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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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      Men's and Women's Basketball Fall in District Tournaments

      03/07/2015

      On Saturday, March 7, both the Dean College men's and women's basketball teams participated in their district tournaments.

      Men's basketball took on the Genesee Community College Cougars, representing Region III, in a match-up that ended in a 96-79 victory for the Cougars.

      In the first round of the District Tournament, Dean women's basketball played the number one seed, Union County Community College (25-4). They lost a tough battle against the Owls, 62-57.

      Congratulations go out to the coaches and players of our two talented basketball teams, who, for the second consecutive year, both made it to their district tournaments. This is a first in Dean College athletic history.

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      Spring Break 2015 Residence Hall Closing Information

      03/02/2015

      The residence halls will close at 6:30pm on Friday, March 6th for Spring Break.

      Prior to leaving students must do the following:

      • Ensure all trash is taken out of the room
      • Unplug all electronics
      • Unplug and defrost any mini fridge units
      • Lock all windows
      • Turn off the light, and lock the door
      • Turn in their key to the residence director, community advisor or designated key drop area.

      Residents who live further than 500 miles away, and need to stay late due to travel arrangements must go to Chapman House by Wednesday, March 4th to finalize arrangements. Charges will apply.

      Any questions please contact the Office of Residence Life at reslife@dean.edu or 508-541-1838.

      Students are also encourage to stop by Chapman House or speak with their RD if they have any questions.

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      Dean College

      03/01/2015

      Dean Wins Region XXI Championship

      The Dean College (22-2) men’s basketball team captured its second consecutive Region XXI Championship title with an 88-66 win over the Community College of Rhode Island this past Sunday, March 1, 2015 before a packed house at Pieri Gymnsium.  The win extended Dean’s school record of sixteen consecutive victories. 

      By winning the Region XXI Championship title, the Bulldogs will now travel to Batavia, New York to take on the Region III Champion, Genesee Community College. Genesee (22-8) advanced to the District Championship game with a 75-74 win over Monroe Community College.  Monroe had entered the game as the third-ranked team in the latest NJCAA poll. 

      The winner of Saturday’s game at Genesee will advance to the NJCAA Division II National Championship, held at Danville Area Community College in Danville, Illinois, March 17-21.

      Visit the 2015 Championship page for more updates!

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      Dean College

      02/28/2015

      Dean Women's Basketball Qualifies for District Tournament

      On Saturday February 28, 2015 at Dean's Pieri Gymnasium, the Dean College Women’s Basketball team captured its second consecutive Region XXI Championship title with a 65-58 win over Orange County Community College.  The Bulldogs (16-6) now travel to the County College of Morris March 7-8 to participate in the District Tournament.  The two finalists in the District Tournament qualify to compete in the NJCAA Division II National Championship, held on March 17-21 at Johnson County Community College. 

      In the first round of the District Tournament, Dean will be matched up with the number one seed, Union County Community College (25-4), who defeated Lackawanna College this past Saturday in their Region final. Lackawanna (22-4) will face Monroe College (24-1) in the second semifinal on Saturday.  

      Visit the 2015 Championship page for more updates!

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      Dean Men's Basketball To Host Region XXI Championship, March 1, 2015

      02/27/2015

      The Dean College men's basketball team, fresh off a 72-63 win over Massasoit Community College Thursday night, have earned the right to host the Region XXI Division II championship game.

      On Sunday, March 1st at 3:00pm, the Bulldogs (20-2), will face their regional rival, the Community College of Rhode Island (14-13), at Dean's home site, Pieri Gymnasium.  The winner will advance to the Northeast District title game, held in upstate New York.

      With the win on Thursday, Dean established a new school record for consecutive victories at fifteen and their current streak moved them up to 16th in the latest NJCAA national poll.  Dean's last loss came on November 20th at the Community College of Rhode Island.  The two teams split their two games this season, with CCRI winning their November contest, 88-79, and the Bulldogs won the second semester game at home, 77-63.

      Sunday's game will be part of a basketball doubleheader at the college, as they are also hosting the Women's Division II Regional tournament title game on Sunday at 1:00pm.

      For more information:

      John Jackson
      508-541-1814
      jjackson@dean.edu

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