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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 - 9:00pm (Subject to change. See Calendar below and join e-mail list for news and updates.
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ICBDA Manual of Figures, 2005 -- free to members -- sign in & go to TAC & Dance Manual.
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Calendar

Dec
2
Telefeathers

9
Telefeathers

16
Telefeathers ?

23
Holiday Break

30
Holiday Break
Jan
6
Telefeathers

13
Telefeathers

20
Telefeathers

27
Telefeathers
Feb
3
Telefeathers

10
Telefeathers

17
Telefeathers

24
Telefeathers
Mar
3
Telefeathers

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.



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 18 November 2021 --

Early Rounds -- Coney Island (Shibata V WZ 2005) hndshk W sync u/arm roll to op chk W develope;
Corn Silk (Sears VI FT 2012) tumble; four feathers;
Encadenados (Goss V BL 2015) W spin to rk rec; W swivel to crs swiv 2X; W sync to rev riff trn;
Otra Noche (Clements IV AT 2008) W's molinete; M's molinete; trng basic w/ pts;
Sahara (Sechrist V WZ 2014) tumble; nat pivot flwy ronde slip; standing spin; Bahr
Evening Program -- Song For A New Beginning (Davis IV BL 2018) trng basic; bk sh to sh; lace across;
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (Goss V FT 2018)
Starlight Express (Goss V RB 2004) W spiral half then stp swvl;
El Conquistador  (Goss VI PD 2002) short chasse cape to press line; trav spins from counter prom;

One Sequence -- Lovely Lady (Palmquist V WZ) mini telespin; contra chk rec sd SCP; nat hover fallaway; slip pivot BJO; manuv;

Burlesque (Garza V TG 2012) doble cruz; cont same ft lunge; sentada; golpe; lady lean; Bahr
Small Planes (Goss IV WCS 2021) hitchhike 4qk; hitchhike 3 L&R QQS; sugar toe heel crosses; Carousel Most Taught
Addicted To You (Kincaid V MR 2016) swing basic; wrap around; snake;
D'Helene (Moore VI WZ 2021) tele twist trn; big top;
Sea In Autumn (DeChenne VI RB 2012) shad circ hip twists, four alemanas, horse & cart; festival fave;
Groovy Foxtrot (Worlock V FT 2019) monkey wlk; skater R trns; lilt pivot 2 CP;
With the Same Coin (Shibata VI BL 2020) W spin to x-body; dbl ronde W sync undrm; corkscrew = lady unwind;

Teach -- Sugarcane (Vogt V WZ 2021) lilt to chair; shad chair; chk BJO W brush; dbl rev in 4 hold (123; 1--;) Carousel Most Taught

Coney Island 4 (Gloodt IV WZ 2008)
Someone You Loved (Dawson VI RB 2020) adv sliding door W under; 3 threes; circ hip twist; cont hip twists;
Aventure Tango (Schmidt IV TG 2020) diam trn 12 qks; rev fallaway chkg to fwd outsd swvl;
Oh Pretty Woman (Wulf V WCS 2020) some extensions extra rock or walks; insd whip escort wlk arnd; wrapped whip into trip trav w/ roll;
Remember Your Smile (Hilton V WZ 2018) bk tipple chasse pivot;

Program 19 August 2021 --

Loving You Rumba (Foral IV RB 2021) alt basic to fan;
Blue Roses (Shibata V WZ 2019) bk whiplash both swvl; passing cross hovers;
Groovy Foxtrot (Worlock V FT 2019) monkey wlk; skater R trns; lilt pivot 2 CP;
Chasing Cars (Goss VI RB 2019) cont hip twist interrupted; turkish towel;
He's A Pirate (Goss VI TG 2018) trng 5-stp extended; la cobra; festival fave; Bahr; request

