Enjoy some exciting sword dancing
12 March 2016
Time 11:00 - 17:30
Duration 6 hours 30 minutes
Cost In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
In March 2016, the Dancing England Rapper Tournament (DERT) comes to Manchester where sword dance teams – or rapper, as it’s better known – from across the world will compete for coveted prizes. PHM will host the Spotlight competition, so come along and cheer your favourites – it’s free!
DERT is based on local competitions held between colliery communities in the rapper heartland of North East England in the early 20th century. Since its modern inception in the mid 1990s, DERT has become an international stage for rapper dancing. Comprising a number of different classes – youth, open, championship, premier and traditional dance – DERT 2016 will see hundreds of rapper dancers take to the venues of Manchester to show off their skills.
The competition will culminate in a showcase at The Ritz, ahead of the all-important awards ceremony. Which team will be the 2016 DERT champions?
Family Friendly event, suitable for all ages
Booking Requirements: No booking required
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