Profiles & Gallery

Team Profiles

 

Sarah (Musician)

 

She takes no prisoners when it comes to timing, drive and lift within the music.

Sarah is also a classically trained singer and very good tune and songwriter.

Sarah also performs with the Frog on a Bike Ceilidh Band and dances North West Clog Morris with Chiltern Hundreds and Molly dancing with Pig Dyke Molly.

 

 

PJ (Tommy)

 

The crazy man with all the songs and jokes.

PJ started dancing rapper in the 70s with Stevenage Sword, and can be found at many festivals running his music stall.

All we can say is that going shopping with him is a very funny and worthwhile experience.

What ever you do please please don't say the words Mahna-Mahna in front of him

 

 

Paul

 

Paul a young man with rather talented feet.

Paul has grown up with sword dancing having spent his teens with the Wype Doles Longsword dancers.

He has since mastered the art of Rapper sword dancing and has grown in to a very lovely stepper.

He has also become Rockingham's champion long handled axe lifter.

 

 

Tom (Bagman)

 

The Ginger Tom.

Tom has been involved in traditional dance since the age of ten and first took up sword dancing at the age of eleven.

He's also a rather fine melodeon player and has been the musician for the Wype Doles Longsword since the age of twelve.

He also regularly plays as part of the Frog on a Bike Ceilidh Band as the lead musician, Chiltern Hundreds North West Clog Morris, Pig Dyke Molly and has also been a musician for Silver Flame Rapper.

 

 

Dave (Treasurer)

 

Great Snakes!

Dave is rather good with a sword in more ways than one.

He has a passion for the fine sport of fencing so as you can guess he gets straight to the point.

Dave also dances Morris with Westminster Morris and also Rapper and Longsword with Stevenage Sword.

 

 

Angela (Squire)

 

Angela - the instigator of top quality biscuits.

She has been dancing for many years performing Morris, Ballroom, Tap and Rapper.

She is also a keen archer and and will give Robin Hood a run for his money.

And she likes beer.

 

 

Chris

 

Chris is a wannabe wallaby and wallabies want to be Chris.

Chris came along to our first practice just to observe the dancing. Little did he know that he would be actually dancing. He is still waiting for the other member to turn up.

Since being part of the team Chris has found his one true love...

A Pint of Double Header bitter.

 

 

Pam

 

The Queen of step.

 

Pam is one of the founder members of the team and one of the best step dancers in the region.

 

Her dance portfolio spans many traditions from Morris, North West Clog, Molly, Irish Step, Flat Footing and Appalachian.

 

When you see her dance you will be amazed as to how many taps one foot can make.

 

Pam was also one of the founder members of the Tap & Sync Appalachian team from Oundle Northants and still dances with them today.

 

 

Rob

 

The charming one.

Rob has been a sword dancer for many years and was one of the founder members of the Wype Doles Longsword team.

Quick with a joke he can always make you smile.

Rob takes his fitness very seriously and likes to keep trim.

It is true to be said that Rob is Rockingham's very own Bruce Lee.

 

 

Wendy

 

Wendy adds to the Appalachian step dance part of the team.

She has been a step dancer for many years with the Tap & Sync Appalachian team from Oundle Northants.

Some of her other talents are opening many a stiff jam jar which comes in handy when the team is away camping, but she can also make the best Banoffee Pie in the entire world. If you’re lucky enough to try it you will be blown away.

 

 

Emma

 

Emma - our northen lass.

She started dancing Longsword with the Ryburn sword dancers at the age of twelve. Since then she has taken up flat foot step dancing and also founded the Red Door Rapper team.

She has a good head on her shoulders as she is the first member of Rockingham to study at Cambridge University.

Emma is also a rather fine baker and can create fantastic cakes.

 

 

Luke

 

The man who can take you to that magical place known as The Sunshine Mountain.

Luke has been around sword dancing since he was a baby.

He started his sword dancing life by joining the Wype Doles Longsword team of Whittlesey.

He's since developed his skills and is now one of the best step dancers in the area.

He is also now one of the mighty Witchmen.

 

 

Sam

 

The dashing young Sam.

 

Sam was first introduced to Rapper by taking part in workshops at a young age and then caught the Rapper bug.

 

He has danced with Sir Harry's Sword and Wype Doles Longsword and therefore the only Rockingham member to have danced with all three Whittlesey based Sword teams.

 

 

 

 

Laura

 

The smiliest of all.

Laura has been involved in dance since she was four.

 

She has a dance portfolio as big as her smile including Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet and Cotswold Morris, which she has been part of for most of her life.

 

Laura joined Rockingham in 2014 and with her dance background has taken to Rapper like a smiley duck to water.

 

 

Rapper Gallery

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Here is a few photos of the team over the years