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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.
The latest National Junior College Athletic Association Top 20 National Poll rankings were released earlier this week, and the Dean College men's basketball team, currently undefeated at 10-0, was ranked sixth in the country. The ranking is the highest a Dean basketball team has ever received.
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Residence halls will close for the semester on Thursday, December 12th at 6:30pm and will reopen on Monday, January 20th at 12:00pm.Important information for students & families regarding winter break:1. Students should plan to depart 3 hours after their last final is complete.2. If students need to stay late due to travel arrangements they must contact the Office of Residence Life as soon as possible at 508-541-1838. 3. There may be a charge for staying late.Residence Halls re-open Monday January 20th at 12:00pm for returning students.
The Office of Institutional Advancement at Dean College is asking for your support on #GivingTuesday, an online initiative which encourages people to support a cause that they believe in. Support comes in many forms, from a donation to your time, to sharing your support on your social media profiles. Please consider supporting the mission of Dean College on #GivingTuesday.
“Where does my donation to Dean really go?”When it comes to designating your gift, the choice is up to you. Dean College is grateful for your support and encourages you to give the area that matters to you. Your support, in any capacity, makes The Dean Difference accessible to all current and future Dean students. Here are some areas to which you can make a gift.SCHOLARSHIPSScholarship gifts provide necessary financial assistance to Dean College students throughout their time at the College.ATHLETICSAn investment in your favorite team empowers our student-athletes hit their goals, on and off the field, and allows our programs to surpass our goals.AREA OF GREATEST NEEDGifts to the Dean College Annual Fund immediately go toward the area of greatest need, providing resources for scholarships, faculty enrichment and programs that enhance student life. These gifts address Dean’s most pressing needs and opportunities, in real-time.MORTON FAMILY LEARNING CENTERThe Morton Family Learning Center works closely with each student to promote a holistic educational experience by providing a spectrum of services that meet the specific academic support needs of its diverse student population. SCHOOL/ProgramGifts to a particular school or program allow administrators to strengthen student opportunities. You can designate your gift to the Palladino School of Dance, School of the Arts, or any other program that resonates with you.
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