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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 Men's Soccer at USCAA Tournament, November 9, 2017

      11/02/2017

      Dean College Men's Soccer Headed Back To USCAA Tournament

      For the second year in a row, the Dean College men's soccer program is headed to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) national tournament. The announcement came during the USCAA's bracket field unveiling via their YouTube Channel on Tuesday afternoon.

      Their selection was considered a no-brainer by insiders after the Cardinal and White went a staggering 14-1-2 during their regular season schedule.

      Dean is seeded fifth and will play out of Pool D in a grouping that features fourth-seeded and undefeated Florida College (12-0) and ninth-seeded SUNY-ESF (12-4-1).

      2017 USCAA Men's Soccer Championship Pool Play Schedule

      Thursday, November 9
      No. 4 Florida College (12-0) vs. No. 5 Dean College (14-1-2), 11:45 AM

      Saturday, November 11
      No. 5 Dean College (14-1-2) vs. No. 9 SUNY-ESF, 2:30 PM

      Learn more at www.deanbulldogs.com.
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      Dean College Announces Partnership with DanceAbroad Argentina

      11/01/2017

      Dean College Announces Partnership with DanceAbroad Argentina 

      Dean College and DanceAbroad Argentina are excited to announce a unique collaboration that blends intensive language immersion and concentrated studies in dance in the vibrant capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires, beginning in January 2018.

      Dean College and the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance, known nationally and internationally for its Bachelor of Arts and new Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Dance, is DanceAbroad Argentina’s exclusive collegiate partner. Participating college dance majors from any college or university will earn up to fifteen college credits during this collaborative full-semester academic program. Courses of instruction include Tango technique and its history, as well as ballet, modern dance, jazz, dance composition, and Spanish language coursework at either the beginning, intermediate or advanced level.

      “Through class experience, guest lecturers, instructor collaboration and cultural exchange we strive to instill an intimate knowledge of dance, culture, art, and the interrelations among them,” said DanceAbroad Argentina Program Director, Nathan Moyer. “Ultimately, our students learn to make connections by themselves between lived experience and dance technique, as well as between their own cultural knowledge and the changing world around them.”

      “DanceAbroad Argentina gave me my very first opportunity to travel outside of the United States and experience a new culture on my own,” said Sarah Fuller, Dean College alumna. “First arriving in Buenos Aires, everything seemed different; from the language, to the food and architecture. As I adjusted to this new environment, I learned many things about myself that I would have never realized without this program.”

      DanceAbroad staff and students will attend cultural events and participate in tours around the city of Buenos Aires. Excursions are a great way for students to also experience the natural beauty of Argentina and beyond, and students have opportunities to enjoy day and overnight excursions to other destinations in Argentina and neighboring countries.

      “There are many study abroad programs, but they seldom include dance,” said Marc M. Arentsen, dean of the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance at Dean College. “Through Dean College’s partnership with DanceAbroad Argentina we can now offer our dance students and those from other institutions a study abroad opportunity that is specifically designed around dance. Studying and living in another country opens your eyes to not only the local culture, but it also makes you more aware of your own background and bias. More importantly, it helps you realize what you have in common! Dance itself is universal, but to experience it in a different context will be enormously enriching to everyone involved and will present all of us with opportunities to see each other differently.”

      This exclusive study abroad program for dancers in Buenos Aires, Argentina, will start in January 2018 and will continue in subsequent spring semesters. To learn more and apply, visit www.dean.edu/danceabroad or www.danceabroad.com. For questions and application materials, please contact Melissa Read, assistant vice president for academic affairs and study away program director at mread@dean.edu, or Nathan Moyer, president of DanceAbroad Argentina at nmoyer@danceabroad.com

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      Dean College Announces New Online Store

      10/31/2017

      Purchase Dean Gear Online!

      Dean College announces a new online store, www.deancollegegear.com. The store is powered by Advanced Online and is extension of the College’s partnership with eFollet.com.

      "We are excited to extend the Dean College brand with this new online store,” said Gregg Chalk, vice president of marketing and business development at Dean College. "This unique and dynamic partnership will allow Bulldog fans to purchase their favorite Dean gear anytime, right on our website."

      The official online store of the Dean College Bulldogs features clothing and accessory options for men, women and children, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, jerseys, jewelry, bags and more.

      We are currently offering a 15% off all jackets promotion. No offer code necessary.

      Shop DC Gear Now!

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      Dean College Men's and Women's Cross Country Finish Strong at 2017 NECC Championship

      10/29/2017

      Dean College Cross Country competes at 2017 NECC Championships

      On Saturday, October 28, 2017 the Dean College men's and women's cross country teams competed at the 2017 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Cross Country Championships at Stanley Memorial State Park in Westfield, MA.

      Men's Cross Country Results:
      Four of Dean College's five scoring runners finished in the top 15 and the Bulldogs pushed themselves to a third place performance. 

      Women's Cross Country
      Taking part in their first ever league championship, the Dean College women's cross country team impressed, finishing fifth at the 2017 NECC event. The Bulldogs had four of their five scoring runners complete the 5K course layout in the top 30 as their first season as a member of the aforementioned NECC comes to a close.

      For a detailed recap, visit www.deanbulldogs.com. 

      Congratulations, Bulldogs!


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      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, October 28, 2017

      10/17/2017

      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, October 28, 2017

      Join Dean College for an information session and tour of campus designed to help you better understand the Dean Difference.

      Sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by the campus tour, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the remainder of your day.

      Representatives of the Office of Admissions staff will be on hand to answer all of your questions. We can't wait to welcome you to campus!

      Register for Saturday with Dean, October 28, 2017. 

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