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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning Thursday, September 3, students from around the
world will be arriving on campus to kick off the 2015-16 academic year!
Friday, September 4, 2015 marks the beginning of International
Student Orientation (ISO) and Arch Orientation. ISO offers an opportunity
for international students to become acquainted with Dean and the surrounding
areas and Arch Orientation allows those participating in the Arch program to
become better acquainted with others in the program.
On Monday, September 7, the remaining new and returning
students will move in and/or check-in to Dean College. Times and locations for
check-in vary depending on a variety of factors, so be sure to check out the Move-In
Day web page for all information. If you are moving in to a residence hall
for the first time, you will also find some tips on what to bring and what not
to bring to college.
Accepted and deposited students are invited and encouraged
to attend a New Student Orientation (NSO) session to become more acquainted
with Dean College and all that we have to offer.
The final one-day NSO of the Summer will be held on Friday,
August 21, 2015.
Visit www.dean.edu/nso to learn more about NSO
and to register.
The Dean College campus is conveniently located 5 minutes off Interstate I-495 at exit 17 (Route 140 South). Visitors should park in the Campus Center parking lot by the outdoor basketball court. Click here for directions.
The 19th Annual Dean College President’s Cup Golf Tournament will take place
on Monday, August 31, 2015 at the Franklin Country Club. All proceeds from this
event will benefit the Dean College Scholarship Fund.
Throughout the past 18 years, the Dean College President’s
Cup Golf Tournament has had a profound and positive effect on the education of
Dean College students. Support from players and sponsors has helped the College
raise more than $1,000,000 for Dean College scholarships and these scholarships
have helped hundreds of students over the years. By sponsoring or playing in
this event, you could help a prospective student attend Dean College.
To learn more about the event itself, please visit www.dean.edu/golftournament.
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
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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