"You were all pivotal to the success of the evening. Without you most of our guests would never have ventured onto the dance floor and the “instant dance class” at 8.15, was inspired. As you said it would, it set the tone for the evening and got everyone dancing from the start. Everyone agrees it was a brilliant party, everyone loved the dancing and I had one of the best nights of my life.

Thank you for the very special skills you brought to the event.."

Veronica Melville, Evening Dance


This is The Ragroof Players archive website.


To find out more about work offered by former co-directors of The Ragroof Players, see:


For Marion Duggan, participatory arts specialists see Murmuration Arts www.murmurationarts.co.uk


For Dorothy Max Prior, artist & writer, see www.dorothymaxprior.com


For Dorothy’s Shoes Dance, www.dorothysshoesdance.co.uk


For Dance Floor Activist Matthew Black see www.danceflooractivist.co.uk

For Club Click and DJ, Desert Ivan Discs see



"Thank you for a wonderful afternoon yesterday, it was a lot of fun, easy to join in and Iᅠwas made to feel very welcome by everyone. The performances and taster lessons were great. I really enjoyed the jive performance, the comedy in your expressions was brilliant and the costumes were good too!"

Julia Jones, 40th Birthday party

"Your dancers certainly put everything into it"

Gilly Fagg, 40th Wedding Anniversary

"Dear Friends,

We have just spent a most wonderful afternoon in the square at Doncaster with your group.

I have not danced for six yearsᅠsince my husband died and at nearly eighty Iᅠthought I may never do so again, so it wasᅠreally marvellous that you gave me this chance to be able toᅠdance again. It was a dream come true and brought back wonderful memories of the times we spent dancing the night away.ᅠThis has made me realise that I can still dance and I will now be looking for otherᅠopportunities to dance in the future.ᅠ

My partner Steve has never danced before because he gets dizzy turning round but you made him feel so welcome and comfortable that he came and joined in the fun. Despite inexperience he really enjoyed himself and appreciated the patience of Anna? with the cha cha cha. He is considering fitting in lessons as time allows for dances that don't involve turning.ᅠ

Once again thank you for a wonderful day and we look forward to sharing with you again. We have subscribed to the newsletter to find out where we can come when you are next in this region.

Best wishes,

June & Steve"




Below is a list of possible party themes for any event – corporate, community or private. But if you have something else in mind, try us!


The Great Gatsby and All That Jazz

Relive the Roaring 20s with Charleston, Black Bottom and All That Jazz


In the Mood

1940s Big Band Swing, Jive and Foxtrot


Dirty Dancing

Mambo, Merengue and other 50s classics with Johnny and Baby


Spanish Fiesta

Hispanic Tangos and Pasa Dobles

Saturday Night Fever

Reliveve the heyday of 70s disco with Travolta-inspired line dances and the Latin Hustle


The Masked Ball

A Venetian Carnival atmosphere of beautiful gowns and mysterious masked dances


Top Hat and Tails

A Fred and Ginger special. Delight in the heyday of Hollywood glamour with the Carioca, Quickstep, and AmericSmooth.h.


Enquiries to: info@ragroofplayers.co.uk


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