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Harold & Meredith Sears


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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

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Mar 2 Telefeathers
9 Telefeathers
12CRDA Fun Dance, Wheatridge
16 Telefeathers
23 Telefeathers
30 Telefeathers
Apr6Telefeathers w/Earl
13Telefeathers
20Telefeathers
23CRDA Spring Celebration, Avalon
27Telefeathers
May4Telefeathers
7CRDA Fun Dance, Rose Hill
11Telefeathers
18Telefeathers
25Telefeathers

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.

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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 16 March 2017 --

Tears In Heaven (Shibata IV RB 2016) circ serpiente;
Otra Noche (Clements IV AT 2008) W's molinete; M's molinete; trng basic w/ pts;
My Baby Just Cares For Me (Goss VI FT 2017) 6 qk twinkle; dbl ronde W insd trn; tumble; slow down?
You're My World, Helen Reddy (Prow VI HCW 2016) W spin op in & out runs; dbl telespin; R hinge; '16 Gala
One Call Away (Goss V RB 2017) circ hip twist; stop & go HS W insd undrm 4 end;
Gina (Garza IV AT 2015) bk ochos; diam trn W insd undrm; twisty serpiente;
Il Meglia Della Vita (Wulf V WZ 2016) R trng lk; mini telespin; SF lng;
Fiesta Madrilena (Hurd VI PD 2009) trav spin fm counter-prom (M outsd); trav spin fm prom (M insd);
Regresa A Mi (Shibata VI BL 2016) alt undrm trns 1st M; alt crs body;
The Homecoming (Ward IV+ MX 1977)
You're My World, Tom Jones (Cummingham IV STS 2003) shad trav chasse; lace across;
Rhythm Of Love (Goss V QS 2011) fallaway twinkles; stp hops, trng hops, & trng chasses w/ hops;

Teach
The Water Is Wide V (Preskitt V STS 2016)

Only Love Bolero (Barton IV BL 2004) twist vine 6 QKs; bol bjo wheel 8 QKs;
I Can Love You Like That (Johnson V BL 2016) W spiral to shad sweethearts;
All Of Me (Goss IV FT/JV 2015) R trng fallaway; L trng fallaway;
Watermark (Shibata V WZ 2013) rumba cross 2x & pivot 2 to eros;
Till (Moss V+ MX 1976)

Program for 9 March 2017 --

Years May Come (Rother IV RB) LOP LOD walk 3 ronde to fence line RLOD; Golden Classic
Otra Noche (Clements IV AT 2008) W's molinete; M's molinete; trng basic w/ pts;
My Baby Just Cares For Me (Goss VI FT 2017) 6 qk twinkle; dbl ronde W insd trn; tumble;
You're My World (Prow VI HCW 2016) W spin op in & out runs; dbl telespin; R hinge; '16 Gala
One Call Away (Goss V RB 2017) circ hip twist; stop & go HS W insd undrm 4 end;
Uptown Funk (Gibson V CH 2015)
Lejos De Ti (Ito V TG) rev fallaway slip into vienn trns into tele drop oversway;
El Sombre Verde (Hilpert/Pohl IV PD 2015) huit; deplacement; banderillas;
Lost In Love (Ho VI WZ 2016) chk nat slip; rev fallaway slip; tumble; slo crs hes; R trng lk 2X;
Everything Blue (Goss VI FT 2016) cont hvr crs W insd undrm; bk shimmy wlk; rng crvd feath 5;
Lido Shuffle (Prow V JV 2016) catapult; passing Am spin; pretzel into another pretzel;
Somewhere in Time (Sechrist VI WZ 2001) pivot hi line & slip; bk tipple chasse pivot;

Teach
I Can Love You Like That (Johnson V BL 2016)
The Water Is Wide V (Preskitt V STS 2016)

Oh Charlie (Bahr V QS 2016) fallaway twinkles 12 slos; V-6; circle fishtail; chasse weave;
Sobre El Mar (Schmidt V TG 2015) four stp; five stp; la cobra; rk trn w/ triple chasse end;
That Happy Feeling (Tennant TS SB 1962) wring the dishrag;
I See the Light (Evans IV STS 2015) trav R trn; sweetheart switch; the square;
Right Here Waiting For You (Preskitt V RB 2016) cont nat top; alt basics; circ serpiente;
The Moon Represents My Heart (Bolton V BL 2015) half moon; horseshoe turn;
Let's Dance Together (Palmquist VI WZ 1977) big pivot 3;

Program for 2 March 2017 --

The Last Blues Song (Scherrer V FT 2013) bk crvng three stp trns LF; bk crvd feath trns RF;

