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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 www.dean.edu. To register for a Master Class, visit www.dean.edu/worldofdance or contact Tracy Lane at (508) 541-1606 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Athletic Director honored as the Dean Difference Maker at the New
England Revolution game at Gillette Stadium.
Dean College Athletic Director and
Coach John Jackson was honored as the Dean Difference Maker at Saturday's
New England Revolution game at Gillette Stadium!
Serving as Dean College’s Athletic
Director for the past 27 years, John was recognized as the 2013-2014 Under
Armour Regional Junior College Athletic Director of the Year. This is the 3rd
time that he has won this honor. In addition, John also served as the Dean
College women’s softball coach, where he was a three-time winner of the New
England Junior College Softball Coach of the Year award. The team's most recent
championship was clinched in 2014.
John has won numerous other awards,
including induction into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame and the NJCAA
Soccer Hall of Fame.
the New England Revolution game against Columbus Crew on Saturday at 7:30pm to
see John Jackson receive this honor. Congratulations John!
See pictures from this event here.
On Sunday, October 5th, the Harvest Festival will
take over downtown Franklin!
Organized by the Franklin Downtown Partnership, this
festival includes over 100 crafters and vendors, live entertainment, music,
museum tours and more! This event runs from 11am to 4pm, rain or shine, and
Dean College will be taking part in the fun. Come check us out at our booth!
Learn more about the Harvest Festival here.
Dean College Fall Athletics participated in five games during the weekend of September 26th, coming out on top in a majority of the matches.
Dean College football traveled all the way to Louisburg, NC to take on Louisburg College in a live-streamed event. The Bulldogs trounced the Canes, shutting them out 21-0. Dean got on the scoreboard early in the game with a 10-yard touchdown
run. Later in the quarter it was a 14-yard touchdown pass that put
them ahead 14-0. Just before the half ended it was a 47-yard pass that
finished out the scoring for the day. At the end of the first half of play, the score was 21-0 and it remained that way throughout the 2nd half as neither team could come up with a big scoring play. The Bulldogs will play ASA in Brooklyn, NY on October 4 at noon.
The Men's and Women's Soccer teams also took on some fierce
competition this weekend. On Saturday, the men played Holyoke, scoring 4 goals
in the first half of the game and ending the game with an impressive 6-0 shutout.
The Bulldogs also took on Mercer County Community College at Longley Field on
Sunday, September 28, losing the tough match 2-1 in overtime.
Women’s Soccer took on Mercer County on Saturday
and Sussex County on Sunday. The Lady Bulldogs lost their tough game against
Mercer County 3-0 and won their game vs. Sussex County, 1-0.
All in all, it was a solid weekend for Dean
Athletics, with an overall win-loss ratio of 3-2. To learn more about Dean Athletics, go to www.dean.edu/fanzone.
The Dean College football team awarded
Tyree Holmes, a sophomore linebacker from Landover, MD, the Butchie Williams
Award, which is given annually to the most valuable player in the Family Day
game. Holmes had 2 solo tackles, 11 assisted tackles and 2 quarterback hurries
in Saturday’s game against Hudson Valley Community College.
Both Dean College soccer teams won and the football team lost its first game of the season at Family & Alumni Day on September, 20, 2014.
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