Courtesie is based in Herefordshire, close to the border with Wales. We can travel across England and Wales to give performances of dance and illustrated talks on costume and dance. A talk ‘Dressing the Elizabethan Lady’ is of particular interest, showing how a high status lady of the 16th century was dressed from chemise and corset outwards to be ready for her day.

We have performed at many venues from castles, stately homes and medieval halls to libraries and schools. We have worked for English Heritage and the National Trust. Some of our members have also performed in France and the U.S.A. We have been invited to dance at weddings and banquets and out of doors at Medieval Fairs. We have a ‘medieval’ tent
which can be put up if required. We can taylor our performances to suit the needs of particular events and size of venues.

We are shortly going to add a new period to our repertoire. Regency dance and costume are very different to our previous work but are equally entertaining and enjoyable. More information will be posted on this website in due course.

In addition to the above, we are also available to provide ambience at Victorian fairs and events. Once again the costumes are as authentic as possible - the Victorian corset being designed to give a very different shape to the Elizabethan one!

We recently appeared on the Great British Railway Journeys programme on BBC2, when Michael Portillo travelled from Swansea to Hereford, stopping off in Leominster. Here he visited the Lion Ballroom where we were filmed in Victorian costume dancing a quadrille with him.

We rehearse in Leominster on Fridays 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

New members always welcome.

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For further information and bookings please contact either:

Lynne Eaves 01432 830270


Lindsay Smith 01544 318527