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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

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16 Telefeathers
23 Telefeathers

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Recent Dance Programs

The last few 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 17 November 2016 --

Le Cafe D'Amour (Race IV RB 2015) chase w/ u/arm pass;

Il Meglia Della Vita (Wulf V WZ 2016) R trng lk; mini telespin; SF lng;

Autumn Leaves Tango (Preskitt VI TG 2016) teleswivel; nat pivot; la cobra;

Regresa A Mi (Shibata VI BL 2016) alt undrm trns 1st M; alt crs body;

Nimue's Lament (Ito V WZ 2016) L trng lk; mini telespin;

Bad Boys (Van Acker IV QS 2008) cross chasse SQQS; chasse weave; pendulum 3;

You're My World (Prow VI HCW 2016) W spin op in & out runs; dbl telespin; R hinge;

Fiesta Madrilena (Hurd VI PD 2009) trav spin fm counter-prom (M outsd); trav spin fm prom (M insd);

Mariana Mambo (Goss/Figwer IV MB 2016) dbl cuban 7; crab wlk 7; cumbia; MG w/ head loops;

Alhambra (Shibata V WZ 2016) bombshell; eros line;
Beseme (Ito VI RB 2016) solo aida; OP split ronde to CP DRW;

Starlight (Worlock VI WZ 1998)

Home (Goss V STS 2016) chasse roll; stack hnd alt u/arm trns; pull pass;

Sobre El Mar (Schmidt V TG 2015) four stp; five stp; la cobra; rk trn w/ triple chasse end;

Butterfly Waltz (Goss VI WZ 2016) shad heel pull to feath; sync chk & wheel SCAR;

When I Dream VI (Hurd VI BL 2015) windmill trn; full moon; full trn crs bodies;

All I Do (Moore VI FT) jete pt; rev flwy slip; whisk line chg sway; sync wing (Q&Q) to weave end 6;

Eucalyptus Forest (Garza IV WZ 2014) chair extend rec sync roll RLOD;

Program for 10 November 2016 --

Für Elise (Rumble IV WZ 2016) thru dbl chasse (12&3&); Chk to sync wheel 4 (12&3&);

A Long and Lasting Love (Gloodt V STS 2016) sweetheart switch; the square; tandem crs hovers;

Monsters, Inc. (Preskitt V QS 2016) tipsy pt; chasse roll 5 DRW; rng scissors 5; flwy twinkles;

Sunset Bolero (Worlock V BL 2015) sync frnt vine 7, circle vine 7, and wheel 7;

Spanish Banderillero (Schmidt V PD 2010) the twists;

Autumn Leaves Tango (Preskitt VI TG 2016) teleswivel; nat pivot; la cobra;

Regresa A Mi (Shibata VI BL 2016) alt undrm trns 1st M; alt crs body;

Fools Rush In (Lamberty V FT 2014) chk & rock 2 weave 4 w/ lilt weave end 4;

Alhambra (Shibata V WZ 2016) bombshell; eros line;

Review --

Company Store (Prow IV FT 2015) bk whiplash; qk feath 4; zig zag; twist vine;

Heart for Daddy (Prow III TG 2016) switch the lead; boleo; gaucho trn;

Mariana Mambo (Goss/Figwer IV MB 2016) dbl cuban 7; crab wlk 7; cumbia; MG w/ head loops;

Lido Shuffle (Prow V JV 2016) catapult; passing Am spin; pretzel into another pretzel;

You're My World (Prow VI HCW 2016) W spin op in & out runs; dbl telespin; R hinge;

Dancing Socks (Broadwater VI WZ 1996) rumba cross RLOD; dbl rev wing to RLOD;

If Tomorrow Never Comes (Rumble V RB 2003) cont hip twists; alemana surprise chk;

Puttin' On the Ritz (Goss VI QS 2014) glove & erte line; fallaway twinkles;

All Of Me (Goss IV FT/JV 2015) R trng fallaway; L trng fallaway;

In Other Words (Fisher VI WZ 1999) top spin;

Money Foxtrot (Preskitt V FT 1998) bk R tipple chasse W twirl;

Girl Crush (Ahart IV STS 2015) R trn w/ outsd roll; sweetheart run; trip trav;

Let's Dance Together (Palmquist VI WZ 1977) big pivot 3;

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

Tijuana Taxi (Prow IV QS 2006) chasse 5 SCP; R rolling chasse 4 fc RLOD;

Neville's Waltz (Eum/Hadley V WZ 2011) shad diam trn; box fin to split ronde; jete pt;

Program for 27 October 2016 --

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

Lost (Preskitt VI STS 2015) shoulder wheel to M's hammerlk; trav R trn w/ zig zag; alt u/arm passes;

Beach of Solenzara (Prow IV RB 2015) sd rec aida line; twisty serpiente;

