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Monday, June 23
 

3:00pm

Merengue Dance Lesson

A different "partner dance" step will be taught at 3pm in The Arcade each full day of PorcFest XI, culminating in a social dance on Saturday afternoon in which each of the steps can be used. 

Merengue is a simple Latin dance that anyone can do.  As such, it is a great dance for social mixing.  In this class, all the leaders will end up dancing with all the followers.  Once the basic "step" is learned, which takes about 40 seconds, one can add in arm movements from most any other dance, for endless variety.


Speakers
avatar for Melinda Nielsen

Melinda Nielsen

Scheduling Coordinator, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
I am a recovering social democrat. Still-social democrat friends and family ask me for the concrete details of a free society, and I don't have many answers, but I am clear on non-aggression. I love learning, dancing, meeting new people and ideas, and off-road cycling. I don't love... Read More →


Monday June 23, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Arcade
 
Tuesday, June 24
 

11:00am

Bachata Dance Lesson
Bachata is a very romantic Dominican social dance. It's often a part of salsa dancing socials. Basic steps are pretty easy to learn and then we may have more fun with this popular music!

Speakers
avatar for Yury Polozov

Yury Polozov

Creator, Dancing Porcupines & Porc Yoga
Creator of Dancing Porcupines and Porc Yoga, Yury Polozov is also known as a volunteer photographer at many libertarian events. He is trying to make the community healthier by leading by example from healthy food to yoga and dancing. His yoga sessions at Porcfest, in Keene, Manchester... Read More →


Tuesday June 24, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Arcade

3:00pm

Ballroom Dance

A different "partner dance" step will be taught at 3pm in The Arcade each full day of PorcFest XI, culminating in a social dance on Saturday afternoon in which each of the steps can be used.

There are innumerable ballroom dance steps, including waltz, quickstep, cha-cha, samba, etc. Tony will teach one or more, depending on the desires of those who come to the class. 


Speakers
avatar for Mayor Tony

Mayor Tony

Mayor, Free State Project
Porcfests very own official unofficial Mayor. While not holding any real office of state or government, is always willing to share his own often unique philosophies. Believing the biggest evil today is centralized government and central planning, Tony often talks about a completely... Read More →


Tuesday June 24, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Arcade
 
Wednesday, June 25
 

11:00am

Hustle Dancing Class
Hustle is a fun, active and easy partner dance. Join us to learn basic steps and different turns and then practice hustle to some disco music!

Speakers
avatar for Yury Polozov

Yury Polozov

Creator, Dancing Porcupines & Porc Yoga
Creator of Dancing Porcupines and Porc Yoga, Yury Polozov is also known as a volunteer photographer at many libertarian events. He is trying to make the community healthier by leading by example from healthy food to yoga and dancing. His yoga sessions at Porcfest, in Keene, Manchester... Read More →


Wednesday June 25, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Arcade

3:00pm

Salsa Dance Lesson

A different "partner dance" step will be taught at 3pm in The Arcade each full day of PorcFest XI, culminating in a social dance on Saturday afternoon in which each of the steps can be used. 

Salsa is a syncopated Latin step that is now widely danced throughout the U.S.  With his long years of salsa experience, Steve will transmit the excitement of this smooth and steamy step to you.


Speakers
SV

Steven Vasquez

Steven is the NY State Coordinator for Campaign for Liberty, a non-partisan political not-for-profit of over 600,000 members working to restore individual liberty and a Constitutional Limited Government. In his other life, Steven is a chronic entrepreneur having started the consumer... Read More →


Wednesday June 25, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Arcade
 
Thursday, June 26
 

3:00pm

Swing Lesson and Dance

A different "partner dance" step will be taught at 3pm in The Arcade each full day of PorcFest XI, culminating in a social dance on Saturday afternoon in which each of the steps can be used. 

"Swing" is the quintessential American dance step. Tarrin's well-attended and successful swing lesson and dance of last year will be repeated this year for all the jitterbugs and would-be jitterbugs among you.



Thursday June 26, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Arcade
 
Friday, June 27
 

11:00am

Contact Improvisation Dance Class
Contact Improvisation is a very beautiful mixture of principles from dancing, martial art (aikido) and acrobatics. It could be used as an art by itself or be added as an excercise to body-oriented psychoterapy or as an styling element to social dances. Come learn, play and dance with us at this Contact Improvisation Dance Class!
(no special experience required, it's better to have comfortable clothes and no sharp juvelry)

Speakers
avatar for Yury Polozov

Yury Polozov

Creator, Dancing Porcupines & Porc Yoga
Creator of Dancing Porcupines and Porc Yoga, Yury Polozov is also known as a volunteer photographer at many libertarian events. He is trying to make the community healthier by leading by example from healthy food to yoga and dancing. His yoga sessions at Porcfest, in Keene, Manchester... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Arcade

3:00pm

Speed Dancing Lesson

A different "partner dance" step will be taught at 3pm in The Arcade each full day of PorcFest XI, culminating in a social dance on Saturday afternoon in which each of the steps can be used. 

Whether you want to learn to dance, are an old smoothie on the dance floor, or despair of ever learning "the steps," this class can benefit you.  There is a quick, easy, painless way to learn to dance without steps!  Call it "Speed Dancing." 

Jody will show you how to lead a partner -- to different types of music -- without either one of you needing to know any particular step!  You will also learn how to follow a leader who is speed dancing.  The outcome will be smooth and easy fun for all.  


Speakers
avatar for Jody Underwood

Jody Underwood

Senior Managing Learning Scientist, Intelligent Automation, Inc.
Jody S. Underwood has a background in education, computer science, and artificial intelligence, and specializes in the use of technology for learning and assessment. She has spent the last 25+ years doing research and development of intelligent tutoring systems, e-learning environments... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Arcade
 
Saturday, June 28
 

3:00pm

Social Dance

A different "partner dance" step will be taught at 3pm in The Arcade each full day of PorcFest XI, culminating in this dance, in which each of the steps will be used. 

This dance is "social" because it is partner dancing and everyone will have the chance to mix around and socialize on the dance floor.  It will open it with a 1/2-hour waltz lesson by Jody.  A variety of music will be played, such as waltz, swing, and Latin . . . including a few pieces during which dancers will be encouraged to switch partners during the number for extra fun, challenge, and hilarity.  Don't be intimidated!  Some of the steps can be danced by anyone who can walk.  Y'all come!


Speakers
avatar for Melinda Nielsen

Melinda Nielsen

Scheduling Coordinator, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
I am a recovering social democrat. Still-social democrat friends and family ask me for the concrete details of a free society, and I don't have many answers, but I am clear on non-aggression. I love learning, dancing, meeting new people and ideas, and off-road cycling. I don't love... Read More →
avatar for Mayor Tony

Mayor Tony

Mayor, Free State Project
Porcfests very own official unofficial Mayor. While not holding any real office of state or government, is always willing to share his own often unique philosophies. Believing the biggest evil today is centralized government and central planning, Tony often talks about a completely... Read More →
avatar for Jody Underwood

Jody Underwood

Senior Managing Learning Scientist, Intelligent Automation, Inc.
Jody S. Underwood has a background in education, computer science, and artificial intelligence, and specializes in the use of technology for learning and assessment. She has spent the last 25+ years doing research and development of intelligent tutoring systems, e-learning environments... Read More →
SV

Steven Vasquez

Steven is the NY State Coordinator for Campaign for Liberty, a non-partisan political not-for-profit of over 600,000 members working to restore individual liberty and a Constitutional Limited Government. In his other life, Steven is a chronic entrepreneur having started the consumer... Read More →


Saturday June 28, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Arcade