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NICK ENGE, saving the world, one word at a time




Major: Earth Systems

College/Employer: Stanford University

Year of Graduation: 2011

Picture of Nick Enge

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Nick Enge holds a B.S. in Atmosphere/Energy Engineering from Stanford University, and recently completed his Master’s program in Earth Systems, also at Stanford.

Several years ago, he fell in love with writing and published his first pieces in a weekly column in the Stanford Daily entitled Positive Sustainability. You can read these pieces here: http://www.stanforddaily.com/author/nick-enge/

After realizing that the major problems we face are behaviorally rooted, he turned his attention to human motivation and the potential for a science of human values to help us discover the paths we want to follow as we move forward, both individually and collectively.

In service of this aim, he recently helped Frank Andrews republish The Art and Practice of Loving: Living a Heartfelt Yes, a book which has real potential to revolutionize our lives and relationships. Hardcopy and digital editions are available now at http://www.heartfeltyes.com.

Nick is currently writing a book, "Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living," co-authored with Richard Powers. Follow our progress at http://www.waltzingbook.com.



Past Classes

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V4258: Social Dancing: Line Dancing in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
Learn and dance some of the most popular social line dances, including the Cupid Shuffle, the Macarena, the Hully Gully, the Saturday Night Fever dance, and others.


V4259: Social Dancing: Salsa in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
Learn the basics of social salsa dancing, including the basic step and salsa moves.


V4261: Social Dancing: Swing in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
Learn the basics of social swing dancing, including four count swing, six count swing, and swing moves.


V3842: Social Dancing: Swing in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 08 - 09, 2014)
Learn the basics of social swing dancing, including four count swing, six count swing, and swing moves.


V3843: Social Dancing: Salsa in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 08 - 09, 2014)
Learn the basics of social salsa dancing, including the basic step, and salsa moves.


V3844: Social Dancing: Line Dancing in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 08 - 09, 2014)
Learn and dance some of the most popular social line dances, including the Cupid Shuffle, the Macarena, the Time Warp, the Saturday Night Fever dance, and others.


H3469: Beginning Salsa in Splash! Spring 2014 (Apr. 12 - 13, 2014)
Learn the basics of this exciting dance style! No dance experience required!


V2876: Social Dancing: Line Dancing in Splash! Spring 2013 (Apr. 13 - 14, 2013)
Learn and dance choreographed group and line dances, including the Time Warp, the Saturday Night Fever dance, the Chicken Dance, the Macarena, and polka and waltz dances.


V2877: Social Dancing: Waltz in Splash! Spring 2013 (Apr. 13 - 14, 2013)
Learn the basics of social waltzing. Includes cross-step waltz and box-step waltz basics and figures.


V2878: Social Dancing: Swing in Splash! Spring 2013 (Apr. 13 - 14, 2013)
Learn the basics of social swing dancing. Includes four-count swing, six-count swing, and swing figures.


V2880: Social Dancing: Latin Dances in Splash! Spring 2013 (Apr. 13 - 14, 2013)
Learn the basics of social latin dancing, including salsa, cha cha, and tango.


V2882: Social Dancing: Foxtrot in Splash! Spring 2013 (Apr. 13 - 14, 2013)
Learn the basics of social foxtrot dancing both vintage and modern. Includes traveling foxtrot (vintage) and club two step (modern) basics and figures.


V2883: Social Dancing: Polka in Splash! Spring 2013 (Apr. 13 - 14, 2013)
Learn the basics of the polka, an energetic dance that zooms across the dance floor. As a bonus, we'll look at some fun and flashy figures in the one step, a playful walking dance which can be mixed with the polka.


V2465: Social Dancing: Swing in Splash! Fall 2012 (Nov. 03 - 04, 2012)
Have fun harmonizing with your friends and the music as you learn the basics of social swing dancing! You'll learn the basic steps and variations of both four count and six count east coast swing.


