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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.

Telefeathers

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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Some helpful ideas:

    Calendar

    Sept5Break for Albuquerque
    12Telefeathers
    19Telefeathers
    26Telefeathers
    Oct3Telefeathers
    10Break for Gala
    17Telefeathers
    24Telefeathers
    31Telefeathers
    Nov7Telefeathers
    14Telefeathers
    21Telefeathers
    28Thanksgiving Break
    Dec5Telefeathers
    12Telefeathers
    19Telefeathers
    26Christmas Break
    Jan2Telefeathers

    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.

    For more on the CRDA dances, visit the CRDA website and click on Dance Events.


    Recent Dance Programs

    Some recent 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 12 September 2019 --

    Workshop: New York, New York (Preskitt VI FT 2019)
    Groovy Foxtrot (Worlock V FT 2019)

    Early, for those who were good enough to attend:
    I'm Falling 4 You (Worlock IV RB 2019)
    Como Dos Tontos (Goss V BL 2019)
    Don't Bother Me Mosquito (Hurd V MB 2019)

    Program:
    I'll Do It All Over Again (Dierickx V FT 2018) chasse pivot & pivot 2 DLC;
    Dialogues (Moore IV WZ 2019) delayed hover tele chair rec (12_456); to cue?
    Hey Baby, Be My Girl (Harris IV JV 2019) kick thru RLOD ball cross LOD;  ICBDA
    Spanish Banderillero (Schmidt V PD 2010) the twists;
    Eso Es (Hurd V TG 2018) slo L revolving ochos; trng 4 by 4 stp; "that's right!"
    New York, New York (Preskitt VI FT 2019) ckd cont hvr cross; telefeath; nat weave lk sway chg;  to cue?
    My Foolish Heart (Preskitt VI BL 2018) fwd brk trn to turkish brks; telefeather; horse & cart;
    Something Good (Goss/Figwer V JV 2018) triple wheel 1; pt ball/cross into she go he go;
    The Colors Of Autumn (Hurd VI WZ 2018) tumble; qk lk slo lk to L trng lk; New Year's '19
    Be My Girl (Worlock VI MB 2019) slo snake (6 slos); MB twist; W tunnel back;
    Until Now (Finch IV FT 2019) bk run & slide RF SCAR; Fred Astaire kick; from ICBDA
    You Make Me Feel Like West Coast (Garza V WCS 2019) extended span arms; ex she go he go; ex trav sd pass;

    Teach: All the Ways (Worlock VI WCS 2019) spring whip; sugar push w/ insd-out trn;

    Groovy Foxtrot (Worlock V FT 2019) monkey wlk; skater R trns; lilt pivot 2 CP;
    No Walls, No Ceilings, No Floors (Schmidt VI WZ 2019) falwy twinkles; x hvr tele BJO;
    Danny Boy (Weiss V BL 1998)
    A Long and Lasting Love (Gloodt V STS 2016) sweetheart switch; the square; tandem crs hovers;
    Better Place (Johnson V RB 2019) alt cross bodies;
    Blue Wings (Moore IV WZ 2004)

    Program 15 August 2019 --

    Review: Please Mr Brown (Davis V TG 2019)
    El Choclo (Goss V TG 2018)
    My Foolish Heart (Preskitt VI BL 2018)

    Request: Cake By the Ocean (Rumble VI WCS 2018) window whip; straight whip; scoop sugar push;

    Program --
    Free Spirit (Oren V WZ 2018) crs swvl W devel; L whisk rec to whisk;
    Hey Baby, Be My Girl (Harris IV JV 2019) kick thru RLOD ball cross LOD;  ICBDA
    Mia Bolero (Worlock VI BL 2018) chkd R pass to wrap wheel; "NY line" RLOD; turk towel;

    Quickie: Autumn Leaves Tango (Preskitt VI TG 2016) teleswivel; nat pivot; la cobra; for Labor Day

    Fiesta Madrilena (Hurd VI PD 2009) trav spin fm counter-prom (M outsd); trav spin fm prom (M insd);  Bahr
    Theme from Frozen (Worlock VI WZ 2018) R tipple chasse pivot; big top; hvr corte in 6;
    Be My Girl (Worlock VI MB 2019) slo snake (6 slos); MB twist; W tunnel back;

    Teach: You Make Me Feel Like West Coast (Garza V WCS 2019) extended span arms; ex she go he go; ex trav sd pass; from RAR

    Wild Child (Ho IV WZ 2018) OP cross chasse to cross chk; shad diam trn;
    Nadia's Theme (Goss MX IV 1977)
    Temptation (Thompson V RB 2019)
    El Choclo (Goss V TG 2018) la cobra; sentada; ambush; both ocho;
    Castles & Kings (Slater V WZ 1992) hvr corte outsd spin hvr corte RLOD; Golden Classic;

