Mad Robin Romp

Swing Into Spring at the

Mad Robin Romp 2019

Friday through Sunday

5-7 April, 2019

Basic admission only $42    ($55 after 20 March)

Spring Dance Weekend on the
wood floor in the main Lodge at


Girl Scout Camp in scenic Brown County, Indiana.

Directions to Camp Gallahue or google maps to 6758 Bear Creek Rd, Morgantown, IN 46160

Featured Caller:

Chet Gray

from  Louisville, is well known around the Midwest and Kentucky for his exciting contras and other traditional dances.

Featured Band:

Wabash Valley Cannon Balls

(Megan Greene, fiddle; Jim Nelson, guitar; Dedo Norris, string bass; and Robert Freeman, banjo  from St. Louis and West Lafayette)  They’ve  been performing old-time dance tunes together across the Midwest and Upper South for over a decade. Other bands they play in include Little Egypt Pep Steppers, Hogtied, Campaeu Creek Boys, Missouri Possum Tamers, & Bum Ditty.


  • Dances Friday and Saturday night
  • Workshops Saturday
  • Light Brunch Saturday
  • Pot Luck Dinner Saturday evening
  • Continental Breakfast Sunday
  • Heated showers
  • Wildflower hikes in the surrounding woods
  • Children under 14 are FREE  (but must pay for any bunks used)
  • Camping in tent or vehicle or on floor is included with registration
  • BEDS in the bunkhouse are $10 (plus a $5 refundable cleaning deposit) for the whole weekend, while they last. Bring your own sleeping bag or bed linen.

Preregister early to guarantee your choice & $ave.

  • Make checks payable to BOTMDG, PO Box 3238, Bloomington, Indiana 47402.
  • Include E-mail or phone number to receive confirmation and updated info.
  • Priority of requests for beds is based on date registration form and check are received.
  • Download Registration Form: .PDF  or  .DOC  file
  • You can now Register Online!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS  (subject to change)


  • 8:00pm – Midnight: Contradancing  with Chet Gray & Wabash Valley Cannon Balls
  • Midnight –  ??: Contradancing with Open Calling and Open Band


  • 9:00am – 1:00pm: Brunch
  • 9:00am – Yoga
  • 9:00am – 10:00am: Open Waltzing,
  • 11:00am – Noon: Workshop – Waltz w/Randy Hammond
  • 10:00am – Noon: Wildflower Hike with Andrea Morrison
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm:  Workshop – English Country Dance w/Ken Gall & Entwyned
  • 2:45pm – 4:15pm: Workshop – Advanced Contras & More w/Chet Gray & Wabash Valley Cannon Balls
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm: Rise Up Singing
  • 6:00pm – 7:30pm: Pot-luck! Main dishes to be served at 6:30.**
  • 8:00pm – Midnight: Contradancing  with Chet Gray & Wabash Valley Cannon Balls
  • Midnight –  ??: Contradancing with Open Calling and Open Band


  • 9:00am – 12:00pm: Breakfast and Clean-up
  • 9:00am – 11:00am: Open Waltzing with  Entwyned

Schedule subject to change.

**Dinner Saturday is a pot luck.  Bring a dish to share.  Full kitchen facilities are available, including refrigerators.  Camp provides plate , cups, silverware.

After the scheduled bands and caller, many more musicians and callers are needed to keep the music going well into the wee hours, so BRING YOUR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.  You don’t have to be in “a band” to participate. Many pick-up bands are formed while hanging out during the day or on the spur of the moment late at night.

Everything is very laid-back and relaxed except for the high-energy dancing. Kitchen facilities are available to prepare your contribution to the Saturday pot luck. Bring a warm sleeping bag or plenty of blankets. (If you’re using the extra cost bunks, note that the bunks have mattresses but not sheets or blankets.  If you are camping, don’t forget an air mattress or sleeping pad.  Some mattresses for use in the basement of the Lodge may be available on a first come, first served basis.)

All this for the whole week-end for only $42!      ($55 after 20 March)

Here’s the ala carte pricing:

$10 Dancing one night
$20 Dancing one night plus overnight camping* and breakfast
$25 Dancing Sat. night plus workshops and pot luck
$35 Dancing Sat. night plus workshops, pot luck, overnight camping*, & breakfast

(Ala carte registration is available on site or by mail, but not on the web.)

* Camping includes sleeping in tents, in vehicles, and on the floor of the Lodge.

Bunks are $10 per person for two nights (plus a $5 refundable cleaning deposit).  Bunks have mattresses, but bring your own bedding.


Camp Gallahue is near Nashville, Ind. off Ind. Hwy 45, about 35 minutes east of Bloomington, or an hour south of Indianapolis. Directions to Camp Gallahue

We will be dancing in the spacious main Lodge.
Camp rules: No Pets, No Alcohol.

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