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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 Basketball Team Falls to Essex County College 85-82 at Nationals

      03/18/2014


      The Dean College Bulldogs (21-4) battled to the final buzzer, but fell short, 85-82, in their bid to win their opening game at the NJCAA Division II national tournament.  They faced Essex County College (24-5) from Newark, New Jersey and came out of the gate early, opening up a 21-11 lead in the first half.  Essex came roaring back, using their dominant size to take a 6-point lead at the half.

      In the second half, Essex was able to extend its lead to twelve with ten minutes to go before Dean made its move.  Behind its tenacious defense and clutch 3-point shooting, Dean took an 82-81 lead with 41 seconds left in the game.  Essex forced a turnover and Chris Compas, who led Essex with 21 points, was fouled with 34 seconds.  He made both free throws which gave them a 83-82 lead and the Dean Bulldogs played for the last shot.  Charles Correa's outside shot attempt was wide with five seconds and Dean was forced to foul, which led to the final score.

      Keyon  Armstrong led the Dean Bulldogs with 21 points, with five three-pointers and a perfect 6-for-6 from the foul line.  Jamal Reuben and Jalen Myrie chipped in with 14 and 13 points, respectively.

      Dean will now face  St. Louis Community College at 9:00 a.m. CST on Thursday morning for the right to advance in the sixteen-team tournament.  St. Louis was a 75-64 loser to Danville Area Community College in their opening game.

      Box Score

      VISITOR: Dean College ( )
                                TOT-FG  3-PT           REBOUNDS  
      NO PLAYER               P FG FGA FG FGA FT FTA OFF DEF TOT PF TP  A TO BK  S MIN
       3 Correa, Charles      *  3   6  3   5  0   1   0   2   2  3  9  3  6  0  4  32-
       4 Seymour, David       *  1   2  0   0  0   0   3   5   8  5  2  3  1  0  1  19+
      24 Reuben, Jamal        *  3   6  1   3  7   8   1   2   3  5 14  2  5  0  0  34+
      30 Pires, Antonio       *  0   2  0   1  0   0   0   0   0  2  0  1  2  1  0  15+
      34 March, William       *  3   4  0   0  2   6   3   1   4  5  8  0  0  0  0  20-
       2 Myrie, Jalen            5  12  1   3  2   3   1   2   3  2 13  1  2  0  0  18-
       5 Thomas, Aaron           0   0  0   0  1   3   0   2   2  0  1  1  0  0  1   7+
      11 Clarke, Joe             2   9  1   4  2   7   0   4   4  1  7  1  1  0  1  24-
      20 Coakley, Sidney         0   2  0   0  0   0   1   0   1  0  0  0  0  0  0   0 
      21 Marshall, Brandon       0   1  0   1  0   0   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0 
      22 Stallings, Devin        0   0  0   0  0   0   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0   9-
      23 Armstrong, Keyon        5   8  5   8  6   6   0   1   1  5 21  1  5  0  2  12+
      40 Hendricks, Nakia        1   1  0   0  5   6   1   1   2  3  7  0  1  0  0  10-
      TEAM REBOUNDS                                    0   0   0           1          
      Team Totals               23  53 11  25 25  40  10  20  30 31 82 13 24  1  9 200
      
      Total FG%  - 1st:  9/25  0.360  2nd:  14/28 0.500  Game:  0.434         Deadball
      3-PT FG%   - 1st:  2/8   0.250  2nd:  9/17  0.529  Game:  0.440         Rebounds
      Total FT%  - 1st: 11/21  0.524  2nd:  14/19 0.737  Game:  0.625           (7,0) 
      
      HOME: Essex ( )
                                TOT-FG  3-PT           REBOUNDS  
      NO PLAYER               P FG FGA FG FGA FT FTA OFF DEF TOT PF TP  A TO BK  S MIN
       2 Rogers, Dion         *  7  12  3   4  2   2   1   1   2  3 19  0  3  0  1  38+
       3 Mclean, Sean         *  2   6  0   2  1   2   2   0   2  4  5  6  2  0  1  26-
      10 Compas, Christopher  *  5   8  0   0 11  17   5   8  13  3 21  1  3  0  0  27-
      23 Akano, Samson        *  7  15  1   6  5   8   1   3   4  2 20  2  2  0  1  39-
      32 Wineglass, Malik     *  4   8  0   1  1   2   0   6   6  5  9  0  1  1  0  27-
      11 Compas, Jordan          0   1  0   1  0   0   0   2   2  1  0  0  2  0  0  10-
      12 Yekel, Abel             1   1  0   0  0   0   0   3   3  2  2  0  0  1  1  10+
      21 McNeil, Rashad          2   3  0   0  0   0   0   2   2  2  4  1  5  0  3  10-
      31 Christian, Denzel       0   1  0   0  1   2   1   1   2  2  1  0  1  0  0   4-
      41 Davila, Craig           0   1  0   0  4   5   0   1   1  5  4  1  2  0  1  10-
      TEAM REBOUNDS                                    0   0   0           0          
      Team Totals               28  56  4  14 25  38  10  27  37 29 85 11 21  2  8 200
      
