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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dance conditioning coach Rupert Wiltshire

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Mary Lou Retton to DWTS?

A source tells ET that Olympian Mary Lou Retton is joining the cast.

“She turned 50 this year, but is in great shape and will definitely impress people with her flexibility and choreography,” the source says of the former gymnast, who won a gold medal in the individual all-around competition as well as two silver medals and two bronze medals at the 1984 summer games in Los Angeles. …

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GSP learns forward salto full twist

The MMA legend has been training Gymnastics for some years now.

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In a related celebrity post, Derek Hough tries Gymnastics.

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