One of the longest-running folk dance teams in the country

We’re a mixed team keeping Sheffield’s beloved longsword dance alive. Join us as a dancer, musician or spectator and contribute to our local folk tradition.

The unbroken heritage of the Handsworth Sword Dance stretches back over 130 years. We’re immensely proud of this unique history.

Explore the extensive history of our team as well as more recent discoveries in Sword Dancing in Handsworth and Woodhouse, written by our dancer Boz.