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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 and the Star Players of MA Present "The Wiz" on Campus, August 20-23, 2015

      08/13/2015


      The Star Players of Massachusetts and Dean College will be performing “The Wiz” at Dean College beginning Thursday, August 20th through Sunday, August 23rd.

       “The Wiz” is a seven-time Tony Award-winning musical that retells the classic musical “The Wizard of Oz.” This show follows the story of Dorothy, a farm girl who wishes to see more than Kansas. Through her adventures in the Land of Oz, she encounters the impossible, which assures her that home is where the heart is.

      Performances will take place at the Dean College Main Stage Theater, 105 West Central Street, Franklin (Inside the Dean College Campus Center). August 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m. and August 22, 23 at 2:00 p.m.

      To purchase tickets for the show, visit www.starplayersma.org or call 774-226-5130

       

       

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      Dean College to Host Live Chat Thursday, August 13, 2015

      08/10/2015


      Do you have questions about campus life, degree programs and Dean College in general? A member of our Admissions team will be live chatting next Thursday, August 13, 2015, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

      Click here to sign up and join the conversation!

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      Dean College Hosts Summer Preview Day, August 7, 2015

      07/28/2015


      Dean College will be a Summer Preview Day on Friday, August 7, 2015.

      Come and experience the Dean Difference! Summer Preview Day includes an information session starting at 10:00am where you will learn all about what Dean College has to offer. Then you will head out on a tour of campus led by one of our current students. Finish the day with lunch in the Smith Dining Center where admission counselors will be available to answer all your questions. 

      Tentative Schedule:

      • 9:30am- Check-in at the Campus Center
      • 10:00am- Information Session
      • 11:00am- Tours of Campus 
      • 12:00pm- Lunch in Smith Dining Center

      We look Forward to seeing you on-campus!

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

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      John Rooke Named Director of The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management at Dean College

      07/17/2015

      Dean College, a private, residential college located in Franklin, Mass., welcomed John Rooke as director of The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management and Distinguished Executive Faculty in the Schools of Business and the Arts.

      The Center was created by Dean College as an academic partnership with the Kraft Sports Group (KSG). It will provide opportunities for students to gain insight from KSG officials, including executives of the New England Patriots, New England Revolution and Patriot Place.

      "I'm thrilled to be a part of this initiative at Dean College,” said Rooke. “I am looking forward to working with the students to provide new educational experiences through our relationship with the Kraft Sports Group, including the Patriots and the Revolution. The students at Dean will be the real winners here.  It's a chance to learn from professionals in the sports and entertainment industries."

      Rooke is an award-winning broadcaster and a member of the 2011 class for the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame. He has more than 30 years of electronic, print and new media experience in large and small markets as well as at the network level. For the past 26 years, he has served as the play-by-play voice for Providence College basketball. Additionally, he has served as the public address announcer for the New England Patriots for the past 22 seasons. Rooke also serves as a featured columnist for Patriots.com and WEEI.com and has authored a book on the history of radio in Rhode Island entitled "Rhode Island Radio" (Arcadia Publishing, 2012).

      A 1981 journalism graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Rooke has held a position as adjunct professor at Emerson College in Boston. He has been named one of the top sports broadcasting instructors in the country by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America. Rooke also serves as a commercial voice artist and an auctioneer.

      “We are excited to have John join the Dean College team,” said Dr. Paula M. Rooney, President of Dean College. “Evolving our partnership with the Kraft Sports Group and growing The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management are primary goals for our institution and John will play a significant role in driving these goals.”

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      Dean College Hosts Summer Preview Day, July 24, 2015

      07/16/2015

      Dean College will be hosting the first of three Summer Preview Days on Friday, July 24, 2015.

      Come and experience the Dean Difference! Summer Preview Day includes an information session starting at 10:00am where you will learn all about what Dean College has to offer. Then you will head out on a tour of campus led by one of our current students. Finish the day with lunch in the Smith Dining Center where admission counselors will be available to answer all your questions. Register to attend.

      Tentative Schedule:

      • 9:30am- Check-in at the Campus Center
      • 10:00am- Information Session
      • 11:00am- Tours of Campus 
      • 12:00pm- Lunch in Smith Dining Center

      Click here to register to attend.

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