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Hi There!

Today I will be showing you how to do the famous Michael Jackson Moonwalk! So far the other Instructables I have seen are either to confusing, or wrong. But today we are going to learn how to do the Moonwalk the right way, the easy way!

If you want to be able to do the Moonwalk by the end of this Instructable I recommend you read each part of this Instructable making sure not to skip any detail.

Lastly remember that this is no one day thing, the Moonwalk may take hours to master, so make sure to practice every day because Practice Makes Perfect!

This is an entry to Burning Questions: Round 5 so don't forget to vote and rate!

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Step 1: A Little History

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The "Moonwalk" also known as the "Backslide" is a complicated Dance Move populurized by the king of pop himself Michael Jackson. Before Michael the Moonwalk was simply known as the Backslide, first used by Tony Montanaro in a mime act. Later in 1943 a tap dancer known as Bill Bailey, preformed a version of the Backslide during a skit.

Also Jeffrey Daniel, Cab Calloway, and even Betty Boop have done the Moonwalk or Backslide! Michael did not invent it he just improved it and made it his own. It became famouse after his performance in The first Moonwalk performed on Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever

But only after Michael Jackson's performance of hit song Billie Jean in TV Special during the early 1980's the Moonwalk became famous. Being a perfectionist Michael was not happy with his Moonwalk. But it will always be remembered as a magic moment in music/dance history.

The Moonwalk is the of stepping forward while actually moving backward. And it became famous after this very performance! It is done at 3:35 - 3:45

COLINHILO2 years ago
Nice job except you do realize that there is a better looking more effective way of doing that I could post a video of my moves and stuff with a tutorial if anyone would like me to
magikhandz4 years ago
It help to snap your bent knees straight and vice versa. The snap will help give you more distance and a better transition into the glide backwards. Snap your feet too, shift them sharply and quickly.
Kiteman6 years ago
You know, I actually "got" that. I just crashed into the ironing board, but I definitely got what you meant.
Dr. Cool (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
Hey! (sentence 2)
Dr. Cool (author)  AustralLord6 years ago
Lol you picked up an image one the first page of google when typing in "moonwalk"
Dr. Cool (author)  AustralLord6 years ago
i believe I did... couldn't think of a better picture.
i dont get it
peach_fart6 years ago
that floors the same as my kitchen floor