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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

      09/24/2014


      The Dean College football team awarded Tyree Holmes, a sophomore linebacker from Landover, MD, the Butchie Williams Award, which is given annually to the most valuable player in the Family Day game. Holmes had 2 solo tackles, 11 assisted tackles and 2 quarterback hurries in Saturday’s game against Hudson Valley Community College.

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      Dean College

      09/20/2014

      Both Dean College soccer teams won and the football team lost its first game of the season at Family & Alumni Day on September, 20, 2014.

      The Dean College soccer teams both won their matches, highlighting a great day at Longley Field during Family & Alumni Day. The men defeated Bridgton 4-0 while the women beat Bunker Hill by the same score. The football team went down to defeat 18-14 to Hudson Valley CC, their first loss of the season.
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      Dean Football Player Named NJCAA National Player of the Week

      09/18/2014

       Dean College freshman, Derril Thomas, was named the NJCAA National Player of the Week for the week of September 14th, 2014.

      The NJCAA national office announced Wednesday Dean freshman return specialist Derril Thomas was named the special teams player of the week. Thomas, a 5-11,171-pound freshman from Ashburn, Virginia/Broad Run, returned four punts,including one for a 59-yard touchdown, in the Bulldogs' 35-6 win over the Globe Institute of Technology. He had 122 return yards in the contest.

      Thomas was joined on the NJCAA player of the week listing by Hutchinson freshman wide receiver, Juwan Dickey, and Ellsworth sophomore linebacker, Angelo Sumler.

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      Dean College Family & Alumni Day Held on September 20, 2014

      09/16/2014

      On Saturday, September 20, Dean College hosted its annual Family & Alumni Day, a day chocked full of activities for students, children and alumni.

      Throughout the day, attendees shopped in the bookstore and took campus tours. Many also attended an Open House at any School of their choice. The open houses were a great time for families to meet college deans, faculty and advisors, and to learn what students are studying in classes.

      On an athletic note, alumni were able to participate in a yearly tradition: the Alumni vs. Men’s Lacrosse and the Alumni vs. Baseball games! Other athletic events included the 12:00pm Women’s Soccer game, the 1:00pm Football game (Dean lost 14-18 to HVCC) and the 2:00pm Men’s Soccer game. Hundreds of people took the shuttle from Dean down to Longley Field and enjoyed food and fun at the Game Day Cookout!

      Following all the day’s events was the Dean Showcase at the Guidrey Center. This was a special evening of performances by alumni, students, faculty and staff who presented scenes, songs and dances for the Dean community.

      Click here to read more about specific events of Family & Alumni Day and click here to view all photos from Saturday's event.

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      Dean College Announces Adoption of MassTransfer Block Policy

      09/15/2014


      Dean College has recently partnered with the Massachusetts Community Colleges system in recognizing the MassTransfer Block for full transfer upon acceptance to Dean College.  Similar to the agreement already in existence among the public higher education institutions in MA, students from all 15 community colleges who successfully complete this block of 34 credits of general education with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 will meet the general education core requirements for the Dean College curriculum. 

      “Dean College recognizes that students wishing to pursue a Bachelor’s degree should have as many options as possible as they continue their education.  We strive to make the transfer process seamless and efficient and this agreement will simplify the transfer process for students,” said John Marcus, Vice President of Enrollment Services and Marketing at Dean College.

      As a small college Dean offers unmatched personal and academic support assuring student’s success as evidenced by students graduating with a Bachelor’s degree within four years at a rate above 95%.  Additionally, Dean College makes available more than $19 million in merit aid which transfer students are eligible to receive.

      Students and transfer advisors interested in learning more about Dean’s transfer option should contact the Dean College Admissions Office at 1-877-TRY-DEAN or visit our website www.dean.edu

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