hook: poussettes to mad robins
by: Cary Ravitz
circle left 3 places
circle left 2 places
mad robin, gentlespoons in front
half poussette - ladles pull partners back then right ⁋
half poussette - gentlespoons pull partners back then right around new neighbors
mad robin, gentlespoons in front and left of this neighbor
gentlespoons pass by right shoulders
partners balance & swing
Cary Ravitz notes: Re-enter the dance with ladles on the left.
The original version of this dance reversed the mad robin and 1/2 poussette in B1 - with new neighbors, ladles step forward and left to start a mad robin (6), (with these neighbors) gentlespoons pull partners to start a 1/2 poussette (6), gentlespoons pass right (4). This works well, but I prefer it as noted here.
Songbird was written for Janet Bertog, who asked for a different setting of the mad robin / 1/2 poussette / mad robin / 1/2 poussette sequence from Rough Ride by Tom Hinds.
original at http://www.dance.ravitz.us/#sb2