Plaisir D' Amour (Clements WZ V 2006) shad zig zag to DLW; bk chasse W u/arm;
Otra Noche (Clements IV AT 2008) W's molinete; M's molinete; trng basic w/ pts;
My Baby Just Cares For Me (Goss VI FT 2017) 6 qk twinkle; dbl ronde W insd trn; tumble;
Ashokan Farewell (Eum VI WZ 2016) L trng lk; SF lng; top spin; 3 fallaways;
Amparita Roca (Schmidt V PD 2006) qk thru chasse thru; slo chasse PU;
Taking A Chance On Love (Clements VI FT 2007) telefeather; jete pt;
Tears In Heaven (Shibata IV RB 2016) circ serpiente;
Sitting On Top of the World (Schmidt III+ QS 2014) chasse weave; chasse SCAR bk, chasse BJO fwd;
Tango Around the World (Preskitt V TG 2015) prom qtr beats; jete pt;
I Hear You Knocking (Storm IV WCS) slingshot passing tuck & twirl; forearm spin;
Hallelujah Waltz (Read VI HCW) skater work; fleckerl;

Teach
I Can Love You Like That (Johnson V BL 2016)
Alhambra (Shibata V WZ 2016) bombshell;
Sway (Dierickx V RB 2015) varsou to full moon; inter stop & go;
Ven Conmigo (Davis IV CH 2014) bk sh to sh; op brk to flirt; time & spot to neck wrap;
Once Upon A December (Vogt IV VW 2014) canter twirl 1-3;1--; canter dbl twirl 1-3; 1-3; vien trn 123;
Monsters, Inc. (Preskitt V QS 2016) tipsy pt; chasse roll 5 DRW; rng scissors 5; flwy twinkles;
Evergreen (Kiehm/Goss V STS) miranda rolls; R trn outsd roll M tunnel; W circle wrap; W neck wrap;
Mariana Mambo (Goss/Figwer IV MB 2016) dbl cuban 7; crab wlk 7; cumbia; MG w/ head loops;
You Decorated My Life (Gloodt IV BL 2010) lunge switch, M stays on insd of circle;
If I Were A Painting (Schmidt IV WZ 2016) prom lk to R lng; R trng lk;

Program for 16 February 2017 --

You Give To Me (Hagiwara IV WZ 2013)

As Time Goes By (Adcock V FT 2016)

You're My World (Prow VI HCW 2016) W spin op in & out runs; dbl telespin; R hinge;

I've Been Rained On Too (Berkley III TS) qk sd cl 2X sd thru; fwd lk 2X wlk & fc (both 1&2&34);

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

Boulavogue (Lamberty VI WZ 1990) top spin; big top; Golden Classic; HOF;

I Take It Back (Ito V CH 2016) tandem LOD, alt cross bodies to fcg fan;

No Se Tu Revisited (Sweat VI BL 2016) full moon; three threes; eggbeater;

Later Alligator (Rumble V JV 2016) cont sand stp; catapult; mooch kicks; slingshot chg R to L;

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

Uno Paso Mas (Bahr V PD 2014) banderillas; attack to Span line; prom cross;

SOS Tango (DeChenne VI TG 2012) whirligig;

I Love You Always Forever (Lamberty V SB 2012) slo to fast criss cross volta; maypole;

Teach
Otra Noche (Clements IV AT 2008)

Sugar Blues (Bahr V LN 2005) slip slop; pecking; hnd to hnd charlestons; texas tommy;

Regresa A Mi (Shibata VI BL 2016) alt undrm trns 1st M; alt crs body;

The Truth About Love (Gloodt IV QS 2015) rng fwd lks; rng bk lks; chasse weave;

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

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

Program for 2 February 2017 --

As Time Goes By (Adcock V FT 2016) cross hes; dbl top spin;

I Hear You Knocking (Storm IV WCS) slingshot passing tuck & twirl; forearm spin;

Lost In Love (Ho VI WZ 2016) chk nat slip; rev fallaway slip; tumble; slo crs hes; R trng lk 2X;

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

Oh Charlie (Bahr V QS 2016) fallaway twinkles 12 slos; V-6; circle fishtail; chasse weave;

Lejos De Ti (Ito V TG 2016) rev fallaway slip into vienn trns into tele drop oversway;

The Matador (Worlock VI PD 2011) banderillas; la passe; L ft var;

Later Alligator (Rumble V JV 2016) cont sand stp; catapult; mooch kicks; slingshot chg R to L;

Everything Blue (Goss VI FT 2016) cont hvr crs W insd undrm; bk shimmy wlk; rng crvd feath 5;

Tears In Heaven (Shibata IV RB 2016) circ serpiente;

Appalachian Lullabye (Worlock VI WZ 2012) dbl rev ovrspn; tumble; WZ topspn;

Exodus (Rogers IV STS 2011)

Teach
Otra Noche (Clements IV AT 2008)

Beat of Your Heart (Preskitt V STS 2008) trav rt trn w/ outsd roll; sweetheart run & switch; HOF;

On the Sunny Side Of the Street (Dierickx V FT 2013) bk tipple chasse pivot & pivot 2 CP;

Il Meglia Della Vita (Wulf V WZ 2016) R trng lk; mini telespin; SF lng;

Beach of Solenzara (Prow IV RB 2015 sd rec aida line; twisty serpiente;

