman (National Theatre) Guys and Dolls (Upstairs at the Gatehouse) and Spamalot! (UK tour and West end)

Tuesday 14th April
Alice Fearn

Alice started her career in the Woman In White (Palace Theatre) understudying Laura Fairlie. From there she joined the cast of Les Miserables (Queens Theatre) playing the Factory Girl and understudying Cosette & Fantine. Credits since include Princess Aurora in Awaking Beauty (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough written & directed by Alan Ayckbourn), Annie Get Your Gun (Young Vic), Rapunzel in Into The Woods (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Gingy/Sugar Plum Fairy in Shrek The Musical (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Renee in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Nancy in Oliver! at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury. Most recently Alice finished starring as the green witch Elphaba in London’s West End production of Wicked, performing the role over 700 times. Currently she can be seen playing Captain Beverley Bass/ Annette in the Olivier Award Winning musical Come From Away at London’s Phoenix Theatre.

Alice was also a guest singer on the Michael Ball Both Sides Now & If Everyone Was Listening tour, a backing vocalist for Josh Groban's All That Echoes UK tour and most recently guest singer on Russell Watson's Songs from the Heart tour.

Alice has been involved in various workshops including Madaleine in The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (Kneehigh); Hera in Jason and the Argonuauts; Shazzer in Bridget Jones The Musical (Working Title Productions); Hannah Brown in Easter Parade (ATG) and Carol in Catch Me If You Can (ATG). The feature film Les Miserables directed by Tom Hooper (Working Title Films) and on BBC's EastEnders.

Alice works regularly as a session singer having sung on John Barrowman's BBC1 show Tonight's the Night and various feature films including Sweeney Todd, Mamma Mia, Alice In Wonderland, How To Train Your Dragon, Robin Hood, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Cats, Life Of Pi and many more…

Thursday 16th April
Reece Woodier

As see in BBC1’s the greatest dancer as a member of the group ‘Brothers of Man’

Thursday 30th April
Grace Mouat

Grace Trained at The Guildford School of Acting and is currently 1st Cover Juliet in & Juliet (Shaftesbury Theatre), She made her West End Debut as Dance Captain in SIX The Musical after touring the UK with teh show. As an alternate in SIX Grace succesfully played each of the six queens. Grace has also appeared in the ensemble of Spring Awakening (Curve, Leicester), ensemble in Beauty and the Beast (Camberley Theatre) and Susan in Soul Music (Rose Theatre, Kingston).

Her credits whilst in training include Eileen in Nice Work If You Can Get It, Luna in Cats and ensemble in Hair

Thursday 7th May
Tosh Wanogho-Maud

This week's masterclass is with the insanely talented Tosh Wanogho-Maud.

Born in Tooting, West London, to Sazz Boothe and Daniel Wanogho, Tosh was raised in the gospel church where he learnt to sing. It didn’t take long for him to be discovered by Sylvia Young and soon he was signed with Sony and later Island Records where he spent a few years in development contracts. Quickly realising the music industry was too restrictive for his ambitions Tosh decided to go and train and (after 2 years at The Brit school) went on to graduate from Bird College of Performing arts.

Appearing in a number of productions including: The Lion King, The Producers, Book Of Mormon, Showboat, Respect La Diva, Oliver, Chitty Chitty Bang-Bang and most recently starring as Jimmy Thunder Early in Dreamgirls West End, Tosh is delighted to be sitting down for a chat with you all and hopes to be able to answer any of the questions that you may have.

Thursday 14th May
Olivia Moore

Olivia has understudied and played huge West End roles such as Jenna & Dawn in Waitress and Veronica Sawyer in Heathers. All this success comes within 2 years of Olivia graduating from Arts Educational Schools London.

Olivia can also be heard on the Original London Cast Recording of Heathers.

Thursday 21rd May
Cassidy Janson

Cassidy Janson was in the trio Leading Ladies, performing alongside Amber Riley and Beverley Knight. They recorded an acclaimed debut album, entitled Songs from the Stage which was nominated for a Classical Brit Award.

Prior to this she played the role of Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Aldwych Theatre in London’s West End from November 2015 to August 2017, to rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. Following a surprise visit, Carole King said of the performance: ‘Cassidy Janson literally brought me to tears this evening with her performance of Natural Woman. She was who I was, she felt what I felt. She was me!’

Cassidy also duetted with King in Hyde Park for 65,000 people for BST festivals.

Cassidy’s debut solo album of her own original music is out soon on BMG and include’s a previously unreleased Carole King track.

Cassidy’s further theatre roles include playing Ruth in Dessa Rose at the Trafalgar Studios opposite Cynthia Erivo, Susan in Tick, Tick... Boom! for the Menier Chocolate Factory starring alongside Neil Patrick Harris, Paquette in Candide also at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Maggie in Lend Me a Tenor at the Gielgud Theatre, Company at the Southwark Playhouse and Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut in Avenue Q at the Wyndhams Theatre. She was also a member of the original London cast of Wicked and played standby for Elphaba, and most recently performed the role of Florence in Chess for English National Opera at the Coliseum.

On film, her credits include The Hike, Tail’s End, Day Trip to London, Full Circle and Coma. Her television appearances include Casualty.
Cassidy has recently guested with The Jive Aces, performing at Glastonbury and Ronnie Scott’s as well as on tours to New York City and Florida.
Cassidy is appearing in Romeo & Juliet at The Shaftesbury Theatre. Playing Anne Hathaway/Mrs Shakespeare in a new musical with the music of Max Martin.

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

Start live chat

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!

WEEKLY PLAY READING

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

Levels 1 & 2

Thurday 6:00pm

Levels 3 & 4

Tuesday 6:00pm

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
Principal

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