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How to Dance Like Michael Jackson in No Time

How to Dance Like Michael Jackson in No Time

Michael Jackson: King of Pop, breaker of racial barriers, Grammy Legend, Creator of the best selling album of all time, and the smoothest criminal of all with Thriller. For decades, we’ve been searching for moves like Jackson--not Jagger. Kids practice the moonwalk in kitchens across America. Adults gloriously front kick after earning a promotion. Sometimes a “hee-hee” is necessary to while cooking dinner.

Thank you, Michael Jackson, for your contributions to music, pop culture, fashion, and, most importantly, dance. Here's how you can capture the moves like Jackson.

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    Jazz Dance -- Vendor is not offering any drop-in classes (Mike, 1/5/15)
    Jazz Dance -- Vendor is not offering any drop-in classes (Mike, 1/5/15)

    Brighton Ballet

    In the 1980’s, Michael Jackson revolutionized dance with a flair still unmatched today. Although complex and one-of-a-kind, Jackson’s moves returned to the dancing basics. Training extensively with dancing legend Fred Astaire, Michael mastered jazz techniques for his improvised and syncopated touches. Oh, and don’t forget the jazz hands. Using kicks, leads, shuffling, and turned knees, you’ll quickly be on your way to becoming the next thriller on the dance floor.

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    Intro to Freestyle Poppin' - Vendor no longer offering class (FMC 10/31/16)
    Intro to Freestyle Poppin' - Vendor no longer offering class (FMC 10/31/16)

    PMT Dance Studio

    The moonwalk is still the greatest form of popping today. ‘nuff said.

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    Mime and Physical Comedy Class - vendor on international tour/ no NYC classes  10/16/14
    Mime and Physical Comedy Class - vendor on international tour/ no NYC classes 10/16/14

    Goldston Mime Foundation

    …... … …....... …... …! Michael Jackson’s pantomime trumps that of Pierre and Marcel, the mimes next to the Eiffel Tower. Donning white gloves, Jackson used physicality to communicate each pronounced verse. A crash-course in mime will teach you how to talk with your body. Shh...don’t talk til you’ve said enough.

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    Hip Hop
    Hip Hop

    Dance New Amsterdam

    The King of Pop helped progress contemporary hip hop. Seriously, just watch the music video for “Smooth Criminal” right now. Through popping, locking, waving, tutting, top-rocking, and a bit of moonwalking, you’ll be the smoothest dude on the dance floor. Incorporating creativity, physical expressions, and jaw-dropping moves, you’ll be set to take on the club--or company talent show. Beat your fear of dancing. Just beat it.

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