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When I first start dancing, I didn't have much money to go to a dance school, so i decided to learn from the king of pop himself by watching his music videos. I started slowing down Micheal Jackson's videos and breaking down each move in to steps and practicing them over and over again so that my body's muscle gets used to the movement. The first move I learned was the moon walk. once I mastered that it was easy for me to learn all the other moves. Micheal Jackson's Foot-works serve as bases for other hip hop footwork moves and they will help you when free styling. My instructions for each step are very simple to learn and you will look awesome when you execute them properly.


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Step 1: Materials

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  • Shoes that are smooth on the bottom. (This helps to reduce the friction when you are sliding.)
  • If shoes are not available socks will also work
  • Slippery surfaces are ideal.
  • Playing music while practicing the steps will improve performance. 

Step 2: Moonwalk

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Practice will make perfect. Therefore; don't give up if you don't get it the first time. It takes time to master the moonwalk. Practice slowly to execute the steps properly and once your body muscles memorize the steps try going faster. When you are doing the moonwalk make sure you are not sliding with your toes because that's the opposite of moonwalk. 

Step 3: Tip toe Air glide

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If you have ankle problems please talk to your physician before trying this move. Because, you better check your self before you break your self. This move requires to be able to put all your weight on one of your toes. I do not want you to injure yourself when performing the tip toe air glide.

Step 4: The Micheal Jackson shuffle

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Here is an example of me shuffling. 


kev510hwd1 year ago
Thanks ! Will be using this as of now dance skills are at 0 haha
esseya2 (author) 1 year ago
Thank you very much. I'm glad I can help.
Mielameri1 year ago
Nice ible, and really well photographed/written instructions! Also, the advice you gave at the beginning is great for anyone looking to learn moves without going to a class: break down film and practice, practice, practice!

Sweet moves!