My Michael is so Dangerous! The difference between Michael and other dancers is that Michael feels every beat, every emotion in that song while he performs. The dancers are just focused on not messing up the steps they've memorized.
MICHAEL JACKSON/ FRED ASTAIRE/ CYD CHARISSE: The Master & His Teacher. Jackson made it no secret that he was inspired by Fred Astaire. As clearly seen in this short video, it wasn't only his dancing that Jackson mirrored. The video contains clips of 'The Band Wagon'... Fred Astaire's 1953 Musical, and clips from Michael Jackson's short films 'Smooth Criminal', 'You Rock My World', and live performances of 'Smooth Criminal'. (Posted by Steve Briggs-Thank you!)) https://youtu.be/B0GWCk9wnak