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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

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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    Calendar

    Aug1Telefeathers
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    15Telefeathers
    22Telefeathers
    29Beach Party!
    30- 9/1Hurd Labor Day Weekend
    Sept5Break for Albuquerque
    12Telefeathers
    19Telefeathers
    26Telefeathers
    Oct3Telefeathers
    10Telefeathers
    17Telefeathers
    24Telefeathers
    31Telefeathers

    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 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;

    Program 21 February 2019 --

    Early Rounds:
    Burlesque (Garza V TG 2012) doble cruz; cont same ft lunge; sentada; golpe; lady lean; Bahr
    Can't Help Falling In Love (Webb VI HCW 2018) fleckerl; ROQ Cand.
    Egyptian Lady (Kenny VI RB 2018) ropespin M trns RF 6 w/ W; ROQ Cand.
    Fire (Kurczewski VI WCS 2018) boomerang trip trav; trav sd pass; cheerleader; ROQ Cand.
    Caught Up In the Rapture (Ross VI BL 2018) three alemanas; full moon; adv sl door; ROQ Cand.

    Program:
    Once Upon A Dream (Woodruff IV FT 2019)
    The Alligator Stroll (Gloodt IV WCS 2018) straight whip;
    Will You Dance With Me (Krause IV STS 2007) open brk 3 slos;
    Tangled Up (Woodruff IV TG RB CH 2019)
    Pasolindo (Ross V PD 2017) L ft coup de pique (6 qk moving RLOD);  shad attack (shadow pos L ft: Fwd Rec Bk Rec Fwd Cross In Front Rise/Face Lower trail foot free)
    Addicted To You (Kincaid V MR 2016) swing basic; wrap around; snake;
    Save Room (Preskitt VI CH 2018) turk towel; challenge chase w/ triple chas; ROQ Cand.
    If Not You (Rotscheid IV STS 2018) arm to arm (W across);
    After Midnight Tango (Moore IV TG 2017) rev fallaway chkg; serpiente;
    Havana (Goss VI CH 2018) alemana w/ runaround to qk turkish brks; cont NY; cont adv hip twist;
    Get Down Tonight (Worlock V QS 2019) tipple chasse pivot; splits; pendulum; Bahr teach

    Cactus Capers Teach:
    Another Crazy World (Preskitt VI WZ 2019) cont hairpins; 3 fallaways; dbl rev overspin ;
    These Foolish Things (Preskitt V WCS 2019) switch backs; circ trav sand steps; boomerang TTR;

    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;
    Perfidia In Brazil (Hurd V RB 2009) HOF;
    Love the Tango (Goss/Figwer V TG 2013) stalking walk to R lunge line & qk rock 2; trng 4X5;
    I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (Goss V FT 2018)
    Free Spirit (Preskitt V WZ 2018) chair rec pt W roll LOP wall;
    How Deep Is Your Love (Rumble IV RB 2018)

    Program 17 January 2019 --

    Early Rounds:
    Big Blonde and Beautiful (Goss V WCS 2008) sugar sd brk hug & freeze; cheerleader;
    Cake By the Ocean (Rumble VI WCS 2018) window whip; straight whip; scoop sugar push;
    Hallelujah Waltz (Read VI HCW 2011) skater work; fleckerl;
    Last Night Cha (Worlock V CH 2006) hip twist & ronde chasses; coca rola; HOF;
    Theme from Frozen (Worlock VI WZ 2018) R tipple chasse pivot; big top; hvr corte in 6;

    Program:
    Close To You (Heath IV BL 2015)
    Rainbows Are Back In Style (Blackford V FT 2014) int cont ex hover cross; L feath;
    If Not You (Rotscheid IV STS 2018) arm to arm (W across);
    That Man (Worlock V QS 2012) 6 qk run; tipsy trns; paddle trn 7; slo slide & vine w/ push pull; Bahr
    Come Here You (Nelson IV WCS 2017) slingshot throwout;
    Havana (Goss VI CH 2018) alemana w/ runaround to qk turkish brks; cont NY; cont adv hip twist;
    My Foolish Heart (Preskitt VI BL 2018) fwd brk trn to turkish brks; telefeather; horse & cart; WASCA
    Burlesque (Garza V TG 2012) doble cruz; cont same ft lunge; sentada; golpe; lady lean; SCAR; ICBDA Bahr
    To Be Loved (Armstrong V STS 2018) cont trav R trns w/ outsd roll; Albuquerque & RAR
    El Choclo (Goss V TG 2018) la cobra; sentada; ambush; both ocho;
    This Is Your Song (Prow IV HCW 2008) Gala '08
    Pasolindo (Ross V PD 2017) L ft coup de pique; chasse apart; shad attack to CP;

    Teach:  Get Down Tonight (Worlock V QS 2019)

    Gravity Storm (Fisher V MR 2009) snake; M's circle wrap;
    Chanel (Preskitt VI WZ 2018) solo weave 6; Albuquerque
    Back Where I Belong (Read IV FT 2008) bk chasse twirl SCAR W dev;
    Hooked On Swing (Windhorst IV SS TS 1983) Golden Classic ROQ 2019
    Skyfall (Race IV RB 2013)
    Life Is A Slow Dance (Worlock IV WZ 2018) RAR


    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, any cue sheets you can't find, or for cued music, or bring a thumb drive to the club.

    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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