by: Rick Mohr
pass through across the set
partners California twirl
mad robin, gentlespoons in front
circle left 4 places
mad robin, ladles in front
circle right 4 places
zig left zag right to home side, across from next neighbor
"An all-moving dance with good flow and symmetry—gents lead a clockwise Mad Robin (eyes on neighbor) into circle left, then ladies lead a counter-clockwise Mad Robin (eyes on partner) into circle right.
After the A1 California twirl, gents are moving forward and can smoothly step in front to start the Mad Robin. But some gents on autopilot use their left hand instead of their right hand to twirl their partner, making for an awkward transition. To help avoid that mistake I say in the
walkthrough "Pass through across and stay facing out. Take your partner's near hand (gents, that's your right) and trade places—gents to the outside and ladies to the inside under the arch."
Gents lead the B2 zig right (partners are on the "wrong" side of each other); ladies then lead the zag left and have a nice opportunity to pull into the partner swing after crossing in front of new neighbors. For my friend Cindy Visness, college bagpipe buddy and heartful dancer in Chapel Hill, NC."
User: Allison Jonjak