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Fees & Payments
Arts is a non profit making organisation that charges fees for its classes to enable us to provide our students with access to a wonderful team of specialist teachers and coaches. Class fees are paid monthly by direct debit and are based on a basic rate of £10 per hour which is then discounted by 20% for students that take part in multiple classes or have siblings in the school. Further discounts are available if you are enrolled on one of our specialist skills passports. By providing this range of discounts means that as students develop in age and experience we are able to support as a school to study a broader range of subjects and for families we can work with you to get the whole family involved without finance being a barrier.
Our skills passports offer students the opportunity to specialise in areas of interest across a range of carefully selected classes. Class combinations have been carefully chosen for each passport in order to provide students with a structured programme which relates directly to their chosen pathway. Additional classes can be added to any passport to build a personalised training schedule. Skills passports offer students an increased discount of 25% of their passport classes and then 50% on classes taken in addition to their passport.
Opportunities & Events
Arts1 students can get involved in a world of wonderful opportunities events outside of their regular classes, these extra activities take place throughout the academic year.
Many of our classes are taught using the world's leading examination boards from the world of Dance, Acting and Singing. Syllabus dance classes are taught using the Imperial Society for Teachers of Dancing and Royal Academy of Dance examinations, Actors have the opportunity to get involved with London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts examinations and singers and instrumentalists can get stuck into the Associated Boards of the Royal Schools of Music syllabus. We have a busy examination timetable that means students continually progress in their chosen subject gaining qualifications that are internationally recognised and at the higher levels bring additional UCAS points.
Festivals and performance
We love to find out about competitive platforms and events for students that want to take their learning further to get involved with. We have created several in house platforms including a festival of the arts for singers, actors and dancers to receive an adjudication from top industry judges as well as getting involved with the Milton Keynes Festival of the Arts as a fantastic local platform for our young performers.
For those students that would like to consider auditioning for professional stage productions in the West-End and nationally or being considered for roles in TV, Film and in Commercials we have an agency attached to the school where we can make introductions on behalf of our students.
Workshops and Masterclasses
We love to bring in incredible performers and creatives to the school to work with our students, this might be stars from the stage and screen or creatives that work to create Theatre, TV & Film.
Learning With Coronavirus
Arts1 has been at the forefront of equipping the studios to create the very best learning environment for our students throughout the pandemic, both in the studio and most importantly when students are online. All our sessions are taught in a hybrid format, that means we LIVE stream every class so that students in the room have the same experience as students at home. This has meant that we haven't had to cancel a single class since the beginning of the pandemic and even when students are self isolating or unwell they can join us in class.
Arts1 is a Covid Secure Venue
Our Studios have several processes in place to keep students as safe as possible, these include:
- Student bubbles to keep student contact to a minimum
- One-way system to keep student bubbles apart
- Hand sanitiser at every entrance (automatic non touch)
- Enhanced cleaning of door handles and panels
- Masks in communal areas
- Contact tracing and notification procedures
To make this a brilliant experience when learning online we have invested in the best equipment to capture the work in the studio. Teachers in Arts1 classes wear professional grade radio microphones and all music (live and recorded) is digitally mixed into the sound that students receive at home, this means that whether at home or in person you feel like you are in the room with the teacher and can hear everything clearly. Our large studios have multiple HD webcams to provide different views of the space, the teacher and the class and the instructor is able to select which view you recieve at home. So that our remote students are also present in the room we have large 60" Television screens for our teachers to see what our students are doing at home and give corrections and notes, its also lovely for students in the room to see their friends training at home.
Meet The Students
Arts1 students of all ages describe our school as a big family, the experience they have in class is just as much about building friendships and bonds with their peers as it is about developing wonderful skills in a professional environment. We love to watch our young performers grow in our supportive environment and recognise that we are only able to perform at our best when we feel safe, confident and supported by a team of people.
Arts1 has a reputation for producing productions of a professional standard, we surround our students with a production team of the highest level in our large scale productions which we produce every year.
- Large Scale Performances in a large venue
- Incredible Pro production team covering every department Set - Costume - Props - Sound - Lighting - Stage Management
- Expectations of a professional production
- Learning opportunities EVERYWHERE
- Professional Band
- Excellent production values
- Arts1 students working WITH the professionals
- A Script written for the students
- Involving every style in the school
Boys & Dance
We LOVE to work with an incredibly diverse range of individuals at Arts1, boys have traditionally been under represented in Dance, at Arts1 we have boys training with us at every level and are happy to provide a space for those boys that love to move and perform.