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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 — Temporarily Dark

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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Beach Party
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Roundalab Manual of Figures -- $20 -- Go to Login, Purchase Subscription.
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ICBDA Manual of Figures, 2005 -- free to members -- sign in & go to Dance Manual.
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Calendar

Feb
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break for Cactus Capers

13
snowed out

20
Telefeathers

27
Telefeathers
Mar
5
Telefeathers

12
Dark

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.



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.

For any link to a video or to a cued dance, left-click to view or hear in browser; right-click to download file.

e-Dance 11 June 2020 --

Blue On Blue (Balk IV RB 1989) cue sheet, cue card, cued dance

e-Lesson 4 June 2020 --

Pisces Rumba (Gloodt IV RB 2019) cue sheet, cue card, cued dance, discussion, video of George & Pam Hurd dancing Where Is Your Love (Worlock VI RB 2014), containing Sweethearts

e-Lesson 28 May 2020 --

Watermark VI, a YouTube waltz showcase, youtube video, cue card, cued dance (Download cueing with right click or listen in browser with left click.) discussion

e-Discussion 21 May 2020 --

To Dance Or Not To Dance (PDF) -- resuming in the face of Covid-19.

e-Lesson 14 May 2020 --

Three Smooth Figures: the Double Reverse, Double Natural, and Double Reverse Wing (Beautiful Things, dance and teach (see 6'30") (Download video with right click or watch in your browser with left click.) -- discussion (PDF)

e-Lesson 7 May 2020 --

Dancing With A Stranger (Goss V WCS 2020) cue sheet, cue card, cued dance, discussion

Special clinic work from 2011 with George & Pam Hurd, Mesa AZ -- Each video presents a 35-40 min workshop on phase IV & V WCS figures, with focus on proper and comfortable technique (each followed by separate AT workshop). You may download with right click or watch in your browser with left click: Parts One, Two, Three, Four

e-Lesson 30 April 2020 --

Near the Lake (Moore IV RB 2020) cue sheet, cue card, cued dance, discussion

e-Lesson 23 April 2020 --

Starlight Express (Goss V RB 2004) video Goss dancing, video Hurd dancing, cue sheet, cue card, cued dance, discussion

e-Lesson 16 April 2020 --

G.I. Jive (Hicks IV JV 2019) cue sheet, cue card, cued dance at 34, cued dance at 32, for video go to glen&helen, discussion

Fleckerl in Hallelujah Waltz (Read VI HCW 2011) video Hurd, Worlock, cued dance, cue card, discussion

e-Lesson 9 April 2020 --

Foxtrot Musings,esp. Heel Turn (PDF)
more from Egils (YouTube)

All I Have To Do Is Dream (Rumble III RB 2020) cued dance, cue card, discussion

e-Lesson 2 April 2020 --

You Deserve (Read VI FT 2014) video Worlock, cued dance, cue card, review discussion

Program 5 March 2020 --

A Little Closer (Parker V FT 2018) hover fallaway no trn; dbl top spin;
Grace Kelly Redux (Goss/Figwer V JV/FT 2019) fallaway tuck in;
Para Toda La Vida (Hagiwara V RB 2019) trade places to OP to opp spot trn;
Autumn Leaves Tango (Preskitt VI TG 2016) teleswivel; nat pivot; la cobra;
Almost Like Being In Love (Preskitt IV QS 2007) chasse weave, pendulum;
No Walls, No Ceilings, No Floors (Schmidt VI WZ 2019) falwy twinkles; x hvr tele BJO;
Toreando (Shibata V PD 2011) do-si-do; L ft var; banderillas; grand circle 1/2 trn; coup de pique;  Bahr
Can't Take My Eyes Off You 5 (Preskitt V CH 2019) circ cross body; chase w/ sgl cubans;
Hallelujah Waltz (Read VI HCW 2011) skater work; fleckerl; festival fave;
Winter Light (Preskitt VI BL 2019) cross hnd to turk brk; sd ronde chg sds rev undrm; eggbeater to fc;
You Are the Reason (Worlock V STS 2020) M switch & riff W spiral roll tandem COH; flip flop = arm to arm; sweetheart run W in & out;
Cake By the Ocean (Rumble VI WCS 2018) window whip; straight whip; scoop sugar push; festival fave;

Teach: You Deserve (Read VI FT 2014)

Aventure Tango (Schmidt IV TG 2020) diam trn 12 qks; rev fallaway chkg to fwd outsd swvl;
The Promise (Worlock VI WZ 2019) start telespin to SF lng line; royal spin nat prep SFL;
Put Your Records On 2019 (Nolen V WCS 2019) whip & flip;
Hot Tango (Wulf IV TG 2019) Gala '19
Donde Estas Yolanda (Parker IV MB 2011) scallop;
You Look Wonderful Tonight (Pelton V BL 2019)
Chez Paris (Chadd IV JV 2019) shuffling doors;
Wounded Heart (Worlock VI BL 2001) HOF festival fave;
You Make Me Feel Like West Coast (Garza V WCS 2019) extended span arms; ex she go he go; ex trav sd pass;
Life Is A Slow Dance (Worlock IV WZ 2018)

