How to become a sword dancer…

We practice every Monday (except the ones where we do something else) at Maltby Miners Welfare Institute in Maltby.

so make a note:-

Monday 7.30 to 9.30 …… everyone welcome.

We may even have a drink and play a bit of music afterwards. So come and make a night of it?

There you are, something for everyone. If you fancy a bit of exercise and a laugh at the same time,  if you’ve got a hankering to wander about in short trousers and stripey socks, or if you want to travel to strange and exotic places such as London, Newcastle, Warwick or Wath then come and give it a try!

Important Notice……We now meet every Monday

Thanks to the kindness of

Maltby Miners Welfare Institute

we now meet every Monday in the dance room.

Times are as in the middle of the page below.


We are a community-based team of enthusiasts who specialise in traditional English Sword Dancing. We perform dances in three distinct styles; Longsword dances of the Yorkshire region together with their accompanying Plough Stots morris dances and the short sword or ‘Rapper’ dances from North-Eastern England .

From September 2014 we are looking for more adult members for the team. We are an equal opportunity team (as far as is possible) and welcome all ages and genders.

On this site you can find out about sword dancing and where to see us in performance.


Welcome to the website of

Maltby Phoenix Sword Dancers

Patron - The Earl of Scarbrough