How To Do The Robot
Learn how to do the Robot and impress everyone on the dance floor the next time you go out. The Robot dance has been around since the 1960s. A young Michael Jackson showed audiences how to do the Robot while performing "Dancing Machine" on Soul Train in the 1970s.
- Pick a song with a beat. You will follow the music's beat with your movements, so choose a song that has an easy beat to pick out. Learning how to do the Robot is easier if you pick a soulful pop song over a moving ballad.
- Picture a robot's movements in your mind. Robots usually do not move quickly. They make slow, jerky movements from the joints.
- Stiffen your legs and arms. When you do the Robot, move your legs from the hips. When you bend at the knees, do so slowly and deliberately. Draw attention to each individual movement.
- Bend your arms at the elbows. Lift your forearm up towards your chin, then push it away, slowly. Keep your arms rigid when you do the Robot.
- Tilt your head from side to side. Turn your ear towards your shoulder. Straighten your head slowly, then look to your left. The movement should be twitchy. Turn your head back to center, then look to the right.
- Continue to move your arms, legs and head in slow, jerky movements until the song is over. If you feel uncoordinated, move only one body part at a time. Remember, our cyber friends tend to move in a clumsy, slow manner; you should, too, when you do the Robot.