Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pumpkin Fest 2009 Video

Here is the final video for our flash mob project. It sums up everything from rehearsals to the big day at the festival. Special thanks to those who contributed their video footage.

Pumpkin Festival Flash Mob Dance 2009 from Pumpkin Festival Dance on Vimeo.

If you would like to download a copy of the video, go to the video page on Vimeo and the link is in the bottom right corner. You'll have to create a Vimeo account to access it.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Video Clip on

There is a small clip up on the Pumpkin Festival website. To see it, go to and click on the "Interactive Feature" movie icon at the top of the page (or here is a direct link). When you see the map, click the movie icon next to Railroad Street (about where we performed the dance).


Thanks to Betty for the tip.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Featured in the Keene Sentinel

Check out today's paper!

"It began with a couple tangoing Saturday at 11 a.m. on Main Street during Keene Pumpkin Festival. Then eight other dancers emerged from the growing crowd of onlookers and joined the couple.

They launched into the mambo. And then 60 more people, children and adults, joined the dance. A mixed tape was cued up. Hip hop and pop songs blared form nearby speakers. More people began dancing, about 150 in all. They jumped and jiggled in the street, moving their arms and hips to the rhythm. They laid in the street for a moment when the routine was over, and then they stood and walked away in different directions, absorbed back into the roaming groups of festival-goers."

Full article here.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Video from the Fest + Call for Video

Here's a quick vid from our second performance on Saturday morning.

Pumpkin Festival Dance - Saturday October 17, 2009 from Pumpkin Festival Dance on Vimeo.


We want to put together a final movie and photo album of our dance so we can share all the fun we had and what we accomplished. If you want to help us out, please send any pictures and/or video footage you may have, including the dance, audience reactions, rehearsals, etc. You can give a copy to the organizer Kellie Jones or email it to Please send submissions by THURSDAY OCTOBER 22.

THANK YOU to everyone that participated. It was tons of fun!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Dance Rehearsal 2

Here is video from the second rehearsal that was on October 11.

If you need more resources to help you practice for the dance, including notes, music, and more video footage, check the earlier blog post here.

Invite your friends to participate. The more the merrier! If you need additional help learning the steps, contact Ann's Studio of Dance to join her practice sessions this week.

We'll see you all next weekend! Arrive about a half hour early to get into position, and remember to account for heavy traffic in the Keene area.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dates and Times

The flash mob will take place at these times during the Pumpkin Festival:

Friday, October 16 @ 7 PM


Saturday, October 17 @ 11 AM

Please arrive about a half hour early if you are participating in the dance. Remember, there will be loads of traffic in the Keene area, so plan ahead!

And of course, BRING A PUMPKIN! :)

Rehearsal Date

Our next rehearsal will take place on OCTOBER 11 from 12-4 PM at the KEENE REC CENTER on Washington Street.

Please attend if you want to participate in the flash mob! We will review the entire routine and confirm info about dates and times.

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Dance Resources

If you were at the first rehearsal and would like to practice the dance moves (or teach your friends!), here's a few tools to help you.


For a description of the steps for portions of the dance, provided by Ann's Studio of Dance, go here.

The Music

Here is the music that is going to be used for the routine:


And here's a video from the first rehearsal of the entire number:

Flash Mob Examples

Here are a couple examples of some dance flash mobs.

About the Keene NH Pumpkin Festival Dance Project

Shhh… Can you keep a secret?

We are bringing a "flash mob" to the crowds of the world-famous Pumpkin Festival in Keene NH.

FLASH MOB: A large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual action for a brief time, then quickly disperse.

In short, we're gonna dance, dance, dance. If you are reading this, you are officially invited to participate.

The dance will take place on Friday, October 16 at 7 PM. There is one more rehearsal date planned for October 11 at 12 noon at the Keene Rec Center. Please come if you wish to join us and learn the choreographed routine. You can bookmark this website to stay up-to-date with news and info regarding the event.

Hope to see you there!