Kirkburton Rapier Dancers

The Kirkburton Rapier Dancers are a Huddersfield based team who perform their own dances in the Yorkshire Longsword tradition.

The team came into existence in 1974, the revival of a custom carried out in Kirkburton Village early in the 19th century. The team danced-out for the first time in 1975 on New Year’s Day and have continued this tradition every year since.

As no notation existed of the original Kirkburton dance, all those performed by the current team are original and unique, having been invented and developed by members over the years.

Kirkburton Rapier Dancers

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