Scholarly Pursuits


Choreography: © Sharon Green, 2014
Tune: La Bergamasca from Zanetti's Il Scolaro, 1645
Recording: The King's Noyse, Stravaganza
Formation: Duple minor longways improper

A11-8 Partners swirl siding; Partners gypsy R-sh
A21-8 Neighbors set & turn S R; Neighbors 2-h turn 1x
B11-8 W1, followed by partner, cast down around M2, cross up the middle and
cast down around W2 to end improper in 2nd place [Twos moving up]
B21-8 Those four, circle L & R

Note: A variant has the first couple alternating taking the lead in the chase from round to round.

Scholarly Pursuits

Choreography: © Sharon Green, 2014
Tune: La Bergamasca from Zanetti's Il Scolaro, 1645
Recorded Source: The King's Noyse on Stravaganza
Formation: Duple minor longways, Ones alternating propriety

A11-8 Partners swirl siding; Partners gypsy R-sh
A21-8 Neighbors set & turn S R; Neighbors 2-h turn 1x
B11-4 M1, followed by partner, cast down around M2; Ones gypsy by
the R-shoulder 1/2 way so that W1 is now in the lead
5-8 W1, followed by partner, cross up the middle and cast down
around W2 to end improper in 2nd place [Twos moving up]
B21-8 Those four, circle L & R

In the second round, B1 would go:

B11-4 W1, followed by partner, cast down around M2; Ones gypsy by
the R-shoulder 1/2 way so that M1 is now in the lead
5-8 M1, followed by partner, cross up the middle and cast down
around W2 to end proper in 2nd place [Twos moving up]

Scholarly Pursuits was first danced in public at the Florence Airport on 15 April 2014, as Sharon Green, Michael Siemon, Neil Kelley, Pearl Doctor, Jerry Becker, and Jean Farrington passed the time while waiting for their respective flights.

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