About Robin

Education and Credentials:

  • B.A. from Hampshire College, Amherst, MA:
    Folklore with specialization in traditional American music
  • Independent studies in traditional music & dance:
    Centre for Oral Traditions in Devon, England.
    Appalachian Studies Program at Warren Wilson College in NC.
  • Minnesota State Arts Board Roster Artist since 2005

Work Experiences:

  • Folk dance and song Artist-in-Residence in public schools since 1999.
  • Free-lance folk dance caller (contras, squares & international) and teacher since 1984 for communities and festivals in New England, Southern & Midwestern states.
  • Performer of traditional American and British folk music: 1977- present.
  • Storyteller: 2002- present.
  • Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis; contra & family dance caller, 1992 - present
  • Articulture, Minneapolis;  folk dance instructor, summers 2001-2003.
  • Fiddle Camp, St. Paul: folk dance instructor,  summers 2002-2013.
  • Columbia Heights Gifted & Talented Summer Academy; guest folk dance instructor: 2001-2008.
  • Eagle’s Nest Camp, NC;  Song & folk dance leader for 16 summers.
  • Danebod Family Camps; MN: song & dance leader, 2006-’08, ‘11-'16
  • Joining The Circle Family Dance Camp, WI; staff dance leader; ‘07 & ’09.
  • Northfield Community Education; folk dance instructor, fall 2007, winters '13-'14.
  • Grandkids And Me Camps; dance leader 2003-2009

Related skills

  • Instrumental proficiency on: banjo, autoharp, lap dulcimer, penny whistle.

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