hook: Mad Robin, poussette, facing star
by: Cary Ravitz
long lines forward & back
ladles chain ⁋
next neighbors balance & swing
circle left 2 places
mad robin, gentlespoons in front and to the right
half poussette - ladles pull neighbors back then left
Gentlespoons take right hands, ladles take left hands to form
facing star clockwise 3 places with gentlespoons putting their left hands in and backing up
The original A1 was long lines, gentlespoons start a hands across star left and ladles fall in behind your partner, from initial positions, turn the star 1 for gentlespoons and 1/2 for ladles, look for a new neighbor. I have also used long lines, roll away with a half sashay, circle right 3/4, turn alone and look a new neighbor. (For now) I have settled on the A1 noted in the dance because of its simplicity.
Will Mentor suggests that a mad robin and full poussette fit nicely in 16 counts. This can be used in place of the B1 here, with the facing star becoming gentlespoons take right hands, ladles take left hands, gentlespoons go forward, ladles go backward.
For Pam and Fred