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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

      02/08/2016

      Weather Advisory - February 8, 2016

      Dean College will be closed on Monday February 8th, 2016 due to the weather for day and evening classes and administrative offices.
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      Dean College

      02/07/2016

      Children's Center Closed

      Due to the weather, the Children's Center will be closed on Monday, February 8th, 2016.
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      Dean College Football Players Accept Offers on National Signing Day, February 3, 2016

      02/03/2016

      Four Dean College athletes accepted offers to continue their college football careers on National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. 

      National Signing Day 2016

      Four Dean College athletes accepted offers to continue their college football careers on National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 3, 2016.

      Dean’s linebacker Aaron Donalson signed to play at the University of Delaware; defensive lineman Geoff Horwitz signed to play at the University of Rhode Island; linebacker Daniel Palmer signed to play at Bethune-Cookman University; and defensive back Ruben Saunders signed to play with North Carolina Central University. 

      January placements include defensive back Najee Brown signing to UNC Pembroke; wide receiver Travion Fletcher signing to West Alabama; quarter back Jackson McDonald signing to Mars Hill; and linebacker Jacquae Peart signing to Bethune-Cookman University.

      National Signing Day, usually the first Wednesday of February, is the first day that players sign a binding National Letter of Intent for college football with a school that is a member of the United States National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 

      For more information about Dean College, visit www.dean.edu

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      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, February 6, 2016

      01/25/2016

      Join Dean College for an information session, followed by a tour of campus designed to help you better understand the Dean Difference. 

      Join Dean College for an information session, followed by a tour of campus designed to help you better understand the Dean Difference. Sessions begin at 10:00 AM and will allow plenty of time for you to enjoy the remainder of your day. Representatives of the Office of Admissions will also be on hand to answer any questions you have.

      Click here to register. 

      We can’t wait to welcome you to campus!

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      The Palladino School of Dance Presents Choreographers’ Concert, February 5-6, 2016

      01/25/2016


      The Palladino School of Dance at Dean College will perform a Choreographers’ Concert on Friday, February 5th and Saturday, February 6, 2016.

      Join us for an evening of dance highlighting the choreography of selected upper class dance majors. Enjoy just the performance opening night or come and enjoy an evening of dance and witness renowned guest artists as they view and discuss selected student work on closing night.

      The Choreographers’ Concert will take place in the Main Stage within the Campus Center at 8:00 p.m. both nights. Tickets range from $5-$22 and can be purchased online by visiting www.dean.edu/boxoffice.

      Additionally, the Palladino School of Dance has partnered with the Manhattan Dance Project to present master classes with top NYC teachers in dance, hip hop, tap, and ballet.

      Master classes will be taught by top industry professionals, including James Boyd, Bill Hotaling, Todd Shanks, Michael Vernon, and more! Visit www.mdpdance.com/16boston for full biographies.

      Master Classes will be offered to dance students both Saturday, February 6th and Sunday, February 7th beginning at 8:30 a.m. both days. Classes will be held within the Campus Center at Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin. For more information and to register, visit www.mdpdance.com/workshops and click on Boston, MA.

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