Events

British National Stage Combat Summer Workshops

We are pleased to announce that we will again be the host for the British National Stage Combat Workshops 2018, run by the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat (BASSC)

This year the BASSC will be running a number of basic, intermediate and advanced courses to cater for students with all levels of experience. Join them this summer to learn new skills and enhance your practice.

The BASSC's highly qualified teaching staff are experienced stage fight professionals who teach in the UK's leading drama schools including RADA, Central School of Speech & Drama, Birmingham School of Acting, Drama Studio London, Italia Conti, and work widely in theatre and film. There are also assistant teachers and experienced interns to ensure that you get the best out of this intensive two-week course. To ensure a high staff-to-student ratio, places on all workshops will be limited.

All courses take place at Rose Bruford College between 13th and 25th August 2018.

For further information and to book your place please visit the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat website or email info@bassc.org.

 

Basic Stage Combat Workshop

Dates:
Monday 13th - Friday 17th August and Monday 20th - Saturday 25th August

Weapons: 
Rapier & Dagger and Unarmed Combat

For students with little or no experience in stage combat. The Basic course provides a thorough foundation in stage combat skills with equal emphasis on safety, technique, style and performance, and is equivalent to the training you would receive at an accredited drama school. No prior experience is necessary. At the end of the course you have the opportunity to take the BASSC Fight Performance Test. 
 

Teachers:

Knife - John McFarland
BASSC Master Teacher and SAFD Certified Teacher and Fight Director

Broadsword - Ronin Traynor
BASSC Certified Teacher

Ages: 18 and over.

Prices: 
£475 for early bird by 15th June, £499 full price.
Plus 10% discount if you are a BASSC member.

 

 

Intermediate Stage Combat Workshop

Dates:
Monday 13th - Friday 17th August and Monday 20th - Saturday 25th August

Weapons:
Broadsword and Knife

In addition to training in two new weapon styles, the Intermediate workshop includes a series of related acting classes to enhance the performance of stage fighting. At the end of the course you have the opportunity to take the BASSC Fight Performance Test. Students must have current Basic certification in stage combat from a recognised stage combat organisation. (BASSC, BADC, SAFD, SAFDi, FDC, East15, etc). 

Teachers:

Knife  - John McFarland
BASSC Master Teacher and SAFD Certified Teacher and Fight Director

Broadsword - Ronin Traynor
BASSC Certified Teacher

Ages: 18 and over.

Prices 
£475 for early bird by 15th June, £499 full price.
Plus 10% discount if you are a BASSC member.

Accommodation packages are available for students wishing to attend the workshops. Please e-mail summer@bruford.ac.uk for full details. 

 

Advanced Stage Combat Workshop

Dates: Monday 13th - Friday 17th August


Classes will include:

  • Advanced Rapier & Dagger with Philip d’Orléans - BASSC MT and Fight Director
     
  • Spanish Rapier with Rosa Nicolas - BASSC CT
     
  • Spanish knife with Rosa Nicolas - BASSC CT
     
  • Unarmed and knife with John McFarland - BASSC MT and SAFD CT and Fight Director
     
  • Firearms with Ronin Traynor - BASSC CT
     
  • Stunt falls and rolls with Roger Bartlett - BASSC MT and Fight Director
     
  • Voice in violence with John McFarland - BASSC MT and SAFD CT and Fight Director
     
  • Choreographing staged fights with Roger Bartlett - BASSC MT and Fight Director


Students must have passes in at least 5 weapons from a recognised stage combat organisation. (BASSC, BADC, SAFD, SAFDi, FDC, East 15, etc)

Ages: 18 and over.

Prices:
£235 for early bird by 15th June £249 for full price. Plus 10% discount if you are a BASSC member.

Accommodation packages are available for students wishing to attend the workshops. Please  e-mail summer@bruford.ac.uk for full details. 

 

Fighting for Film with Richard Ryan

Dates:
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August

Classes will focus on the techniques and practices necessary for working in film. Places are limited and to maintain a high standard of working students must have passes in at least 5 weapons from a recognised stage combat organisation. (BASSC, BADC, SAFD, SAFDi, FDC, East15, etc)

Richard Ryan is an award-winning Stunt and Fight Coordinator whose credits include Troy, The Dark Knight and Sherlock Holmes. He is currently the Stunt Coordinator on Mary, Queen of Scots and Vikings.

Ages: 18 and over.

Prices: £299 full price. (£199 for students also attending the Intermediate workshop.)

Accommodation packages are available for students wishing to attend the workshops. Please  e-mail summer@bruford.ac.uk for full details. 

 

Junior Stage Combat Workshop

Dates: Monday 20th - Friday 24th August

Weapons: Single Sword and Unarmed Combat

This workshop is aimed at 14-18 year-olds, offering foundation skills in Swordplay and Unarmed Combat. No prior experience is necessary. At the end of the course you have the opportunity to take the Fight Performance Test and gain the BASSC Junior Grade Award.

Price:
£119

Accommodation packages are available for students (and parents/guardians) wishing to attend the workshops. Please  e-mail summer@bruford.ac.uk for full details. 

 

 

Further Information

  • Accommodation packages are available for students (and parents/guardians) wishing to attend the workshops. Please  e-mail summer@bruford.ac.uk for full details. 
     
  • BASSC membership is £25 per annum.​
     
  • Renewal Workshops will be offered based on requests from students and will only run if we meet a minimum number of student sign-ups. Please, email info@bassc.org to show your interest.
     
  • ​For further information  please contact the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat at www.bassc.org or email info@bassc.org.