hook: mad robin with sufficient time
by: Don Veino
mad robin ender wave will be gentlespoons by left hand in center
neighbors meltdown swing
mad robin 1¼ around, gentlespoons in front
form an ocean wave - gentlespoons by right hands and neighbors by left hands
balance & Rory O'More right, ladles super twirl across
partners balance & swing
circle left 3 places
pass through to an ocean wave & balance - ladles by left in the center, neighbors by right on the sides ⁋
I love Mad Robins but find contra dancers routinely rush them - so I've
been writing dances that steal a bit of that 8 beat allotment for added
motion to come out dependably square.
Dedicated to Robin Humes: family friend and super volunteer in service of the Concord Scout House area contra community. It's only fitting this dance include a Mad Robin (besides the obvious eponymous link), because Bob Isaacs' dance Redbeard Reel (commissioned by Robin for her husband John Wasser) features one as well.