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Post by Density on Tue 13 Mar 2012, 01:02

A detailed responce would be highy appreciated!

So I've been shuffling for about 1-3 weeks now, I practice a lot and 2 friends who used to shuffle are amazed at how good I've gotten.

I can do the T-step, running man, and some kicks.

My problem is I have no variety. I have no style, and I don't know how to express the moods I'd like to.
figured I'd start with spins since I'm not too into the look of glides, but I'm totally lost on how to spin, other than you do it on the front part of your foot.
I've tried some video tutorials but none that I've found have helped as they don't even desribe what it is that they're doing, they just demonstrate, and that's not the kind of learner I am...

Any help on how to spin, or how I can develop my own style, or what I can add/learn to help find it would be amazingly useful. Smile

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Post by Adamc96 on Tue 13 Mar 2012, 03:53

After you practice a little more, you will get a style Wink And to a good spin, i onyl suggest you to practice a lot. Find your "good" foot on you can spin better, and try to do it. At the first just try to do 720 degree without fail, and then add a special kick or anything else, what will make your spin unique. And here you already have a style Wink. I hope it helped.

ps. And please change you r avatar, it's too big Very Happy

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Post by Czarina on Tue 13 Mar 2012, 06:33

I can't give a detailed response on developing a style because it's just something that occurs naturally over time, but I can give you some help on spins.

The key to spins is momentum. There are two ways I generally use to build up quick momentum to go into a spin. You can either use your arms or your free leg, or both if you want a bigger spin. I think it'll be easier to start with arms though. Either way, the concept is the same.

First, you wind up in the direction opposite of the direction you want to spin. Basically, the more you wind up the more powerful your spin will be. You might want to play around with direction to see which way is easier.

Second, now that you've wound up, you want to unwind and throw your arms outward. To practice this just stand in place with your arms out from your sides (so you look like a big T) and twist your torso from side to side. As you do this harder you should be able to feel the momentum keeping your arms away from you. This is what will make you spin.

Now that you've unwound you'll be spinning, but if you want to keep going all you have to do is bring your arms into you and you'll get a little more momentum. After that you can just switch your feet to either stop of keep spinning.

If you want more of a visual representation for all of this just look at ballerina spins and you'll see all the concepts I'm talking about here.

So yea try this out, play with it a little (this is freestyle after all), practice, and enjoy Smile

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Post by Garry on Tue 13 Mar 2012, 10:53

Density, the first thing you learn with shuffling is self discipline. Nobody forces you to shuffle, it takes practice, months and years of dedicated practice.

It's a skill and it's hard and you sound like you're just lazy whinging after just a few weeks.

I think you'd be better off doing something else other than dance, something easier with no physical demands, you don't sound like you have much desire to be physically active.

All these questions are covered in our tutorials, which you clearly haven't bothered to read and you just want someone else to do your homework and make it easier for you ...

I'll give you a study break of 6 months from the forum. Do your homework and when you can show us that you're a dedicated shuffler, email me at gs@globalshuffle.com and we'll consider you rejoining the forum as a junior peer.

---- That's Good advice, from Adam96 and Czarina who have commented too Smile new readers will note the word Practice mentioned a lot on this forum


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Post by Garry on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 12:31

Here's some good advice for new members

If you've just found out about the shuffle and just joined the forum a few weeks ago

READ THIS it's on the home page of the forum at the top
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So please remember to do your homework on this forum before you post. You will be treated as though you already have and are well up to speed with the rest of us. Otherwise please post in the beginner sections, after you've read our tutorials which will have all your basic questions answered for you. Then you'll be more competent with your shuffle arts and be able to join the proshuffle community as a junior peer (JP)


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Post by Garry on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 17:04

So if you are a beginner, please feel free to ask questions, but go through the tutorials first.

It can take months, but it's okay to ask questions about the tutorials, but do it in the tutorial threads there's plenty of them and plenty of great tips and remarks already posted.

Starting up a new thread (this one) and requesting 'A detailed responce' for personal attention shortly after walking through the door on this forum, and making offensive remarks (now removed) about other members english, when it's their second or third language from a non english speaking country and refusing to take down an oversized avatar (now removed) all in your first few days like Density has done, then sending me lots of abusive private emails about getting a warning, won't help you, at all...Practice will and always does Laughing

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Post by Garry on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 12:58

The thing we teach here is creativity. Learning these basic principles rather than just imitating them gives you the tools to be creative.

One of the first things you experience is the joy of discovery, and if you like it you want more.

Most people on this forum already know this, they can't wait to experience more, it's a passion.

If shuffling is a chore to you ... then don't shuffle. This is not school, you do not have to learn it to pass go and collct $200. Doing it is it's own reward.

Only do it when you want to. Make it a fun part of your life. If you want to turn that into a career, things will change just as it does with anyone and a career.

So when starting ONLY SHUFFLE WHEN IT"S FUN ! Be creative with your shuffling, play around with it, enjoy.

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