You Should Be Dancing: Michael Jackson’s Unforgettable Moves

After being immersed in VH1 Classic’s weekend marathon of Michael Jackson videos, I’m struck by how fresh his music is and how one can listen to the same songs over and over and still feel thrilled by the opening notes – pardon the pun.

Mad Ballet Skills: Michael Jackson goes en pointe in "Billie Jean"

Mad Ballet Skills: Michael Jackson goes en pointe in "Billie Jean"

His music makes you want to get up off of your feet and dance, dance, dance.

Michael was dedicated to dancing and his skills show what years of hard work and discipline can achieve.

My favorite dancing videos are:

Watching his early disco videos like “Rock With You” and his signature crotch-thrusting and the ankle slapping moves reminded me of John Travolta’s dancing in Saturday Night Fever.

This YouTube video is a thumpin’ mash-up of MJ and Travolta, crossing the bassline of the “Billie Jean” with the disco beat of “Stayin’ Alive” – brilliant!

For fellow New Yorkers who are inspired to dance by this legend, get up off of your feet and learn how to get slick hip-hop, jazz funk, and en pointe moves at Broadway Dance Center.

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