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How to Do "Billie Jean" Dance like Michael Jackson, Pt. 1

Learn how to dance like Michael Jackson to his song "Billie Jean" in this Howcast dance video featuring dancer Robert Taylor, Jr, part one of five.


All right, you guys, what is going on? This is "Billy Jean.” The intro, the very beginning, he starts this pose here. What you're going to is you're going to step in with your right, and then come here with your left. He does this pose in most of his music videos, but he uses this as the intro for this song. You're going to have a hat, too. Very important, get a hat. As long as you have a hat and shirt or a jacket that kind of flips over, you're good to go.

Now, you have here. Make sure when you put the hat on, the fingers are spread so you have this, and then you're going to ping, put it down like you're getting ready, razzle dazzle. You're going to go one, two, three, and a four, five, six, seven, eight, and a two, two, three, four, five, six, and a seven, and an eight.

Okay. Now, the next part of the intro. Prep your jump, now you're going to kick. You're going to go kick and you're going to tap that knee, so it's like bah. That's what creates the electricity in that kick. You got to tap it and pose it. Pah, roll, shoot out, bow, and then you're going to pelvic thrust, look.

You're going to repeat the same thing. Step, kick, bow, roll, shoot out, sit, and make sure your hands are stylized right up in here. Shoot, look, cross, bow, jazz hands, boom.

You're going to come out here, shwoop, ha. When you hear boom, the right is going to go behind the left or vice versa. However you want to learn it, your choice. Then switch, shwoop, mm-hm, grab your hat, shoo, and then flick it. So, you have, hold this for four at one, tick tick, two, tick tick, three tick tick, four, and a one, two, three, four, five, six, and a seven, and an eight, and two, two, three, four, five, and a six, and a seven, eight, prep, kick, roll, shoot, bow, hit. Prep, kick, roll, shoot, thrust. Look, swhoo, ha. Throw it. Take it off first, shwoo.

And then, he gets ready. He smooths his hair. At the time, he had a nice little jerry curl going on, so he swooped it, ha, and then smoothed it again, shoo, ta, shwoom, step, and then, that's when he gets his microphone, shoo, and he starts singing.

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