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Harold & Meredith Sears


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About Us

Meredith and I are Round Dancers and Round Dance instructors. Round Dancing is choreographed and cued ballroom dancing. We have put together a dance handbook:

Round Dancing — A Figure & Styling Manual.

There, we describe much more about what Round Dancing is, we describe the steps and the figures that make up our round dances, and we discuss how particular moves can be danced more comfortably. This manual is a compilation from many teachers.

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We are a Colorado Round Dance Association (CRDA)–affiliated club and Carousel Club #171. We dance primarily at phases IV through VI — see recent evening programs below — at the Rose Hill Grange, 4001 E. 68th Ave., Commerce City, CO (corner of 68th & Colorado Blvd) — Map

Thursdays —
  • Drop-in, catch-up/problem session — 6pm - 7pm
  • Dance & Teach — 7pm - 9:30pm (Subject to change. See Calendar below and join e-mail list for news and updates.
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Sept.
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2-4 Hurd Labor Day Weekend

8
no club

15
Telefeathers

22
Telefeathers

25
CRDA Harvest Moon (Avalon)

29
Telefeathers
Oct 6 Telefeathers
13 Telefeathers
20 Telefeathers
27 Telefeathers
Nov3no club
4-5Gala
(Keenesburg)
10Telefeathers
17Telefeathers
24Telefeathers
Dec1Telefeathers
8Telefeathers
15Telefeathers
22Telefeathers
29Telefeathers

Subject to change. We participate in an email list (a Google Group) through which we send weekly news about the club. Contact us to join this list, or email us any time to get the latest club information (link at bottom).

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Recent Dance Programs

The last few club programs are given below.

  • Of course,we are dancing those dances recently learned and other current favorites. We try to include a variety of dance rhythms.
  • We like to resurrect some of the oldies, dances we might have learned years ago.
  • We are programming regular Do To Cue and View & Do dances. These are dances that are new to us containing mostly standard figures. We add a dance to our repertoire fairly quickly, and we develop our ability to "sight read."
  • Our Full Teach will be higher level or a less familiar rhythm and mostly recent choreography.
  • Let us know what you'd like to do. We are actively shaping the program based on your suggestions.


Program for 15 September 2016 --

Stardust (Lawson IV FT) hes chg to hover cross end;

Right Here Waiting For You (Preskitt V RB 2016) cont nat top; alt basics; circ serpiente;

Chalita (Goss VI AT 2008) corte w/ lean; dbl start to la parada & R ft resolution; bicicleta;

It's All About Food (Schmidt IV WCS/JV 2016) 6-ct starter = sd rec sd triple, anchor;

At This Moment (Goss/Figwer VI WZ 2016) big top; dbl rev overspin; tumble trn; qk outsd run & pivot;

Infiltrado (Cantrell VI TG 2016) la cobra; qtr bts; dbl chase;

Spanish Banderillero (Schmidt V PD 2010) the twists;

Home (Goss V STS 2016) chasse roll; stack hnd alt u/arm trns; pull pass;

May It Be (Rogers IV WZ 2016) skaters diam trn interrupted with canters;

Summertime (Rotscheid VI FT 2016) ext cont hover crs; dbl topspin; dbl op tele;

Monsters, Inc. (Preskitt V QS 2016) tipsy pt; chasse roll 5 DRW; rng scissors 5; flwy twinkles;

Gina (Garza IV AT 2015) bk ochos; diam trn W insd undrm; twisty serpiente;

Teach
Come Dance With Me (Shibata VI CH 2016)

Heureka (Schmidt V PD 2015) prom to counter prom 2X; la passe; chasse cape;

Banana Boat Cha (Anderson V CH 1997) NY w/ rng cha; bk plait; shad bota fogo; spot volta;

Call Me (Prow VI FT 2015) rng feath; qk cross chk hover corte; nat twist trn; jete;

Tijuana Taxi (Prow IV QS 2006) chasse 5 SCP; R rolling chasse 4 fc RLOD;

Those Old Songs Jive (Kennedy IV JV) shoulder shove;

You're My Whole Life (Chadd IV RB 2015) flirt; latin whisk;

Six Blue Roses (Hurd VI WZ 2013) tumble trn 2X; 2-hnd twirl to sync runarnd;

Days Of Wine and Roses (Toth V FT 2011) sync whisk; dbl rev;

Für Elise (Rumble IV WZ 2016) thru dbl chasse (12&3&); Chk to sync wheel 4 (12&3&);

Program for 25 August 2016 --

Come Along With Me IV (Read IV WZ 1995) sync spin overtrn & bk (12&3);

Right Here Waiting For You (Preskitt V RB 2016) cont nat top; alt basics; circ serpiente;

