Global Waggle Dance Challenge

What is it?

The Global Online Waggle Dance Challenge is a fun activity that promotes interest in honey bees. The dance mimics the extraordinary way honey bees communicate and celebrates bees’ crucial role in pollination and food security.

The Global Online Waggle Dance has been designed to allow people to unite from anywhere in the world from the safety of their own home so that they can become part of this global celebration.

Who can be involved?

Everyone, individuals, school groups, businesses, all welcome.

Objectives

Our goal is to have 20,000 waggle dance videos uploaded, from 20 countries in 2020, to represent the 20,000 species of bees that exist globally

Bees Waggle Dance

Honeybees are known to communicate in a dance language called the waggle dance. It is an important part of how they provide food for the bee community.

The direction the bee moves in relation to the hive indicates direction of the food source (pollen or nectar); if it moves vertically, the direction to the food source is directly towards the sun.

The duration of the waggle part of the dance signifies the distance from the hive.

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By registering you agree to our terms and conditions and give us permission to use your video and to mix it in with thousands of others! The final product may even end up in a news report, shared on social media or even on a TV show! Thanks for trusting us. We won't let you down!

The person whose name is on this registration

  • MUST be the parent or guardian of any child under the age of 18 who appears on the video
  • takes responsibility for assuring that any adult appearing in the video also agrees to abide by the terms and conditions.

Instructions

1. Register Now (free)

Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email with full instructions on how to participate in this Waggle Dance Challenge.​​

2. Learn the Dance

Watch the instruction video below to learn the dance, or use it to follow along.​​​

3. Upload your video

You will receive the link after registration, to upload your performance of the Waggle Dance. If you wo​uld like your performance to be a part of the 2020 final compilation video being produced, please submit by 10pm AEST 30 November 2020.

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