How to Dance Like Michael Jackson in Smooth Criminal, Part 1

Learn how to dance like Michael Jackson in Smooth Criminal from Matt Lopez and DEF-C Crew in this Howcast hip-hop dance video, part one of three.


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Wish you could dance like Chris Brown, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Ester Dean, and Michael Jackson? Or like the hip-hop crews Diversity, Quest Crew, and Jabbawockeez? You can with these dance tutorials led by Def-C Crew, who teach you how to dance like your favorite artists to their most popular tunes.




Hi I'm Mikey from DEF-C. This is smooth criminal part 1. And you start, and 1. Pinch your toes in like this. Keep your left arm down. Right hand to your hat. And 2, and 3. Up on your toe's hit 4. Again start neutral. Set and 1, hit and 2, and 3, hit 4 on your toes. Jump, land 5. Turn on your left leg on 6. Knees up on 7. Down on 8. Again from the top. And 1, and 2, and 3. Hit 4. Land 5. Turn 6. Knees 7. Down 8. One more time from the top. We go and 1, and 2, and 3. Hit 4. Land 5, turn 6, knees 7, down 8. Moving on. You jump on your left leg, kick your right, and 1, and 2. Now go left, right, left, hit 5, swing 6, and pose 7, pose 8. Turn your head on and, and look forward. Again from the top. We go and 1, and 2, and 3, hit 4, land 5, turn 6, knees 7, down 8, skiff 1 and hit 2. Point down, left hand to your hat. Step a left, right, left. 3 and 4, 5, and 6, 7, 8 and. From the top one more time. We hit and 1, and 2, and 3, hit 4, land 5, turn 6, knees 7, down 8, skiff 1, hit and 2, left, right, left, swing, and 6, and 7, 8 and. Alright let's stop there for now and do it at full speed.


  • Matt Lopez

    Matt Lopez is a hip-hop, funk and street jazz dance teacher based in New York City and the founder of DEF-C Crew. Lopez is currently teaching open/drop-in classes at Steps On Broadway and Dance New Amsterdam and is available for private lessons and master classes.