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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

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  • 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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Sept6Telefeathers
13Telefeathers
20Telefeathers
27Telefeathers
Oct4Telefeathers
11no dance
12-13CRDA Gala, Pueblo
18Telefeathers
25Telefeathers
Nov1Telefeathers
8Telefeathers
15Telefeathers
22Happy Thanksgiving
29Telefeathers
Dec6Telefeathers
13Telefeathers
20Christmas Break
27Christmas Break
Jan3Telefeathers

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 27 September 2018 --

Die Hard:
Dance the Night Away (Worlock VI AT CH 2013) doble gancho; sync molinete M arnd in 4 SCP LOD;
A Walk In the Park (Sechrist V WZ 2017) R trng lk full to fallaway ronde BJO;

Program:
I'm Not Lisa (Blackford V BL 2018) sync trng basic half;
So Much Love (Garza VI WZ 2018) cont hvr cross; R trng lock;
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (Goss V FT 2018) RAR
Come Here You (Nelson IV WCS 2017) slingshot throwout;
My Foolish Heart (Preskitt VI BL 2018) fwd brk trn to turkish brks; telefeather; horse & cart;
Paso Cadiz (Goss V PD 1995) flamenco closes; rev develope;
Swing Uptown (Foral IV QS 2018) rev chasse trn; strolling vine; ICBDA
Cell Block Tango (Worlock VI TG 2009) qk dbl chase; qk whirligig; qk prom wing spin;
Get It On (Lewis/Olson V WCS 2018) L sd pass extended; L circle pass; sugar bk dbl travl w/ rolls; ICBDA
Sweet Thing (Halbert IV FT 2018) thru flare ronde fallaway; Albuquerque
Chanel (Preskitt VI WZ 2018) solo weave 6; Albuquerque
Why Did It Have To Be Me (Preskitt V JV 2018) whip kick; RAR & Labor Day

Teach: Andante Cantibile (Moore V WZ 2018) rev imp BJO DRC;
I May Be Wrong (Lamberty V QS 2017) rng fwd & bk lks; 6 qk twinkles;

The Glory Of Love (Worlock V FT 2018) open rev rev swvl; Bahr
Caribbean Sunset (Preskitt V RB 2018)  shad serpiente; op fenceline to tand; RAR
I Gotta Know (Parker IV JV 2018) catapult; lindy catch;
Addicted To You (Kincaid V MR 2016) swing basic; wrap around; snake;
El Mismo Sol V (Garza V CH 2018) umbrella trns w/ spins; RAR & Labor Day
Learning the Blues (Blackford V FT 2018) feath fin DLC to top spin LOD;
Don't Stop the Dance (Shibata V TG 2015) shad bk wheel (LF); four stp; prom chasse tap;
You'll Be the One (Hilton IV BL 2018)
Life Is A Slow Dance (Worlock IV WZ 2018) RAR

Program 20 September 2018 --

How Deep Is Your Love (Rumble IV RB 2018) Albuquerque
Remember Your Smile (Hilton V WZ 2018) bk tipple chasse pivot;
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (Goss V FT 2018) RAR
Cadillac Jive (Oren IV JV 2018) jitterbug kicks; shuffling door; trip wheel W under; Summer's End
He's A Pirate (Goss VI TG 2018) trng 5-stp extended; la cobra; Bahr teach request
Life Is A Slow Dance (Worlock IV WZ 2018) RAR
Swing Uptown (Foral IV QS 2018) rev chasse trn; strolling vine; ICBDA
Burlesque (Garza V TG 2012) doble cruz; cont same ft lunge; sentada; golpe; lady lean; request
At Long Last Foxtrot (Preskitt VI FT 2017) telespin CP; teleswivel; bk L feath; 3 flwys; Bahr teach
Cake By the Ocean (Rumble VI WCS 2018) window whip; straight whip; scoop sugar push;
Heureka (Schmidt V PD 2015) prom to counter prom 2X; la passe; chasse cape; request
Sweet Thing (Halbert IV FT 2018) thru flare ronde fallaway; Albuquerque
Chanel (Preskitt VI WZ 2018) solo weave 6; Albuquerque

Teach: Why Did It Have To Be Me (Preskitt V JV 2018) whip kick; RAR & Labor Day

I'll Be Faithful To You (Noble IV STS 2012) arm to arm; patty cake twisty basic;
You'll Be Blessed (Chadd V RB 2017) aida to L shad;
Cantina Band (Weiss IV QS 2018) chasse weave; charleston crosses;
Song For A New Beginning (Davis IV BL 2018) trng basic; bk sh to sh; lace across;
After Midnight Tango (Moore IV TG 2017) rev fallaway chkg; serpiente;
Allegheny Moon 4 (Harris, P IV WZ 2016)

