Dance Piggy in the Middle 7892

Jig · 32 bars · 7 persons · Other   (Progression: Other)

Devised by
Jean McWilliam (1973)
Steps
  • Highland, Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
"Piggy in the Middle" is ...

"Piggy in the Middle" is a demonstration dance for 7 persons, more explicitly 3 couples in a longwise set and a 7th dancer facing down between 2nd couple. The description specifies the 7th dancer as being a 'man'.

When devising this demonstration dance, Jean McWilliam was inspired by Lindsey Ross' tune "The Wind that shakes the Piggery".

Piggy in the Middle 7p · J32

3-couple set with No7 facing down between 2c

1--
1c & 3c turn P RH as 2c+No7 LHA ; 1c & 3c turn P LH as 2c+No7 RHA
9--
½ Reel3 on 1diag ; ½ Reel3 on 2diag while{8} 2c set | cast and chase cclw to exchanged places (3x,2x,1x and No7 in original place)
17--
2c+1c advance and join NH with P | 2c dance to 3plx under 1c arch while{4} No7 dance to top above 1pl | set to face down ; 3c+1c advance and join NH with P | 1c dance to 1plx under 3c arch while{4} No7 Highland steps (No7, 1x,3x,2x)
25--
1c+No7 RHA 1½ to original places while{4} 2M & 3M pass their P in front of them to own side | 2c+3c set ; 1W+No7 followed by 1M dance down to 3pl, 1M as new No7 to centre (2c+3c up) ; all set

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