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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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  • Dance & Teach — 7pm - 9:30pm (Subject to change. See Calendar below and join e-mail list for news and updates.
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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 22 December 2016 --

Traditions IV (of Christmas) (Dodge IV WZ 2016) the square;

I'll Be Home for Christmas (Woodruff IV STS) R spot trn like nat top;

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

Ugly Christmas Sweater (Bahr IV FT/STS 2016)

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

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

Cool Yule (Goss V JV 2008) flicks into break; miami sp; sole tap;

Paso Cadiz (Goss V PD 1995) flamenco closes; rev develope;

Christmas Tree (Woodruff IV CH/STS 2015)

Tango 65 (Worlock VI TG 2016) qk bk sync sd cl 5 cl sd whisk & tap; fwd prom lk; qtr beats into chase;

Truly (Rogers IV WZ 2016) varsou sweetheart runs & switch; shad undrm rolls;

Got a Brand New Bag (Lillefield IV JV 2004) kick strut; opp roll; up dwn swivels;

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

Review
Everything Blue (Goss VI FT 2016) cont hvr crs W insd undrm; bk shimmy wlk; rng crvd feath 5;

Evergreen (Kiehm/Goss V STS) miranda rolls; R trn outsd roll M tunnel; W circle wrap; W neck wrap;

Mr. Santa (Moeller IV JV 1998) L trng fallaway;

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

Blue Christmas (Woodruff V BL JV 2015) sync cross body; shad brk;

That Old Christmas Moon (Bingham IV FT JV) outsd swiv run 2 SCP; glide to sd;

Program for 8 December 2016 --

Snow (Ito V WZ 2010) dbl rev;

My Angel (Malaika) (Rotscheid V STS 2011) the square; R spot trn like nat top; chg sds u/arm;

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

Dance the Night Away (Worlock VI AT CH 2013) doble gancho; sync molinete;

Valentine (Worlock VI BL 2014) egg beater; cross hnds u/arm to turkish brk; parallel brks;

Heureka (Schmidt V PD 2015) prom to counter prom 2X; la passe; chasse cape;

St. Michael's Quickstep  (Casey VI QS) V-6; rolling lks; rng fin; heel pivot; HOF;

Tropical Christmas (Langer IV RB 2012) chase w/ dbl peekaboo;

Got a Brand New Bag (Lillefield IV JV 2004) kick strut; opp roll; up dwn swivels;

Beseme (Ito VI RB 2016) solo aida; OP split ronde to CP DRW;

Rock-a My Soul (Knight IV JV 2016)

Am I Blue  (Lamberty VI FT 1998) bk tipple chasse pivot to heel pull crvd feath 2X;

Christmas Tree (Woodruff IV CH/STS 2015)

Teach
Everything Blue (Goss VI FT 2016)

Evergreen (Kiehm/Goss V STS) miranda rolls; R trn outsd roll M tunnel; W circle wrap; W neck wrap;

Uptown Funk (Gibson V CH 2015) dbl cuban; triple cha;

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

Christmas At Our House (Rotscheid IV WZ 2015) dbl rev 2X;

Program for 1 December 2016 --

September In the Rain V (Filardo V FT 2016) int cont hover cross;

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

Dance the Night Away (Worlock VI AT CH 2013) doble gancho; sync molinete M arnd in 4 SCP LOD;

Valentine (Worlock VI BL 2014) egg beater; cross hnds u/arm to turkish brk; parallel brks;

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

Sangre Arena B (Ross V PD 2010) the cape; grand circle 10 trn 1 1/2; deplacement;

St. Michael's Quickstep  (Casey VI QS) V-6; rolling lks; rng fin; heel pivot; HOF;

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

Autumn Leaves (Moss III MX 1985) HOF;

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

Beseme (Ito VI RB 2016) solo aida; OP split ronde to CP DRW;

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

Teach
Everything Blue (Goss VI FT 2016)

Evergreen (Kiehm/Goss V STS) miranda rolls; R trn outsd roll M tunnel; W circle wrap; W neck wrap;

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

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

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

Tango Around the World (Preskitt V TG 2015) prom qtr beats; jete pt;

Don't Cry (Ito IV PD 2013) separation; attack; ecart;

Relax (Voelkl V WCS 2013) cheerleader; insd surprise whip;

Dream Of Me (Broadwater V FT 2000) op rev & slip;

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

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;

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.

The Water Is Wide V (Preskitt V STS 2016) (vid)
Lost In Love (Ho VI WZ 2016) (vid)
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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