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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 email@example.com.
Dean College to Host Discover Dean Day, Saturday, October 2, 2016
Dean College hosts many events throughout the year to help
prospective students and families see the Dean Difference firsthand. Discover
Dean Days are full day open house programs that include campus tours,
presentations and opportunities to meet with faculty, staff and students from
throughout the Dean community.
The following is the schedule for Discover Dean Day on
Saturday, October 15, 2016:
9:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:00 Welcome and Overview
10:30 Academic Fair
11:00-1:00 Discover the Dean Difference: Explore our campus
through a variety of activities that will allow you to visit one-on-one with
faculty and staff and get all your questions answered. You will find a voucher
in your packet to visit the Smith Dining Center when you are in the mood for
To reserve your space, simply register online or contact the
Office of Admissions at 508-541-1508 or toll free at 1-877-TRY DEAN.
Dean College Presents The East, October 12-16, 2016
The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform The
East, beginning Wednesday, October 12, 2016 through Sunday, October 16, 2016.
The East is an original play by Dean faculty members Matt
Greene and Craig Handel.
With their homeland in conflict, five young women, seeking a
sense of identity and purpose, answer the call of duty and travel to “The
East”. Their story is one of youthful hope and optimism confronting the harsh
realities of war. You won’t want to miss our talented students perform in this
The Dean College production of The East will take place in
the Main Stage in the Campus Center at Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin
at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets
range from $5-$22 and can be purchased online.
To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.
Dean College Athletics Weekly Results
On Family Day, Football Lost to Hudson Valley CC, 15-12, while the soccer teams split with Fisher College. The women lost the opener, 3-1, while the men won the nitecap, 6-1. Trent Waters was named MVP of the football game, a tradition named after alum Butchie Williams.
For the latest Dean College Athletics news, including team results and schedules, visit our Dean College Athletics website or click on one of the below links.
Dean College Men's Cross Country Results
Dean College Women's Cross Country Results
Dean College Football Results
Dean College Men's Soccer Results
Dean College Women's Soccer Results
Dean College Women's Volleyball Results
Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @DeanAthletics and @DeanCollege
Dean College Family & Alumni Day, October 1, 2016
On Saturday, October 1, 2016, Dean College will host its Family & Alumni Day. Our schedule is full of activities— campus tours, Open Houses with different Schools, Alumni Men’s Lacrosse and Baseball games, a Game Day cookout during the football and soccer games, Arch Alumni Celebration and the Dean Showcase. We will also be having a 21+ beverage tent down at the Longley Athletic Fields Complex. As you can see, there will be plenty to do for kids and adults alike!
Visit the Dean College Family & Alumni Day page for more information.
Dean College Athletics Weekly Recap
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