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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.


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

Dance Classes

Check out our range of Dance Classes in Milton Keynes, from Ballet, Modern and Tap to Street Dance and Contemporary. Arts1 School of Performance has a wide range of professional dance classes, whether you are an experienced dancer or a complete beginner, you will love learning to dance at Arts1 in Milton Keynes.

Arts1 School of Performance: Dance To Your Own Tune

Dance To Your Own Tune

Movement, Music, and Magic for Children Aged 3-4 Years.

Arts1 School of Performance: Springboard Dance

Springboard Dance

Springboard is a class designed for students who are coming back to dance after a break or are new to dance. These classes are technique based to reaffirm your knowledge...

Arts1 School of Performance: Stage Acrobatics

Stage Acrobatics

Do you want to learn to cartwheel, somersault, perform lifts and tricks for the stage? Our Stage Acrobatics classes for young performers aged 8 and upwards teaches students to build...

Arts1 School of Performance: Commercial Dance

Commercial Dance

Commercial is dance style takes from many other dance disciples (such as jazz, street, modern and hip hop) and is a combination of self expression, energy and performance.

Arts1 School of Performance: Street Dance

Street Dance

Street dance is a popular high energy form of dance based on a wide range of different urban styles.

Arts1 School of Performance: Jazz


Jazz dance integrates several genres of performance and is an excellent class for those wanting to develop dance performance and technique.

Arts1 School of Performance: Tap Dance

Tap Dance

Do you want to learn how to tap dance? Young people and adults can develop their dance ability in this essential dance style for the stage.

Arts1 School of Performance: Modern Theatre Dance

Modern Theatre Dance

Kick, pirouette and leap through the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing’s Modern theatre dance syllabus to develop the essential dance skills for the stage.

Arts1 School of Performance: Ballet


Do you love dancing? Do you want to learn classical Ballet whilst studying the worlds leading exam syllabus? Boys and girls at Arts1 in Milton Keynes can train in Ballet...

Arts1 School of Performance: Contemporary Dance

Contemporary Dance

Contemporary is the ‘modern art’ of the dance world. It was initially a reaction to the highly stylised nature of ballet, so where ballet features a lot of symmetry, balancing...