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A great underground rave dance that is still great, but has been screwed up and manipulated by LMFAO.
Here's a the short story of what Melbourne Shuffle is:
Melbourne Shuffle is an underground rave dance that is normally done with Trance/Techno/Hardstyle and/or Rock/Heavy Metal. It originated in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia back in the mid-1980's. Back then people normally danced to trance or rock earning some shuffler's the term "Rocker". When 2004, 2005 rolled around, people started shuffling to Hardstyle and Hard Trance and wearing these baggy pants called "Phat Pants/Rave Pants"
Phat Pants are basically black, baggy thick denim jeans with reflective material on them, often making certain patterns and creates the illusion that they are gliding.
When 2010 rolled around, LMFAO came out with their song "Party Rock Anthem (Everyday I'm shuffling)".
This song, and the manipulated dance style often called "noobie shuffle' or 'newschool shuffle' did not bode well the original, Melbourne Shufflers who just danced for the fun and hanging around with their friends. It is apparent that LMFAO started shuffling just for fame, and only doing a move called the "Running Man" while real shuffling has much more moves like "Spins", "T-Step/SideStep", "Running/Walking Man", and "Kicks".

TL;DR Version:
LMFAO shuffles for fame and money
Melbourne Shuffle is done for fun, and passion.
Guy 1: Hey man, what's that sick stuff you are doing?
Guy 2: Just doing Melbourne Shuffle, it's a great way to express my like for certain kinds of music
Guy1: Like what?
Guy 2: Hardstyle, Hard Trence, et cetera
Guy 1: Cool can I try?
Guy 2: Sure, just search up a tutorial
by NitroWolf July 2, 2012
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