Esquire Magazine: Heather Morris Will Now Demonstrate How to Dance

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

In 2009, when Glee producers called Heather Morris, it was for her dancing, not her acting. They wanted her to teach the cast the choreography to the song "Single Ladies," which she'd recently performed as a backup dancer to Beyoncé on Saturday Night Live and the American Music Awards. They liked her so much, they asked her to stay. Now she's Brittany, the cheerleader who delivers the best one-liners on the show.

Get really into it.

The simplest way to do something cool is the cross-turn. Like in the '80s — Michael Jackson did it. You jump and cross your legs together at the same time, and then spin out of it. That's it.

You don't want to be too cool. But you don't want to be too dorky.

Still, I find it so much better to see a guy at a club being a dork, and having fun, than trying to be sexy.

Looking down and shuffling is pretty great. But not the Running Man.

It's already embarrassing being in a club.

I can't stand it when someone comes up behind a girl and grabs her hips and tries to grind with her. It's offensive. Why would you do that to me?

You know what's really hot? Pop-and-locking, ticking. The moonwalk. Tricks like that.

The secret to moonwalking: You have to have slick shoes, or else your feet would get stuck. And you trick people. Your right foot pops, and you're pushing your left foot back, and once your left foot lands, you do the same thing. It just looks like you're gliding on air.

How do I do it? Twenty-three years of dancing.

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