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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 Children’s Center Hosts Preschool Exploration Open House on January 12, 2015

      01/05/2015


      Dean College Children’s Center will host an Exploration Open House on January 12, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Parents of children 2 years old to 6 years are encouraged to bring their child to explore the school and learn about our program. Applications are being accepted for 5-day morning, 2-day morning, 3-day morning preschool programs or 4-day Pre-K program. 

      Innovative and progressive, the school is NAEYC accredited and well known in the community for an inspiring preschool experience. Dean Children’s Center is a lab school for ECE majors, with teachers-in-training alongside credentialed teachers. The center has a very professional and caring environment for children to learn through exploration. 

      The school uses a developmental approach to education which reflects current research in child development and peer conflict resolution. “We are a regional resource to parents and educators on peer conflict resolution in young children and our lab school is a demonstration site for best practices in early education of children,” said Faith Nickolas, Director of the Children Center.

      Dean College Children’s Center is located at 144 School Street in Franklin. For more information, call 508-541-1598.  


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      Winter Intersession Courses Begin Monday, January 5, 2015

      12/29/2014

      The School of Continuing Studies welcomes Dean and non-Dean students to earn credits during the Winter Intersession between semesters.

      During the mid-semester break, Dean College offers a 2-week Winter Intersession, which includes daytime, evening and online courses.

      Winter Intersession is the best opportunity to catch up or get ahead on course credits by taking courses ranging from Financial Accounting to General Psychology.

      To view the entire course catalog, click here.
      To securely register for a course online, click here.

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      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed Wednesday through Friday, December 24-26, 2014

      12/23/2014

      Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, January 1, 2015.

      Administrative offices will resume normal business hours beginning Friday, January 2, 2015.

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      Dean College Cast of Urinetown Invited to Perform at Festival

      12/18/2014

      Dean College's production of Urinetown: The Musical has been invited to perform at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) in Hyannis, MA from January 27 – 31, 2015.

      The KCACTF is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of College Theater in the United States. The KCACTF has grown into a network of more than 600 academic institutions throughout the country, where theater departments and student artists showcase their work and receive outside assessment by KCACTF respondents.

      In January and February of each year, regional festivals showcase the finest of each region's entered productions and offer a variety of activities, including workshops, symposia, and regional-level award programs.

      Urinetown: The Musical was performed in the Main Stage at Dean College November 19 – 23, 2014. For a full cast listing, visit www.dean.edu/urinetown

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      Student Shuttle Schedule, Spring 2015

      12/15/2014

      Students have the opportunity to take shuttles to and from the airport and shopping destinations around Dean College.

      The new shuttle schedule for spring semester of 2015 is located below:

      Shuttle service to TF Green or Logan: 
      (from Dean College)
      Friday, March 6th: 9am, 1pm, 5pm
      Saturday, March 7th: 9am, 1pm, 5pm  
      May 5th– 7th: 9am, 1pm, 5pm  
      May 8th: 9am, 1pm  
      Shuttle service to Dean College 
      (from TF Green and Logan): 
      Monday, January 19th: 9am-10am, 1pm-2pm, 5pm-6pm
      Sunday, March 15th: 9am-10am, 1pm- 2pm, 5pm-6pm
      Note: The shuttle will stop at all terminals during each hour

      Students looking to take the shopping shuttle may find the updated schedule on Today@Dean.

      Happy travels!

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