Record Attendance in 2017!

Record Attendance in 2017!

There’s just nothing like a full dance hall.  It’s always fun to dance when there’s good music, but when the hall is pleasantly packed the…

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Thank you Tempest! See you in 2017!

Thank you Tempest! See you in 2017!

For our final dance of 2016, we had a rip-roaring band!  Many thanks to Tempest for wonderful tunes, artistry and energy. It was another great night…

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Seeking New Callers!

Seeking New Callers!

These fine folks called on the Mad Robin stage for the first time in May! When the Mad Robin Caller’s Collective began in 2010, we…

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Dolphin Heys in contra dances

Dolphin Heys in contra dances

I was at the English Country Dance in Brattleboro before the Dawn Dance, and Nikki Herbst called a dance with a dolphin hey; and it…

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Two 4x4s from a Square and fractional brain

Two 4x4s from a Square and fractional brain

I was at a dance in Glen Echo where Donna Hunt did a Tom Hinds square she got from Sue Rosen called Hobo #3 (a…

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Announcing May 20-21 Caller's Workshop with Lisa Greenleaf!

Announcing May 20-21 Caller’s Workshop with Lisa Greenleaf!

We’re pleased to announce “Good Teachers and Hosts”,  a caller’s workshop with Lisa Greenleaf!  We’ll spend Friday night and all day Saturday focused on improving…

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Gyre and a swing cast

Gyre and a swing cast

The Shared-Weight listserv has been buzzing lately, discussing the term gypsy. A caller wrote in asking for advice after being approached at the end of…

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Five Years of Mad Robin . . . still strong, and seeking new callers!

Five Years of Mad Robin . . . still strong, and seeking new callers!

The fifth year of the Mad Robin Caller’s Collective Dance is drawing to a close.  On October 23 we’ll dance to magical tunes from the…

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Silly longways family dance

Silly longways family dance

I tend to use this one in community dances with lots of middle-schoolers or teenagers; but I’ve also had it work well with college students,…

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Non-Beginner Circle Mixer

Non-Beginner Circle Mixer

Often circle mixers are seen as beginner friendly, or useful for one-off dances like weddings. But I think there’s loads of fun things you can…

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