    Program 18 July 2019 --

    Apollo 11 50th Anniversary, July 20, 1969 --
    Allegheny Moon 4 (Harris, P IV WZ 2016)
    Fly Me To the Moon (Prow VI FT 2003) hes chg W twirl 4; hairpin; L feather;
    Starlight Express (Goss V RB 2004) W spiral half then stp swvl;
    Carolina Moon VI (Rumble VI WZ 1997) rng spin; chkd rev & slip;

    A Few from ICBDA --
    You Are My World (Gloodt IV STS 2019)
    Like A Virgin (Townsend-Manning III CH 2019)
    The Girl From Ipanema (Preskitt V FT 2019) tipple chasse pivot;
    That's My Old Lady (Hilton III JV 2019) rooster wlk;
    You Raise Me Up (Read VI STS 2005) HOF

    Wild Child (Ho IV WZ 2018) OP cross chasse to cross chk; shad diam trn;
    The Matador (Worlock VI PD 2011) banderillas; la passe; L ft var;  Bahr
    Hot Hot Samba (Moore IV SB 2004) MG basic W spins like riff trns;

    Teach: Be My Girl (Worlock VI MB 2019) slo snake (6 slos); MB twist; W tunnel back;

    Chanel 4 (Preskitt IV WZ 2018)
    Eso Es (Hurd V TG 2018) slo L revolving ochos; trng 4 by 4 stp;
    Temptation (Thompson V RB 2019)
    You Are the Reason (Schidler IV STS 2019) arm to arm;
    Remember Your Smile (Hilton V WZ 2018) bk tipple chasse pivot;

    Program 27 June 2019 --

    Request: Last Night Cha (Worlock V CH 2006) hip twist & ronde chasses; coca rola; HOF;

    Moonlight Coctail (Diericks IV FT 2018)
    Chanel (Preskitt VI WZ 2018) solo weave 6; ICBDA
    I See the Light (Preskitt VI BL 2017) shad trng basic; full moon; eggbeater; ICBDA
    Baby Come To Me (Ross IV SB 2019) trav lks; trng trav volta; maypole;
    Paso Cadiz (Goss V PD 1995) flamenco closes; rev develope;
    Groovy Foxtrot (Worlock V FT 2019) monkey wlk; skater R trns; lilt pivot 2 CP;
    Words Get In the Way (Shibata VI BL 2018) M lariat; circ X-hnd undrm trns;
    Hot Hot Samba (Moore IV SB 2004) MG basic W spins like riff trns;
    Jurame (Worlock V RB 2002) serpiente; three threes; three alemanas; u/arm roll RF; ICBDA
    Anything Can Happen (Goss VI WZ 2019) rng outsd spin; chkd nat slip;
    Retango (Schmidt VI TG 2019) overtrnd 5-stp; chase chasse end to whisk LOD; Bahr
    Whenever Wherever (Kincaid V MR 2019) snake; wrap around; tunnel exit; Bahr
    All I Ask Of You (Rumble 6 STS 2009) solo riff trns; cont hip chks; trip trav half to W circle;

    Teach: Be My Girl (Worlock VI MB 2019) slo snake (6 slos); MB twist; W tunnel back;

    El Choclo (Goss V TG 2018) la cobra; sentada; ambush; both ocho;
    My Heart Will Go On (Vogt IV BL 2005) shad trng basic lady sync to fc;  ICBDA
    A Summer Place (Schmidt IV STS 2011) shadow hovers; the square;
    The Last Blues Song (Scherrer V FT 2013) bk crvd feath trns RF; Gala '13, ICBDA
    You Left the Water Running (Read IV JV) pretzel trn & kick 2X;
    Song For A New Beginning (Davis IV BL 2018) trng basic; bk sh to sh; lace across;

    Program 9 May 2019 --

    Workshop:
    Theme from Frozen (Worlock VI WZ 2018) R tipple chasse pivot; big top; hvr corte in 6;

    Request Time:
    Falling Into You (Moore IV BL 2001) u/arm spin to sd brk SQQ;

    Evening Program:
    Song For A New Beginning (Davis IV BL 2018) trng basic; bk sh to sh; lace across;
    El Choclo (Goss V TG 2018) la cobra; sentada; ambush; both ocho;
    I May Be Wrong (Lamberty V QS 2017) rng fwd & bk lks; 6 qk twinkles;
    Ben (Hilton V STS 2019) trav R trn w/ zig-zag; sweetheart switch; to cue?
    Calcutta Samba (Molitoris IV SB 2014) copas;

    A ROQ Candidate: Meggie's Love (Finch VI WZ 2019) bk curved feath; big top;

    These Foolish Things (Preskitt V WCS 2019) switch backs; circ trav sand steps; boomerang TTR;
    No Walls, No Ceilings, No Floors (Schmidt VI WZ 2019) falwy twinkles; x hvr tele BJO; ROQ Cand.
    Groovy Foxtrot (Worlock V FT 2019) monkey wlk; skater R trns; lilt pivot 2 CP;
    Can't Help Falling In Love (Webb VI HCW 2018) fleckerl;
    Mia Bolero (Worlock VI BL 2018) chkd R pass to wrap wheel; "NY line" RLOD; turk towel;