      Total FG%  - 1st: 15/30  0.500  2nd:  13/26 0.500  Game:  0.500         Deadball
      3-PT FG%   - 1st:  2/6   0.333  2nd:   2/8  0.250  Game:  0.286         Rebounds
      Total FT%  - 1st:  5/11  0.455  2nd:  20/27 0.741  Game:  0.658          (11,1) 
      

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      Dean College

      03/18/2014

      The Dean College men's basketball team fought back from a 12 point second half deficit to take a late 82 81 lead, but dropped their tournament opener to Essex County College, 85 82. Dean College is still alive in the

      The Dean College men's basketball team fought back from a 12 point second half deficit to take a late 82-81 lead, but dropped their tournament opener to Essex County College, 85-82. Dean College is still alive in the double elimination tournament.  Catch all NJCAA action at www.njcaa.org
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      Dean College Advances to NJCAA National Tournament March 18-22, 2014

      03/13/2014

      In less than one week, the Dean College men’s basketball team will play its first-ever game at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament.

      The Bulldogs defeated Monroe Community College this past Saturday, 99-89, to capture their first NJCAA District II Championship. Dean will face Essex County College (Newark, NJ) in game four of the tournament at 3:00 p.m. CST on March 18 at Danville Area Community College in Illinois. The tournament committee seeded the top eight teams, and a blind draw with the remaining eight teams was used to determine the first-round matchups.

      All games from the tournament will be streamed live for free at www.njcaatv.com.
       
      For additional information on the National Tournament, visit www.dacc.edu/njcaa.

      NJCAA Division II Tournament 1st-Round Pairings
      Tuesday, March 18
      9 a.m. — (2) Wayne County (Mich.) vs. Carl Sandburg
      11 a.m. — (7) Wake Tech (N.C.) vs. Potomac State (W.V.)
      1 p.m. — (3) Des Moines (Iowa) Area vs. St. Louis
      3 p.m. — (6) Essex County (N.J.) vs. Dean (Mass.)
      6:30 p.m. — (1) Cincinnati State vs. Garrett (Md.)
      8:30 p.m. — (8) Central-Columbus (Neb.) vs. John Wood
      Wednesday, March 19
      11 a.m. — (4) South Suburban vs. Fort Scott (Kan.)
      1 p.m. — (5) Phoenix vs. Lake Michigan

      Click here for the latest news and updates on Dean's journey to the National Tournament.

       

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      Dean College Men's Lacrosse & Baseball Open Season With Wins

      03/10/2014

      The Dean College men's lacrosse team defeated Tompkins-Cortland Community College, 22-10, this past weekend to open up their 2014 season.

      The baseball team won their season opener over Spoon River Community College, 15-0, followed by a 3-2 victory over Sauk Valley Community College.

      Click here for more information on Dean College athletics.

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      Dean College Basketball Teams Split in District Tournament

      03/10/2014

      The Dean College men’s basketball team defeated Monroe Community College on Saturday, 99-89, to capture their first NJCAA District 2 Championship.  They now advance to the NJCAA National Tournament for the first time and will travel to Danville, Illinois next week to compete for a national title.  The sixteen team tournament begins on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 and the championship game concludes on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

      Dean built a 55-36 lead at halftime on the hot shooting of Antonio Pires (Carver, MA), who scored 12 points, all from behind the 3-point arc.  Joe Clarke (New Rochelle, NY) led all Dean scorers with 19 points, including going 11-12 from the foul line.  Jamal Reuben (Brockton, MA) had key baskets down the stretch with 17 points, including 3 long range 3-pointers, and also played excellent defense with 4 steals.  Overall, Dean had five players in double figures and raised their season record to 21-3 heading into the nationals.  For additional information about the NJCAA National Tournament, please visit http://www.dacc.edu/njcaa/.

      The women lost a tough game to Essex County College (Newark, NJ), 63-56, as a four point halftime lead evaporated at the ten-minute mark of the second half and the Bulldogs were forced to play catch up the rest of the way.  Dean’s second leading scorer, Vanessa Sylvain (Brockton, MA), went down early in the second half with a game ending ankle injury and starting point guard Victoria Nguyen (Woburn, MA) was in foul trouble all game.  Dean only scored 23 points in the second half without two key cogs to their offense.  The Lady Bulldogs finished one of their best seasons at 17-6 and their first Region XXI title since 2002.

      For more information on the Dean College Basketball Teams, visit our website www.dean.edu.

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