Rapper Sword Dancing

Tapestry provides rehearsal space for a dance group affiliated with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society that does a traditional English dance called a “rapper sword dance.” This traditional dance originated in the northeastern part of England. Dancers who hold flexible metal “swords” that have handles¬† at both ends; each dancer holds their own sword and another dancer’s sword so all the dancers are connected by the swords.

You can see an example of this dance form on this You-Tube video. (The dancer are from Minnesota.)


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