This is an archive of the 2011 Mad Robin Ball web site. To learn about the upcoming Mad Robin Ball, see our current ball page.

Join us on June 11, 2011, for the tenth Mad Robin Ball. Help us celebrate this milestone in the elegant Hermann Sons Hall in Petaluma, California. To mark the occasion, we have recruited the team that brought us the popular Farnicle Huggy book and CD of late 17th century and early 18th century dances. Englishman Andrew Shaw, our dancing master, reconstructed the dances and wrote the book. The fabulous California trio of Rebecca King, Jon Berger, and Jim Oakden recorded the CD of all the tunes. These folks, separated by a continent and an ocean, will be reunited at Mad Robin and magic will happen! Andrew's program this year features both popular favorites and new material, including a few from Farnicle Huggy. You know you want to be there! As is our custom, we'll follow the Saturday afternoon workshop and evening ball with a Sunday potluck brunch and special Sebastopol dance to make it a full weekend of fun.

Mad Robin is an English Country Dance Ball organized by the English dance group in Sebastopol, founded by Lydee Scudder and sponsored by the North Bay Country Dance Society. A chance to dress up, meet new dancers, explore Sonoma County and dance to wonderful live music in a grand old ballroom. We hope to see you at the next Mad Robin Ball!


Andrew Shaw


Jon Berger, Rebecca King, Jim Oakden


2:00-5:00 p.m., music by Marilyn Simpson, Gary Thomas


6:30 Doors open (changing rooms available)
7:30 - 11:00 Dance program, with potluck buffet at the break


Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Ave, Petaluma


$30 ($25 on or before May 21) including workshop and ball


Semi-formal, festive, or period


The Mad Robin Ball is a fragrance-free event.

I'd like to register - sign me up!

Make it a Weekend - stay over, enjoy the Sunday brunch, and dance again to the same wonderful caller and musicians in Sebastopol!


1st Mad Robin Ball

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7th Mad Robin Ball


2nd Mad Robin Ball

5th Mad Robin Ball

8th Mad Robin Ball


3rd Mad Robin Ball

6th Mad Robin Ball

9th Mad Robin Ball

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Artwork by Sandy Eastoak

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