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About us

Rockingham Rapper formed in October 2004 and we take our name from the Rockingham Forest of Northamptonshire, near to our first practice venue.

The team performs Rapper sword dances based on the North East of England traditions and Appalachian step dances.

We are regulars at festivals and events all around the country and have even won a prize or two over the years.

In 2011 Rockingham competed in the annual Dancing England Rapper Tournament (DERT) in Oxford finishing third in the Open Class. 

The team have won other prizes, taking the title “most entertaining dance side”  and "best song" accolade at the Moira Canal Festival 2011, 2012 and 2014 along with the additional prize of "Best Solo Dance".

Recently the team won the "Evesham Stick" for the best dance group at the Vale of Evesham National Morris Weekend.

We are probably the only dance side to incorporate Queen and Gilbert & Sullivan into our musical repertoire.

Beware. We WILL Rock you!

Rapper Sword Workshops

If you’re a group who want to give Rapper a go, or a festival wanting to get your punters more involved then we at Rockingham can run a Rapper Sword Workshop for you.

Rapper Sword Workshop Gallery

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Rockingham Rapper's Taster Day 2020

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