[Callers] Teaching Mad Robin
Liz and Bill
staf186 at ext.canterbury.ac.nz
Sat Mar 27 01:32:33 PDT 2010
Hi Jerome, Rich et al.
Below are a few dances where the see-saw path mad robin is used.
In one of them it was called a 'mirror mad robin. ' I have been 'converting'
western square dancers to contra, and for them a mirror mad robin is 'half
I find (especially in NZ where people have trouble with extended eye-contact),
face your partner and make sure you smile at them - this usually causes eye
between partners without making it a demand for eye contact.
The Eyes Have It by Becky Hill
A1 Circle Left once, slide Left Ladies Chain,
A2 Mirror Mad Robin (opposite rotation, a "sideways see-saw")
Hey Halfway (Ladies X Right Shoulder)
B1 Neighbor Balance and Swing
B2 Gents Allemand Left 1 1/2 Partner Swing
Three Ceremonies by Adriane Moser
A1 Ladies Chain, mad robin (around N see-saw path)
A2 Hey (ladies pass rt)
B1 Ladies pass thru (right shoulder), gypsy and swing partner
B2 LLFB, Circle Left 1x, slide left (to new Neighbors)
I wrote this in 2008 and tweaked it on Ron and Cathy's tour this year
Mad Robin Imagination (MRI)
A1 Circle Left 1, Neighbor Right Allemand 1 1/4
A2 Ladies Left Allemand 1 1/2, Partner Swing
B1 Ladies Chain, Mad Robin (see-saw path)
B2 Men roll Lady (N) away with half sashay (4), Circle Right 1 (8),
(across the hall) Veer Right (2), Veer Left (2) (i.e. with partner as
couple and pass left)
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