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A simple instruction on how to pull off the classic dance move "The Moonwalk," as made famous by Michael Jackson.
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Step 1: What You'll Need

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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

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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

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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'

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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!

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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!)

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

Step 7: Rinse and Repeat

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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!

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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!
tyzei3 years ago
Brazilguy213 years ago
Finally have unleashed my inner JACKSON!!! Thanks:)
Love it!
djones553 years ago
Z.Backas4 years ago
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.
imrobot5 years ago
hi u Israeli?
thatkidwithayoyo (author)  imrobot5 years ago
 Nope. Though I do love Israel. 
Cool instructable ! I can't wait for my feet to arrive via post , after that i can start trying :) .... lol joking
Hahaha :)

Yeah, sweet 'ible.
watch my dance tribute to michael jackson now
Uh, where might that be?
Jule6 years ago
Is this in a motel in Munich? Germany? I've been there.
thatkidwithayoyo (author)  Jule6 years ago
No, this is my room. In my house. In Jersey. Close, though. XD
ibayibay16 years ago
rest in paradise micheal jackson
[Mr.Random]6 years ago
wow,this so cool
KentsOkay6 years ago
Man this awesome, as was Michael Jackson... until he changed gender and race...
and species
and died
pestan6 years ago
Micheal jackson just died!
The Worlds Lost a great Talent R.I.P Michel
I Know I heard Kinda sad
I heard too!
so did i
cool guy 286 years ago
not so good but ill give it a D
thatkidwithayoyo (author)  cool guy 286 years ago
That's not helpful. What didn't you like about it?
clm10286 years ago
this is great im gonna show off my sweet dance moves tomorrow
Allsmylz6 years ago
interestin.. gotta try it
fwjs286 years ago
mt friend can do this really freaky thing, where he moon walks sideways!!!....pretty cool 5/5
KillerPanda6 years ago
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!!!
lol my frend likes to moonwalk lol
Great job. Go costco champion socks!
bounty10126 years ago
I rate 5.0 :D
lawizeg7 years ago
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.
thatkidwithayoyo (author)  lawizeg7 years ago
Erm...thank you!