The pioneer or rais is dependably on the front of the line. He may change the progression or do favor steps. The second in line keeps the line running with the essential strides to keep the cadence. He as a rule has a mizpah (supplication dabs) or a hitched cloth which he whirls so as to the music. A woman pioneer may have a delicate hankie or scarf. This is for the public debke style.
There are additionally performing style debke which is considerably fancier with choreography done by all individuals. The choreography is involved an essential syllabus and some raks sharki (bellydance) moves. The men are extremely solid in their developments with hopping,
quick turning and overwhelming stepping and even vocals. The women then again are gentler and less forceful. The performing style today is blended with more balletic and showy moves.