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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

Arts1 School of Performance: Carol Allen

Period Dance

Carol Allen

Carol has had a long and distinguished career in dance, having attained a standing ovation at the Royal Albert Hall at the age of 16. Carol went on to gain recognition within the Ballroom and Latin American world's elite. Being a Fellow of the UKA has enabled her to adjudicate and examine at the highest level, at such recognised establishments as Italia Conti and The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. She has had a longstanding involvement as an actor/dancer within film and television, most recently on ITV's The Halcyon and BBC's Strictly.

'Dancing was always going to hold a very special place in my life'.

Carol Specialises In

Sixth Form Acting Course