history of the moonwalk

The moonwalk is a dance move in which the dancer moves backwards while seemingly walking forwards. …

There are many recorded instances of the moonwalk; similar steps are reported as far back as 1932, used by Cab Calloway. In 1985, Calloway said that the move was called “The Buzz” when he and others performed it in the 1930s. …

The French mime artist Marcel Marceau used it throughout his career …

Jeffrey Daniel taught Michael Jackson the moonwalk. Jackson saw Daniel do the moonwalk dance on Soul Train and had his manager call Soul Train to introduce him to the dancer. …

The dance was popularized in 1983 when Jackson performed it during a television special, Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, on March 25 of that year.  …

It’s often wrongly stated that Michael Jackson invented the moonwalk.

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