Half Moon Sword
Traditional English Sword Dancing
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About Half Moon Sword


Half Moon Sword is an all women’s sword team who have been dancing together since 1981. Their skillful dance displays have gained them a reputation here and in England for precision and fresh interpretations of traditional dances. The women of Half Moon Sword share a love of this dance form with all its ritual and mystery. The festival is their opportunity to share the excitement of sword dancing with other dancers and the public.


The name Half Moon is inspired by Henry Hudson's ship the Halve Maen.


The team has 13 dancers plus 4 musicians.

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