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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 email@example.com.
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
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 PairingsTuesday, March 189 a.m. — (2) Wayne County (Mich.) vs. Carl Sandburg11 a.m. — (7) Wake Tech (N.C.) vs. Potomac State (W.V.)1 p.m. — (3) Des Moines (Iowa) Area vs. St. Louis3 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 WoodWednesday, March 1911 a.m. — (4) South Suburban vs. Fort Scott (Kan.)1 p.m. — (5) Phoenix vs. Lake Michigan
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
information on the Dean College Basketball Teams, visit our website www.dean.edu.
Dean College Basketball Advances to NJCAA National Tournament
The Dean College Men's Basketball team defeated Monroe CC 99-89 on Saturday to advance to the NJCAA National Championship Tournament. Congratulations to Coach Fazzi and the Bulldogs!
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