    Teach: Anything Can Happen (Goss VI WZ 2019) rng outsd spin; chkd nat slip;

    Theme from Frozen (Worlock VI WZ 2018) R tipple chasse pivot; big top; hvr corte in 6;
    You Always Hurt the One You Love (Shibata V FT 2018) trav hover cross;
    How Deep Is Your Love (Rumble IV RB 2018)

    Program 11 April 2019 --

    Request Time:
    5:45: Pre-teach, Can't Help Falling In Love (Webb VI HCW 2018)
    6:15: Workshop, Eso Es (Hurd V TG 2018)
    Bye Bye Blues (Palmquist VI FT)
    Poema (Noble VI TG 2012) Gala '12
    Six Blue Roses (Hurd VI WZ 2013)
    Libertango (Lamberty/Frias V TG 2004)

    Evening Program:
    Castles & Kings (Slater V WZ 1992) hvr corte outsd spin hvr corte RLOD; Golden Classic;
    Something Good (Goss/Figwer V JV 2018) triple wheel 1; pt ball/cross into she go he go;
    Thrill Me (Trankel & Gilder IV STS 2007) BL cuddle; around the world;
    El Pico (Worlock VI PD 2004) banderillas; farol; fregolina; triple stab;
    Cuppa Joe (Goss VI WCS 2018) whip w/ outsd trn overtrn op hndshk both RLOD; swing out;
    Besame Mucho (Rumble V RB 2007) spot trn to wrap; sweetheart corte;
    El Choclo (Goss V TG 2018) la cobra; sentada; ambush; both ocho;
    Bad Boys (Van Acker IV QS 2008) cross chasse SQQS; chasse weave; pendulum 3;
    Words Get In the Way (Shibata VI BL 2018) M lariat; circ X-hnd undrm trns;
    Groovy Foxtrot (Worlock V FT 2019) monkey wlk; skater R trns; lilt pivot 2 CP;
    Eso Es (Hurd V TG 2018) slo L revolving ochos; trng 4 by 4 stp;
    The Homecoming (Ward IV+ MX 1977) HOF

    Teach: Can't Help Falling In Love (Webb VI HCW 2018)

    Nadia's Theme (Goss MX IV 1977)
    You Deserve (Read VI FT 2014) bk L feath; tumble;
    You're My World (Prow VI HCW 2016) W spin op in & out runs; dbl telespin; R hinge; Gala '16
    Cat Daddy (Blackford IV JV 2016) trav sand stps; glide to side;
    Hola Amor (Goss/Figwer V BL 2014) crs body to shad & sweethearts;
    Havana (Goss VI CH 2018) alemana w/ runaround to qk turkish brks; cont NY; cont adv hip twist;
    Easy Money (Goss/Figwer V WCS 2012) cheerldr;
    Dust (Chavey IV BL 2007) aida line & hip lift;

    Notes


    Cue Sheets
    (Most cue sheets are available at Mark Brautigam's Mixed-Up site or at Roundalab's Index. Videos are available from Glen & Helen, Gene Severance, and other sites. Contact us for more info, Carousel lists, any cue sheets you can't find, or for cued music, or bring a thumb drive to the club.

    All the Ways (Worlock VI WCS 2019)
    New York, New York (Preskitt VI FT 2019)
    Dialogues (Moore IV WZ 2019)
    You Make Me Feel Like West Coast (Garza V WCS 2019)
    Until Now (Finch IV FT 2019)
    Better Place (Johnson V RB 2019)
    Hey Baby, Be My Girl (Harris IV JV 2019)
    Please Mr. Brown (Davis V TG 2019)
    Be My Girl (Worlock VI MB 2019)
    Eso Beso (Shibata V SB 2011) video
    Hot Hot Samba (Moore IV SB 2004) video
    Baby Come To Me (Ross IV SB 2019)
    Anything Can Happen (Goss VI WZ 2019)
    No Walls, No Ceiling, No Floors (Schmidt VI WZ 2019)
    Theme From Frozen (Worlock VI WZ 2018)
    Abrazame (Worlock V BL 2007) video
    Boulavogue (Lamberty VI WZ 1990) video Blackford McGee
    Mia Bolero (Worlock VI BL 2018)
    Papillon (Lamberty VI WZ 1995) video
    Can't Help Falling In Love (Webb VI HCW 2018)
    Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Rumble VI FT 1994) video
    Tijuana Taxi (Prow IV QS 2006) video
    Eso Es (Hurd V TG 2018)
    Groovy Foxtrot (Worlock V FT 2019)
    The Colors Of Autumn (Hutd VI WZ 2018)
    These Foolish Things (Preskitt V WCS 2019)
    Get Down Tonight (Worlock V QS 2019)
    Pasolindo (Ross V PD 2017)
    El Choclo (Goss V TG 2018)
    Havana (Goss VI CH 2018)







    Our Choreography

    I Didn't I Swear (Sears II TS 2018)
    Weave Me (Sears VI FT 2016)
    Corn Silk (Sears VI FT 2012)
    El Choclo IV (Sears IV TG 2010)











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