How To Do The Running Man

Hey guys, it’s Nick Martin from with a few tips and tricks on how to do the running man. I was actually honest on a Facebook post, if I had any tips on how to perform the running man so it looks good. I thought long and hard about this, because I’m not really a pro or expert at anything shuffle dance related, but I have seen a lot of how to shuffle dance videos and I feel I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks from the pros on YouTube.

First things first, if you’ve never tried the running man dance before, it is going to take some practice. Don’t be discouraged, because it looks easy but actually it is quite difficult in order to make it look nice and smooth. Just ask us a little bit every day and you will improve rapidly.

My First Tip on How to do the Running Man Dance

I picked this up from a guy in another YouTube video, and I will absolutely have to look for the video in order to give him true credit. Unfortunately, I’ve seen so many that I have a hard time finding the ones I really like. Anyways this guy said, that it’s important to keep in mind that every single move is a small jump. If you’re wondering how to do the running man in a cool way, just keep reminding yourself that every single step is a small jump. Every time you move your feet or legs you do a small jump, jump jump jump jump :-)

My Second Tip on How to do the Running Man Dance

when I’m in that jump position and my legs are together, I remind myself continuously that I have to take both legs out, that means front and back, at the same time., If you want the running man to look good, then you have to make sure that your legs get separated and planted on the ground at the same time. Just keep telling yourself to split your legs evenly and at the same time. Sue I’m not only thinking about kicking my leg forward, I’m also thinking about kicking my opposite leg backwards, whilst my body is in the same position.


remember, I am not an expert on doing the running man, but I have practiced a little bit and these are some of the things that I find helpful when doing the running man. If you are searching the Internet, for resources on how to do the running man, I hope this has helped you. I would love to hear from you, so if you’d like, please leave a comment in the form below.

Thanks for visiting and get your shuffle on!

The Running Man Part 2

On my quest to learn how to shuffle dance I’ve been practising one of the basic moves – the running man! My first attempt of the running man was, well, not great :) I feel like I’ve improved and it feels like it’s flowing more now. I still need to practise a lot tho!

Have a look at my latest how to shuffle dance video – the running man part 2:

So what do you think? Any better then the last video? I know I still have a lot of work to do and when I stumble across some of the cool shuffle dance videos on YouTube it just feels like there’s a long way to go. And in all fairness – there is :)

Anyways I hope you enjoyed watching another of my how to shuffle dance videos and that you will come back for more when I add more stuff here.

The Running Man!

On my quest to learn how to shuffle dance I’ve figured out that I need to master the running man as it’s one of the basic moves in the shuffle dance. So I browsed YouTube to find a video that could show me how to execute the running man and after watching it I decided to give it a go. Here is my very first video in this how to shuffle dance series and it’s me doing the running man!

A word of WARNING! Normally I would edit my videos before I upload them to the InterWebz. This time however I decided to upload the whole 1-take. There are no fancy headlines, sounds or edits. It’s RAW and quite frankly somewhat ugly haha! You see I shot it with my camera held 90 degrees and I have spent 2 full evenings trying to figure out how the hell to display it so it looks cool. I finally figured it out and now I just can’t be bothered with the rest to be honest :) SO if you are ready for some shuffle dance action and my first crack at doing the running man then go ahead and watch the video below. Once I get some more practise in on doing the running man I’ll upload some newer videos (but definitely NOT in vertical mode again).

I can’t believe I actually added this video …. it’s pretty embarrassing :)