Sobre El Mar (Schmidt V TG 2015) four stp; five stp; la cobra; rk trn w/ triple chasse end;

All I Do Is Jive (Hurd IV JV 2014) triple wheel w/ W under 2; riverboat shuffle;

Sitting On Top of the World (Schmidt III+ QS 2014) chasse weave; chasse SCAR bk, chasse BJO fwd;

Chalita (Goss VI AT 2008) corte w/ lean; dbl start to la parada & R ft resolution; bicicleta;

Be-Bop Baby Swing (Taylor IV SS 2016) slo rock the boat (SSS) slo marchessi; slo trav sand stp;

Si Manana Tu No Estas (Gloodt V RB 2016) cont nat top; adv sliding door;

At This Moment (Goss/Figwer VI WZ 2016) big top; dbl rev overspin; tumble trn; qk outsd run & pivot;

Love the Tango (Goss/Figwer V TG 2013) stalking walk to R lunge line & qk rock 2; trng 4X5;

A Long and Lasting Love (Gloodt V STS 2016) sweetheart switch; the square; tandem crs hovers;

La Plaza (Hurd VI PD 2014) flamenco closes; chasse cape var; trav spins from counter prom;

Teach
Infiltrado (Cantrell VI TG 2016)

Man Wanted (Hurd IV QS 2012) stp kick fc kick sd draw cl 3X; rng bk lks; rng fin;

Sunny Side of the Street (Schappacher IV FT/JV)

Midnight Sun (Moore 5 RB 2011) from fcg fan hip twist to BFLY wall;

Bamboozled By You (Hurd IV VW 2013) canter twirl 1,3,6; hes L trnng box 1,4,5,6;

Like I Love You (Prow IV CH 2004) parallel chase; flirt;

I'll Be Faithful To You (Noble IV STS 2012) arm to arm; patty cake twisty basic;

You're Nobody (Goss/Figwer IV FT 2014) twist vines;

Venetian Serenade (Hurd IV WZ 2010) dbl bk lks; R trng lk;

Lost (Preskitt VI STS 2015) shoulder wheel to M's hammerlk; trav R trn w/ zig zag; alt u/arm passes;

Program for 18 August 2016 --

Right Here Waiting For You (Preskitt V RB 2016) cont nat top; alt basics; circ serpiente;

Unforgettable (Prow VI FT 2012) tipple chasse twirl;

Yellow Polkadot Bikini (Scott III CH) full chase;

Sunset Bolero (Worlock V BL 2015) sync frnt vine 7, circle vine 7, and wheel 7;

Burlesque (Garza V TG 2012) doble cruz; cont same ft lunge; sentada; golpe; lady lean;

Sangre Arena B (Ross V PD 2010) the cape; grand circle 10 trn 1 1/2; deplacement;

Slow Down Boogie (Webb V JV 2016) mooch; triple pretzel; interrupted marchessi; riverboat;

Chalita (Goss VI AT 2008) corte w/ lean; dbl start to la parada & R ft resolution; bicicleta;

Moonlight Memories (Worlock VI FT 2016) A is all skaters; L tipple chasse pivot; telefeather;

Put Your Records On (Nolen V WCS 2016) whip & flip; cheerleader; trav sd pass; cut off;

At This Moment (Goss/Figwer VI WZ 2016) big top; dbl rev overspin; tumble trn; qk outsd run & pivot;

A Long and Lasting Love (Gloodt V STS 2016) sweetheart switch; the square; tandem crs hovers;

Blue Bayou ‘92 (Dollar/Gilbreath V RB 1992) varsou wheel to sweethearts; tandem chase;

Teach
Infiltrado (Cantrell VI TG 2016)

One Monkey (Weiss IV FT JV 2010) triple whip trn; stop & go w/ triple stop;

Fiesta Madrilena (Hurd VI PD 2009) trav spin fm counter-prom (M outsd); trav spin fm prom (M insd);

Hola Amor (Goss/Figwer V BL 2014) crs body to shad & sweethearts;

Candle On the Water (Preskitt V WZ 2016) R trng lk; chkd nat & slip;

Le Cafe D'Amour (Race IV RB 2015) chase w/ u/arm pass;

Dedication (Rumble IV WZ) crs swvl W develope; shad diam trns;

Notes


Cue Sheets, Recent Teaches
(For other cue sheets, visit Mark Brautigam's Mixed-Up site or Roundalab's Index. Contact us for cued music, or bring a thumb drive to the club.

