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File:Minnie the Moocher (1932).webm The moonwalk or backslide is a dance movement that was made popular worldwide by Michael Jackson. The moonwalk is really just a dance move called the backslide and had existed for many years before Jackson made it his signature dance move.[1] In his autobiography Moonwalker, Michael Jackson says that he learned the move from friends.[2]


  1. Inglis, Ian (2006). Performance and popular music. Ashgate Publishing Group. ISBN 9780754640578 .
  2. Jackson, Michael (1994). Moonwalker: The Storybook Original Story by Michael Jackson. Heinemann. ISBN 0434370436 .