Picks and Pans Review: Tap Master Savion Glover

UPDATED 11/13/2006 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 11/13/2006 at 01:00 AM EST

Shows Happy Feet's Penguins How to Dance

Marching like a penguin looks easy enough, but dancing like one? That takes talent. Virtuoso Savion Glover, who choreographed and performed main character Mumble's tapping scenes in Happy Feet, shares his steps:

1. RESEARCH YOUR ROLE Glover met with a penguin trainer to "learn how a penguin walks, how different limbs move," he says. "And I watched documentaries about penguins."

2. NO FLAPPING I had to keep my elbows straight," says Glover, who wore a motion-capture outfit with dozens of sensors. "But I had a lot of freedom. The director wanted my style."

3. EMBRACE YOUR INNER SHAKIRA "They have this waddle you do with the waist," he says. "There's a circular pelvic thing going on. And then it's a matter of me listening to the music and hittin' it."

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