The #BlindingLightsChallenge and how to get involved

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Here’s everything you need to know about The Weeknd’s #BlindingLightsChallenge

The #BlindingLightsChallenge has had more than 105 million views on TikTok

Ask any Millennial or Generation Z-er what TikTok is, they will most likely name some of the latest dance crazes followed by a performance to match.

Before lockdown many of us didn’t know that TikTok existed, let alone how to use it. Fast forward to day sixty-something and you’ve most likely downloaded it, attempted one of the many dance challenges alone or with members of your household, and deleted the app again. What’s more, you’d be lying to say it wasn’t entertaining to give it a try (and challenge other friends and family members).

A favourite of ours, that blown-up to say the least, is the #BlindingLightsChallenge. t’s been watched more than 105 million times around the world, yet there are still a few people who don’t know who or what the #BlindingLightsChallenge is.

So, here’s everything you need to know about the dance craze that’s gone wild (and you’re going to love it!)…

The track is catchy, energetic and animated, making it irresistible to attempt it yourself. Reminiscent of an 80’s track (some might say a modern-day flash dance), it will go down a treat with the whole family – perfect if you’ve been trying to persuade older members of the family to get involved!

Compliations have been created of favourite challenge attempts.

From supermarket workers and nurses, to fire fighters and families – everyone’s been getting involved.

Cheshire firebrigade took to the challenge at Lymm fire station.

“With so many isolating with their families during this time, we’re seeing a lot of TikTok creators using this challenge as a perfect opportunity to get everyone from all ages involved.”

A step-by step guide to the #Blindinglights challenge

Stage one: Run into position – fast!

Stage two: Bounce on your right foot while tapping your left foot in and out

Stage two: Continuing that motion with your legs, Dab with your arms

Stage three: Then, reach above your head and bring them outwards in a circular motion to return to your sides.

Stage four: Still bouncing, you’re currently going to perform two rounds of breaststroke arms.

Stage five: Quickly take some tiny steps backwards whilst covering your face with your hands.

Stage six: Finalise with a jump as high as possible with your feet hitting your gluteus and your arms in the air!

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