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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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Oct 5 Telefeathers
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19 Telefeathers
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Nov 2 Gala Prep Break
3-4 Gala
9 Telefeathers
16 Telefeathers
23 Thanksgiving Break
30 Telefeathers
Dec 7 Telefeathers
14 Telefeathers
21 Telefeathers
28 Holiday Break
Jan 4 Telefeathers
11 Telefeathers
18 Telefeathers
25 Telefeathers
Feb 1 Telefeathers

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 16 November 2017 --

Never Let Me Go (Gloodt V WZ 2017) pivot to hairpin; Gala '17

They Can't Take That Away From Me (Goss/Figwer IV FT 2017) open vines & kicks; Gala '17

That's When I See the Blues (Diericks V RB 2017) stop & go to "L" into cross body to COH;

You're My World (Prow VI HCW 2016) W spin op in & out runs; dbl telespin; R hinge; Gala '16

Thoroughly Modern Millie (Preskitt IV QS 2017) chasse weave;

Paso Cadiz (Goss V PD 1995) flamenco closes; rev develope;

Serenantella (Shibata V TG 2010) bk op prom & trng 5 step; rev fallaway slip;

The Water Is Wide V (Preskitt V STS 2016) shad crs hovers; alt undrm trns; solo RF undrm trns;

Trouble (Hurd VI WCS 2017)  choker whip; unwind W sync circ vine 15; Labor Day

I Will Wait For You (Preskitt VI FT 2017) bk L feath; lilt to chair & slip = 1.5 meas; tumble;

Tentacion (Hurd V AT 2017) el gato basic; revolving ochos; sandwich to leg sweeps CW;

All My Love (Moore VI RB 2011) half basic start cont nat top w/ dbl spiral exit;
 
Teach: Our Hearts Still Go On (Worlock VI RB 2017)
Blue Ain't Your Color (Ahart IV STS 2017)

 Theme from Inuyasha (Hilton V WZ 2016) L-trng lk;

I See the Light (Preskitt VI BL 2017) shad trng basic; full moon; eggbeater;

Spurs Of Gaucho (Shibata V TG 2014) tele into chase; nat pivot twist trn; adv corte;

I'm Coming Back As A Man (Hilton IV FT 2017) from DLW qk diam in 4 to DLC;

Return To the Heart (Goss VI WZ 2017) opp pts 1st W thru tr ft 2nd L ft;

Safari Too (Moore IV QS 2012) qtr trn to bk dbl lk;

She Bangs (Hurd IV CH 2017) rock twirl hammerlk triple chas; circ cross body; ronde cha box;

Under the Boardwalk (Williams V WCS 2015) sugar toe heel crs; escort bk around; mer alt head loops;

Rumba Lenta (Pelton IV RB 2017) circ serpiente; parallel chase; LF lariat; bk sh to sh;

Cherry Heart (Shibata V FT 2017)

Romeo IV Juliet (Oren IV WZ 2008) shad diam trn;

Program 19 October 2017 --

My Baby Just Cares For Me (Gss VI FT 2017) 6 qk twinkle; dbl ronde W insd trn; tumble;
Forever We'll Be In Love (Gloodt V WZ 2015) SF lunge M fcg COH;
She Bangs (Hurd IV CH 2017) rock twirl hammerlk triple chas; circ cross body; ronde cha box;
These Foolish Things (Bahr IV MX 2004) strolling vine; qtr trn prog chasse; stop & go dbl stop action;
Mi Amante (Nelson V BL 2017) full moon;
Otra Noche (Clements IV AT 2008) W's molinete; M's molinete; trng basic w/ pts;
The Outcasts (Worlock VI WZ 2015)
Jungle Book QS (Worlock V QS 2016)
Blown Away (Worlock VI FT 2014)
Spanish Banderillero (Schmidt V PD 2010) the twists;
Cherry Heart (Shibata V FT 2017) eros line; int cont hover cross;
On the Sunny Side Of the Street (Rumble IV FT 2017) BJO bk 2 to wrap W 3;
My Love and I (Goss VI HCW 2017) dbl ronde twist trn; R trng lk; bk L feath; ICBDA
SOS Tango (DeChenne VI TG 2012) whirligig; 

