Aurora are Appalachian dancers from Exeter, who wear royal or kingfisher blue with teal or fuchsia sashes - all colours found in an aurora.
From: Exeter
Style: Appalacian
Aurora dancing in the sea at the Swanage Folk Festival
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Festival locations

Events are located around the town centre, mainly Sandpit Field and Shore road. Click here for a map of the locations.


Some parts of the Festival are free and others need you to buy a ticket. Click here for more details about tickets.


Aurora are an Appalachian step team based in Exeter, who love to dance. Wearing colours seen in an aurora, they perform high-energy dance routines at various festivals and fayres across the country, incorporating both traditional and flat-footing styles.
They like coming to Swanage yearly as they love the atmosphere.

Aurora dance in blue or teal dresses / shirts with fuchsia or teal sashes or braces.


Each year Swanage is filled with a music and dance spectacle,
including FREE and ticketed events across the weekend.


Craft fair, children’s entertainment, afternoon concerts – On Sandpit field

Dance displays, a procession and music – all around the town

Tickets needed

Evening concerts – on Sandpit field

Comedy Club  and concerts and in the Conservative Club  –

Ceilidh in Swanage School

Workshops – various locations