This is an archive of the 2019 Mad Robin Ball web site. To learn about the upcoming Mad Robin Ball, see our current ball page.

Join us on June 8, 2019, for the eighteenth Mad Robin Ball in the elegant Hermann Sons Hall in Petaluma, California. This will be a special year as we bring back the amazing combination of Andrew Shaw of England and his California band Persons of Quality. Andrew is renowned for his reconstructions of dances of the late 17th and early 18th century, and for his extraordinary teaching. Persons of Quality, composed of Rebecca King, Jon Berger, and Jim Oakden, have worked closely with Andrew to produce recordings of the tunes to Andrew's reconstructions, now featured on 3 CDs. These folks, separated by an ocean and continent, will be reunited at Mad Robin and magic will happen! Following the Saturday afternoon workshop and evening ball, we will 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!


Andrew Shaw


Persons of Quality - Rebecca King, Jon Berger, and Jim Oakden. Sound by Peter Viehoever


2:00-5:00 p.m. Andrew teaching with music by Gary Thomas and Ron Wallace


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, CA


Price $45, $40 up until May 21, including workshop and ball


Semi-formal, festive, or period


The Mad Robin Ball is a fragrance-free event.

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Artwork by Sandy Eastoak

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