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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 -- free to members -- sign in & go to TAC & Dance Manual.
RAL ROQ Results

Some dance ideas:

Calendar

June
2
Telefeathers

9
Telefeathers

10, 11
State Square & Round Festival, Greeley

16
Telefeathers

18
CRDA Fun Dance, Maple Grove

23
Telefeathers

30
Telefeathers
July
7
Telefeathers

14
Telefeathers

21
Telefeathers

23
CRDA Fun Dance, Rose Hill

28
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 28 April 2022 --

Early Workshop --
The Colors Of Autumn (Hurd VI WZ 2018) tumble; qk lk slo lk to L trng lk; New Year's '19

Evening Program --
Orient Express Foxtrot (Moore V FT 1987) 2nd quarter Golden Classic ROQ;
La Gloria (Moore VI BL 2007) u/arm spiral & spin; HOF; 3rd quarter Golden Classic ROQ;
Small Planes (Goss IV WCS 2021) hitchhike 4qk; hitchhike 3 L&R QQS; sugar toe heel crosses;
Call Me Senorita (Lewis/Olson V RB 2020) chk & lk to fan;
D'Helene (Moore VI WZ 2021) tele twist trn; big top;
Chicago (Preskitt IV QS 2021) chasse weave; rng fwd lks; rng bk lks; scoop to fishtail;
Retango (Schmidt VI TG 2019) overtrnd 5-stp; chase chasse end to whisk LOD; Bahr
London Is London (Worlock VI FT 2020) fallaway ronde weave; tumble; dbl ronde twist trn;
Like A Rock (Townsend-Manning IV JV 2022) mooch; shuffling doors;
Volveras (Goss VI BL 2021) aida to layback; dbl ronde sync insd undrm; chkd rev sync pivot SCP RLOD;
Dancing With A Stranger (Goss V WCS 2020) insd rock whip; volta; sugar toe heel crosses;
St. Michel's Quickstep  (Casey VI QS 1984) V-6; rolling lks; rng fin; heel pivot; HOF '96;

Teach -- Autumn (Preskitt VI WZ 2021) big top; slo sd lk to split ronde; tumble trn; outsd spin to dbl devel; opp pts; from Worlock's New Year's weekend

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Rumble VI FT 1994) qk fthr fin to top spn; nat weave 3 to slo lk & bk; HOF;
Remember Your Smile (Hilton V WZ 2018) bk tipple chasse pivot;

Program 3 March 2022 --

Hushabye Mountain (Rotscheid V WZ 2017) outsd spin to R trng lk dbl; Bahr
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Carousel Most Taught --
Sugarcane (Vogt V WZ 2021) lilt to chair; shad chair; chk BJO W brush; dbl rev in 4 hold (123; 1--;)
Hallelujah Foxtrot (Preskitt IV FT 2021) L whisk lady unwind;
Dancing With A Stranger (Goss V WCS 2020) insd rock whip; volta; sugar toe heel crosses;
On Days Like These (Preskitt VI BL 2011) full moon; ext turkish towel;
All That Jazz (Sechrist V FT 2000) Golden Classic; HOF;
Stay (Preskitt V WZ 2021) R chasse pivot to bk whisk; R trng lk; lilt pivot;
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Happy Hour (Dierickx III TS 2022) fun?
Small Planes (Goss IV WCS 2021) hitchhike 4qk; hitchhike 3 L&R QQS; sugar toe heel crosses;
Havana (Goss VI CH 2018) alemana w/ runaround to qk turkish brks; cont NY; cont adv hip twist;
Valentine (Worlock VI BL 2014) egg beater; cross hnds u/arm to turkish brk; parallel brks; Bahr;
Te Quiero (Worlock IV RB 2007) parallel chase;
Tango the Night Away (Worlock VI TG)

Review -- Begin to Color Me (Read VI WZ 1999) back rng wing; spin & twist to sway line; HOF '15;

