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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

      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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      Dean College Presents Lysistrata, February 25 - March 1, 2015

      02/24/2015

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Lysistrata beginning Wednesday, February 25, 2015 through Sunday, March 1, 2015.

      Lysistrata tells a story about how the women of Greece attempt to force an end to an unwinnable war through the withholding of their feminine charms from their warlike husbands and lovers. The women are ultimately successful in ending the war at the climax of this hilarious and thought-provoking classic. You won’t want to miss our students perform this stunning tale!

      The Dean College production of Lysistrata will take place in the Campus Main Stage at Dean College Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with matinee performances at 2:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.  Tickets are $5/$10/$20 and can be purchased online.  WARNING: This play contains language and situations to which some audience members may object and is not considered suitable for younger audiences. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit www.dean.edu/lysistrata.

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      Dean College to Host Women's Basketball Region XXI Tournament, February 28 - March 1, 2015

      02/24/2015

      Franklin, MA (February 24, 2014)  – The Dean College Women’s Basketball team will host the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Region XXI Division II Tournament this weekend, February 28-March 1, at Pieri Gymnasium, 60 School Street, Franklin. 

      Dean, the second seed of the tournament with a current record of 14-5, earned the right to host the tournament by defeating Region XXI rival, the Community College of Rhode Island in both contests this past winter. The Bulldogs face the number three seed, Orange County Community College of Middletown, New York, in the second semi-final on Saturday, with a game time of 2:00 p.m.  The top seed, Monroe College (21-8) of New Rochelle, New York, will play in the first semi of the day at 12 noon against the Community College of Rhode Island (7-17), the number four seed.  The two winners on Saturday will meet in the championship game on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

      The two teams that meet in the championship game will both advance to the District Tournament on March 7-8, held in Region 19 (New Jersey).  The District Champion would then advance to the NJCAA National Tournament, held at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas, on March 17-21.

      NJCAA Region XXI Tournament @ Dean College, Franklin, MA

      Saturday, February 28, 2015

      12:00 pm         Monroe College (21-8) vs Community College of Rhode Island (7-17)

      2:00 pm           Dean College (16-8) vs Orange County CC (27-2)

      Sunday, March 1, 2015

      1:00 pm           Championship

      Additionally, the Dean College Men's Basketball team will compete for the Region XXI Crown on Sunday, March 1, 2015 against the Community College of Rhode Island. Game time and site is TBD. Click here for the most up-to-date information.

      For more information on Dean College basketball, visit www.dean.edu


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      Dean Hosts Saturday with Dean, February 28, 2015

      02/23/2015

      Dean College hosts Saturday with Dean events to familiarize students with campus.

      Come to Dean College on Saturday, February 28, 2015 for Saturday with Dean, which is an information session and tour of campus designed to help students better understand the Dean Difference.

      The information session begins at 10:00am and is followed by a tour of campus, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the rest of your Saturday. Representatives from the Office of Admissions staff will be on hand to answer all of your questions.

      Register now.

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