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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 152nd Commencement Exercises, May 5, 2018

      04/23/2018

      Dean College 152nd Commencement Exercises, May 5, 2018

      Dean College will be celebrating its 152nd commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

      Commencement speakers include Dr. Paula M. Rooney, Dean College President; Mark D. Boyce, Chairman of the Dean College Board of Trustees; and student speaker Nabeel Barqawi.

      For more information, visit www.dean.edu/commencement.

      A live stream will be available for commencement the day of. You can access the stream here.

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      Dean College to Host Commencement Reception and Awards Night, May 4, 2018

      04/23/2018

      Dean College to Host Commencement Reception and Awards Night, May 4, 2018

      The Commencement Reception and Awards Night will start at 6:00pm on Friday, May 4th in the Guidrey Center. 

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      Dean College Presents Dance Company: Move, April 26-29, 2018

      04/23/2018

      Dean College Presents Dance Company: Move, April 26-29, 2018

      Award winning faculty and guest choreographers showcase the impressive talent of our dance majors in hip hop, African, jazz, tap, modern, pointe and ballet pieces. This year we reflect on the concept of time.

      Performances of Dance Company: Time begin Thursday, April 26th through Sunday, April 29th.

      For more information and tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.

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      Dean College to Host 5th Annual Dean Dash 5k, April 21, 2018

      04/17/2018

      Dean College to Host 5th Annual Dean Dash 5k, April 21, 2018

      The course will start and finish at Awpie Way located just outside of Dean Hall. You will start promptly at 1:00 PM and take a 3.16-mile walk, jog, or run through the quiet, residential streets of Franklin. Every turn along the course will be clearly marked by a directional sign pointing you down the right path and a course marshal will be present at every road to ensure your safety.


      At around the 1 and 2-mile marks, there will be a water station for you to take a break in and re-hydrate. Upon your return, you will be greeted by Boomer the Bulldog at the finish line and ushered to the serving area where you will get to enjoy grilled burgers, hot dogs, a salad and fruit station, and two buckets full of Gatorade bottles to reward yourself for finishing the Dean Dash 5K! 

      Stick around after the race for the award ceremony presentation, live entertainment by the band Barefoot Young, inflatable games sponsored by Student Activities Committee, lawn games hosted by Outdoor Recreation and Activity Club, and picture opportunities with Boomer and a Franklin FD firetruck!

      Registration
      Dean College Students/Kids Under 12: $5 
      Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $13
      Family/Community Members: $18
      Registration prices will increase by $5 on race day so don’t wait!

      Your registration grants you the following: A race t-shirt, race bib, drawstring bag souvenir, lunch, hydration station, and live entertainment.
      Whether you are a seasoned race enthusiast or a first-time runner, we hope you will join us by participating in this year’s race.

      For more information and to register, visit www.dean.edu/deandash.

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      Dean College Presents The Glass Menagerie, April 19-22, 2018

      04/17/2018

      Dean College Presents The Glass Menagerie, April 19-22, 2018

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform The Glass Menagerie, beginning Thursday, April 19 through Sunday, April 22, 2018.

      One of the great plays of American Theatre, The Glass Menagerie is what Williams called a “memory” play. Controlling the present and the past of the story about harsh realities of his family’s impoverished existence, it is narrated by one of its central characters. Through desperation and courage, this play explores beauty and meaning in the confusion of living.

      The Dean College production of The Glass Menagerie will take place in the Performing Arts Studio Stage (PAS) at Dean College, 61 School Street, Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday– Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. General admission is $22, Seniors $12 and Children $7. Please note that this performance will take place in a venue that is not handicap accessible.

      To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.

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