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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

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 and light, upward movements, contemporary has a tendency towards the opposite such as asymmetric, falling with momentum and grounded or floor-based movements.

Contemporary dance classes focus on a range of approaches to develop students’ strength, stamina, flexibility and coordination. Alongside taught phrases choreographed to develop an understanding of the style, students will learn choreography as well as developing their technique and performance skills.

Contemporary dance is really an umbrella term for a lot of different techniques and approaches such as Cunningham, Graham, Limon, Release, Flying Low to name a few.

Creative Contemporary

Creative Contemporary will focus on approaches to devising movement such as improvisation and contact work, exploring ways of responding through creative tasks to particular stimuli – for example, looking at text or art and finding ways to translate these ideas and images into movement. With contemporary technique classes laying the foundations of movement principles, the aim of the creative class is to supplement this learning so that students can learn the devising skills they will need as both performers and choreographers.

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