Let's Try A Couple New Ones --
I Can't Be Bothered Now (Ross VI FT 2021) L feath; rev corte; nat twist trn to CP DRW; Ella
It's All Right (Pelton VI FT 2021) chkd rev & slip; nat fallaway weave; qk 3 fallwys; full nat trn 6;

Olé (Grunder IV PD 2021) prom full trn;
You Owe Me One (Worlock V Hus/CH 2005)
West Coast Lovin' Man (Stairs V WCS 2018); whip w/ hnd chg; sugar toe heel crosses; rock whip;
St. Michel's Quickstep  (Casey VI QS 1984) V-6; rolling lks; rng fin; heel pivot; HOF '96;
Sea In Autumn (DeChenne VI RB 2012) shad circ hip twists, four alemanas, horse & cart; Bahr; festival fave;

And A Couple From RAR --
Big Blonde and Beautiful (Goss V WCS 2008) sugar sd brk hug & freeze; cheerleader; Bahr; RAR oldie teach
I Love Being Here With You (Hicks V FT 2021)  some QQS; bounce rev flwy 4 BJO; (they said "do to cue")

You Raise Me Up (Read VI STS 2005) HOF 2019
El Mismo Sol (Garza III CH 2018)
Stier Tango (Worlock V TG 2005) dbl cl prom w swivel closes; "qk prom" starts w/ quick - move it; HOF '20
Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying (Preskitt V BL 2021) sync trng basic w/ pivot; turkish towel;
The Carousel Waltz (Hicks VI WZ 2021) sync nat pivot to bk whisk; tumble; R trng lk;
Addicted To You (Kincaid V MR 2016) swing basic; wrap around; snake;
That's What You Are (Johnson V STS 2021) trav R trn w/ zig zag; op brk to stop & go;
Love Potion #9 (Anderson V CH 1993) three threes; box w/ cuban breaks; trade places;
My Foolish Heart IV (Preskitt IV BL 2019) bk sh to sh;
Oh Pretty Woman (Wulf V WCS 2020) some extensions extra rock or walks; insd whip escort wlk arnd;
New York, New York (Preskitt VI FT 2019) ckd cont hvr cross; telefeath; nat weave lk sway chg;
Goodbye (Parker IV STS 2019)

Program 8 July 2021 --

Early Rounds --
You Owe Me One (Worlock V Hus/CH 2005)
Havana (Goss VI CH 2018)

Program --
Remember When IV (Mee IV STS 2021) lng basic W riff trn; the square;
Harlem Nocturne (Cavness V RB 2020) adv alemana; current ROQ
Change the World (Scott V CH/JV 1997) lindy catch; op brk to nat top;
The Carousel Waltz (Hicks VI WZ 2021) sync nat pivot to bk whisk; tumble; R trng lk; current ROQ

A Few from ICBDA --
Waltz Of Chihiro (Hilton V WZ 2021) spin  overtrn to L trng lk;
Loch Lomand (Eum/Ray IV FT 2021) chair & slip; develope;
Loving You Rumba (Foral IV RB 2021) alt basic to fan;
That's What You Are (Johnson V STS 2021) trav R trn w/ zig zag; op brk to stop & go;
Shades Of Love (Linden/Kasznay IV WZ 2021) PU dbl lk; shad undrm R trns;
The Last Blues Song (Scherrer V FT 2013) bk crvng three stp trns LF; bk crvd feath trns RF; Gala '13 & new HOF

Spoonful Of Sugar (Worlock V QS 2021) qk lk sway slo lk; twist zig zag in & out; rng fwd lks into slo telespin; recue?
Chasing Cars (Goss VI RB 2019) cont hip twist interrupted; turkish towel;
Spanish Banderillero (Schmidt V PD 2010) the twists; Gala '10
Peter Gunn (Goss VI CH 2006) pelvic tilt; hockey stick to runaway cont lk; cont spot trn;

Teach -- Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying (Preskitt V BL 2021) sync trng basic w/ pivot; turkish towel;

