The airwalk is a popular dance move that is related to the moonwalk. While it is true that you move backwards when you do the moonwalk or lunar step, in the airwalk you move forward. All you have to do is move your feet forward in a circular motion, lift the balls of your feet into the air, and then place it on the ground as you go. All it takes is a little practice.
Part 1 of 2: Know the Basics
Step 1. Stand with your feet next to each other
They should be separated at the hips in the same way that they would normally be if you walked. The airwalk is based on your feet, so you don't have to worry yet about what to do with your arms or the rest of your body. Some people recommend that you sit with your feet apart to master the movements of your feet before standing, especially if you have never tried to do the airwalk.
You can practice in front of a mirror or even record yourself or ask a friend to see you to get a better idea of what your feet are doing
Step 2. Move one foot in the air in front of the other foot
Let your foot hang up straight in the air, without the balls of your feet stretching, around a 45 degree angle from the ground and with the balls of your feet above your heel. Raise your foot in the air, toe forward, as if there is a six-foot-high barrier, except that your foot will not touch the ground when you step over it and you will pull it back.
Step 3. As your weight is transferred to the ball of that foot, slide your foot back to its original position
Your legs should be straight and you should not bend your knees when you do this. Slide your foot back to the starting point with the heel trailing back until it naturally touches the ground. Think of this as swinging your weight forward before moving to the other foot.
Step 4. When the first foot is moved back to its original position, the other foot should point upward with the toe
You should never let both feet be flat on the ground at the same time when you do the airwalk. One foot must be prepared to move forward when the other moves backward. It may take a little time to get up to speed. Remember what we said about this movement being like riding a bicycle; your feet should always be in constant motion. You will get stuck if you stop one of your feet.
Step 5. Move the other foot up and forward and repeat
Do what you did with the other foot, lift the other foot forward, toe forward, as if there is a small barrier and then drag it back, as if there is a rope on your heel and as if it is dragging slowly backwards. As the forward foot moves backward, the other foot must be prepared to move forward by lifting on the toe.
Step 6. Keep moving forward
Keep doing the airwalk by lifting one foot at a time and moving forward for as long as you like. You can start practicing stationary and then slowly move forward so that you are moving forward at a slower speed than you would if you were walking, as if you were walking in the air or as if you had to walk forward in a situation in which there is little gravity.
Try to create a V shape with your feet as you switch feet when you move forward. The heel of your foot should land where the toe of the other foot points when the first foot is in the air and moves back to meet the other foot. This will create a V shape when they come together as the pointed foot moves forward and so on. This will keep you moving forward at the same speed
Step 7. Practice
It may take some practice to get this move done, but it will be worth it. Likewise, it may be easier to learn how to moonwalk first before actually doing the airwalk, as some people find this movement to be a bit more difficult. When you master it, you can push yourself to do so and then move on to the moonwalk and back to the airwalk. Similarly, you can exert yourself on the slide, which will use some similar techniques, except that you will move from one side to the other.
- As you get more comfortable with the airwalk, you can move your shoulders a bit and add your arms to the movement. Move your arms back and forth as you would if you were walking normally forward, except at a slower speed to synchronize them with your feet.
- Remember to keep the movement as flexible as possible so that it looks like you are walking on air.
Part 2 of 2: Add Some Variations
Step 1. Tap the balls of your feet with each step you take
When you've learned to airwalk, you can add this little variation to make the movement more interesting. All you have to do is grab the foot that is stretched out with the toes, ready to move forward, move it forward, and hit the ground with the toe. Then, do the normal airwalk motion in which the foot moves forward with the balls of the feet up on top of the heel. Then, move your foot back and do the same with the other foot, hitting the ground with the toe in front of the foot before it moves back.
Step 2. Slam your heel and toe with each step you take
You can also tap with the heel of each foot and then the ball of each foot before you step forward. You will be able to strike with your heel and toe with every step you take and without a problem if you have mastered striking a strike with each toe before moving forward. Take a look in the mirror to make sure you've learned the rhythm.
Step 3. Do the airwalk and moonwalk or lunar step
When you've mastered the airwalk, you can walk forward for about thirty seconds or so and then move onto the moonwalk so that you walk backward to where you started. Then, you can resume the airwalk, moving forward again, and then move backward with the moonwalk or moonwalk when you feel like doing it.
The hardest part will be making the transition; you have to work hard not to get stuck or stop, but you have to transition correctly, from moving forward to moving backward and vice versa
The airwalk will be easier if you learn to moonwalk first
- Stay away from the edges as you can injure your head.
- Make sure that when you lift your foot, it comes up and doesn't just slide to a stop, like a car, to give it a more fictional view.