The Ragroof Players offer workshops within educational institutions (schools, universities, further education, vocational courses), at venues, within festivals, for arts or community organisations, and for professional artists and performing arts students. The company’s four co-directors are all highly experienced teachers of dance and drama. The company has experience of working with people with physical and learning disabilities.
We can teach many different forms of social and popular dance, including International Ballroom, and Latin, Swing, Charleston, and American social dance, and can lead workshops in vaudeville and eccentric dance.
The Ragroof Players also offer workshops and residencies in drama, physical and devised theatre, site-responsive performance, reminiscence theatre, clowning, and street theatre.
We can offer anything from a two-hour session to a week-long residency. Workshops are usually led by two of the company’s artists working together, but other options are possible. Workshops and residencies can be stand-alone events, or can be part of a community outreach programme developed in tandem with our shows Happy Feet and Bridges y Puentes, or with a Ragroof Tea Dance.
The company have, over the past year, delivered workshops to: University of Brighton, Basement Arts Centre, Rose Bruford Drama School, Alnwick Garden Northumberland, Chelsea Theatre, South Downs College Lewes, City College Brighton and Hove, Winter Garden Eastbourne, Shoreham Academy, and Blind Veterans UK, amongst many others.
Individual company members have also travelled abroad in recent months to deliver workshops in Brazil, Italy, and Zimbabwe.
‘Best school trip ever, had a great day!! Thank you!!!'
Courtney, St Andrews, Age 10
'Ragroof were brilliant and the children were raving about their day. Well done for organising such a memorable workshop.’
Emma Johnson, Teacher at St Nicolas’ Junior School