At This Moment (Goss/Figwer VI WZ 2016) big top; dbl rev overspin; tumble trn; qk outsd run & pivot;

The Other Side (Gloodt IV STS 2016) sweetheart run; trav crs chasse;

Call Me (Prow VI FT 2015) rng feath; qk cross chk hover corte; nat twist trn; jete;

Agua de Mar (Goss/Figwer V BL 2015) shad trng basic W sync to fc; alt u/arm trns;

It's Always New to Me (Goss/Figwer IV FT 2014)
Tijuana Taxi (Prow IV QS 2006) chasse 5 SCP; R rolling chasse 4 fc RLOD;

Autumn Leaves Tango (Preskitt VI TG 2016) teleswivel; nat pivot; la cobra;

Regresa A Mi (Shibata VI BL 2016) alt undrm trns 1st M; alt crs body;

Oh Charlie (Bahr V QS 2016) fallaway twinkles 12 slos; V-6; circle fishtail; chasse weave;

Big Spender (Vogt VI FT 2005) rudolph to bk zig zag; split ronde into circ vine 8; M hold W pass by;

Teach
Alhambra (Shibata V WZ 2016)

It Don't Mean A Thing (Rumble V QS/PB 2007)

Put Your Records On (Nolen V WCS 2016) whip & flip; cheerleader; trav sd pass; cut off;

Dancing Socks (Broadwater VI WZ 1996) rumba cross RLOD; dbl rev wing to RLOD;

Hola Amor (Goss/Figwer V BL 2014) crs body to shad & sweethearts;

Senorita Tango (Rumble IV TG 2007) doble cruz; prom rks;

Once Upon A December (Vogt IV VW 2014) canter twirl 1-3;1--; canter dbl twirl 1-3; 1-3; vien trn 123;

Abraca-Cha (Nelson IV CH 2013) sgl cuban pt; sgl cuban rock 2;

I'd Do Anything (Palmquist FT V 1976) fwd to feather SSQQ; zig zag 8 Q;

Song of the Seashore (Prow IV WZ 2014) WZ topspin from SCP;

Take It To the Limit (Preskitt VI WZ 2015) telespin end to mini-telespin end; tumble; jete;

Program for 20 October 2016 --

You're My Whole Life (Chadd IV RB 2015) flirt; latin whisk;

Rainbows Are Back In Style (Blackford V FT 2014) int cont ex hover cross; L feath;

Mamma Mia (Ito CH III 2009) spot overtrn trans bk to bk to same ft peek a boos;

No Se Tu Revisited (Sweat VI BL 2016) full moon; three threes; eggbeater;

Gina (Garza IV AT 2015) bk ochos; diam trn W insd undrm; twisty serpiente;

At This Moment (Goss/Figwer VI WZ 2016) big top; dbl rev overspin; tumble trn; qk outsd run & pivot;

Come Dance With Me (Shibata VI CH 2016) slo coca rola; guapa trng basic; rotary rope spin;

Uno Paso Mas (Bahr V PD 2014) banderillas; attack to Span line; prom cross;

Monsters, Inc. (Preskitt V QS 2016) tipsy pt; chasse roll 5 DRW; rng scissors 5; flwy twinkles;

Regresa A Mi (Shibata VI BL 2016) alt undrm trns 1st M; alt crs body;

Autumn Leaves Tango (Preskitt VI TG 2016) teleswivel; nat pivot; la cobra;

Once Upon A December (Vogt IV VW 2014) canter twirl 1-3;1--; canter dbl twirl 1-3; 1-3; vien trn 123;

Blown Away (Worlock VI FT 2014) teleweave; tumble;

Teach
Alhambra (Shibata V WZ 2016)

The Vision (Shibata VI WZ 2015) bombshell; big top; tumble trn;

Hola Amor (Goss/Figwer V BL 2014) crs body to shad & sweethearts;

Dancing Socks (Broadwater VI WZ 1996) rumba cross RLOD; dbl rev wing to RLOD;

Hot Hot Merengue (Kincaid III MR 2007) W trng hip bumps; basic w/ head loops;

Love Grows (Read V WCS 1994) whip w/insd trn to trip trav w/rolls; tummy whip w/dbl surprise chk;

Si Manana Tu No Estas (Gloodt V RB 2016) cont nat top; adv sliding door;

Agua de Mar (Goss/Figwer V BL 2015) shad trng basic W sync to fc; alt u/arm trns;

Candle On the Water (Preskitt V WZ 2016) R trng lk; chkd nat & slip;

Program for 13 October 2016 --

Summertime (Rotscheid VI FT 2016) ext cont hover crs; dbl topspin; dbl op tele;

Under the Boardwalk (Williams V WCS 2015) sugar toe heel crs; escort bk around; mer alt head loops;

As Time Goes By (Adcock V FT 2016) cross hes; dbl top spin;

Theme from Shrek (Worlock V WZ 2013) dbl rev 2X to op tele;

