Michael’s Dance Moves
First lesson – the moonwalk:
The moonwalk is surely the most famous move of Michael that people want to learn. Everyone with two healthy feet is able to do it with enough practice. So read on if you’re interested…
The magic about the moonwalk is that you move the foot that is on the floor but you stand on the other so you must try hard to stand on your toes on one foot – try to stand on your toes on one foot without the other foot – the moonwalk is a combination of this elements – you stand you your toes on one foot and push the other foot back in smooth motion and then rapidly you must change it – you stand on the other foot and push the first foot back in smooth motion – that’s it ! At the end of “JAM” Michael teaches Michael Jordan how to do the moonwalk.
Michael actually dances more versions of the moonwalk. There is his sidewalk, his moonwalk without going back or the combination of moonwalk and turning around.
Second lesson – the sidewalk:
The sidewalk is basically the same as the normal moonwalk, but Michael added some elements to it so that it is also very special. If you wanna do the side walk, you have to move your feet to the side but one foot is also slightly before the other so that they cross and in that moment you change like in the normal moonwalk. Michael also moves his arms like walking and puts his hat down and moves his body very special…perfection!
Third lesson – the moonwalk without going back: You put your foot forth again after doing the normal moonwalk and repeat everything with the other one. But again Michael adds something to the move that’s magic, he combines it with a little sidewalk…dazzling!
Forth lesson – the moonwalk with turning around:
Michael uses this move many times. It’s especially in Smooth Criminal. He does his normal moonwalk and pushes the right foot back. Right after that he turns right on his heels but also moves his arms and his shoulders magically. And then there he again moonwalks back with his right foot….Fabulous!