80's Dance and music



roller disco

1970 - 1980

roller disco is a skating rink where all of the dancers wear roller skates of some kind this started in the 70's and peaked in the 80's.

moon walk

1980 - 1981

The moonwalk is a dance technique that presents the illusion of the dancer being pulled backwards while attempting to walk forward. A popping move, it became popular around the world after Michael Jackson executed the dance move during a performance of "Billie Jean" on Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever on March 25, 1983. It subsequently became his signature move, and is now one of the best-known dance techniques in the world.

the sprikler

1980 - 1981

The Sprinkler dance is a form of dance move involving a person placing one hand on the back of the neck, and waving the other arm back and forth while spinning in a circle.

bed rock

1980 - 1981

Swing your arms back and forth, while stepping side to side in sync with the music.

the aligater

1980 - 1981

You lay down on the floor, bend your knees to your stomach, then kick your legs (alternating) from your knees down.

milking the cow

1980 - 1981

With your arms at right angles to your body, you pantomime the motion of milking a cow accentuating the motion in your arms and shoulders.


1981 - 1982

Have your hands on each side of you hand and have someone pretend they are wheeling a real fish in but as they do that you have to keep your hands on each side of your hand and as they are doing that move forward towards the person and move your arms that are still on your head


music and dance

king of pop!

1980 - 1981

In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller", were credited with breaking down racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. The popularity of these videos helped to bring the then relatively new television channel MTV to fame.