Good Luck Charm Jive (Hagiwara III JV 2021) fun?
Te Quiero (Worlock IV RB 2007) parallel chase;
Mermaid In the Night (Goss/Figwer V WCS 2017) L sd PU pass; passing sync sd crosses; Bahr;
Lost (Preskitt VI STS 2015) shoulder wheel to M's hammerlk; trav R trn w/ zig zag; alt u/arm passes;
Someone You Loved (Dawson VI RB 2020) adv sliding door W under; 3 threes; circ hip twist; cont hip twists;
Blue Wings (Moore IV WZ 2004)

Program 13 May 2021 --

Workshop --
You Owe Me One (Worlock V Hus/CH 2005)

Early Rounds --
Last Night Cha (Worlock V CH 2006) hip twist & ronde chasses; coca rola; HOF; festival fave;
Hallelujah Waltz (Read VI HCW 2011) skater work; fleckerl; festival fave;

Program --
Love Is the Sweetest Thing (Ross IV FT 2021) full nat trn 6; to cue?
Call Me Senorita (Lewis/Olson V RB 2020) chk & lk to fan;
The Carousel Waltz (Hicks VI WZ 2021) sync nat pivot to bk whisk; tumble; R trng lk;
Change the World (Scott V CH/JV 1997) lindy catch; op brk to nat top;
Oh Pretty Woman (Wulf V WCS 2020) some extensions extra rock or walks; insd whip escort wlk arnd; wrapped whip (123&4; 12) into trip trav w/ roll;
Malaguena (Worlock VI PD 2017) la passe; chasse cape; fregolina; Bahr
SOS Tango (DeChenne VI TG 2012) whirligig; fallaway 5-stp; dbl chase; op rev swvls;
Spoonful Of Sugar (Worlock V QS 2021) qk lk sway slo lk; twist zig zag in & out; rng fwd lks DLC into slo telespin;
Papillon (Lamberty VI WZ 1995) dbl nat telemark; Golden Classic; HOF;
Big Blonde and Beautiful (Goss V WCS 2008) sugar sd brk hug & freeze; cheerleader; festival fave

Reviews: Eso Es (Hurd V AT 2018) slo L revolving ochos; prom lks; trng 4X4 sequence;
Someone You Loved (Dawson VI RB 2020) part C & end

Capone (Armstrong V FT 2014) all qks three fallaways to slip & chasse SCP; festival fave;
Better Merengue ( Townsend-Manning V MR 2017) snake; cont spot trns; cont cucaracha crosses; Bahr
Crazy Swing (Ross IV JV 2020) sole tap;
Remember When IV (Mee IV STS 2021) lng basic W riff trn; the square;
Remember Your Smile (Hilton V WZ 2018) bk tipple chasse pivot;

Program 29 April 2021 --

Early Rounds: Hit the Road Jive (Hicks V JV 2017) sugarfoot stomp; sombrero rocks; shad solo undrm rolls;
All I Do Is Jive (Hurd IV JV 2014) triple wheel w/ W under 2; riverboat shuffle;

Program: Blue Roses (Shibata V WZ 2019) bk whiplash both swvl; passing cross hovers;
Call Me Senorita (Lewis/Olson V RB 2020) chk & lk to fan;
This Is Your Song (Prow IV HCW 2008) Gala '08
Amparita Roca (Schmidt V PD 2006) qk thru chasse thru; slo chasse PU;
Cuando Me Cha (Preskitt V CH 2013) circ cross body; chase w/ u/arm; chal chase;
SOS Tango (DeChenne VI TG 2012) whirligig; fallaway 5-stp; dbl chase; op rev swvls;
Hey Baby, Be My Girl (Harris IV JV 2019) kick thru RLOD ball cross LOD;
Spoonful Of Sugar (Worlock V QS 2021) qk lk sway slo lk; twist zig zag in & out; rng fwd lks DLC into slo telespin;

