The sword performance entrance is one of the highlights not just of the sword dance itself but of your entire performance. The audience is always excited and intrigued when the sword is introduced so the way you introduce it as important as the performance if not more important.
The audience always remembers 2 things about any performance: the entrance and the finish! When it comes to a prop like the sword, the entrance and finish are much more exciting and memorable because this is by far one of the most fun props to use for the dancer and the audience.
Here are some entrance and finish ideas for you. Good luck!