Carmichael School of Dance & Theatre Arts
  • The Depot
    9 Holyhead Road
    TF2 6DW
The Carmichael School of Dance and Theatre Arts operates from state-of-the-art studios in Telford and provides professional, caring dance and drama training to enhance your learning experience, offering tuition at all levels for dance, including ballet, tap, modern and jazz; along with drama and singing.

The Carmichael School of Dance & Theatre Arts in Oakengates provides first class, quality Dance, Drama and Vocal training for both students and teachers.


Operating from The Depot, The Carmichael School is owned and run by Nicola and Mark who have built up the School from it's beginnings in Dawley in 1987. In 2005, the school moved to its current, state-of-the-art premises following a carefully planned and very expensive transformation from its original use. Typical of Nicola and Mark's commitment and dedication to their dream, the school provides first class, modern facilities including professionally sprung wooden dance floors; full length mirrors and spacious changing rooms. No corners have been cut and the two huge dance floors can be split to provide a more intimate training environment for smaller groups or classes. It really is a first class environment for tuition and learning.

Why should you choose The Carmichael School of Dance & Theatre Arts?

If passion and dedication alone can make a business 'thebest' then The Carmichael School deserves to bconsidered as such. Nicola and Mark work tirelessly to ensure the school provides excellent tuition in a fun, relaxed, caring and professional environment. The Carmichael School offers tuition at all levels for dance, including ballet, tap, modern and jazz, drama and singing. Registered with and affiliated to The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and the Imperial Society of the Teachers of Dance (ISTD), their qualified teachers help each student to reach their full potential.

After training at the Hammond School in Chester, Nicola moved to work in Germany and Italy for several years before returning to the U.K. She became Principal of Carmichael Theatre Arts in 1987 and under her guidance, Nicola and her colleagues teach around 350 students and have been providing teacher training since 1998. Nicola tutors the new Classical Ballet Teaching Certificate for the RAD and holds her Licentiate Diploma in the Modern Dance and Imperial Ballet faculties for the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

All the teachers and tutors at The Carmichael School are fully qualified and registered to teach the syllabi correctly, creatively and above all safely. Courses are attended regularly to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the relevant syllabi and for continual professional development. All the team have Enhanced CRB disclosures.

Welcoming all ages from 3 upwards, the school operates in conjunction with school 'terms' and provides a full range of training classes and private tuition from Monday to Saturday. Classes cover:



  • RAD and ISTD Ballet
  • ISTD Tap, Modern and Jazz
  • LAMDA Drama
  • Vocal Coaching


ZUMBA & Yoga classes - see website or ask at the Reception for details.

From intense training for the gifted student seeking a professional career; to a rewarding hobby for a child who just loves to dance - and ensuring correct and specialist training for boys; The Carmichael School of Dance & Theatre Arts really does offer something for everyone who wants to learn dance or drama. External examinations are completed each term and all students are eligible to take part in the bi-annual show. The School works closely with The Oakengates Theatre - Nicola also organises the annual Panto with The Theatre. There are numerous workshops throughout the year with guest teachers covering such things as Hip Hop, Contemporary, and excerpts from current shows such as High School Musical and Mama Mia..

Teacher Training classes run from Tuesday to Thursday and provide professional qualifications for teacher training students in RAD and ISTD.

You can find full details of Class Timetables, Tuition Fees and other information by visiting their website - just follow the link at the top right of this page.

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