No Se Tu Revisited (Sweat VI BL 2016) full moon; three threes; eggbeater;

Gina (Garza IV AT 2015) bk ochos; diam trn W insd undrm; twisty serpiente;

Skyfall (Race IV RB 2013)

Come Dance With Me (Shibata VI CH 2016) slo coca rola; guapa trng basic; rotary rope spin;

For A Few Dollars More (Woodruff IV FT 2014) trn L chasse BJO to bk trn R chasse SCAR; bk scoot;

Chalita (Goss VI AT 2008) corte w/ lean; dbl start to la parada & R ft resolution; bicicleta;

Under the Board Walk (Woodruff IV RB 1997) qk bk fc stomp hold stomp stomp hold (1&2-4;1---;)

Monsters, Inc. (Preskitt V QS 2016) tipsy pt; chasse roll 5 DRW; rng scissors 5; flwy twinkles;

Regresa A Mi (Shibata VI BL 2016) alt undrm trns 1st M; alt crs body;

I Love You Always Forever (Lamberty V SB 2012) slo to fast criss cross volta; maypole;

Teach
Autumn Leaves Tango (Preskitt VI TG 2016)

Rhythm Of Love (Goss V QS 2011) fallaway twinkles;

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

Third Man Theme (Reilly II TS 1971) Golden Classic;

A Long and Lasting Love (Gloodt V STS 2016) sweetheart switch; the square; tandem crs hovers;

Infiltrado (Cantrell VI TG 2016) la cobra; qtr bts; dbl chase;

And I Love Her (Parker V RB 2014) cuddle M across W spiral LOP; adv sliding door;

All Of Me (Goss IV FT/JV 2015)

Legends Of the Fall (Gloodt IV WZ 2014)

Younger Than Springtime (Nelson V FT 2010)

Baby Mine (Davis IV HCW 2012)

Molly Maguires Waltz (Lamberty IV WZ 2004)

Program for 6 October 2016 --

Candlelight (Goss V WZ 2015) R trng lk; contra chk recover to semi chasse;

As Time Goes By (Adcock V FT 2016) cross hes; dbl top spin;

Autumn Leaves (Moss III MX 1985) HOF;

Dancing Leaves (Nelson V WZ 2014) rng op nat; outsd spin to L trng lk;

Maple Leaf Rag (Kern II TS/OS 1980)

Begin to Color Me (Read VI WZ 1999) back rng wing; spin & twist to sway line;

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Rumble VI FT 1994) qk fthr fin to top spn; nat weave 3 to slo lk & bk; HOF;

Slow Down Boogie (Webb V JV 2016) mooch; triple pretzel; interrupted marchessi; riverboat;

Devil Cha (Herr IV CH 1998) shad rk rec triple chas; shad time stp;

The Phantom (Worlock VI TG 2013) rev fallaway slip to dbl telespin ; prom wingspin;

Monsters, Inc. (Preskitt V QS 2016) tipsy pt; chasse roll 5 DRW; rng scissors 5; flwy twinkles;

Teach
Autumn Leaves Tango (Preskitt VI TG 2016)

Regresa A Mi (Shibata VI BL 2016) alt undrm trns 1st M; alt crs body;

Corn Silk (Sears VI FT 2012) tumble; four feathers;

Gold Tango (Read V TG) drag to close tap; head flick; op prom;

Once You Had Gold (Rotscheid IV WZ 2013) bk chasse W roll RF 3 shadow; shad chair rec slip to shad;

Yellow Bird (Barton V RB 1985) sync sd wlk 5;

Honey On the Vine (Read V FT 2011) jazz box; bk curv feath (RF);

Skyfall (Race IV RB 2013)

Snow (Ito V WZ 2010) dbl rev;

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.

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)
Kiss On My List (Preskitt VI CH 2015)
You Light Up My Life (Prow IV WZ 2004)
Beach of Solenzara (Prow IV RB 2015)
You, You, You (Guenthner V FT 1990)
Inishannon Serenade (Taylor V STS 2015)
Circle In the Sand (Kenny V RB 2013)
Someone Like You (Preskitt VI RB 2015)
Tango D'Amore (Lamberty VI TG 2014)
Push the Button, Max (Woodruff IV WCS/JV 2014)
Tango Jack (Goss V TG 2013)
Look At Me I'm Sandra Dee (Goss V VW 2004)
Heureka (Schmidt V PD 2015)
Nothing Feels So Good (Schmidt V FT/TS 2015)
Quiero Pecar En Ti (Gomez V RB 2014)
And I Love Her (Garza IV RB 2014)
Spurs Of Gaucho (Shibata V TG 2014)
Encadenados (Goss V BL 2015)
I Wanna Be Loved By You (Lamberty IV FT/JV 2014)
Fools Rush In (Lamberty V FT 2014)
Burlesque (Garza V TG 2012)



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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