Program 2 August 2018 --

Prerounds:
So Much Love (Garza VI WZ 2018) cont hvr cross; R trng lock;
Budapest (Ross VI JV 2017) simple spin; shoulder roll; chopper; coco rola;
Pa Bailar (Ross VI PD 2017) 4-stp chg; teleswivel; trav swvls (QQSS - LF); nat prom trn (SQQS);
Fire Tango (Hurd V TG 2014) nat fallaway ronde slip BJO; boleo; trng 4x5 stp;
Where or When (Worlock VI FT) prom weave 5 chkg slo switch to nat weave; op rev trn w/ rev swivel;
The Homecoming (Ward IV+ MX 1977)
Just a Taste of Bolero BL VI Robinson ICBDA
Il Mostro WZ VI Dawson ICBDA

Program:
My Foolish Heart (Preskitt VI BL 2018) fwd brk trn to turkish brks; telefeather; horse & cart;
I Gotta Know (Parker IV JV 2018) catapult; lindy catch; ROQ runner up;
Mandarina 6 (Preskitt VI RB 2004) 3 threes; 3 alemanas; cont nat top;
Summer Wages (Ross VI FT 2007) chkd nat slip; outsd swvl to slo zig zag (SSQQQQ);
Amparita Roca (Schmidt V PD 2006) qk thru chasse thru; slo chasse PU;
As Time Goes By Cha (Hagiwara IV CH 2018) Basic ; to Sync Behind Ronde ; ,, Qk Vine 3 LOD ; [123&4;123&4a;--3&4]
Besame Mucho (Rumble V RB 2007) spot trn to wrap; sweetheart corte;
Cell Block Tango (Worlock VI TG 2009) qk dbl chase; qk whirligig; qk prom wing spin;
If One Day (Armstrong V BL 2018) bk sh to sh; ICBDA
Swing Uptown (Foral IV QS 2018) rev chasse trn; strolling vine; ICBDA
Kindred Spirits (Gloodt IV BL 2018) aida line switch lng (SS); switch & wlk; switch & twirl; ICBDA
Get It On (Lewis/Olson V WCS 2018) L sd pass extended; L circle pass; sugar bk dbl travl w/ rolls; ICBDA
 
Teach: You're Still the One (Worlock VI STS 2017)
 
Long As I Live (Worlock VI STS 2014) passing alt u/arm trns; eggbeater trn;
Uptown Funk (Gibson V CH 2015) dbl cuban; triple cha;
These Foolish Things (Bahr IV MX 2004)
Bob Roberts Society Band (Hurd V WCS 2015)
Wildflowers & Stones (Dobbs-Gordon V RB 2001)
Come Here You (Nelson IV WCS 2017) slingshot throwout;
Free Spirit (Preskitt V WZ 2018)

Program 19 April 2018 --

Prerounds, from OK program --

Maps (Goss VI CH 2016)

Besame Mucho (Rumble V RB 2007)

Can't Stop the Feeling (Worlock VI WCS 2017)

You Raise Me Up (Read VI STS 2005)

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Never Let Me Go (Race IV WZ 2015)

We Were Solid Gold (Krause III CH 2018) chase w/ undrm pass;

Come On and Dance (Krause IV JV 2018) miami sp;

Love the Tango (Goss/Figwer V TG 2013) stalking walk to R lunge line & qk rock 2; trng 4X5;

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

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

Spanish Banderillero (Schmidt V PD 2010) the twists;

Solitaire (Goss V BL 2017) hammerlock; figurehead; sync trng basic full;

All About That Cha (Worlock VI CH 2018) qk sh to sh; bk sh to sh; there & back; Bahr

Mustang Sally (Prow VI WCS 2008) insd whip; dbl tummy surprise; hammerlock whip; Gala '08

Better Merengue ( Townsend-Manning V MR 2017) snake; cont cucaracha crosses; Bahr teach

Cell Block Tango (Worlock VI TG 2009) qk dbl chase; qk whirligig; qk prom wing spin;

You Deserve (Read VI FT 2014) bk L feath; tumble;

 
Teach: Sella Il Vento (Moore VI WZ 2018) start telespin to dbl rev wing; to chkd rev & slip; & to qk lk & weave SCP ; chair sync hover out to SCP;

 
Right Here Waiting For You (Preskitt V RB 2016) cont nat top; alt basics; circ serpiente;

The Glory Of Love (Worlock V FT 2018) open rev rev swvl; Bahr

Just A Fool (Gibson V HCW 2017) mini telespin; nat hvr cross;

Around the Clock Swing (Glenn III SS 2006) chg sds W rev undrm (QQSS);

Cry No More (Hilpert/Pohl IV BL 2017) rev in & out runs;

Kiss Kiss Bang (Weiss V JV 2016) triple pretzel; catapult; mooch;

He's A Tramp (Preskitt V FT 2015) weave end RLOD to top spin LOD; L feath & bk L feath;

Moon Waltz (Dierickx IV WZ 2010)




Notes


Cue Sheets
(Most cue sheets are available at Mark Brautigam's Mixed-Up site or at Roundalab's Index. Contact us for any cue sheets you can't find or for cued music, or bring a thumb drive to the club.


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) cued music
My Foolish Heart (Preskitt VI BL 2018)
Ordinary Miracle (Oren IV STS 2018)
You'll Be Blessed (Chadd V RB 2017)





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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