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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 Men's Lacrosse & Baseball Open Season With Wins

      03/10/2014

      The Dean College men's lacrosse team defeated Tompkins-Cortland Community College, 22-10, this past weekend to open up their 2014 season.

      The baseball team won their season opener over Spoon River Community College, 15-0, followed by a 3-2 victory over Sauk Valley Community College.

      Click here for more information on Dean College athletics.

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      Dean College Basketball Teams Split in District Tournament

      03/10/2014

      The Dean College men’s basketball team defeated Monroe Community College on Saturday, 99-89, to capture their first NJCAA District 2 Championship.  They now advance to the NJCAA National Tournament for the first time and will travel to Danville, Illinois next week to compete for a national title.  The sixteen team tournament begins on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 and the championship game concludes on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

      Dean built a 55-36 lead at halftime on the hot shooting of Antonio Pires (Carver, MA), who scored 12 points, all from behind the 3-point arc.  Joe Clarke (New Rochelle, NY) led all Dean scorers with 19 points, including going 11-12 from the foul line.  Jamal Reuben (Brockton, MA) had key baskets down the stretch with 17 points, including 3 long range 3-pointers, and also played excellent defense with 4 steals.  Overall, Dean had five players in double figures and raised their season record to 21-3 heading into the nationals.  For additional information about the NJCAA National Tournament, please visit http://www.dacc.edu/njcaa/.

      The women lost a tough game to Essex County College (Newark, NJ), 63-56, as a four point halftime lead evaporated at the ten-minute mark of the second half and the Bulldogs were forced to play catch up the rest of the way.  Dean’s second leading scorer, Vanessa Sylvain (Brockton, MA), went down early in the second half with a game ending ankle injury and starting point guard Victoria Nguyen (Woburn, MA) was in foul trouble all game.  Dean only scored 23 points in the second half without two key cogs to their offense.  The Lady Bulldogs finished one of their best seasons at 17-6 and their first Region XXI title since 2002.

      For more information on the Dean College Basketball Teams, visit our website www.dean.edu.

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      Dean College

      03/08/2014

      Dean College Basketball Advances to NJCAA National Tournament

      The Dean College Men's Basketball team defeated Monroe CC 99-89 on Saturday to advance to the NJCAA National Championship Tournament.  Congratulations to Coach Fazzi and the Bulldogs!

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      Dean College Hosting Men's & Women's Basketball District Tournament Games March 8, 2014

      03/05/2014

      The Dean College Basketball teams made college history this past weekend capturing Region XXI Championships in the same year.

      Join the Bulldogs this Saturday, March 8, 2014 in the Pieri Gymnasium where the men's team will take on Monroe Community College at 12:00 noon, followed by the women's game at 2:00 p.m. vs. Essex County College. 

      The winner of the men's game will advance to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in Danville, Illinois on March 18-23, 2014.  The winner of the women's game will advance to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament at Johnson Community College, March 18-22, 2014.

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      Dean College Acapella Group Performs at Red Carpet Gala

      03/03/2014

      Vocal Convictions

      The Dean College acapella group, Vocal Convictions, performed at the Ellie Fund’s 18th Annual Red Carpet Gala, a celebration of film, food and fashion this past Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Taj Boston. Vocal Convictions is a student-run, audition-based acapella singing club at Dean College. 

      The Red Carpet Gala was presented by Subaru of New England and featured an exclusive viewing of the 86th Academy Awards® Telecast live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The event included red carpet fashion commentary, gourmet chef stations, live and silent auctions, as well as pre-event promotions and performances.

      The Ellie Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that fights breast cancer by easing its effects on patients and families. The Ellie Fund does this by providing critical support services including transportation to medical appointments, childcare, housekeeping, groceries, and nutritious prepared/delivered meals free of charge to hundreds of women and family members across Massachusetts each year.

      For more information on the Ellie Fund, visit www.elliefund.org.  For more information on Dean College and how to get involved in student clubs and organizations, visit the college website www.dean.edu.
       

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