Sword dancing final takes place in Newcastle
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Dancing England Rapper Tournament: Keeping a dance tradition alive

They use swords called rappers - but this competition is nothing to do with hip-hop.

Young teams have reached the final of Dancing England Rapper Tournament, in Newcastle. It is an annual challenge involving a pastime originally created by mining communities in the North East.

It consists of five dancers who use "rapper swords" made from flexible steel.

  • 07 Apr 2019