Tuesday, October 26, 2010

First Post.

Hi, and welcome to my blog :) I'm gonna be talking mostly about the underground (maybe not so much anymore) rave style known as the Melbourne Shuffle.

I'll be talking about things like the music, the dance itself, events, clothing, other websites, the history of the shuffle, other dance styles, et cetera et cetera.

First perhaps a short introduction to the Melbourne Shuffle for those who don't know what it is; the Melbourne Shuffle is a type of Rave dance style that is mostly known for It's two basic moves, the Running Man and the Shuffle, but the Melbourne Shuffle itself is not just these things, it is a combination of multiple dances, moves, jumps, stomps, arm movements, shuffle, hat movements and basically any type of dance related thing you can think of mixed together to create beautiful dance that moves you with the music that you are playing.

The Shuffle is most common in Australia, where Melbourne is also the name of the countries capital, and in Malaysia.

 The Shuffle was first seen at a party in Melbourne, Australia in the late 1980's and has since been slowly growing to become a popular phenomenon around the world.

Because this is my first post I'm going to keep this rather short but I'm going to post a video or two below so you can understand the shuffle better.
*Note: I don't own any of the videos below but as far as I know they can be freely distributed and used.*

Here's a compilation of multiple shufflers, I seriously recommend you watch Danielz at 04:57 and Jericho at 07:02, they give a good idea of how different every shuffler and every song is and can be.

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Moonboy: He is older now but I believe he was about 9 years old when this video was first made. This kid is amazing.

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This one is a personal favorite of mine :) Takes a short while to really get started but after that.. It's gggreat :D I recommend Mikki at 01:38, Daniel at 02:07 and 03:36 I'm afraid I don't know the name for the last one.

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Shuffle Shopping, another favorite of mine :D

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  1. melbourne isnt the capital of australia.....

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