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The European Courtier

The Virtues of DanceIn every dance, of a most ancient custom, there danceth together a man and a woman, holding each other by the hand or the arm, which betokeneth concord. Now it behoveth the dancers and also the beholders…

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Brand new year of 2019

Happy new year to you! We hope you enjoyed all the marvellous food and drink over the Christmas and New Year period, as well as had amazing catch-up time with family and friends. Our first year after Helga and Mark's…

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Merry Christmas to all!

We wish you and all your loved ones a Merry Christmas. Thank you for your generous support of the Courtly Arts Performers. It is because of your support and loyalty to the early arts that we work so hard to…

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Christmastide at Ballarat

Christmastide arrived at Ballarat and what a celebration it was! What a privilege and joy to perform in the beautiful setting of the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Thank you to those who came out to watch us. The twelve days…

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Christmastide at Kew!

Thank you to our amazing audience at the Methodist Ladies College in Kew yesterday. We appreciate you coming to watch us on a lovely sunny Sunday. We especially loved your response at the narration about Cromwell and the return of…

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Christmastide!

“Let’s dance and sing, and make good chear, For Christmas comes but once a year; Draw hogsheads dry, let flagons fly, For now the bells shall ring.” Join us as we bring to life customs and revelries of Christmastide from…

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A dancing day!

Rise and shine this beautiful morning, An Elizabethan dancing day is dawning; Whilst you lay upon your mattress, Our performers they do practice; For a pittance from your purse, We'll entertain with song and verse And with dance and music…

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Learn the Courtly Art of Dance!

Pavane? Galliard? Almaine? What are these curious dance forms? Would you or a friend like to know more?  Discover the art of dance in the courts of the Renaissance. Our four-week introductory sessions are being held in June, during the…

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