If you’ve ever been to a live EDM event, there’s no doubt you’ve ran into a shuffler or two. Shufflers are those people you see effortlessly going hard while seemingly using magic to navigate around the dance floor. Ever felt a tad bit jealous? Me too. Just like koalas, the Hemsworth brothers and a bunch of other really cool stuff, shuffling started in Australia, hence its official name, the Melbourne Shuffle.
Shuffling is a combo of two dance moves — the T Step and the Running Man. And they are in fact quite simple on their own; I think it’s safe to say we’ve all done the Running Man a time or two in our lives. Maybe you’ve even thought about learning to shuffle. It probably went something like this
Wow, that looks extremely awesome and extremely complicated.
Oh, it’s just a combo of two two fairly simple moves? I bet I can do that.
Nope, I can’t do that...
I know I’ve been there. Every show seems to reignite an interest for shuffling. After the last burst of inspiration, I did some research and came across an amazing video I credit as the key to shuffling for anyone who’s interested. Watch, learn, dance and enjoy. See you on the dance floor.
Desiree Roughton: Writer and Rhythm Chaser