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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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Calendar

April5Telefeathers
12Telefeathers
15CRDA Spring Dance, Avalon
19Telefeathers
26Telefeathers
May3Telefeathers
6CRDA Fun Dance, Colo Spgs
10Telefeathers
17Telefeathers
24Telefeathers
31Telefeathers
June7Telefeathers
14Telefeathers
21Telefeathers
28Telefeathers

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 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)

Program 15 February 2018 --

Prerounds: Dance the Night Away (Worlock VI AT CH 2013)
I'm Gonna Get You Good (Shibata CH VI 2011)

 If I Ain't Got You (Johnson V WZ 2017) cont hover cross;
The Glory Of Love (Worlock V FT 2018) open rev rev swvl; Bahr teach
Thoroughly Modern Millie (Preskitt IV QS 2017) chasse weave;
 Wedding Planner (Garza IV TG 2014) R-ft basic; L-ft basic;
Heureka (Schmidt V PD 2015) prom to counter prom (on 4321); la passe; chasse cape;
At Long Last Foxtrot (Preskitt VI FT 2017) telespin CP; teleswivel; bk L feath; 3 flwys;
Try To Remember (Rumble VI HCW 2017) fleckerl; big top; royal spin & twist; 3 fallaways;
Ole Guapa VI (Hurd VI TG 2013) dbl X-line; dbl op prom; trng 5-stp; Bahr teach
Cake By the Ocean (Rumble VI WCS 2018) window whip; straight whip; scoop sugar push;
Tango Moo (Imamura V TG 2017) trng 4x5 stp;
Dancing Socks (Broadwater VI WZ 1996) rumba cross RLOD; dbl rev wing to RLOD;
I See the Light (Preskitt VI BL 2017) shad trng basic; full moon; eggbeater;
The Kiss (DeChenne V MX TG 2000)  shad chase; prom qtr bts; prom wing spin; 4x5; adv corte;

Teach: All About That Cha (Worlock VI CH 2018) part C & End
Close To You (Shibata V FT 2017)

These Foolish Things (Bahr IV MX 2004)
That's When I See the Blues (Diericks V RB 2017) stop & go to "L" into cross body to COH;
 Burlesque (Garza V TG 2012) doble cruz; cont same ft lunge; sentada; golpe; lady lean;
Can't Help It (Weiss JV V 2010) R trng fallaway; L trng fallaway; dbl glide;
Le Cafe D'Amour (Race IV RB 2015) chase w/ u/arm pass;
Never Let Me Go (Gloodt V WZ 2017) pivot to hairpin; Gala '17

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)


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.

Around the Clock Swing (Glenn III SS 2006)
Sella Il Vento (Moore VI WZ 2018)
Cell Block Tango (Worlock VI TG 2009)
Mustang Sally (Prow VI WCS 2008
Close To You (Shibata V FT 2017)
I'll Do It All Over Again (Dierickx V FT 2018)
All About That Cha (Worlock VI CH 2018)
Tango Moo (Imamura V TG 2017)
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)




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Weave Me (Sears VI FT 2016)
Corn Silk (Sears VI FT 2012)
El Choclo IV (Sears IV TG 2010)











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