Melbourne Shuffler (2005)
Dance music has spread across the world transcending religious & racial barriers connecting to the hearts and souls of millions.
People have always felt the rhythm of music and have as a result evolved countless dance styles throughout the ages. Beginning in the late 80’s in Melbourne’s underground dance music party scene, a revolutionary freestyle dance began to grow and has now developed into the most unique and robust underground dance style since the birth of Break-dancing.
The Melbourne Shuffle has no set steps but encourages individuality and imagination, incorporating dance moves from numerous styles such as miming, popping & locking, liquid and breaking. But the basis of the Melbourne Shuffle has traditionally been the footwork either performed sliding left to right, on the spot or in a triangular movement, but is evolving everyday. Known as “Rocking” to the Melbourne locals, the name Melbourne Shuffle has been derived from overseas visitors and the media trying to describe this phenomenon.