RAFTA Course 2018 – Historic Dance

As the late great David Bowie once said…. “Let’s Dance!” Yes, it’s time again for RAFTA to invite its members to dance… RAFTA’s second course of 2018 will be a weekend of learning various historical dance techniques. The course will be ran by Jo Bartlett, an Associate Tutor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and member of Nonsuch History and Dance Company.

Further details about the course will follow in due course (for now, your Chairman is thinking of a series of courtly dances ranging from ‘A Knight’s Tale’ through Tudor times and on to the parlours of Austen’s Pride & Prejudice…). However, suffice to say that this is a great opportunity to add a new skill to your repertoire that could bring your shows to life.

As with all RAFTA Courses, the course is open to both RAFTA Members and non-members who are part of a RAFTA member club.


When? Saturday & Sunday 23-24 Jun 18.

Where? Corsham (Services Cotswold Centre, Neston, CORSHAM, Wilts, SN13 9TU).

How many places? 30.

How much does it cost? £25 per head for RAFTA members; £30 per head for non-members (plus approx £10 per head for self-catering accommodation, the exact accommodation bill will depend on the final attendee numbers).

How do I get a place on the course? Send an email, by 28 May 18, to Karrie Breen (200club@rafta.co.uk) with ‘RAFTA Historic Dance 2018’ in the title (there may still be places available by the time we get to OAPF 2018 25-27 May 17; find Karrie and ask). Let Karrie know your name, whether you are a RAFTA Member, and the dates you will require accommodation (Fri 22 Jun / Fri 22 Jun & Sat 23 Jun / No accommodation required).

When will I know if I have a place on the course? Karrie will confirm all places by 3 Jun 18 (as well as letting people know if they are on the reserve list for the course).

How do I pay for the course? If you are lucky enough to get a place on the course, Karrie will be able to confirm your full bill based on your course fee and accommodation charge. Karrie will let you know when payment is required. Payment methods:

  • Cheque payable to ‘RAFTA’.
  • BACS transfer (online banking) to Sort Code 16-19-26 | Account No: 10712092 | Account Name: RAFTA using reference “Cse18-DANCE-XXXXXXX” where “XXXXXXX” is (up to) the first 7 letters of your surname.

I want to know more about the course… Watch this space! Karrie will be releasing further details by email to individual and club members.