DART seeks to bring together sword teams from the U.S., Canada, England, and as far afield as possible to celebrate the talent, innovation, and new ideas of rapper sword dancing and honor its deeply rooted traditions. The weekend aims to be a friendly gathering of sword teams with the added bonus of the rapper competition. The competition is open to all rapper sword teams - regardless of age or experience.
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Special Free Contra Dance, Saturday evening, October 27, 8-11 PM
BFMS and the Dancing America Rapper Tournament present a contra dance at
Lovely Lane Church, 2200
St. Paul St., Baltimore with music by Mortal Wombat
(Michael Friedman, Carl Friedman, Robin Wilson and Ralph Barthine) and calling
by Daniel Friedman.
This dance is FREE (though donations to cover the cost will be cheerfully accepted) and will include ritual sword dance demonstrations at the break! Snacks to share with our out of town guests are also welcome.
We deeply appreciate the support of our donors and media sponsors who make Free Fall Baltimore possible. Special thanks goes to Susquehanna Bank, The Abell Foundation, Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support provided by American Trading and Production Corporation and the Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation.
Our media partners are The Baltimore Sun, The Urbanite, The Jewish Times, Style Magazine, City Paper, The Afro-American Newspaper, The Daily Record, Peabody Magazine, Maryland Public Television, WBAL, WJZ, Fox 45, CW Baltimore, WMAR, My 24, 92Q, Magic 95.9, Spirit 1400, WOLB, WEAA, WYPR, WWMX, and Citypeek.