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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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Feb 1 Telefeathers
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March8Telefeathers
11CRDA Fun Dance, Wheatridge
15Telefeathers
22Telefeathers
29Telefeathers
April5Telefeathers
12Telefeathers
15CRDA Spring Dance, Avalon
19Telefeathers
26Telefeathers
May3Telefeathers
6CRDA Fun Dance, Colo Spgs
10Telefeathers
17Telefeathers
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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.

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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 8 February 2018 --

Prerounds
Peter Gunn (Goss VI CH 2006) pelvic tilt; hockey stick to runaway cont lk; cont spot trn;
Rhythm Of Love (Goss V QS 2011) fallaway twinkles; stp hops, trng hops, & trng chasses w/ hops;

Call Me Irresponsible (Bishop IV FT 2016)
Papillon (Lamberty VI WZ 1995) dbl nat telemark; bk tipple chasse pivot; Golden Classic; HOF;
Mommy's Shoes (Filardo V FT 2017) int cont hvr cross; rng bk lks;
I Will Always Love You (Sechrist VI BL 2017) W crs swvls rev undrm SQQS;
The Glory Of Love (Worlock V FT 2018) open rev rev swvl;
I Kiss Your Hand (Ito III TG 2017) sd to serpiente QQ--; QQQ-; leg line; criss cross;
A Walk In the Park (Sechrist V WZ 2017) R trng lk full to fallaway ronde BJO;
Thoroughly Modern Millie (Preskitt IV QS 2017) chasse weave;
Big Blonde and Beautiful (Goss V WCS 2008) sugar sd brk hug & freeze; cheerleader;
SOS Tango (DeChenne VI TG 2012) whirligig;
At Long Last Foxtrot (Preskitt VI FT 2017) telespin CP; teleswivel; bk L feath; 3 flwys; walk end
El Pico (Worlock VI PD 2004) banderillas; farol; fregolina; triple stab;

Teach: Cake By the Ocean (Rumble VI WCS 2018) window whip; straight whip; scoop sugar push;

If I Ain't Got You (Johnson V WZ 2017) cont hover cross;
Bob Roberts Society Band (Hurd V WCS 2015) whip fallaway; slingshot; L sd pass forearm spin LF;
Cha Cha Of the Hours (Hagiwara III CH 2016) alemana overtrn tandem;
A Thousand Years (Armstrong IV RB 2013) skaters cross body; full nat top;
Serenade 5 (Heath V WZ 2007) R trng lock; mini telespin;

Program 1 February 2018 --

Prerounds:
Everything Blue (Goss VI FT 2016)
Cinderella (Worlock VI HCW 2017)
Boulavogue (Lamberty VI WZ 1990)

When A Man Loves A Woman (Hilton IV STS 2014)
Autumn Leaves (Dierickx V RB 2016) cross body interrupted w/ tummy check;
Spanish Banderillero (Schmidt V PD 2010) the twists; Gala '10
Blue Ain't Your Color (Ahart IV STS 2017) W switch ovrtrn tandem; the square;
I Will Always Love You (Sechrist VI BL 2017) W crs swvls rev undrm SQQS;
Boulavogue (Lamberty VI WZ 1990) top spin; big top; Golden Classic; HOF;
I Will Wait For You (Preskitt VI FT 2017) bk L feath; lilt to chair & slip = 1.5 meas; tumble;
That Man (Worlock V QS 2012) 6 qk run; tipsy trns; paddle trn 7; slo slide & vine w/ push pull;
Eljana Tango (Lamberty V TG 2013) qk manuv pivot 3 SCP;
A Walk In the Park (Sechrist V WZ 2017) R trng lk full to fallaway ronde BJO;
I See the Light (Preskitt VI BL 2017) shad trng basic; full moon; eggbeater;
Sahara (Brewer IV WZ 2017) contra twinkle; diam trn fcg RLOD; qk teach?
It Don't Mean A Thing (Rumble V QS/PB 2007)

