Handsworth Traditional Sword Dancers


On Boxing Day 2013 the team decided to collect for Amy's House, a local charity.
The amount collected was £380.28. Thanks to all those who donated.

Cecil Sharp visited Handsworth to see the Sword dance in 1913 on a very snowy day. On the 14th January 2013 exactly 100 years later the weather was much the same. To celebrate his visit some of the team danced in the same room at the New Crown Inn where Cecil Sharp saw the dance and took notes 100 years before.

In the New Crown Inn, Handsworth


St. Joseph's School, Handsworth
In March 2012 the team danced at all four primary schools in Handsworth.


November 2011 Les Seaman was awarded the EFDSS Gold Badge. For over 50 years of service to folk dancing.


For the 3rd year Handsworth Sword Dancers will be collecting money for Amy's House.
Amy's House is a local charity which gives special needs children the chance to play, laugh and learn with their siblings. Plus giving some much needed respite for their parents and carers.