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Post by Phantom Dancer on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 06:48

These video's have been helping me, so I though I'd share them for those of you who haven't found them yet Very Happy



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Post by Garry on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 19:46

Experienced shufflers would say this guy is still a beginner, doing beginner moves, and doing them pretty well

There's no real advanced steps here. He uses running man, the shuffle - the twisting ankle move uses both heel and toe regardless of whether your toe is pointed up, down, crosses his legs like in Irish dance and step dance and does lots of hip hop/dubstep arm moves. You can see far more advanced and interesting arm moves in Global Shuffle from the early 1990's, way more advanced

But credit to him, it a good tute, but he's clearly never seen advanced shuffling before and it shows. He would do well to get the Global Shuffle dvd, he's still doing the same 3 basic moves like every other beginner. He's clearly got the talent, but himself needs to see the real thing done by masters to understand what he's trying to do and how to break out of the basic move rut.

I'd advise you to ignore the names given to the moves they generally give confusing advice to already well known 100+ years dance moves.

For instance the x glide, is actually the Charleston from the 1920's. Arthur Murray filmed advanced classes in the 1940's, even done on the roof of a moving car in some old films. He's using just one of the half dozen or so Charleston steps.

'Rewind' is a retro term from decades ago when we used audio and video tape and today we just say 'Reverse', because that's what you do, the same steps but in reverse - no tape required.

Saying 'many shufflers don't extend their legs and mix it up makes it look lame and old' would get this guy thrown off this forum for being an arrogant ignorant arsehole, and the original oldskoolers now in their 40's could kick his arse across the street, without working up a sweat. Laughing

'Wraps overs' are simply kicks, it's not food. The kicks come from martial arts, nothing to do with sacco. You can see some simply amazing kicks in the first 30 seconds of the GS1 trailer below.

they were mostly popularised by Malaysian shuffle crew (2006-2009) Shifter Hardstyle Prodigy who appear in Global Shuffle and come from Jump style in Europe which is where hardstyle music comes from and where soccer is a religion. Kicks are also popular with soccer/football players, it's a common move and exersise for eye to foot co-ordination and flexibility. When you realise you are actually trying to kick something invisible in the air like a soccer ball or kick a martial arts opponent in the chest, then you understand what the move is supposed to look like.

'Pushing and freezes' are simply pop and lock, done in the 1940's and 1950's and added to hiphop and done by Michael Jackson in the 1980's, and now part of fluiding and dub step.

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So apart from that, not too bad, but probably not helpful as advanced moves as he doesn't show any.

It's BEST if you can learn to teach this stuff to yourself. Like work it out by observation and imitation. otherwise you'll be forever waiting for someone to teach you and never get to the creative aspects of shuffling where YOU make up the new moves, that's the advanced level.

Most advanced shufflers have 20-50 moves in their collection, this guy has 3 basic ones. He'll be over the moon when he discovers all the other moves and probably have a lot of fun working them out. I'm happy to send him a free underground edition UEGS1 if someone wants to try contact him. We just need his name and shipping address, and there's a free UEGS1 in it for anyone who does that. They're Handsigned 1st editions. Or he can buy 1, just $14.95 + shipping (soon)


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Post by Garry on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 21:37

So for instance here's the official Global Shuffle trailer, which is an arms tutorial, not so much a step by step but a catalogue of existing arm moves 1990:2010 done by the original shufflers who created them. - I'm just in the process of reprocessing these clips for the official GS tute they're bigger bit size in HD and 3D !!, haven't done this one yet.

This will give you an idea of the range of arm moves you can use to shuffle and these would be just a small number from each shufflers collection, just to give you an example.

Check out the outdoor party [1:00] at dawn at Kryal Castle ( a cheap tourist trap now closed but beautiful area north west of Melbourne) we had a huge wooden dance floor with every shuffler different to the same track, all stunning dancers going for it Very Happy


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Post by Garry on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 16:27

The arm moves were forgotten in Australia for years from late 1990's until about 2010, because the commercial clubs banned shuffling from the dance floor. Club promoters said shuffling took up too much room, they wanted more space for drinkers to stand, and the dance floor was usually in front of the dj. So the dance floor became the crowd floor and shufflers were pushed out. The emphasis was on DJ's and dance music, but dance, shuffling especially was banned. Even in 2007 some goose club promoter in Sydney tried to ban shuffling. Shufflers immediately fought back and issued a challenge that we'd see who would survive about 6 months later in May 2008.

Shufflers boycotted all the venues the people wanting to ban the shuffle used for their clubs. The venue owners quickly and publically disassociated themselves with the shuffler banners who went out of business, while shufflers held the very first Global Shuffle Meet-up in Singapore May 2008 called Global Shuffle Day as a victory dance, and we decided to go further and make the Global Shuffle movies to celebrate shuffling around the world.

When youtube hit 2006, the recent shuffle vids didn't include arm moves. Arms just hung by shufflers sides flapping in the breeze.

Only the Malay/Singapore shufflers, Dutch shufflers and Russian shufflers really knew about the arm moves, which had never really stopped in those countries. They generally had outdoor parties or large warehouses/aircraft hangers which had plenty of space for shuffling. But their vids were generally unknown outside of their countries, mostly because of language barriers.

Jump style which was more popular in Europe for most of the 2000's also takes up lots of room, so shuffling using arms was an easy fit

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