Program 5 December 2019 --

Pre-Rounds:
All I Ask Of You (Rumble 6 STS 2009) solo riff trns; cont hip chks; trip trav half to W circle;
Bye Bye Blues (Palmquist VI FT) rev fallaway chg sway fwd swiv BJO L pivot 2 LOD; thru slo hover corte (SSS); qk heel pull DRW cross swiv link SCP (QQQQS); HOF;
Long As I Live (Worlock VI STS 2014) passing alt u/arm trns; eggbeater trn;
Am I Blue  (Lamberty VI FT 1998) bk tipple chasse pivot to heel pull crvd feath 2X;
Night Of Stars Tango (Hicks VI TG 2018) nat fallaway prom; op prom swvl DRW; 4 stp swvl SCAR; Bahr

Rounds:
Groovin' (Schmidt V RB 2002) latin whisk;
Manhattan (Blackford IV FT 2019) to cue?
It's About Time (Shibata VI WCS 2019) wrapped whip tunnel exit; eggbeater; behind back whip; tand sugar hop; Bahr
My Sweet Catherine (Goss VI WZ 2009) big top; rumba cross; cross chasse chkg bk swvl prom sway;
Goodbye (Parker IV STS 2019)
Hang On Little Tomato (Harris V FT 2015) cont hover cross; L feath; Gala '15
Chez Paris (Chadd IV JV 2019) shuffling doors;
Portrait (Nelson VI W 2009)
The Last Blues Song (Scherrer V FT 2013) bk crvng three stp trns LF; bk crvd feath trns RF; Gala '13

Review: The Promise (Worlock VI WZ 2019)

Baby Mine (Davis IV HCW 2012)
Perhaps (Easterday IV RB 1994)
That Old Piano 4 (Rotscheid V WCS 2019) sugar push w/ L twist 2;
In This Life IV (Gloodt IV STS 2014) the square; patty cake twisty basic;
Sombras (Blackford V TG 2000) trng 4x5 stp; qtr beats; dbl twist trn; to cue?
Hey Baby, Be My Girl (Harris IV JV 2019) kick thru RLOD ball cross LOD;
Minnie's You Hoo (Woodruff III 5-ct 2019) SSQQS;
Good Old Days (Easterday III TS QS SS 2001)
Have I Told You (Prow IV FT 2003)
A Daisy in December (Hurd VI WZ 2008) telespin; rumba cross; big top;

Program 31 October 2019 --

Program:
Love Potion #9 (Anderson V CH 1993) three threes; box w/ cuban breaks; trade places;
Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Baldwin IV FT 2009)
Love's Forgotten Bride (Goss V WZ 2019) RAR, Carousel
Untold Love (Wulf V RB 2019) parallel brks; turkish towel; Gala
Hot Tango (Wulf IV TG 2019) adv corte no trn; Gala
Valentine (Worlock VI BL 2014) egg beater; cross hnds u/arm to turkish brk; parallel brks; fest fave,  Bahr tch
Shape Of You (Goss V SB 2019) cont chasse rev trn; plait; maypole; prom runs like in & out; Gala, Bahr

Quickie: You Make Me Feel Like West Coast (Garza V WCS 2019) review varsou breaks;

Heureka (Schmidt V PD 2015) prom to counter prom 2X; la passe; chasse cape;
Be My Girl (Worlock VI MB 2019) slo snake (6 slos); MB twist; W tunnel back; Jan Colossal
Please Mr Brown (Davis V TG 2019) qtr beats; 4X5 stp; tele drop oversway; Bahr Carousel

Teach: Como Dos Tontos (Goss V BL 2019) sync trng basic pivot; stp dbl ronde nat top; Carousel fave

The First Hello (Dierickx IV BL 2018) 1 riff trn (QQ); to cue?
Don't Bother Me Mosquito (Hurd V MB 2019) solo diam trn w/ hops; spiral to cumbia; ronde MB box; LD '19, Carousel
I'll Do It All Over Again (Dierickx V FT 2018) chasse pivot & pivot 2 DLC;
Addio Mia Cara (Herr V WZ 2019) LOP X-hovers to wall Op fin skaters DLC; to cue?
Af en Af (Seurer II TS)

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)


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 the cued dance, or bring a thumb drive to the club.

You Deserve (Read VI FT 2014) video Worlock, cued dance, cue card, review discussion

You Are the Reason (Worlock V STS 2020)
Winter Light (Preskitt VI BL 2019)
Can't Take My Eyes Off You 5 (Preskitt V CH 2019)
Para Toda La Vida (Hagiwara V RB 2019)
Hallelujah Waltz (Read VI HCW 2011) video Hurd, Worlock
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Some foxtrots, showing the all important Feather:
Exactly Like You (Slater IV FT) video
Paper Moon (DeChenne IV FT/JV) video
Sam's New Pants (Finch IV FT) video
Solitude City (Gibson V FT) video
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The Promise (Worlock VI WZ 2019)
Como Dos Tontos (Goss V BL 2019)
Valentine (Worlock VI BL 2014)
Don't Let the Old Man In (Davis VI BL 2019)
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) video (use search box)
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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