The latest worldwide dance craze swept into Wolverhampton as the city’s mayor and community groups created their own version of the Harlem Shake.
More than 30 people gathered at the civic centre and donned fancy dress in a bid to raise the city’s profile.
Dancers were joined by special guests, Mayor of Wolverhampton Christine Mills, cycling legend Hugh Porter, Wolves mascots Wolfie and Wendy and street cleaner Lew Carrington, who was a star of ITV documentary Grimefighters.
The performance was recorded and it is hoped the video will attract thousands of hits on streaming website Youtube.
It depicts a tea party in the mayor’s parlour which turns to chaos as music breaks out. Among the strange sights were Mr Porter cycling on the spot, and another man can be seen reading the Express & Star.
Representatives from mayoral charities The Samaritans, Help for Heroes and Compton Hospice also joined in the fun.
Mr Porter, who donned a cycling suit for the caper, said: “I think it’s a great idea to promote the city, as these videos have been getting so many hits. I wasn’t aware of the dance until I was invited to this and when I watched it on Youtube I was happy to get involved.”
The craze started when a video of a group of Australian teenagers dancing was watched over 17 million times.