Pengwyn Rapper

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A women's team from Newcastle upon Tyne, founded in 1994, Pengwyn have a loose association with the Newcastle Kingsmen and Sallyport, which they have previously seen as a selling point for some reason. Their aim was to perform rapper in a proper traditional style, and they developed dances from borrowed and invented figures.

Pengwyn have been successful entrants at DERT, winning the Open Class in 1995 and 1998, and making history as the first women's side to win a Premier Class at DERT 1999.

In recent years, the team has largely relocated to Durham, as most of its members live in that area, although they still hold occasional practices in Newcastle