Shuffle originated in Melbourne, Australia in the late 1980’s and was danced in the club scene to Electronic Dance music. Over the years shuffling has taken the world by storm from clubs to festivals. Shuffling is known to be true expression; inclusive, liberating, spiritual, free of judgment. Shuffle Dance connects you with the music you love in a special way. This class will expand on your knowledge gained in the beginner class, or on knowledge you already have for our seasoned shufflers. You will continue to drill foundations, now with an emphasis on cleanliness, power, speed, and upper body flow. This class will focus on learning more detailed choroes, drilling new combos, and building confidence as a shuffler.
Sneakers with a smooth sole.
Suggested Experience Needed:
2 or more years of experience recommended or 6-8 weeks of beginner shuffle.
Hip-Hop: Choreo, Hip-Hop: Grooves, Hip-Hip: Open Style
6-8 weeks of Beg. Shuffle. Dancers should have a healthy understanding of each of the following skills and terminology: Running Man, Polly Pocket/X-Step/Diagonal RM, T-step, Charleston, Glides, Rocking.
Kylie (she/her) is a performing artist from southern California now living in San Francisco. Main disciplines including aerial, flow arts, acrobatics, contortion, and shuffle dance! Her 12+ year background is in circus arts which originated in a youth program she was a part of. In high school she started teaching and performing professionally, after graduating studied kinesiology for 2 years, and then moved to Santa Cruz,CA in 2020 to pursue the performing arts. In Santa Cruz is where Kylie discovered shuffling and committed to learning the dance style. Kylie found shuffle dance through videos online, and although she didn’t yet consider herself a dancer, was mesmerized. She loved how people would mix multiple dance styles into shuffling and thought she could do the same with her background. As it slowly began to take a big place in her life it surprised her how much passion she had for this dance. She hopes to show others how much of a positive influence shuffling can have on their mental and physical health. Kylie has performed at birthday parties, festivals, clubs, weddings, community, and corporate events! She feels grateful to be a part of RAE and her goal is to get shuffling into studios as a recognized dance style, give beginners an accessible place to learn, and create more professional opportunities for shuffle dancers. Learning to shuffle has a huge positive impact on her life and she hopes she can share that impact with others. Along with RAE Kylie also teaches at the Hive SF, Acrosports, and SF pole & dance.