2005. Part 1 of 7 Jack60k. Subscribe. Underground Epidemic Productions (www.uep.com.au) has produced a ground breaking documentary called the Melbourne Shuffler. Beginning in the late 80s in Melbournes underground party scene, a revolutionary freestyle dance began to grow and has now developed into the most unique and robust dance style since the birth of Breakdancing. Initially grown from the roots of Acid Techno/House music along with back stepping and psychedelic arm movements. 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 direction, but is evolving everyday. Known as Rocking to the Melbourne locals the name Melbourne Shuffle has been derived from international DJs, overseas visitors and the media trying to describe this phenomenon. The Melbourne dancers dont dance for competition or to show off but for themselves, for fun and self-expression. Learning by watching other dancers and incorporating variations into their own style they create an individual style representing their own personality. The documentary traces some of the early beginnings of the Shuffle and shows how it has evolved and progressed into what it is today. Interviews with Melbournes dancers old and new; discover why ...

25 Responses to “Melbourne Shuffler Documentary Part 1/7”

  1. pell110790 says:

    Benny Drohan – Back To The Program

  2. pell110790 says:

    Benny Drohan – Back To The Program

    leave him a comment please (: don’t be mean

  3. pell110790 says:

    Benny Drohan – Back To The Program

    leave him a comment please (: don’t be mean

  4. pell110790 says:

    Benny Drohan – Back To The Program

    leave him a comment please (: don’t be mean

  5. I would so fit in melbourne =)

  6. first song is just mindcrackin,anybody knows the title ?
    Did anybody found whole video somewhere ?

  7. bastilange says:

    @ShuffleSarul yeah i dance it now than 15 years

  8. bastilange says:

    @ShuffleSarul yeah i dance it now than 15 years

  9. bastilange says:

    @ShuffleSarul yeah i dance it now than 11 years

  10. ShuffleSarul says:

    3:56 it’s no where in the world well come to germany!

  11. UndergroundEpidemic says:


  12. splosivechicken says:

    @RubioRaver That didn’t make much sence. But the Melbourne Shuffle is spreading across the world. This was made in 2005 when it was pretty much a Melbourne Only dance.

  13. I started raving in Melbourne in 1992. I like this doco but it lacks a history lesson. Anyone remember the M.U.D parties in what is now the offices of the Lonely Planet Guide in Footscray? It was there I first saw the Melb Shuffle only we called it sliding. There was a dude called ASLAN who I believe was the greatest influence on what is now the common “shuffle”. I’m not saying it started there but it did for me. If there was footage of him it would blow your mind. Thanks for the nostalgia trip

  14. RubioRaver says:

    They Shuffle out here in America, but i think its not so much a hard shuffle I guess..
    Melbourne Shuffle withr way aint it?

  15. hardstylehowiee says:

    bloody amazing, old school is just amazing

  16. jack u r the greatest

  17. @aniamanga117 u got it right!

  18. What is the first song?

  19. melbshflr247 says:

    does anyone know the song name? i love it 🙂

  20. SWHardstyle says:

    are you jack40k?

  21. usernonfriendly says:

    beautiful! falling in love with shuffling all over again

  22. aniamanga117 says:

    (correct me if im wrong): shuffle was first danced in melbourne with acid house at the first raves, there its name (melbourne shuffe),then some malay students went on melbourne and learned it then brought it back to malaysia but they changed music for hardstyle and with the expanding youtube users many other people knew about it and started dancing. crews were formed and instead of being a love for the music dance became a crew battles dance as same as breakdance

  23. shuffling was so much better back in ~2005 ish… too many dickheads have turned the dance into pure running man/stomping hard.

  24. hayleyluvs2shuffle says:

    does melb still do it much these days? i live in NSW i wanna go there but dunno if itl be any good ay..

  25. hayleyluvs2shuffle says:

    im so happy they made a doc on this its so great