How to Moonwalk: Learn how to moonwalk like Michael Jackson

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How to do the moonwalk dance

The Moonwalk is a breakdancing technique popularized by Michael Jackson when he executed it during a performance of “Billie Jean” on Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever on March 25, 1983.

It presents the illusion of the dancer being pulled backwards while attempting to walk forward. It has subsequently become his signature move that is considered to be the most recognizable dance move in the world. On that March 25th performance, dressed in his signature black pants, black-sequined jacket, silver

shirt, silver socks, single sequined glove, and black fedora, Jackson spun around, posed, and started moonwalking. The audience gasped when they saw the move. Here’s a video of the original March 25th performance when the world saw

the Moonwalk for the first time ever (Moonwalk is at 3:42):

Here’s how to do it:

Additional Resources

RIP Michael (MTV tribute and remembrance page)

Here’s a good set of step-by-step instructions with photos for each step (pretty sure the photos are excerpted from the above video) from WikiHow.

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