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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.
Effective August 1, 2014, Dean College will provide
electronic transcripts in addition to print transcripts to current students and
If you graduated prior to 1994, you will still need to
complete a transcript
request form, but if you graduated after 1994, you may order
and purchase your transcript entirely online.
for these transcript services are $6 for electronic transcripts and $10 for
along this information and visit www.dean.edu/registrar
for additional information.
Interested in learning more
about the Dean Difference? Dean College will be hosting Summer Preview Days on
three Fridays this summer – July 25, August 1 and August 8.
This event includes an
information session at 10:00am where you will learn all about what Dean has to
offer. Following the information session, you will then
head out on a tour of campus lead by one of our current students. Finish
the day with lunch in the Dining Commons where admissions counselors will be
able to answer all your questions.
Can’t make any of these Friday events? Dean also offers tours
and informational interviews on weekdays at 10:00am and 2:00pm.
Go to www.dean.edu/visit
for more information, directions or to register online for a Summer Preview
Grease is The
for the Star Players of Bristol County and Dean College's production of GREASE
are now on sale!
Grease performs August 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 at 7:30pm and August 3,
10 at 2:00pm at the Gerald A. Croteau Theatre at the Friedman School in
Taunton, MA and August 21, 22, 23 at 7:30pm and August 23, 24 at 2pm at the
Dean College Main Stage Theater in Franklin, MA.
The show is directed by Dean faculty member Jim
Beauregard, produced by faculty members Daniel Kozar and Joel
Thayer, will feature 20 Dean students, will star Daniel Kozar as
“Miss Lynch,” and will have a guest appearance by Dean Dave Drucker as
Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The musical is named for the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture known as greasers. The musical, set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School follows ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities
of love and life. The overall themes of this show are love, friendship, teenage rebellion, sexual exploration during adolescence, and, to some extent, class consciousness/class conflict.
To order tickets, call
774-226-5130, weekdays 9:30am – 4:30pm, or order tickets any time online at: www.StarPlayersBC.com.
Iris Godes as Assistant Vice President for Enrollment/Dean of Admissions. Godes
has over 25 years of experience in higher education. Her new role will focus on
setting the enrollment strategy for Dean College.
her new position at Dean, Godes served as the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment
Management at Quinsigamond Community College, where she oversaw the admissions
office, created and implemented recruitment strategies, established admission
acceptance policies and managed application processing. During her tenure,
Godes also managed the Financial Aid Office, supervising, evaluating and
training staff members. Additionally, Iris has also worked at Boston
University, Seattle University, and Arizona State University. “I am really
looking forward to working with the admissions team at Dean,” said Godes. “I
believe in having a collaborative approach to the recruitment and enrollment
process, one that maximizes each individual’s strengths while benefiting from
the diversity amongst the staff, raising them to the next level.”
holds a M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Boston University and a B.S. in
Psychology from Syracuse University. She has served on local, regional and
national boards and is past-president of the Massachusetts Association of
Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA). Additionally, Iris has presented
at numerous conferences both locally and nationally and has served as a
volunteer counselor at Framingham High School, assisting students and families
with the college application and financial aid process.
are excited to welcome Iris to Dean College,” said John Marcus, Vice President
of Enrollment Services and Marketing. “Given her extensive background in
admissions and financial aid at a variety of higher education institutions, Iris
will be instrumental in guiding our enrollment strategies and continuing to
promote the Dean Difference to our various constituencies.”
Dean College recently participated in Mediaplanet’s Disability Empowerment campaign, in which
the learning, intellectual, and developmental disability industries unite to
raise awareness about overcoming obstacles often faced by those with a
We are proud to be featured alongside industry influencers,
associations and public figures such as Daymond John, Henry Winkler, Temple
Grandin, the Special Olympics organization and many more who share their personal
experiences, triumphs and awareness efforts. The campaign was distributed
through the Washington Post on June 20, 2014 and is published online and in hard copy. To read the full campaign, click here: http://bit.ly/1kUN4SV.
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