[Callers] Teaching Mad Robin

Stacy Rose stacyrose12 at verizon.net
Fri Mar 26 07:01:08 PDT 2010

Guided by the experienced hand of Ric Goldman, I wrote a dance last year
that has a similar sequence of moves (from a neighbor do-si-do into a Mad
Robin). I tell people their feet are traveling in the same exact path, and
then quip, "however as happens sometimes in real life, in the Mad Robin
you're keeping an eye on your partner while doing it with your neighbor." 

Gail's Making Copies

A1 Mad Robin neighbor (watch partner)
   Swing neighbor

A2 long lines forward & back
   Ladies allem R 1 1/2  

B1 Partner balance & swing

B2 Circle L 3/4 pass through
   New neighbor do si do

Stacy Rose
Coos Bay, OR

-----Original Message-----
From: callers-bounces at sharedweight.net
[mailto:callers-bounces at sharedweight.net] On Behalf Of Rickey
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2010 6:50 AM
To: callers at sharedweight.net
Subject: [Callers] Teaching Mad Robin

Hi all,

I am looking for suggestions on how best to teach a "Mad Robin" to contra
dancers who have not encountered it before.  It is in "Joyride" after a
Gypsy and I have tried suggesting that they just let their feet take them
around on the same path as the Gypsy did while turning to face their
partner, and I have tried describing how the women start going up and inside
and the men down and outside - but there is still a bit too much confusion
out there.  I am planning on doing this in a venue where it may not be
feasible to do a demo.  Any additional ideas?


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