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For more than 30 years, our dance degree students have been discovering the Dean Difference. At the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance, we are widely recognized as one of the top private colleges in Massachusetts and beyond for dance.
With a rich history including a selection in May 2012 for the prestigious honor of performing at the Kennedy Center to a unique relationship with the influential Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre and a rigorous focus on all four genres of dance – ballet, modern, jazz and tap, Dean College has proven to be the premiere college dance program in New England.
Why Dean College School of Dance?
- Comprehensive advising assistance
- Dance athletic trainer
- Honors Scholars Program
Intense focus on four genres of dance – ballet, modern, jazz, tap
- Immediate immersion in the performance and practical aspects of dance
- Dance technique classes five days a week plus a rigorous academic curriculum
Study with renowned, nationally known dance professionals and expert faculty
Real-life learning opportunities
- Professional Internships
- Auditioning, choreographing, touring, marketing, producing and study abroad
Programs of Study:
NEW ENGLAND DANCE INTENSIVE (SUMMER 2013)
This July, Dean College will host the first annual New England Dance Intensive. 15-18 year olds interested in studying Dance should consider attending the two-week intensive. Click here for more information.
Each year, the Dean College School of Dance welcomes representatives from McDonald/Selznick Associates to campus to allow dance majors to experience a professional audition process for a major talent agency. MSA, based out of New York and Los Angeles, is a global leader in dance and choreographer representation.
In 2012, MSA offered four Dean College students the opportunity for MSA to represent them as a result of the campus visit