North East Rapper Championship 2018

Saturday 27th January 2018


Free to spectate

The Sword Dance Union with the DERT AJs invite you to join them for the North East Rapper Championship.

The Championship

There are two elements to the 2018 Championship:

1. Main competition, open to all rapper teams based in the North East of England.

2. Traditional Dance Competition, open to any team performing dances of Northumberland and Durham, in the manner of the DERT Traditional Class. Written notification of specific markers of the Tradition are not necessary, you need only notify the judges of the notes, description or video to be used for the dance.

There will be a charge of £5 per team per competition they enter. For teams wishing to exhibit rather than compete, there is no charge.

We would be grateful if you could let us know whether you would like to join us for the Championship, indicating which of the competitions you would like to enter and/or exhibit in by 30th November 2017.

Other Information

1. There will be badges. Obviously.

2. AJ bribes accepted. Which leads us nicely onto…

3. Beer. There’ll also be a selection of the finest ales available from the bar. Fun fact for the less local teams: Northern Alchemy Brewery is based in a shipping container next to the Cumberland Arms.

Further information regarding the Championship will be circulated closer to the time, however, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Many thanks,

Amy and Clare