V2485: Social Dancing: Waltz in Splash! Fall 2012 (Nov. 03 - 04, 2012)
Have fun harmonizing with your friends and the music as you learn the basics of social waltzing! You'll learn the basic steps and variations of both box-step waltz and cross-step waltz.


V2488: Social Dancing: Line Dances in Splash! Fall 2012 (Nov. 03 - 04, 2012)
Learn and dance choreographed group and line dances, including the Time Warp, the Saturday Night Fever dance, the Chicken Dance, the Macarena, and polka and waltz dances.


V2033: Social Dancing: Swing in Splash! Spring 2012 (Apr. 21 - 22, 2012)
Learn the basics of social swing dancing. Includes four-count swing, six-count swing, and basic swing figures.


V2035: Social Dancing: Waltz in Splash! Spring 2012 (Apr. 21 - 22, 2012)
Learn the basics of social waltzing. Includes cross-step waltz and box-step waltz basics and figures.


V2036: Social Dancing: Foxtrot in Splash! Spring 2012 (Apr. 21 - 22, 2012)
Learn the basics of social foxtrot dancing old and new. Includes foxtrot (old) and club two step (new) basics and figures.


V2037: Social Dancing: Line Dances in Splash! Spring 2012 (Apr. 21 - 22, 2012)
Learn and dance choreographed group and line dances, including the Time Warp, the Saturday Night Fever dance, the Chicken Dance, the Macarena, and polka and waltz dances.


V2038: Social Dancing: Latin in Splash! Spring 2012 (Apr. 21 - 22, 2012)
Learn the basics of social latin dancing. Includes cha cha, salsa, and basic figures in both.


V2039: Social Dancing: The One Step in Splash! Spring 2012 (Apr. 21 - 22, 2012)
Learn the basics of the One Step, an extremely simple, but extremely fun and creative kind of social dance.


V1617: Line Dances in Splash! Fall 2011 (Oct. 29 - 30, 2011)
Learn and dance an assortment of line dances old and new, including the Saturday Night Fever dance, the Time Warp, the macarena, and the chicken dance, as well as swing, polka, waltz, and tango line dances, and others.


V1618: Social Dancing: Swing in Splash! Fall 2011 (Oct. 29 - 30, 2011)
Learn the basics of social swing dancing. Includes four-count swing, six-count swing, and basic swing figures.


V1619: Social Dancing: Waltz in Splash! Fall 2011 (Oct. 29 - 30, 2011)
Learn the basics of social waltzing. Includes cross-step waltz and box-step waltz basics and figures.


V1620: Social Dancing: Foxtrot in Splash! Fall 2011 (Oct. 29 - 30, 2011)
Learn the basics of social foxtrot dancing old and new. Includes foxtrot (old) and club two step (new) basics and figures.


V1621: Social Dancing: The One-Step in Splash! Fall 2011 (Oct. 29 - 30, 2011)
Learn the basics of dancing the one-step, an easy dance that involves walking alongside your partner. Includes many social dance figures that can be incorporated into other dances. Polka will be taught as a variation of one-step.


E274: Designing Our Future in Splash! Spring 2009 (Apr. 04 - 05, 2009)
Solar panels, electric cars, and organics, oh my! Come learn about the designs that will both save the Earth and make our lives so much more enjoyable. Very little in the world today is working as well as it could, but our generation has the ability to completely redesign it. This class will inspire you with the most innovative ideas in environmental design today.


E123: Designing Our Future in Splash! Fall 2008 (Oct. 18, 2008)
Solar panels, electric cars, and organics, oh my! Come learn about the designs that will both save the Earth and make our lives so much more enjoyable. Very little in the world today is working as well as it could, but our generation has the ability to completely redesign it. This class will inspire you with the most innovative ideas in environmental design today.


Designing Our Future in SPLASH (2008)
Solar panels, electric cars, and organics, oh my! Come learn about the designs that will both save the Earth and ...