Quick Look: Memories Of You (Palmquist V FT 1983) nat fallaway overtrn to SCP COH bk W swvl dev;

Whenever, Wherever (Kincaid V MR 2019) Bahr
Cuppa Joe (Goss VI WCS 2018) whip w/ outsd trn overtrn op hndshk both RLOD; swing out; festival fave;
Hushabye Mountain (Rotscheid V WZ 2017) outsd spin to R trng lk dbl; Bahr

Teach: Oh Pretty Woman (Wulf V WCS 2020) some extensions extra rock or walks; insd whip escort wlk arnd; wrapped whip into trip trav w/ roll;

He's A Pirate (Goss VI TG 2018) trng 5-stp extended; la cobra; festival favorite; Bahr
The Lady's in Love with You (Schmidt IV FT/TS 2016)
Good Old Days (Easterday III TS QS SS 2001)
Hang On Little Tomato (Harris V FT 2015) cont hover cross; L feath; Gala '15
I'll Be Faithful To You (Noble IV STS 2012) arm to arm; patty cake twisty basic;
You Give To Me (Hagiwara IV WZ 2013) Jane Powell


Notes


Cue Sheets & Videos
(Most cue sheets are available at Mark Brautigam's Mixed-Up site or at Roundalab's Index. Videos are available from Glen & Helen, Gene Severance, and other sites. Contact us for more info, Carousel lists, any cue sheets you can't find, or for the cued dance, or bring a thumb drive to the club. For any link below to a video (mp4) or to a cued dance (mp3), left-click to view or hear in browser; right-click to download file. At least in Firefox, wav files have to be downloaded to be played.

Nadia's Theme (Goss IV MX 1977) Hurd video
Evergreen Rumba (Preskitt VI RB 2021)
Sugarcane (Vogt V WZ 2021)
Lovely Lady (Palmquist V WZ 1976) Porter video
With the Same Coin (Shibata VI BL 2020)
D'Helene (Moore VI WZ 2021)
Nothing At All (Johnson VI BL 2021)

Starlight Express (Goss V RB 2004) video Goss dancing, video Hurd dancing, cue sheet, cue card, cued dance, discussion

St Michel's Quickstep (Casey VI QS 1984) Hurd video
Small Planes (Goss IV WCS 2021) video of Hitchhike (download; then play)
Love Runs Out (Hicks VI PD 2021)
Sea In Autumn (DeChenne VI RB 2012) Hurd video
Lost In Time (Worlock VI WZ 2021)
Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying (Preskitt V BL 2021)
Te Quiero (Worlock IV RB 2007) Hurd video (download first?)
Lost (Preskitt VI STS 2015) Hurd video
Groovy Foxtrot (Worlock V FT 2019)
Mermaid In the Night (Goss-Figwer V WCS 2017) Hurd video
Chasing Cars (Goss VI RB 2019)
Spanish Banderillero (Schmidt V PD 2010) Hurd video
Eso Es (Hurd V TG 2018)
Papillon (Lamberty VI WZ 1995)
You Owe Me One (Worlock V Hus/CH 2005) Hurd video figure cheat sheet
Someone You Loved (Dawson V RB 2020)
Oh Pretty Woman (Wulf V WCS 2020)

SOS Tango (DeChenne VI TG 2012) video ; YouTube clinic on the Chase -- get this clear and the Double Chase will follow :-) Remember, in rounds the Chase is five steps and does not include his final side step.

