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Evening &
Weekend Classes

70+ classes each week
For children, for young people, for adults

Sixth Form

Full Time Vocational training (16 - 19)
Equivalent to 3 A-Levels
Dance, Acting & Musical Theatre
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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


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 in a professional and supportive environment.

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Train in Classical Ballet with a highly qualified and experienced team of teachers.  Our programme of Ballet classes develops students from their very first steps in dance through to the highest vocational grades.  Our students all train in the world renowned Royal Academy of Dance syllabus providing a fantastic programme of developmental grades and examinations.   Our Ballet classes are designed to encourage, motivate and reward students of all ages and abilities, providing a progressive structure for learning and achievement in dance.

Students can start learning Ballet at the age of three years old with the wonderfully creative Dance to Your Own Tune class where students go on an adventure in dance every week.  Once they are old enough they can then move through Pre-Primary and Primary levels and then into eight Graded classes and six further Vocational grades.

Ballet is the foundation of all dance styles, the technique learned by students in a Ballet lesson will help them technically to perform all other styles of dance.  Ballet is at the core of the dance training at Arts1, it is a pre-requisite class for many of our other dance styles and it is the perfect place to start dance for students of all ages.  Achieving a high level of Ballet is an aspiration that will help anyone looking to make dance a serious hobby or perhaps dancing as part of a performing career.

Our Ballet teachers at Arts1 are fully qualified Ballet instructors with the Royal Academy of Dance and our students have a 100% success rate in Ballet examinations.  Our teachers love to teach dance and we welcome all new students into class whether they are taking their first steps or are already experienced dancers.

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Michelle G


I have 2 daughters who absolutely love their classes with Arts1. My eldest age 9 has been doing street dance & modern dance with 2 fantastic teachers for 2 years. She has not only learned some great skills but it has really given her confidence in herself, something which she would not have achieved by herself.

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