Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Frog In The Middle

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FROG IN THE MIDDLE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) MMM 2

1- 8 1s cast and dance down behind own lines and turning outwards dance back to top
9-16 1s turn RH, cast and turn LH 1ΒΌ times to end 1L between 2s in line across facing 1M between 3s
17-24 1L+2s and 1M+3s set twice (1s turn left to own sides in 2nd set), 2s+1s+3s set twice on sides (1s turning to double triangle position in 2nd set)
25-32 1s dance Double Triangles with 2s+3s and cross to 2nd place own sides

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Frog In The Middle Image
Frog In The Middle, c. 1873
Rhyme, by Gertrude Heath - Oh, the Doggie and the Froggie and the Pig! They said, Oh, we will dance a friendly jig - By the pale moons light We will dance all night, With a jiggy-jig, jiggetty - jig!


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