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How to Do Melbourne Shuffle Dance Basics

Learn the basics of dancing the Melbourne Shuffle from choreographer Matt Steffanina in this Howcast dance video.

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What's up? This is Matt Steffanina and today I'm going to teach you guys the basics of the Melbourne Shuffle. The first step that we're going to learn today is called the T-step. You're going to start by making a T with your feet, putting your front foot at a T with the heel in the center of the back foot. From here we're going to bring our back knee up as we pivot our front foot to the front.

So I'm pivoting on my heel of my front foot as my back knee comes up. When I press my back foot back down I'm going to pivot on the toe to make the T again. You can continue this motion to travel across the floor by going heel, toe, heel, toe. We can do the same thing going the other direction but you want to make sure that you switch your feet. So now I have my front foot again, with the heel in the center of my back foot. As I bring my back foot up I pivot on the heel. Push this foot behind again to go back on the toe. And I could continue traveling across the floor like this.

Once you guys can do the T-step in both directions, you want to learn how to combine them so that you can go back and forth across the floor. We're going to start in our basic position and from here we want to go across. once you bring your knee up and you're ready to switch position you're going to put this foot in front so that you're ready to go the other direction. This way you can go back and forth across the floor without stopping.

So we're going to start out doing the Shuffle slowly, now that we have some music own. You want to make sure that we stay on this beat, so you're going to start by setting up, just half time.

Once you can do it half time we're going to try it a little bit faster. Five, six, seven, eight. And that's the T-step.

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