Spoonful Of Sugar (Worlock V QS 2021)
Call Me Senorita (Lewis/Olson V RB 2020)
The Carousel Waltz (Hicks VI WZ 2021)
Blue Roses (Shibata V WZ 2019)
Anticipation (Goss VI WZ 2012)
You Make Me Feel Like West Coast (Garza V WCS 2019)
Boulavogue (Lamberty VI WZ 1990) video Blackford McGee

Blue On Blue (Balk IV RB 1989) cue sheet, cue card, cued dance

Watermark VI, a YouTube waltz showcase, youtube video, cue card, cued dance, discussion

Three Smooth Figures: the Double Reverse, Double Natural, and Double Reverse Wing (Beautiful Things, dance and teach (go to 6'30") (Download video with right click or watch in your browser with left click.) -- discussion (PDF)

Dancing With A Stranger (Goss V WCS 2020) cue sheet, cue card, cued dance, discussion

Pisces Rumba (Gloodt IV RB 2019) cue sheet, cue card, cued dance, discussion

Where Is Your Love (Worlock VI RB 2014), containing Sweethearts, George & Pam Hurd dancing.

Near the Lake (Moore IV RB 2020) cue sheet, cue card, cued dance, discussion

G.I. Jive (Hicks IV JV 2019)
cue sheet, cue card, cued dance at 34, cued dance at 32, for video go to glen&helen, discussion

Fleckerl in Hallelujah Waltz (Read VI HCW 2011) video Hurd, Worlock, cued dance, cue card, discussion

All I Have To Do Is Dream (Rumble III RB 2020) cued dance, cue card, discussion


You Deserve (Read VI FT 2014) video Worlock, cued dance, cue card, review discussion

You Are the Reason (Worlock V STS 2020)
Winter Light (Preskitt VI BL 2019)
Can't Take My Eyes Off You 5 (Preskitt V CH 2019)
Para Toda La Vida (Hagiwara V RB 2019)
Hallelujah Waltz (Read VI HCW 2011) video Hurd, Worlock
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Some foxtrots, showing the all important Feather:
Exactly Like You (Slater IV FT) video
Paper Moon (DeChenne IV FT/JV) video
Sam's New Pants (Finch IV FT) video
Solitude City (Gibson V FT) video
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The Promise (Worlock VI WZ 2019)
Como Dos Tontos (Goss V BL 2019)
Valentine (Worlock VI BL 2014)
Don't Let the Old Man In (Davis VI BL 2019)
All the Ways (Worlock VI WCS 2019)
New York, New York (Preskitt VI FT 2019)
Dialogues (Moore IV WZ 2019)
You Make Me Feel Like West Coast (Garza V WCS 2019)
Until Now (Finch IV FT 2019) video (use search box)
Better Place (Johnson V RB 2019)
Hey Baby, Be My Girl (Harris IV JV 2019)
Please Mr. Brown (Davis V TG 2019)
Be My Girl (Worlock VI MB 2019)
Eso Beso (Shibata V SB 2011) video
Hot Hot Samba (Moore IV SB 2004) video
Baby Come To Me (Ross IV SB 2019)
Anything Can Happen (Goss VI WZ 2019)
No Walls, No Ceiling, No Floors (Schmidt VI WZ 2019)
Theme From Frozen (Worlock VI WZ 2018)
Abrazame (Worlock V BL 2007) video
Boulavogue (Lamberty VI WZ 1990) video Blackford McGee
Mia Bolero (Worlock VI BL 2018)
Papillon (Lamberty VI WZ 1995) video
Can't Help Falling In Love (Webb VI HCW 2018)
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Rumble VI FT 1994) video
Tijuana Taxi (Prow IV QS 2006) video
Eso Es (Hurd V TG 2018)
Groovy Foxtrot (Worlock V FT 2019)
The Colors Of Autumn (Hutd VI WZ 2018)
These Foolish Things (Preskitt V WCS 2019)
Get Down Tonight (Worlock V QS 2019)
Pasolindo (Ross V PD 2017)
El Choclo (Goss V TG 2018)
Havana (Goss VI CH 2018)







Our Choreography --

Life (Sears VI FT 2020)
I Didn't I Swear (Sears II TS 2018)
Weave Me (Sears VI FT 2016)
Corn Silk (Sears VI FT 2012)
El Choclo IV (Sears IV TG 2010)











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