Look­ing sharp on dance­floor

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FANCY a go at sword danc­ing?

The tra­di­tion goes back hun­dreds of years and can be found in the tra­di­tions of many Euro­pean coun­tries.

It in­volves a team of dancers work­ing to­gether in a circle and per­form­ing a num­ber of move­ments dur­ing which dancers ei­ther go over or un­der one of the swords.

The dance nor­mally fin­ishes with the mak­ing and dis­play­ing of the sword lock, with the swords in­ter­wo­ven in one of a va­ri­ety of shapes.

It keeps you fit, keeps an ‘age old’ tra­di­tion alive, and you can make friends, have a good time & per­haps a pint or three may be in­dulged in.

If your cu­rios­ity is piqued enough to want to find out more then the South­port Swords are hav­ing a ‘free taster ses­sion’ on Satur­day (Fe­bru­ary 18) in the Stu­dio at The Atkinson from 1pm un­til 4pm.

All com­ers are wel­come to come & give it a try.

No ex­pe­ri­ence is nec­es­sary.

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