Our MOST INSPIRATIONAL dance moves ever seen would be MICHAEL JACKSON'S MOONWALK!
He was the person who made this dance move FAMOUS!
A popping move that became popular around the world after Michael Jackson executed the dance move during a performance of "Billie Jean" on Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever on March 25, 1983 . It subsequently became his signature move, and is now one of the best-known dance techniques in the world.
So What is Moonwalk?The moonwalk is a dance technique that presents the illusion of the dancer being pulled backwards while attempting to walk forward.
Let us take a look at how he did the moonwalk dance and made it popular world wide.
Who's the Real Inventor of Moonwalk?I don't know if this is real... but i grab it from Ruby Stambaugh's Blog.
Read on... its quite interesting! :)
When I was younger I heard family stories about how we were somehow connected to Michael Jackson, but I never really understood what they were talking about. I wanted to clear it up once and for all, so I went over to my older brother Larry's house. My older brother Curtis was there, too.
"Okay," I said, "so what's our connection?"
"Michael's Moonwalk Dance," Larry said.
"His Moonwalk Dance? What's his Moonwalk Dance got to do with our family?"
"A lot. Our family did it first."
"James? Our brother James?"
"Yep," Curt said. "He was the first."
"Nope. You've heard the family story about that."
"I've heard bits and pieces but I never paid attention. I always thought it was just family folklore."
"Oh no," Larry said. "It happened. We saw it. We were there. Me and Curt and James."
"Especially James," Curt said.
"So what happened?"
"It was back in 1982," Larry said. "Even then Michael was already a big star but he wasn't quite yet a superstar, so he still used to give small concerts. He decided to give one at Willow Run High School. Since me and Curt and James were old graduates the principal asked us to be volunteer parking lot security guards. No money, but we didn't care. We just wanted to see 'The Michael Jackson.'"
"So we're walking around the parking lot, checking to make sure everything's all right before Michael's arrival. James was joking around with Curt about something or other and wasn't paying attention where he was walking and BAM! He stepped in a pile of dog crap."
"I mean a big pile," Curt said. "A HUGE pile."
"Humongous," Larry said. "James got the dog crap on both soles of his shoes. I mean they were covered, about six inches thick. And man, he was hot. So he scraped his right shoe against the pavement to get it off. Then he scraped his left shoe. Then his right. Then his left. Well, the horse dog that left that deposit must have had greasy burritos for lunch because James started sliding backwards. And that made him even madder. He kept cussing and huffing and puffing and scraping, and the harder he scraped the farther and faster backwards he went. Faster and faster. He was smoking. I bet he was doing - what would you say, Curt?"
"Oh, he was flying. Probably 30 miles an hour."
"At least. So there went James, trying to get some forward traction but still slipping and sliding backwards. And just as he was sliding outside the parking lot gate, Michael's limo pulled in. The driver saw James and screeched to a halt. Michael stuck his head out the window. His mouth hung open as James slipslided backwards past him. Finally I guess the dog crap on James' shoes wore off because he slowed down to a crawl, then stopped, teetered back and forth, back and forth, and finally fell straight back onto the pavement."
"Michael and his entourage jumped out of the limo and ran over to James. Smoke was still coming from his shoes, and the soles had a slight orange glow. Me and Curt ran over, too. Michael leaned over top of James and said 'Are you all right?' James raised his head and nodded. Michael said 'Man, that was the coolest dance I've ever seen! Can I borrow it for tonight's concert?' James nodded again. Then Michael sniffed the air and his nose wrinkled up."
"That was back when he still had his original nose," Curt said.
"Yeah. So he leaned into James' face and said 'But I think I'll try it without the dog crap!' Then he cackled. Then his entourage laughed. Hell, even me and Curt laughed. Then Michael said 'Come on. I have some quick rehearsing to do.' So him and his entourage piled back in the limo and drove off."
"So where was James? "
"Still lying there on the pavement. Me and Curt went over and picked him up. By then his shoes had stopped smoking, and the orange glow was gone, but he still smelled like dog crap. So we tossed him in Curt's car trunk and took him home. And that night, right there on the Willow Run auditorium stage, Michael did Brother James' Dogcrap Slide."
"But without the dog crap."
"Without the dog crap. And when he was done he called it the Moonwalk. And the rest is dance history."
"So he stole the dance from James."
"Not really stole. We were there. James was delirious but he did tell Michael he wouldn't mind if he used his Dogcrap Slide."
"Man. I bet James hated Michael after that."
"I think at first he did. But he was always a big fan of Michael. So after a while he got over it. Well, not completely."
"Why do you say that?"
"I remember after that there were evenings he'd leave the house with a flour sack, and later at night he'd come back to the front yard and dump out his collection of Willow Run neighborhood dog turds. And for the rest of the night me and Curt would watch him from the bedroom window. He'd be singing at the top of his lungs 'Billie Jean is not my lover,' the whole time cussing and huffing and puffing and scraping. Now I don't know if it's because Michael already claimed it as his own, or maybe it was the nonskid quality of the neighborhood dog turds he collected, but after that parking lot incident James could never ever again do his Dogcrap Slide."
Shaun knows how to do the moonwalk too...
Check out this video below. It was taken some time back... :)
Michael Jackson is a legend.. who created the dance moves that inspire many.
And that... includes Shaun & William.
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