Rutland Renaissance Dancers

About Us

The group, originally titled "Uppingham Early Dance", was formed in 1988. The aim is to entertain and inform audiences about the dances and also the clothing of the 15th, 16th, and early 17th Centuries.

We strive to be as historically accurate as possible in both dance and costume, and performances can include a short talk and a demonstration of the clothing of the period, if required.

Our performances are tailored to the requirements of each prospective audience. This varies from groups in village halls and churches, to larger scale venues. Recently we have performed in Peterborough Cathedral, Southwell Minster, near Nottingham and Burghley House in Stamford, Lincs.

We were also privileged to be invited to give a short performance for the BBC T.V. production "Castle in the Country" when an episode was filmed at Burghley House.

On many occasions we have joined forces with our friends, the dancers of Grantham Danserye.

The Rutland Renaissance Dancers meet for practice every Wednesday evening, from 7.30 to 9.30 pm, at the Christie Hall, Wansford, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Newcomers are always welcome to join us!

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