This is an archive of the 2016 Mad Robin Ball web site. To learn about the upcoming Mad Robin Ball, see our current ball page.

June 8, 2016. An important message for friends of Mad Robin Ball. We learned a few days ago from Joanna Reiner that she will be unable to join us in California because she needs to attend to a close family member who was just in a serious accident. We will enjoy dancing Joanna's program to calling by our local callers Bruce Hamilton, Sharon Green, and Alan Winston. Alisa Dodson will take Joanna's place for the Sunday afternoon dance in Sebastopol. We are grateful to Bruce, Sharon, Alan, and Alisa for springing into action to fulfill Joanna's vision for our 2016 Ball. And we wish all the best for Joanna and her family in a difficult time.

Join us on June 11, 2016, for the fifteenth Mad Robin Ball in the elegant Hermann Sons Hall in Petaluma, California. This year we are delighted to welcome Joanna Reiner, from Philadelphia, as our dancing mistress. We look forward to music by Charlie Hancock, Jim Oakden, and Shira Kammen. Following the Saturday afternoon workshop and evening ball, we'll continue Sunday with a 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 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!


Program by Joanna Reiner. Due to a family emergency, the workshop will be conducted by Bruce Hamilton, and the evening dance will be led by Sharon Green and Alan Winson


Charlie Hancock, Shira Kammen, and Jim Oakden


2:00-5:00 p.m. Bruce Hamilton with music by Rebecca King and Michelle Levy


6:30 Doors open (changing rooms available)
7:30 - 11:00 Dance program led by Sharon Green and Alan Winston, with potluck buffet at the break


Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Ave, Petaluma, CA


$40 ($35 on or before May 23) 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 in Sebastopol!


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