Regresa A Mi (Shibata VI BL 2016)
Come Dance With Me (Shibata VI CH 2016)
Infiltrado (Cantrell VI TG 2016)
Be-Bop Baby Swing (Taylor IV SS 2016)
Put Your Records On (Nolen V WCS 2016)
At This Moment (Goss/Figwer VI WZ 2016)
Chalita (Goss VI AT 2008)
Weave Me (Sears VI FT 2016)
Sobre El Mar (Schmidt V TG 2015)
Slow Down Boogie (Webb V JV 2016)
Moonlight Memories (Worlock VI FT 2016)
Tango Around the World (Preskitt V TG 2015)
Money Foxtrot (Preskitt V FT 1998)
Cuore Tzigano (Hata V TG 2015)
My Cup Of Love (Bahr V WZ 2016)
Saturday Night Lindy (Bahr)
Sugar Blues (Bahr LN 2005)
Sangre Arena B (Ross V PD 2010)
Call Me (Prow VI FT 2015)
No Se Tu Revisited (Sweat VI BL 2016)
Who I Am Inside (Worlock IV RB 2015)
Bad Boys (Van Acker IV QS 2008)
Chihiro no Waltz (Araki/Ohama IV WZ 2015)
Bye Bye Blues (Palmquist VI FT)
All I Do (Moore VI FT)
Makin' Whopee Cha (Bahr V CH 2016)
Tormento Tango (Goss VI TG 2015)
Heaven Knows (Dierickx V FT 2015)
El Choclo (Schmidt V TG 2015)
Caballero (Dierickx V RB 2015)
One Hand, One Heart (Rotscheid VI WZ 2015)
King Of Road (Imamura IV WCS 2014)
Company Store (Prow IV FT 2015)
Forever We'll Be In Love (Gloodt V WZ 2015)
Cavatina (Barton VI WZ 1982)
Boulavogue (Lamberty VI WZ 1990)
Secret Garden Rumba (Goss VI RB 2015)
Hang On Little Tomato (Harris V FT 2015)
The Outcasts (Worlock VI WZ 2015)
Sunset Bolero (Worlock V BL 2015)
Love Me Do (Lamberty IV JV 2015)
Gravity Storm (Fisher V MR 2009)
Baby Elephant Walk (Buckmaster/Reigel III MR 2011)
Fuoco Nel Fuoco (Ross III MR 2014)
I Only Want To Be With You (Lamberty V RB 2015)
When I Dream (Hurd VI BL 2015)
Uptown Funk (Gibson V CH 2015)
Bob Roberts Society Band (Hurd IV WCS 2015)
Lost (Preskitt VI STS 2015)
When You're In Love (Preskitt IV CH 2015)
Honor & Respect (Kenny VI WZ 2015)
He's A Tramp (Preskitt V FT 2015)
Spanish Banderillero (Schmidt V PD 2010)
Serenade (Rumble VI WZ)
Candlelight (Goss V WZ 2015)
Agua de Mar (Goss/Figwer V BL 2015)
Till Sears Cuecard (Moss V MX 1976)
Take It to the Limit (Preskitt VI WZ 2015)
New Fever Waltz (Davis V WZ 2015)
Something Better To Do (Armstrong V FT 2015)
Pack Up the Louie (Shidler V QS 2015)
Ven Conmigo (Davis IV CH 2014)
Love Of Tango (Dierickx IV TG 2015)
Over the Rainbow (Worlock VI RB 2015)
Dancing Socks (Broadwater VI WZ 1996)
Lake Como (Dierickx IV STS 2015)
Una Furtiva Lagrima (Fujimoto V WZ 2015)
Kiss On My List (Preskitt VI CH 2015)
You Light Up My Life (Prow IV WZ 2004)
Beach of Solenzara (Prow IV RB 2015)
You, You, You (Guenthner V FT 1990)
Inishannon Serenade (Taylor V STS 2015)
Circle In the Sand (Kenny V RB 2013)
Someone Like You (Preskitt VI RB 2015)
Tango D'Amore (Lamberty VI TG 2014)
Push the Button, Max (Woodruff IV WCS/JV 2014)
Tango Jack (Goss V TG 2013)
Look At Me I'm Sandra Dee (Goss V VW 2004)
Heureka (Schmidt V PD 2015)
Nothing Feels So Good (Schmidt V FT/TS 2015)
Quiero Pecar En Ti (Gomez V RB 2014)
And I Love Her (Garza IV RB 2014)
Spurs Of Gaucho (Shibata V TG 2014)
Encadenados (Goss V BL 2015)
I Wanna Be Loved By You (Lamberty IV FT/JV 2014)
Fools Rush In (Lamberty V FT 2014)
Burlesque (Garza V TG 2012)



Our Choreography

Weave Me (Sears VI FT 2016)
Corn Silk (Sears VI FT 2012)
El Choclo IV (Sears IV TG 2010)











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