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

      01/27/2014

      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 tlane@dean.edu.

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      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed Wednesday through Friday, November 26-28, 2014

      11/24/2014

      Dean College administrative offices will be closed Wednesday through Friday, November 26-28, 2014.

      Dean College administrative offices will be closed Wednesday through Friday, November 26-28, 2014.

      Residence Halls will close Tuesday, November 25th at 6:30 p.m. and will reopen on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 12:00 noon.

      Administrative offices will resume normal business hours beginning Monday, December 1, 2014.


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      Dean College Hosts Discover Dean Day, Friday, November 21, 2014

      11/18/2014

      One of the best ways to Discover the Dean Difference is to visit campus on Discover Dean Day!

      On Friday, November 21st, the Dean College Office of Admissions brings together the Dean community for a fun day of discovery! Discover the Main Stage and Guidrey Center performance venues, discover our athletic facilities, discover our radio station and television studio, discover the major you want to study and so much more! Join together to tour the campus, meet our students and student ambassadors, chat with the Deans of the academic schools and dine with us.

      Discover Dean Day
      November 21, 2014
      9:30AM - 1:00PM

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

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      Kathy Daesen Dedication Ceremony, Friday, November 21, 2014

      11/18/2014

      President Rooney would like to invite the community to join the Daesen Family for a dedication ceremony in honor of Kathy Daesen on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.

      Please join us on the School of Continuing Studies Concourse (between Dean Hall and the Ray Building) for this very special remembrance. Dean College has planted a tree in honor of Kathy on the School of Continuing Studies Concourse and a commemorative plaque will be unveiled at this ceremony.

      Please join us as we pay tribute to Kathy Daesen, a special member of the Dean Community.  

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      Dean College Presents Urinetown: the musical, November 19-23, 2014

      11/11/2014

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Urinetown: the musical beginning Wednesday, November 19, 2014 through Sunday, November 23, 2014.

      Urinetown: the musical tells the story of a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20- year drought, and a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. This is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. You won’t want to miss this exciting performance by our very own Dean College students!

      The Dean College production of Urinetown: the musical will take place on the Main Stage within the Campus Center at Dean College at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, with additional matinee performances at 2:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $5/$10/$20 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 508-541-1605 or by visiting www.dean.edu/urinetown.

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      Dean College Presents Faculty Works-in-Progress, November 16, 2014

      11/10/2014

      The Palladino School of Dance at Dean College will be holding a Faculty Works-in-Progress Showing on Sunday, November 16, 2014.

      Faculty members participating include: William (Bill) Evans, Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Julianne O’Brien Pedersen, William Crowley, Erin Mayfield, Katie McNamara and others.

      The event is FREE and open to the public. The first performance will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a second showing at 7:30 p.m. at Dean’s Performing Arts Studio (PAS) Stage, located on School Street in Franklin.

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