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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.

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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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22CRDA Fun Dance (Rose Hill)
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26CRDA Fun Dance (Rose Hill)
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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

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 for 25 May 2017 --

It's All In the Movies (Nolen III RB 2014) circ serpiente; chase w/ u/arm pass; lots of points;
The Water Is Wide V (Preskitt V STS 2016) shad crs hovers; alt undrm trns; solo RF undrm trns;
El Pico (Worlock VI PD 2004) banderillas; farol; fregolina; triple stab;
Valentine (Worlock VI BL 2014) egg beater; cross hnds u/arm to turkish brk; parallel brks;
Monsters, Inc. (Preskitt V QS 2016) tipsy pt; chasse roll 5 DRW; rng scissors 5; flwy twinkles;
Big Spender (Vogt VI FT 2005) rudolph to bk zig zag; split ronde into circ vine 8; M hold W pass by;
When I Dream VI (Hurd VI BL 2015) windmill trn; full moon; full trn crs bodies;
SOS Tango (DeChenne VI TG 2012) whirligig;
Uptown Funk (Gibson V CH 2015) dbl cuban; triple cha;
Cinderella (Worlock VI HCW 2017) W wing 1 x/swvl BJO; chk switch nat flwy weave;
Everything Blue (Goss VI FT 2016) cont hvr crs W insd undrm; bk shimmy wlk; rng crvd feath 5;
To All The Girls (Kiehm/Goss VI BL 1994) bk horse & cart 5; stop & go tele;

Teach
Mi Amante (Nelson V BL 2017)
The Finger Points to You (Schmidt VI FT 2017)

You're My World (Prow VI HCW 2016) W spin op in & out runs; dbl telespin; R hinge; '16 Gala
You You You (Lovelace IV BL 1997)
Santa Baby (Bahr IV WCS) M's undrm trn;
Abrazame (Worlock V BL 2007) horse & cart; end, lady hip twist 1 to parallel breaks 3;
The Truth About Love (Gloodt IV QS 2015) rng fwd lks; rng bk lks; chasse weave;
Back Where I Belong (Read IV FT 2008) bk chasse twirl SCAR W dev;
Otra Noche (Clements IV AT 2008) W's molinete; M's molinete; trng basic w/ pts;
A Night for Dreaming (Gloodt IV WZ 2014) L trng lk;

Program for 4 May 2017 --

Until It's Time For Me To Go (Gloodt IV WZ 2015)
The Water Is Wide V (Preskitt V STS 2016) shad crs hovers; alt undrm trns; solo RF undrm trns;
I Just Want to Dance with You (Buck VI RB 2001) turkish towel; cont nat top; circ three alemanas;
Mermaid In the Night (Goss/Figwer V WCS 2017) L sd PU pass; sugar toe heel crosses;
Abrazame (Worlock V BL 2007) horse & cart; end, lady hip twist 1 to parallel breaks 3;
Can't Help Falling In Love (Rumble V STS 2003) parallel runs;
That Man (Worlock V QS 2012) 6 qk run; tipsy trns; paddle trn 7; slo slide & vine w/ push pull;
Where or When (Worlock VI FT) prom weave 5 chkg slo swtch to nat wve; op rev trn w/ rev swiv;
El Gringo (Goss V PD 2017) R curving elevations; fallaway ronde slip ;
I Love You Always Forever (Lamberty V SB 2012) slo to fast criss cross volta; maypole;
We Were Solid Gold (Krause III CH 2017) chase w/ undrm pass; very slo op vine 8;
Cinderella (Worlock VI HCW 2017) W wing 1 x/swvl BJO; chk switch nat flwy weave;

Teach
To All The Girls (Kiehm/Goss VI BL 1994)

Swing Lover (Gloodt V WCS 2014) insd whip w/ insd trn; sd whip;
Man Wanted (Hurd IV QS 2012) stp kick fc kick sd draw cl 3X; rng bk lks; rng fin;
Carolina Moon VI (Rumble VI WZ 1997) rng spin; chkd rev & slip;
Otra Noche (Clements IV AT 2008) W's molinete; M's molinete; trng basic w/ pts;
Il Meglia Della Vita (Wulf V WZ 2016) R trng lk; mini telespin; SF lng;

Program for 13 April 2017 --

Precious Dreams (Molitoris/Firstenburg VI WZ 2010)
Theme in My Head (Woodruff V WZ 2008)
On the Sunny Side Of the Street (Rumble IV FT 2017) BJO bk 2 to wrap W 3;
Manfred's Mambo Cha Cha (Webb V CH 2017) turkish towel; hnd to hnd to nat top; parallel chase;
Chalita (Goss VI AT 2008) corte w/ lean; dbl start to la parada & R ft resolution; bicicleta;
Married (Shawver VI WZ 1980)
El Pico (Worlock VI PD 2004) banderillas; farol; fregolina; triple stab;
Pensando En Ti (Esqueda VI FT 1996) royal spn; dbl op tele; big top;
Dancing Socks (Broadwater VI WZ 1996)
Can't Stop the Feeling, Justin Timberlake (Worlock VI WCS 2017) boomerang triple trav; spring whip;
The Water Is Wide V (Preskitt V STS 2016) shad crs hovers; alt undrm trns; solo RF undrm trns;

Review
42nd Street 4 You (Rotscheid IV QS 2016) peek-a-boo chasse; broken dbl fishtail;
Mermaid In the Night (Goss/Figwer V WCS 2017) L sd PU pass; sugar toe heel crosses;
Teach
Mr. Lonely (Blackford IV STS 2017)

Fools Rush In (Lamberty V FT 2014) chk & rock 2 weave 4 w/ lilt weave end 4;
Otra Noche (Clements IV AT 2008) W's molinete; M's molinete; trng basic w/ pts;
I Can Love You Like That (Johnson V BL 2016) W spiral to shad sweethearts;
Bamboozled By You (Hurd IV VW 2013) canter twirl 1,3,6; hes L trnng box 1,4,5,6;
Later Alligator (Rumble V JV 2016) cont sand stp; catapult; mooch kicks; slingshot chg R to L;
Fortuocity (Rother VI QS 1980) Golden Classic; HOF;
Wedding Planner (Garza IV TG 2014) R-ft basic; L-ft basic;
Le Cafe D'Amour (Race IV RB 2015) chase w/ u/arm pass;
Eager Beaver (Moore IV FT 2011) weave end to DLC; hvr crs w/ hvr corte end;
Candle On the Water (Preskitt V WZ 2016) R trng lk; chkd nat & slip;


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.

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)
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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