Teach: At Long Last Foxtrot (Preskitt VI FT 2017) from New Year's, FL

If I Ain't Got You (Johnson V WZ 2017) cont hover cross;
Afro Cubano (Noble V RB 2006) part D syncopation, SS S&QQ;
Inishannon Serenade (Taylor V STS 2015) tandem lunge basic; lng basic w/ outsd roll;
I Hear You Knocking (Storm IV WCS) slingshot passing tuck & twirl; forearm spin;
Kokomocha (Hubbell V CH 1991) triple chas; half basic to shadow;
Close Every Door 4 (Heath IV WZ 2012)

Program 11 January 2018 --

Prerounds:
Stier Tango (Worlock V TG 2005) qk prom & bk twinkle; dbl cl prom w swivel closes; qtr beats;
Monsters, Inc. (Preskitt V QS 2016) tipsy pt; chasse roll 5 DRW; rng scissors 5; flwy twinkles;
Rhythm of My Heart (Read VI WCS) sugar surprise 3 to trav kick/ball swvls & slngsht throwout;
Hallelujah Waltz (Read VI HCW 2011) skater work; fleckerl;

Close Every Door 4 (Heath IV WZ 2012)
How Little We Know (Childers V FT 2017) int cont hvr cross;
Thoroughly Modern Millie (Preskitt IV QS 2017) chasse weave;
Romeo and Juliet (Moore V WZ 1989) cont crvd feath (full trn in 5);
Otra Noche (Clements IV AT 2008) W's molinete; M's molinete; trng basic w/ pts;
The Water Is Wide V (Preskitt V STS 2016) shad crs hovers; alt undrm trns; solo RF undrm trns;
Just A Fool (Gibson V HCW 2017) mini telespin; nat hvr cross;
Footprints In the Sand (Hicks VI RB 2017) hockey stick into 3 3s; nat circ hip twists;
Spanish Banderillero (Schmidt V PD 2010) 2X
Heureka (Schmidt V PD 2015) prom to counter prom 2X; la passe; chasse cape;
Autumn Leaves (Dierickx V RB 2016) cross body interrupted w/ tummy check;
Baby Mine (Davis IV HCW 2012)

Quickie: Man In Black (Ross IV PD 2017) sd chasse apart; the cape;
Review: Afro Cubano (Noble V RB 2006) part D syncopation, SS S&QQ;

Hushabye Mountain (Rotscheid V WZ 2017) outsd spin to R trng lk dbl;
Cherry Heart (Shibata V FT 2017) eros line; int cont hover cross;
Burlesque (Garza V TG 2012) doble cruz; cont same ft lunge; sentada; golpe; lady lean;
Blue Ain't Your Color (Ahart IV STS 2017) W switch ovrtrn tandem; the square;
Theme in My Head (Woodruff V WZ 2008) SCAR fwd fwd lk fwd; tipple chasse pivot;

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;

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.

Cry No More (Hilpert/Pohl IV BL 2017)
Spanish March (Ito IV PD 2016)
Perfect (Dierickx IV STS 2018)
Cha Cha Of the Hours (Hagiwara III CH 2016)
Cake By the Ocean (Rumble VI WCS 2018)
I Kiss Your Hand (Ito III TG 2017)
Mommy's Shoes (Filardo V FT 2017)
Call Me Irresponsible (Bishop IV FT 2016)
The Glory Of Love (Worlock V FT 2018)
If I Ain't Got You (Johnson V WZ 2017)
At Long Last Foxtrot (Preskitt VI FT 2017)
Ugly Man Tango (Wulf IV TG 2016)
La  Gloria (Moore VI BL 2007)
A Walk In the Park (Sechrist V WZ 2017)
I Will Always Love You (Sechrist V WZ 2017)
Sahara (Brewer IV WZ 2017)
Afro Cubano (Noble V RB 2006)
How Little We Know (Childers V FT 2017)
Hushabye Mountain 5 (Rotscheid V WZ 2017)
Just A Fool (Gibson V HCW 2017)
All My Love (Moore VI RB 2011)
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)



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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