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#DabkeChallenge takes social media by storm

The dance move has gone viral on social media in countries such as Australia, France and most of European countries.

#DabkeChallenge. Picture: Screenshot.

JOHANNESBURG – There’s a new dance making waves around the world called #DabkeChallenge. This is a dance where people dance in a small circle holding each other’s hands.

The dance challenge has gone viral on social media in countries such as Australia, France and most of the European countries.

It culminates in one person climbing a wall or a tree with his feet while others support him or her from falling.

Perhaps if you happened to be out with your buddies, try this dance but you need to be less intoxicated to avoid being wobbly.

SOME IMPORTANT BACKGROUND

Dabke is an Arab folk dance native to the Levant countries. It is performed in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Hatay and Northern Saudi Arabia.

Dabke combines circle dance and line dancing and is widely performed at weddings and other joyous occasions.

The line forms from right to left.

The leader of the dabke heads the line, alternating between facing the audience and the other dancers. In English, its name is also transliterated dabka, dabki, dabkeh.

Lebanese Australians do it the Best! Lebanese Dabke! 😉😁 At Rania's Hens 😉 Mabrouk!! Follow us:🇱🇧🇦🇺 www.instagram.com/thelebaneseaustralian #dabkechallenge #LebaneseinAustralia #thelebaneseaustralian

Posted by Lebanese in Australia on Saturday, 10 June 2017

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