Call Me Senorita (Lewis/Olson V RB 2020) chk & lk to fan;
Nevertheless (Woodruff IV MX 2013) sand stp (123&4) 2X to trav sand stp (1234) 2X;
Make Love to Me (Finch IV WCS 2006) rock whip (2 full trns);
How Deep Is Your Love (Rumble IV RB 2018)

Program 10 February 2022 --

Early Rounds --
The Homecoming (Ward IV+ MX 1977) HOF
Till (Moss V MX 1976) HOF 1980; Bahr
Hit the Road Jive (Hicks V JV 2017) sugarfoot stomp; sombrero rocks; shad solo undrm rolls;
Beyond (Shibata V RB 2000) three alemanas; circ hip twist; cross swivels & u/arm tandem to layover;
Baby Mine (Davis IV HCW 2012)
I Love You Always Forever (Lamberty V SB 2012) slo to fast criss cross volta; maypole; Bahr

Evening Program --
Sugarcane (Vogt V WZ 2021) lilt to chair; shad chair; chk BJO W brush; dbl rev in 4 hold (123; 1--;)
All I Do Is Jive (Hurd IV JV 2014) triple wheel w/ W under 2; riverboat shuffle;
This Is Your Song (Prow IV HCW 2008) Gala '08
Malaguena (Worlock VI PD 2017) la passe; chasse cape; fregolina; Bahr
That Happy Feeling (Tennant III TS SB 1962)
Walking In the Rain (Ito IV FT 2021) rev the wing; diam trn w/ rev twirl; pas de basque; ROQ Cand.
Come Flying With Me (Schmidt IV WZ 2021) R trng lk; dbl rev; shad R trns; ROQ Cand.
Cake By the Ocean (Rumble VI WCS 2018) window whip; straight whip; scoop sugar push; festival fave;

1 Thing -- Fortuosity (Rother VI QS 1980) charleston crosses; Golden Classic; HOF '93;

My First My Last My Everything (Preskitt VI FT 2010) same ft lng to telefeather end; RAL Classic '20-'21
He's A Pirate (Goss VI TG 2018) trng 5-stp extended; la cobra; Bahr; festival fave;
Afro Cubano (Noble V RB 2006) part D sync: SS S&QQ repeated;

Review -- Dancing With A Stranger (Goss V WCS 2020) insd rock whip; volta; sugar toe heel cross;

Banana Boat Cha (Anderson V CH 1997) NY w/ rng cha; bk plait; shad bota fogo; spot volta;
Hallelujah Foxtrot (Preskitt IV FT 2021) L whisk lady unwind; ROQ Cand.
Hey There Rumba (Chadd IV RB 2021) ROQ Cand.
Safari Too (Moore IV QS 2012) qtr trn to bk dbl lk;
Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying (Preskitt V BL 2021) sync trng basic w/ pivot; turkish towel;
Whenever, Wherever (Kincaid V MR 2019) Bahr
Evergreen Rumba (Preskitt VI RB 2021) cont nat top w/ dbl undrm end; circ hip twists; stork; figurehead; ROQ
Pink Cat Fox (Armstrong IV FT 2021) PU 1 W pt; SCAR bk both swvl 1/2 to BJO;
Chanel 4 (Preskitt IV WZ 2018)

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;


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. Many thanks to George & Pam Hurd for permission to feature their videos on this site.

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

Rumba El Reloj (Worlock VI RB 2022)
Nina (Garza IV MX TG 2022)
And I Love You So (Childers V RB 1987) Hurd showcase
Autumn (Preskitt VI WZ 2021)
London Is London (Worlock VI FT 2020)
Cake By the Ocean (Rumble VI WCS 2018) Hurd showcase
Am I Blue (Lamberty VI FT 1998) Hurd showcase; Hurd teach
Volveras (Goss VI BL 2021)
Begin To Color Me (Read VI WZ 1999) Hurd showcase; Hurd teach
Tango the Night Away (Worlock VI TG 2021)
Fortuosity (Rother VI QS 1980) Hurd showcase; Hurd teach

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

Nadia's Theme (Goss IV MX 1977) Hurd showcase
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)

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

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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