Video of the Week - Penguin Dance Fever Grips Saudi Arabia

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Penguins are known for many things - their charming looks, cheerful Christmas spirit, high-diving prowess and . . . dancing skills? Apparently so, for how else can you explain the penguin dance fever that is spreading across the world and has even charmed the normally staid residents of Saudi Arabia?

Though dubbed 'The Muslim Gangnam Style', penguin dance mania is believed to have started in Romania in 2010. The simple but contagious dance then spread south to the neighboring countries of Bulgaria, Albania, Turkey and is now taking Saudi Arabia by storm.

Penguin dance has become so popular in this Islamic nation, that it is being performed in streets, playgrounds and even weddings. Only time will tell if the 'Muslim Gangnam Style' will peter out like its western namesake, but for now, the country is gripped in 'penguin dance' fever!

Oh, and in case you are interested, this is how it goes: two steps to the right, two to the left, one hop forward, one hop back, three hops to the front and then . . . do it all over again!

Resources: aquila-style.com

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317 Comments
  • turltezm
    turltezmThursday, May 24, 2018 at 6:33 am
    look at da art! even those cute little penguins! :D
    • team cool girlFriday, May 4, 2018 at 9:42 am
      Good idea for this article a penguin dance in Saudi Arabia so cute.
      • vballdanceky
        vballdancekyMonday, April 9, 2018 at 12:26 pm
        this was so funny except i went to go play the video in class and I accidentally blasted the music.
        • #penguinsThursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:46 pm
          Penguins for life.
          • #kittyloverTuesday, January 2, 2018 at 7:49 pm
            i love penguins
            • Mohammed salah Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 10:05 pm
              I like this dance
              • random personSaturday, June 10, 2017 at 1:04 am
                i love penguins
                • djenebad
                  djenebadThursday, May 18, 2017 at 11:46 am
                  I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
                  • trverTuesday, April 11, 2017 at 10:23 pm
                    cool
                    • MayaThursday, March 9, 2017 at 7:47 pm
                      I really like this dance