Program for 26 January 2017 --

You Give To Me (Hagiwara IV WZ 2013)
Uptown Funk (Gibson V CH 2015) dbl cuban; triple cha;
La Plaza (Hurd VI PD 2014) flamenco closes; chasse cape var; trav spins from counter prom;
Lost In Love (Ho VI WZ 2016) chk nat slip; rev fallaway slip; tumble; slo crs hes; R trng lk 2X;
I Hear You Knocking (Storm IV WCS) slingshot passing tuck & twirl; forearm spin;
Butterfly Waltz (Goss VI WZ 2016) shad heel pull to feath; sync chk & wheel SCAR;
Gala --
Lido Shuffle (Prow V JV 2016) catapult; passing Am spin; pretzel into another pretzel;
You're My World (Prow VI HCW 2016) W spin op in & out runs; dbl telespin; R hinge;
Carousel Most Taught, December --
Right Here Waiting For You (Preskitt V RB 2016) cont nat top; alt basics; circ serpiente;
Everything Blue (Goss VI FT 2016) cont hvr crs W insd undrm; bk shimmy wlk; rng crvd feath 5;
Evergreen (Kiehm/Goss V STS) miranda rolls; R trn outsd roll M tunnel; W circle wrap; W neck wrap;
A Guy Is A Guy (Preskitt V JV 2016) pretzel trn interrupted w/ rk rec;
Teach
Tears In Heaven (Shibata IV RB 2016)
When I Dream VI (Hurd VI BL 2015) windmill trn; full moon; full trn crs bodies;
Für Elise (Rumble IV WZ 2016) thru dbl chasse (12&3&); Chk to sync wheel 4 (12&3&);
Eso Beso (Shibata  V SB 2011) rolling off arm; op plait;
Spanish Banderillero (Schmidt V PD 2010)
Lejos De Ti (Ito V TG 2016) rev fallaway slip into vienn trns into tele drop oversway;
The Truth About Love (Gloodt IV QS 2015) rng fwd lks; rng bk lks; chasse weave;
Abundant Joy (Schmidt IV STS 2014) the square; lunge basic w/ insd roll;
He's A Tramp (Preskitt V FT 2015) weave end RLOD to top spin LOD; L feath & bk L feath;
A Continental Goodnight (Murbach III TS QS 1980) strol vine; qtr trns prog chasse; HOF;
Safari Too (Moore IV QS 2012) qtr trn to bk dbl lk;
Cuando Me Enamoro (Gloodt IV RB 2006)
Otra Noche (Clements IV AT 2008) W's molinete; M's molinete; trng basic w/ pts;
Neville's Waltz (Eum/Hadley V WZ 2011) shad diam trn; box fin to split ronde; jete pt;

Program for 19 January 2017 --

In Memoriam --
Yesterday, Beatles for George Martin (Chico IV STS OS 1999) contra chk rec to diam trn 1/4 in 4;

Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke for Dad (Lewis IV CH)

Rock and Roll Waltz, Kay Starr (MacDougall IV WZ 2001) outsd chg RLOD; imp SCP RLOD;

Golden Years, David Bowie (Woodruff IV CH JV 2014) fcg fan w/ 5 chas; chasse roll; pretzel trn;

Where or When, George Michael (Worlock VI FT) prom weave 5 chkg slo switch to nat weave; op rev trn w/ rev swivel;

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Something (Schmidt IV QS 2006) prog chasse; bk tipple chasse; chasse rev trn;

Mary Did You Know (Byrd IV STS 2014)

El Choclo (Schmidt V TG 2015) rock trn w/ triple chasse end;

Everything Blue (Goss VI FT 2016) cont hvr crs W insd undrm; bk shimmy wlk; rng crvd feath 5;

Lejos de Ti (Ito V TG/WZ)

Long As I Live (Worlock VI STS 2014) passing alt u/arm trns; eggbeater trn;

Teach
Lost In Love (Ho VI WZ 2016)

I Have Dreamed (Gloodt V FT 2016) int cont hover cross; hover cross end;

Stash Stash (Woodruff III RB 2014)

You're My World (Prow VI HCW 2016) W spin op in & out runs; dbl telespin; R hinge;

El Pico (Worlock VI PD 2004) banderillas; farol; fregolina; triple stab;

11 Months & 29 Days (Wulf V WCS 2014) tummy whip into triple trav w/ rolls;

Hideaway Tango (Prow III Am TG 2012) switch the lead;

If I Were A Painting (Schmidt IV WZ 2016) prom lk to R lng; R trng lk;


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.

Mermaid In the Night (Goss/Figwer V WCS 2017)
The Water Is Wide (Preskitt V STS 2016)
I Can Love You Like That (Johnson V BL 2016)
Otra Noche (Clements IV AT 2008)
I Hear You Knocking (Storm IV WCS)
Tears In Heaven (Shibata IV RB 2016)
Lost In Love (Ho VI WZ 2016)
Everything Blue (Goss VI FT 2016)
Gala Cue Sheets
Alhambra (Shibata  V WZ 2016)
Autumn Leaves Tango (Preskitt VI TG 2016)
A Guy Is A Guy (Preskitt V JV 2016)
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)




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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