[Callers] Seen This One Before?

Maia McCormick maia.mcc at gmail.com
Sat Jul 27 07:58:04 PDT 2013


"Pete-ronella"?


On Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 10:27 AM, Greg McKenzie <grekenzie at gmail.com> wrote:

> "Robotic Petronella?"
>
> or
>
> "Clearwater Petronella?"
>
> - Greg
>
> ***************
>
> On Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 3:14 AM, Bob Isaacs <isaacsbob at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Rich:
> >
> > Good questions.  This happened at the Clearwater Festival held at a park
> > on the Hudson River about an hour north of NYC.  Clearwater is much more
> > about concerts than dancing - for example, on the main stage act at that
> > time was some guy named Pete Seeger.  The band was the ridiculously
> > talented Giant Robot Dance, I was a last-minute fill-in for the Sunday
> > session, and we had an hour.  So most of the participants were folks who
> > didn't realize Seeger was playing, wandered by the tent, and decided to
> > give contra a try.  So after three dances of dosido-and-away-we-go and
> > put-the-lady-on-the-right, I wanted to give the contra regulars and the
> > band something mildly interesting to finish with.  Andrew van Norstrand
> > suggested Petronellas, I happily agreed, and then - oops! - I realized I
> > hadn't taught a ladies chain yet.  After teaching the A1 the band went
> into
> > rolling start mode, so I winged it and this dance is what happened.
> >
> >
> >
> > Bob
> >
> >
> >
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