Stage Combat Retreat
With RC Annie The Uk’s Leading Fight & Intimacy Company
What is this a Stage Combat Retreat?
Gain accreditation in
stage combat to BADC Standard Level
It's an incredibly unique retreat and a very rare opportunity.
Rc-Annie and Both Feet have always believed that in order to work at our best, we need to look after one another. Together we have designed a powerful retreat that will stay with you for your lifetime.
⚔️ Stage combat unarmed combat to BADC Standard Level culminating in a BADC Examination
⚔️ Evening Fireside mountain top cooking
⚔️ Wild swimming
⚔️ Intensive stage combat training
⚔️ Mindfulness practice
⚔️ Kundalini yoga
We'll balance BADC Stage Combat Training with contemplative practices such as yoga, breath work, meditation and nature based activities. This is a unique opportunity to learn or refine your skills whilst offering yourself time and space to reconnect with yourself and nature, in the glorious Welsh countryside.
What you get
The only training of its kind in the world
Where & when?
Retreats are held at our purpose built Studio & Retreat nestled in the North Wales Countryside.
Bodlondeb Studio & Retreat
Dinmael, Corwen, LL21 0NY
Arrive: Sat 11th May 2024, noon
Depart: Friday 17th May, 11am
£999 Early bird
This includes accommodation, COMBAT CERTIFICATION plus outdoor activities like mountain top cooking, wild swimming and much, much more.
Did you know we do payment plans to stretch the cost of your retreat over several months?
Who its for?
This retreat is for 12 (max) open and committed actors, directors, makers, creators wanting to gain accreditation and confidence in stage combat whilst also expanding themselves and their craft.
If you're new to Rae at Rc-Annie or Steph at Both Feet please book a short Zoom intro with Steph before booking. Group dynamics are integral to the safety of the retreats, especially long ones like this one so it's important we get a feel for each other first.
Food package for arrival evening & first morning
5.5 days practical training with Rc-Annie
Examination & accreditation
A beautifully fused coaching experience from the studio into the wild and back again.
Walks, fire, Kundalini Global yoga, Pranayama, meditation & wild swimming.
Shared accommodation for 6 nights
or an offsite private room available
Experience & training that will last you a lifetime
You'll be staying in our custom built
studio and retreat nestled in the rolling Welsh countryside. It comes with a purpose built studio with under floor heating overlooking the Welsh hills, living room, kitchen, balcony, ensuite bunk rooms, balcony and stone courtyard.
Getting here is easier than you think. You can drive or we can help with car sharing / collection from Chester/Ruabon if someone's not passing your route. And the T10 bus stops right outside our door!
This course is lead by Rc-Annie Ltd the UK’s premiere dramatic violence company and Stephanie Morgan of Both Feet. Rc-Annie was established in 2005 by Fight and Intimacy Directors/ Coordinators Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown.
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Get in touch to register your interest.
The maximum time we can hold a space for is 24 hours during which time you must have paid your deposit and signed up in order for your place to be guaranteed.
How do I get to my Both Feet Actor Training Retreat?It's easier to get to us than you think! All our retreats are run from our home base Bodlondeb Studio & Retreat: Bodlondeb Studio & Retreat Dinmael, Corwen, LL21 0NY You can get here by plane, train, bus or car - https://www.both-feet.co.uk/find-us Good to know: In order to ensure all retreat participants can have as much fun as possible, we try to encourage roughly three - four people from each group to drive. Often groups under this number will come together and hire a car for the period to allow flexibility. (This can be confirmed the week prior to your retreat when your groups WhatsApp chat group is created.)
What should I bring?Rest assured that a week before your retreat you'll be sent a Welcome Pack with all the information you'll need. Within that there is a full packing list. However, if you want to get ahead... Decent solid footwear for outdoor walking Decent footwear for wet outdoor activities (no crocs for Stand Up Paddleboarding, coasteering or canyoning where relevant) Wet shoes/crocs or trainers that you are prepared to get wet are suggested if you're coming wild swimming (they make the walk in kinder). Lightweight clothing such as leggings/shorts/joggers, t-shirt/synthetic top/fleece - We always advise having many layers available to you. Waterproof jacket/trousers (weather depending). Swimwear (and a little wet clothes bag) Wet shoes/crocs or trainers for swimming if relevant Hoodies, jumpers or fleeces Small rucksack Towels - Shower one and swim one Indoor studio shoes if you’d rather have footwear on in the studio. Hat, gloves and scarf (weather depending) Consider what you'll need if one set is drying out... Must haves… Bath towel & towel for activities where relevant Any special food requirements Bottle of water Notepad & pen General suggestions Slippers & PJs Suncream (I’m being hopeful!) Insect repellent Cash for washing machine Most forgotten items: Note pad and pen, waterproofs, towels, swimming stuff inc. shoes, walking boots and trainers.
Will I get down time?Yes! All our courses and retreats are created to are designed to allow you some free time and reflection time.
If I need to, can I miss a day?We can't allow people to miss days as it compromises the training not only for yourself but for the rest of the group. However, if you need to do self tapes during the retreat, speak to Steph as she'll always do what she can to support you.
Do you provide meals and can you accommodate my dietary requirements?When you sign up for a retreat you'll be given the opportunity to inform us of any dietary requirements and medical conditions we should be aware of. In terms of food/meals... Retreats under 2 days: Your food will be provided in line with yours and the groups dietary requirements. Retreats over 2 days: We provide your first meal for your arrival day and a welcome breakfast for your first morning in line with the groups dietary requirements. It is the groups responsibility to put in a group food order for your retreats meals. There is time scheduled in to do this upon arrival however, you may wish to this order through in advance.
Do I have to swim?Our retreats include optional morning wild swimming and many involve outdoor activities including stand up paddle boarding or tubing. If you are a non or not a confident swimmer, that is ok. You can still take part in the activities and wild swimming. Many non-swimmers who have attended have come to the wild swimming and walked into the water to a height of comfort for them. If you have any concerns or fears, speak to Steph in advance or upon arrival and you can fully discuss your level of comfort in the water.
I have additional needs. Can you accommodate them?If you feel you have additional needs, contact Steph and we can work through it together.
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