New viral dance challenge, Dabke Challenge, takes a tip from Spider-Man

The Dabke is performed in countries such as Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Syria and Palestine, to celebrate festivities such as weddings.
The Dabke is performed in countries such as Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Syria and Palestine, to celebrate festivities such as weddings.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/PALESTINIAN VINES

A new viral dance challenge has taken over the Internet.

Following in the social media footsteps of predecessors such as the Running Man challenge and the Harlem Shake, here comes the vertically-challenging Dabke Challenge.

The Dabke is a traditional Levantine folk dance.

The dance, which includes both line dancing and circle dancing, is performed in countries such as Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Syria and Palestine, to celebrate festivities such as weddings.

According to the Guinness World Records, the largest dabke ever danced was in Dhour El-Shweir Main Street, Lebanon on August 7, 2011, and included 5,050 dancers.

The Dabke Challenge involves a group dancing the dabke, with the leader at the front of the line dancing as per normal on the floor. But then he or she starts travelling vertically upwards, along a wall or a pillar, supported by the rest of the chain.

The challenge has proven irresistable to many, with videos coming from France, Australia and America.

Some of these Dabke Challenge videos sure are giving Spidey a run for his money.