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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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    Calendar

    April4Telefeathers
    11Telefeathers
    18Telefeathers
    25Telefeathers
    May2Telefeathers
    9Telefeathers
    16Telefeathers
    23Telefeathers
    25CRDA Fun Dance, Rose Hill
    30Break for Fun Valley
    June6Telefeathers
    13Telefeathers
    20Telefeathers
    27

    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 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

    Program 13 December 2018 --

    Early Rounds:
    All I Ask Of You (Rumble 6 STS 2009) solo riff trns; cont hip chks; trip trav half to W circle;
    Last Night Cha (Worlock V CH 2006) hip twist & ronde chasses; coca rola; HOF;
    Theme from Shrek (Worlock V WZ 2013) dbl rev 2X to op tele;
    Puttin' On the Ritz (Goss VI QS 2014) glove & erte line; fallaway twinkles; Bahr teach

    Program:
    I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (Goss V FT 2018) RAR
    When You Say Nothing At All (Pilachowski IV STS 1996)
    Christmas In Dixie (Woodruff IV CH 1995)
    Santa Lost A Ho (Windhorst III TS/SS 2017)
    Christmas Tree (Woodruff IV CH/STS 2015)
    Santa Baby (Townsend-Manning IV WCS 2018) M's undrm trn;

    Quickie: A Lady In Red (Moore IV BL 2018) aida to aida line; L whisk to L whisk line;

    Toreando (Shibata V PD 2011) do-si-do; L ft var; banderillas; grand circle 1/2 trn; coup de pique;
    Theme in My Head (Woodruff V WZ 2008) SCAR fwd fwd lk fwd; tipple chasse pivot;
    Cuppa Joe (Goss VI WCS 2018) whip w/ outsd trn overtrn op hndshk both RLOD; swing out;
    Havana (Goss VI CH 2018) alemana w/ runaround to qk turkish brks; cont NY; cont adv hip twist;
    To Be Loved (Armstrong V STS 2018) cont trav R trns w/ outsd roll; Albuquerque & RAR
    Boulavogue (Lamberty VI WZ 1990) top spin; big top; Golden Classic; HOF;

    Review:  El Choclo (Goss V TG 2018) la cobra; sentada; ambush; both ocho;

    Safari Too (Moore IV QS 2012) qtr trn to bk dbl lk;
    Blueberry Hill (Buck V WCS 1989) wrapped whip;
    Hey There (Chadd V FT 2018) qk op rev to RLOD; nat hvr cross to RLOD; Gala '18
    Cell Block Tango (Worlock VI TG 2009) qk dbl chase; qk whirligig; qk prom wing spin;
    Misunderstood Paso (Garza V PD 2013)
    Cake By the Ocean (Rumble VI WCS 2018) window whip; straight whip; scoop sugar push;
    Nochecita (Dierickx V STS 2018) trav R trn w/ outsd roll; romantic sways;
    On the Sunny Side Of the Street (Weiss V FT 2017) mooch; triple pretzel;
    Emily (Rumble IV WZ) dbl rev; vien cross; some shadow work;

    Program 6 December 2018 --

    Early Rounds:
    Dancing Socks (Broadwater VI WZ 1996) rumba cross RLOD; dbl rev wing to RLOD;
    Bye Bye Blues (Palmquist VI FT) rev fallaway chg sway fwd swiv BJO L pivot 2 LOD; thru slo hover corte;
    Appalachian Lullabye (Worlock VI WZ 2012) dbl rev ovrspn; tumble; WZ topspn;
    Coney Island (Shibata V WZ 2005) hndshk W sync u/arm roll to op chk W develope;
    Muchas Gracias (Ito V PD 2013) shadow attack; rev fallaway in 8; R ft flamenco crosses; rotary trn;
    Angelina (Worlock V CH 2009) Gala '09

