Carol May


Carol May’s Academy was established in 1982. Since then it has greatly progressed into the successful and friendly school it is today.

Classes are held in a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere for both children and adults, beginner to advanced. Pupils are prepared for RAD ballet, ISTD modern and tap exams, LAMDA Speech and Drama and RCM Singing Syllabi. Pupils can enjoy classes as a hobby, or can seek a more serious level if they have chosen dance as their career. Students are given the opportunity to take part in festival competitions both locally and nationally.

They also enrich their stage experience with performances at venues such as:

  • The Charter Theatre (Preston)
  • The Globe (Blackpool)
  • Her Majesty’s Theatre (London)
  • The Palace Theatre (Manchester)
  • Disneyland Resort Paris
  • The Royal Albert Hall
  • Pontins (Blackpool)
  • Marriott Hotel (Preston)
  • Preston College
  • Barton Grange Hotel (Preston)

Carol May has trained pupils who have gained places at Doreen Bird, Arts Educational, The Royal Ballet School, The Hammond, Merseyside Dance and Drama, Northern Ballet School and from here they progressed onto West End shows, Centre Pointe ballet companies, musicals and teaching both at home and abroad.

Opening Times (times may vary)

  • Monday 10:00 – 21:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 – 19:45
  • Wednesday 10:00 – 20:45
  • Thursday 10:00 – 20:30
  • Friday 10:00 – 17:30
  • Saturday 09:00 – 5.00
  • Sunday Closed

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