Practicing my Moonwalk

This semester, from noon to 1pm, between my German lecture and my theology lecture, I usually spend my time in the Varsity theater. I spend my Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Varsity theater too because of orchestra rehearsal, but I spend my mornings at the Varsity theatre either because I mess around with the pianos and my cello, or I take to the empty stage and practice some dancing. I have to be careful, though, because sometimes the custodians come to clean the main auditorium, and I don’t want them to see me dancing on stage because that would be HUMILIATION. “Look at the fool that is dancing like nobody is watching.”

This video is a very short practice session. The main goal was to practice my moonwalk. Whenever I buy a pair of shoes, I always consider whether I’ll be able to moonwalk in them because every other glide besides the moonwalk is rather easy in any shoe. I thought that after owning my Vans for about a year, the soles would wear down and have a lower coefficient of friction, but that was not the case. Therefore, in this video, I have attempted to moonwalk differently from how I have in years prior: I have completely shifted my weight onto my planting foot which literally allows my sliding foot to glide. In fact, I sort of hover my sliding foot a bit off of the ground. I must confess that it feels very weird, and I don’t like any of my glides in this video. However, I’m certain that if I continue to practice this new approach to the moonwalk, I’ll be able to patch up the sore spots, and, thusly, be able to moonwalk in any shoe.

Whatever else you see in the video is random. I learned how to 6 step this summer, but the “6 step” in the video isn’t even a 6 step. It’s more like a fail step. Then I move into the 3 step which I learned earlier in the semester. It’s not pretty, but I have the core idea down. My ultimate college dream is to become a bboy before graduation.

This video also demonstrates my intense affection for everything Michael Jackson. I spent my entire middle school career holed up in my bedroom after school watching videos of Michael dancing, and then equal amounts of time mimicking his stage presence.

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