    Program:
    Andante Cantibile (Moore V WZ 2018) rev imp BJO DRC;
    La Vie En Rose (Doi IV FT 2009) SCAR fwd swvl BJO DRC chk rec sd SCAR DLC crs hover SCP;
    Tango Jack (Goss V TG 2013) recover slip tele SCP (QQQQS);
    Addicted To You (Kincaid V MR 2016) swing basic; wrap around; snake;
    I May Be Wrong (Lamberty V QS 2017) rng fwd & bk lks; 6 qk twinkles;
    I Am Free (Chadd IV CH 2018) opp brks; solo ronde cha box; parallel chase; triple chas; Gala '18
    After Midnight Tango (Moore IV TG 2017) rev fallaway chkg; serpiente;
    On the Prowl (Wulf IV RB 2018) extended chase w/ spirals; hockey stick to fan M fc DRC;
    Havana (Goss VI CH 2018) alemana w/ runaround to qk turkish brks; cont NY; cont adv hip twist;
    To Be Loved (Armstrong V STS 2018) cont trav R trns w/ outsd roll; Albuquerque & RAR
    Chanel (Preskitt VI WZ 2018) solo weave 6; Albuquerque
    A Song With No Name (Hixson IV JV 2018) mooch; riverboat shuffle;
    The Homecoming (Ward IV+ MX 1977)

    Teach:  El Choclo (Goss V TG 2018) la cobra; sentada; ambush; both ocho;

    Perfect (Prow V HCW 2018) outsd spin & twist to R sway line fcg LOD;
    My Foolish Heart (Preskitt VI BL 2018) fwd brk trn to turkish brks; telefeather; horse & cart;
    Come Here You (Nelson IV WCS 2017) slingshot throwout;
    Remember Your Smile (Hilton V WZ 2018) bk tipple chasse pivot;

    Program 8 November 2018 --

    Workshop 6:15: Night Of Stars Tango (Hicks VI TG)

    Die Hard 6:50:
    It Don't Mean A Thing (Rumble V QS/PB 2007)
    I Love You Always Forever (Lamberty V SB 2012)
    Afro Cubano (Noble V RB 2006)

    Barton Celebration 7:00: (Beryl passed Oct 31)
    Only Love Bolero (Barton IV BL 2004) twist vine 6 QKs; bol bjo wheel 8 QKs;
    Cavatina (Barton VI WZ 1982) rumba cross 2X; Golden Classic; HOF;
    Yellow Bird (Barton V RB1985) sync sd wlk 5 (QQQ&Q);


    My Foolish Heart (Preskitt VI BL 2018) fwd brk trn to turkish brks; telefeather; horse & cart; ROQ Cand.
    Heureka (Schmidt V PD 2015) prom to counter prom 2X; la passe; chasse cape;
    Cake By the Ocean (Rumble VI WCS 2018) window whip; straight whip; scoop sugar push;
    SOS Tango (DeChenne VI TG 2012) whirligig;
    Where or When (Worlock VI FT) prom weave 5 chkg slo swtch to nat weave; op rev trn w/ rev swiv;
    How Deep Is Your Love (Rumble IV RB 2018)
    I May Be Wrong (Lamberty V QS 2017) rng fwd & bk lks; 6 qk twinkles;
    Begin to Color Me (Read VI WZ 1999) back rng wing; spin & twist to sway line;
    Havana (Goss VI CH 2018) alemana w/ runaround to qk turkish brks; cont NY; cont adv hip twist;

    Review: Havana (Goss VI CH 2018)

    Burlesque (Garza V TG 2012) doble cruz; cont same ft lunge; sentada; golpe; lady lean;
    Cuppa Joe (Goss VI WCS 2018) whip w/ outsd trn overtrn op hndshk both RLOD; swing out; ROQ Cand.
    A Walk In the Park (Sechrist V WZ 2017) R trng lk full to fallaway ronde BJO;
    La Gloria (Moore VI BL 2007) sync trng basic overtrnd, u/arm spiral & spin; HOF
    A Song With No Name (Hixson IV JV 2018) mooch; riverboat shuffle;
    Don't Stop the Dance (Shibata V TG 2015) shad bk wheel (LF); four stp; prom chasse tap;
    Song For A New Beginning (Davis IV BL 2018) trng basic; bk sh to sh; lace across;
    Sunshine In My Life (Chadd IV RB 2014) M spot trn W fan;
    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.

    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)
    Andante Cantibile (Moore V WZ 2018)
    I May Be Wrong (Lamberty V QS 2017)
    I'm Not Lisa (Blackford V BL 2018)
    Night Of Stars Tango (Hicks VI TG 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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