Rapper Sword dancing has its origins in the mining communities of the North East of England. Five dancers trace intricate patterns whilst linked by springy steel bands, the 'swords'. Hard soled shoes beat out the rhythm until the "swords", woven into a tightly locked star are finally held aloft in triumph. The music is usually supplied by a single instrument such as a fiddle or whistle. This is the dance style for which our side was originally formed in 1989 as Ryknild Rapper, and our team have won fame in national competitions in the past. Vacancies currently exist!
Ryknild Rapper have many years of experience in teaching beginners the basics of rapper dancing.