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      School of Dance Welcomes Four Renowned Dancers to “Choreographers’ Concert” Production


      In the spirit of “So, You Think You Can Dance,” “America’s Got Talent,” and other popular reality shows, the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance at Dean College presents Choreographers’ Concert for Dance Momentum weekend beginning on Friday, February 21, 2014, featuring Dean College dance students and renowned guest choreographer judges.  Additionally, Dean College will host Master Classes open to the public on February 22, 2014.

      “Dancers and dance lovers in the community should mark Feb. 21st and 22nd in their calendars as an important and inspiring weekend of dance,” said Julianne Pedersen O’Brien, Dean of the School of Dance. Dancers will get the chance to take classes in Contemporary, Afro-Modern, Hip Hop, and Modern Repertory from renowned performer/choreographers, as well as participate in a talk back session with the artists.”

      The Choreographers’ Concert on Friday, February 21st will take place at 8:00 p.m. in the Guidrey Center, featuring Dean College dance students and renowned guest choreographer judges. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students/seniors/children.  The College will host master classes on February 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The fee is $70, which includes lunch and your choice of attending one to all four classes. 

      The two-day dance event features David Parker teaching a modern technique class with elements of choreographic investigation, Nyama McCarthy Brown teaching Afro-Modern, Marc Kimelman teaching Hip Hop, and Martin Lofsnes teaching traditional modern technique.

      David Parker is the artistic director of The Bang Group, commissioned by The American Dance Festival, The Yard, and Dance Theater Workshop.

      Dr. Nyama McCarthy-Brown holds a PhD in Dance Education and Cultural Studies from Temple University.  She is a visiting professor at Bowdoin College.  Additionally, she has performed with Ballethnic Dance Company. 

      Marc Kimelman has worked with the New York City Ballet, Katy Perry, Phish, Neil Young, and Chaka Kahn.  His Broadway credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Broadway Bares, and Play It Cool. 

      Martin Lofsnes is a principle dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, a dancer with Maurice Bejart and Matthew Bourne, and faculty with the Ailey School and Martha Graham School.  Additionally, he is the artistic director of 360º Dance Company. 

      Pedersen O’Brien added, “it is an affordable and exciting day of dancing and learning about dance, and it is an honor to bring these guest to the regional community! It is a dance weekend not to be missed.”

      To purchase tickets to the Choreographer’s Concert visit the calendar of events page at  To register for a Master Class, visit or contact Tracy Lane at (508) 541-1606 or via email at

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      Dean College Presents Hot L Baltimore, October 21-25, 2015


      The Dean College School of the Arts will perform Hot L Baltimore beginning Wednesday, October 21, 2015 through Sunday, October 25, 2015.

      Hot L Baltimore is a drama of passing events in the lives of characters ranging from young to old, the defiant to the resigned, and their everyday encounters, with conversations often overlapping into a contrapuntal musical flow. As the action unfolds, the residents of this rundown hotel interact with each other during the course of one day. In the resulting mosaic each character emerges clearly and perceptively defined, and the sum total of what they are — or wish they were — becomes a poignant, powerful call to America to recover lost values and to restore itself in its own and the world’s eyes. You won’t want to miss this Dean College performance! Parental advisory is suggested.

      The Dean College production of Hot L Baltimore will take place in the Main Stage within the Campus Center at Dean College, 109 West Central Street, Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $5-$22 and can be purchased online. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit

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      Dean College to Host Discover Dean Day, Saturday, October 17, 2015


      One of the best ways to learn more about The Dean Difference is to visit campus on Discover Dean Day!

      On Saturday, October 17, 2015, Dean College will host Discover Dean Day for prospective students and their families.  Future Bulldogs can tour the campus, chat with Dean faculty and staff and listen to informative presentations from the Dean community.

      The following is the schedule for Discover Dean Day:

      9:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

      10:00 Welcome and Overview

      10:30 Academic Fair

      11:00-1:00 Discover the Dean Difference: Explore our campus through a variety of activities that will allow you to visit one-on-one with faculty and staff and get all your questions answered. You will find a voucher in your packet to visit the Smith Dining Center when you are in the mood for lunch.

      To reserve your space, simply register online or contact the Office of Admissions at 508-541-1508 or toll free at 1-877-TRY DEAN.

      We can't wait to welcome you to campus!

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      Dean Men's Soccer Wins Again

      The soccer team set a school record by recording its ninth consecutive victory with a 2-1 win at Monroe Community College of Rochester, New York.  Tied 0-0 at the half, Justin Freitas and Johny Gonzalez registered second-half goals ten minutes apart to lead the Bulldogs to their most important win of the season to date.  Monroe CC had been previously ranked in the NJCAA national rankings.

      The team will try to extend the streak this Wednesday when they host MassBay CC at 3:30pm.

      Click Here for more information on Dean Soccer.

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      Another Successful Alumni Day at Dean College

      Dean College enjoyed another successful Family and Alumni Day on Saturday September 26, 2015.  

      The day started with an alumni reception and campus tour, allowing everyone an opportunity catch up and check out the changes to the campus.

      Afterwards, it was time for former athletes to show their stuff. Grant Field was the site for the Dean Alumni lacrosse game, allowing both former and current players the opportunity to check out Dean’s new synthetic grass field. Concurrently, Dean Baseball was enjoying an alumni game down at the Longley Field Complex.  
      Later in the afternoon, Longley was the site as the Dean College football and soccer teams were all in action.  

      Dean football took on Globe Institute of Technology while men’s soccer faced and handily defeated Holyoke Community College. Dean women’s soccer was also in action facing Bunker Hill Community College. 

      The day’s festivities concluded with Dean’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony.  Occurring once every five years, tonight’s event held special meaning to the Dean community as one of the honorees was long-time Athletic Director John Jackson. 

      Click here to view photos from today

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      Dean celebrates 20 years of leadership from Dr. Paula M. Rooney

      On Friday, September 25, 2015, Dean College held its Sesquicentennial Gala celebrating Dr. Paula M. Rooney's 20 years as President.  

      For full story details, click here to visit the Dean College blog

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