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

 Lido Shuffle (Prow V JV 2016) catapult; passing Am spin; pretzel into another pretzel; Gala '16
When I Dream VI (Hurd VI BL 2015) windmill trn; full moon; full trn crs bodies;
Man Wanted (Hurd IV QS 2012) stp kick fc kick sd draw cl 3X; rng bk lks; rng fin;
Trouble (Hurd VI WCS 2017)  choker whip; unwind W sync circ vine 15; Labor Day
Tentacion (Hurd V AT 2017) el gato basic; revolving ochos; sandwich to leg sweeps CW;
Hit the Road Jive (Hicks V JV 2017) sugarfoot stomp; sombrero rocks; shad solo undrm rolls;
Serenantella (Shibata V TG 2010) bk op prom & trng 5 step; rev fallaway slip;
Moon Waltz (Dierickx IV WZ 2010)

Program 21 September 2017 --

I Have Dreamed (Gloodt V FT 2016) int cont hover cross; hover cross end;
Il Meglia Della Vita (Wulf V WZ 2016) R trng lk; mini telespin; SF lng;
Le Cafe D'Amour (Race IV RB 2015) chase w/ u/arm pass;
Big Blonde and Beautiful (Goss V WCS 2008) sugar sd brk hug & freeze; cheerleader;
Heureka (Schmidt V PD 2015) prom to counter prom 2X; la passe; chasse cape;
Footprints In the Sand (Hicks VI RB 2017) hockey stick into 3 3s; nat circ hip twists; Albuquerque
Thoroughly Modern Millie (Preskitt IV QS 2017) chasse weave; Albuquerque
You're My World (Prow VI HCW 2016) W spin op in & out runs; dbl telespin; R hinge; Gala '16
Pictures, Through the Dark (Finch V WZ 2017) picture figures; Winterfest, CA
Tentacion (Hurd V AT 2017) el gato basic; revolving ochos; sandwich to leg sweeps CW; ICBDA
Solitaire (Goss V BL 2017) hammerlock; figurehead; sync trng basic full; Labor Day

Review: Trouble (Hurd VI WCS 2017)  choker whip; unwind W sync circ vine 15; Labor Day
Return To the Heart (Goss VI WZ 2017) opp pts 1st W thru tr ft 2nd L ft; Labor Day

To All The Girls (Kiehm/Goss VI BL 1994) bk horse & cart 5; stop & go tele;
Sobre El Mar (Schmidt V TG 2015) rk trn w/ triple chasse end (QQQQQQS);
Imagine (Young IV STS 2003)
Abrazame (Worlock V BL 2007) horse & cart; end, lady hip twist 1 to parallel breaks 3;
Paper Moon (DeChenne IV FT/JV 2012) catapult; jive seq LOD & same to RLOD;
In Times Like These (Gloodt IV WCS 2017) push brk; sd whip;
Until It's Time For Me To Go (Gloodt IV WZ 2015)


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.

Blue Ain't Your Color (Ahart IV STS 2017)
All My Love (Moore VI RB 2011)
Honky Tonk Moon (Woodruff V WCS 2009)
Garden Of Angels (Blackford IV BL 2017)
Our Hearts Still Go On (Worlock VI RB 2017)
I Will Wait for You (Preskitt VI FT 2017)
Theme from Inuyasha (Hilton V WZ 2016)
Cherry Heart (Shibata V FT 2017
Love the Tango (Goss/Figwer V TG 2013
My Love and I (Goss VI HCW 2017)
Return To the Heart (Goss VI WZ 2017)
Trouble (Hurd VI WCS 2017)
Pictures, Through the Dark (Finch V WZ 2017)
Tentacion (Hurd V AT 2017)
I See the Light (Preskitt VI BL 2017)
Jungle Book Quickstep (Worlock V QS 2016)
The Finger Points to You (Schmidt VI FT 2017)
Mi Amante (Nelson V BL 2017)
To All the Girls (Kiehm/Goss VI BL 1994)
Cinderella (Worlock VI HCW 2017)
Mr. Lonely (Blackford IV STS 2017)
On the Sunny Side of the Street (Rumble IV FT 2017)
42nd Street for You (Rotscheid IV QS 2016)
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)



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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