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!

Shuffle Dance Video – The Running Man

When I decided I wanted to start learning how to shuffle I found out that the running man was the first move I had to learn. So obviously I went to YouTube to hunt down the best running man shuffle dance video I could find. Now there are a lot of shuffle dance videos out there but I really found a super cool guy that breaks down the running man into simple drills that we can all learn from.

Remember that when you start doing the running man it’s going to feel wierd and most likely look stupid (unless you’re a total natural or have serious dancing skills already). But all you have to do is practise practise and practise. Remember start out slowly! Get the moves right and then gradually add speed. I did the running man for a few nights without music just to focus on getting the moves right. I followed the guy in the shuffle dance video below and I think it paid off nicely.

After you’ve practised the running man for a few hours, you will definitely see improvement. The great thing about this move is it’s not really complicated. It consists of only 2 moves that get repeated over and over. Okay so I’ve rambled enough, here is the running man shuffle video tutorial which I found to be one of the best on YouTube:

If you haven’t seen my running man shuffle dance video¬†go check it out after and leave a comment. Would love to hear what you think :)

Get Your Shuffle On!