Michael Jackson’s Best Dance Breaks
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Look out, Michael Flatley — the Lord of the Dance might have a second and more rightful identity in Michael Jackson.
Between his 1964 professional debut as part of the Jackson 5 and his untimely 2009 death, Jackson gave convincing evidence that his feet were sprinkled with fairy dust. Beyond cultivating an identity as one of pop’s most identifiable voices, he proved he could dance like no other, and boogied through the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s like a well-dressed human metronome.
Between breakneck routines set to “Beat It,” “Man in the Mirror” moving and slinky “Smooth Criminal” choreography, Jackson exacted steps and slides like a pro. Plus, we’d be remiss to forget he first set The Moonwalk into motion.
As Jackson once aptly professed: “Thinking is the biggest mistake a dancer could make: You have to feel.” Check out MJ’s very best dance breaks above and tell us if there’s a particular routine you still remember.
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