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Moonwalk.
Also known as the Backslide. This dance makes the illusion of a dancer being pulled backward.It had become most popular in 1983 by Michael Jackson's performance in his song Billie Jean.






If you ask any random person on the street you created or invented 'Moonwalking' they're automatic answer would be Michael Jackson with no doubt's about there answer. Though there is actually evidence of the first Moonwalking done by Billy Bailey in 1955.









This clip is of Michael "Boogaloo Shrimp" Chambers also known as "Turbo" in the movie Electic Boogaloo: Breakin' 2.
The song is called "Tour de France" by Kraftwerk
As you can see in this video he moonwalks and does a trick called a 'pin drop.
This dance was especially interesting to me because he had interacted a broom into his dance.













This video clip of the movie The Breakfast club which came out in 1985.It is a perfect example of how young teenagers with different personalities would dance.






This video demonstrates the Dance called 'Kid n Play' which is usually done guy 2 people.
In this video shown above is Christopher "kid" Reid & Christopher "play" Martin











Hey Mickey- Choreographed & sung by Toni Basil It is a New Wave 1983 song.
The song was originally written by Mike Chapman & Nicky Chinnit was first recorded in UK by a popular music group, Racey in 1879.


Brat Pack.
The Brat Pack mainly consists of Molly Ringwald, Emilo Estevez, Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Andrew McCarthy, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall and Ally Sheedy .
More information on the Brat Pack be sure to click the link above.



This link shows some of the different dance styles and information about what they are:
1980s dance fads
Eighties Dances

Another list of more 80's dance styles