Introduction: How to Moonwalk

A simple instruction on how to pull off the classic dance move "The Moonwalk," as made famous by Michael Jackson.

Step 1: What You'll Need

1. A smooth surface, such as:
--Hardwood floors
--tile floors
--firm carpeting

2. Shoes that slide/Socks (It's helpful to learn in socks)

3. Feet

4. Music (Optional)

5. Michael Jackson gear (Hat/Glove) (Optional, but fun)

6. Funk (Optional)

Step 2: Get Ready

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, with one foot a bit more forward in relation to the other. (The tip of one foot should line up with the arch of the other.)

In this demonstration, I'm starting with my right foot forward.

Step 3: Pop Yo' Foot

Shift your weight to the ball of your back foot, (in this case, the left) and lift the heel of said foot.

Step 4: Start Movin'

With your weight still on the ball of your raised foot, slide your other foot (the one flat on the ground, in this case, the right) backwards until the toe is in line with the arch of the other foot.

Remember: the raised foot doesn't move!

Step 5: Switch!

You may have noticed that your feet have now switched positions (In my example, the right foot is now the back foot.)

Lower your raised foot (the new front foot) so that it is flat on the ground and raise your other foot (that was flat on the ground), while shifting your weight to the ball of that foot.

Remember: your left foot still has not moved!

Step 6: Move (Again!)

Now, just like we did before, slide your flat foot backwards, remembering to keep your raised foot fixed.

Step 7: Rinse and Repeat

Now you are back in the starting position. Switch the raised foot to the flat position and vice versa, and slide the flat foot again.

Repeat to moonwalk.

Step 8: Congratulations, You Can Moonwalk!

Remember to start slow and get the moves down before going Michael Jackson-fast.

Practice makes perfect!

Now drop the needle on Thriller and dance!

Comments

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buttlmic000 (author)2017-02-28

Awesome i'm trying to "Micheal Jackson" Moonwalk right now it was GREAT instructions

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Maya Gail (author)2016-05-17

All I know is that I suck

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Jade_Whitefield889 (author)2015-11-21

That went from extra complicated to extra easy. Thanks? Who wanna talk

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tyzei (author)2012-07-21

cool

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Brazilguy21 (author)2012-06-23

Finally have unleashed my inner JACKSON!!! Thanks:)

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Dusk Shadows (author)2012-06-23

Love it!

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djones55 (author)2011-11-04

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W3E71MRWEE
MUST WATCH EPIC MOONWALK FAIL!

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Z.Backas (author)2011-06-02

Haha nice Instructable! You really beat me to making one! I was just waiting to master it...
A video would be excellent for this type of thing, if you want to go the extra mile.

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imrobot (author)2010-02-21

hi u Israeli?

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thatkidwithayoyo (author)imrobot2010-02-21

 Nope. Though I do love Israel. 

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Vladmakesstuff (author)2009-06-28

Cool instructable ! I can't wait for my feet to arrive via post , after that i can start trying :) .... lol joking

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Hahaha :)

Yeah, sweet 'ible.

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jreedonline585 (author)2009-07-04

watch my dance tribute to michael jackson now

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pdub77 (author)jreedonline5852009-07-17

Uh, where might that be?

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Jule (author)2009-07-10

Is this in a motel in Munich? Germany? I've been there.

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thatkidwithayoyo (author)Jule2009-07-10

No, this is my room. In my house. In Jersey. Close, though. XD

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ibayibay1 (author)2009-06-29

rest in paradise micheal jackson

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[Mr.Random] (author)2009-06-29

wow,this so cool

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KentsOkay (author)2009-02-25

Man this awesome, as was Michael Jackson... until he changed gender and race...

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Iridium7 (author)KentsOkay2009-06-05

and species

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Tariq802 (author)Iridium72009-06-26

and died

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The Jamalam (author)Iridium72009-06-26

Tasteless.

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crak-a-bottle (author)KentsOkay2009-03-22

hahaha

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pestan (author)2009-06-25

Micheal jackson just died!

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Ultraprimus (author)pestan2009-06-26

The Worlds Lost a great Talent R.I.P Michel

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Chromatica (author)pestan2009-06-25

I Know I heard Kinda sad

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Flumpkins (author)Chromatica2009-06-25

I heard too!

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Kush_Slayer (author)Flumpkins2009-06-25

so did i

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cool guy 28 (author)2009-03-30

not so good but ill give it a D

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That's not helpful. What didn't you like about it?

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clm1028 (author)2009-03-29

this is great im gonna show off my sweet dance moves tomorrow

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Allsmylz (author)2009-03-18

interestin.. gotta try it

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fwjs28 (author)2009-02-25

mt friend can do this really freaky thing, where he moon walks sideways!!!....pretty cool 5/5

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KillerPanda (author)2009-02-24

Nice job! I never really got how it was done before as the videos ive seen never helped like this has. A video would make the instructable even better to show the whole process in action 4.5 STARS!!!

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inflames1363 (author)2009-01-22

lol my frend likes to moonwalk lol

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emergencydpt.com (author)2008-10-29

Great job. Go costco champion socks!

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bounty1012 (author)2008-10-07

I rate 5.0 :D

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lawizeg (author)2008-08-05

Ha! I love it. I was just about to do one...but then i saw this one...i don't think i could beat it. Espescially because my camera died.

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thatkidwithayoyo (author)lawizeg2008-08-05

Erm...thank you!

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