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.

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

Our history

On Boxing Day 2021, we’ll be performing our traditional dance and mumming play alongside Grenoside Sword Dancers.

Dates and locations