The Dancing Frogs

 

Iowa Diamond's world-famous Dancing Frogs were born in and grew up together at Gray's Lake in Des Moines, Iowa.  Here's a view of the City just up the bank from their home pad.

In their youth, the two talented terpsichorean amphibians would often perform with buskers at local events like the Downtown Farmer's Market.

Their first brush with fame came during a performance at the Iowa State Fair on the renowned Bill Riley Stage.

As word spread of their unique talents and uncanny audience rapport, they were booked for standing-room-only performances at the Civic Center in downtown Des Moines.  It was to be their first of many paid engagements.

As their fame grew, Iowa Diamond hired the duo to be the official mascots of the Company and funded their first world tour.  Here's a picture of the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, the first stop.

Now affectionately known as "Tango Frogs" they banded together with some of the most extraordinary dancers in the world to produce "Tango Frogentino" an extravagant presentation of Argentine, Uruguayan and Ballroom Tango traditions.  Their images have been immortalized in a sculpture that may be viewed in the lobby of Iowa Diamond.