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      School of Dance Welcomes Four Renowned Dancers to “Choreographers’ Concert” Production


      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  To register for a Master Class, visit or contact Tracy Lane at (508) 541-1606 or via email at

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      Dean College


      Undefeated Season Intact

      Sadarius Williams ran for three touchdown and Derrill Thomas returned a punt for a 60-yard touchdown as the Dean Bulldogs ran their record to 3-0 with a 35-6 win over Globe Institute of Technology (New York, NY).  Dean scored first with a 1-yard TD run by Williams, but Globe came right back with a long touchdown pass to cut the lead to 7-6.  Dean added two more touchdowns in the first half for a 21-6 lead, and added two scores in the third quarter to put the game away. 

      Dean plays Hudson Valley Community College next week in the Family Day game at 1pm at Longley Field.

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      Dean College 2nd Annual Bulldog Invitational Soccer Tournament


      Dean College to host 2nd Annual Bulldog Invitational Soccer Tournament September 13 & 14, 2014 at Longley Field, 69 Maple Street, Franklin. Game times 12 00 noon & 2 00 p.m. FEATURING • Free Soccer Clinic on Saturday September 13th

      Dean College is currently hosting the 2nd Annual Bulldog Invitational Soccer Tournament September 13 & 14, 2014 at Longley Field, 69 Maple Street, Franklin. Game times 12:00 noon & 2:00 p.m.

      In day one action, the Men's Soccer team defeated ASA, 2-1 to advance to the championship game against Bunker Hill CC, who defeated Bronx CC, 7-1.

      In Women's Soccer, Dean went to 4-0 with 6-0 win over Bunker Hill. They will play ASA on Sunday at 12 noon.

      What is the Bulldog Invitational?

      FEATURING • Free Soccer Clinic on Saturday September 13th for all players ages 6-14 at 10:00 AM on Longley Field. Just bring your own ball to participate!

      Women's teams will play both games at 12:00 noon on Saturday and Sunday. Teams include:
      Dean College:
      Bunker Hill CC
      Holyoke CC
      Women will play both games at 12:00 on Sat. and Sun.
      Men will play both games at 2:00 on Sat. and Sun

      Men's Teams will play both games at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Teams include:
      Dean College
      Bunker Hill CC
      Bronx CC

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      Dean College to Host 18th Annual President’s Cup


      The 18th Annual Dean College President’s Cup will take place on Monday, September 15 at the Franklin Country Club. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Dean College Scholarship Fund.

      Throughout the past 17 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.

      While tickets to participate are sold out and Dean College is no longer accepting sponsors for this event, you may donate to the Dean College Scholarship Fund directly at

      To learn more about the event itself, please visit

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      Dean College Football Achieves Top 20 NJCAA Ranking


      The Dean College Football team is off to an amazing start, beginning the season with a 2 0 record. The Bulldogs posted a 35 0 W against Framingham State University JV on August 30th, followed by a 27 6 W

      The Dean College Football team is off to an amazing start, beginning the season with a 2-0 record. The Bulldogs posted a 35-0 W against Framingham State University JV on August 30th, followed by a 27-6 W against Monroe College on September 6th. Dean is currently ranked among the Top 20 in NJCAA Football with spot 19. Click here for the full list.

      Click here for the upcoming schedule.

      Click here to read the season preview provided by Head Coach, Todd Vasey.

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      Dean College Ranks Among the Top Best Regional Colleges


      Dean College, a private, residential college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, has been ranked 26th in the U.S. News & World Report for the Best Regional Colleges, North category. Additionally, Dean placed 2nd in this category for colleges with the least amount of student debt and 8th for Best Colleges for Veterans.

      This is the fourth consecutive year that Dean College has received this honor, having moved up in the rankings from the previous year.

      “We are pleased to be recognized by U.S. News and our peer institutions once again this year,” said John Marcus, Vice President of Enrollment Services and Marketing at Dean College. “Of particular note this year is our designation as a Best College for Veterans, as we continually look for ways to assist veterans in completing their undergraduate degree program.”

      U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform, publisher of news and information. The U.S. News ranking system for the Best Regional Colleges rests on two pillars. The formula uses quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality, and it is based on research of what matters in education, including: graduation rate performance, academic reputation, and financial selectivity among others.

      This news could not have come at a better time for Dean College, as the school will celebrate its 150th Anniversary early next year. Founded in February 1865, the college has seen many transformations, always with the mission of cultivating an environment of academic and personal success for students. This year’s ranking is a testament to The Dean Difference – the hands-on and engaging faculty & staff, strong academic support, valuable internships, and real life workforce preparation that Dean College provides. The College recently welcomed a robust class of incoming students to add to its total enrollment representing 32 states and 16 countries.

      For more information on U.S. News & World Report, visit For more information on Dean College, visit

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