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      School of Dance Welcomes Four Renowned Dancers to “Choreographers’ Concert” Production


      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  To register for a Master Class, visit or contact Tracy Lane at (508) 541-1606 or via email at

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      Dean College to Hold Veterans Memorial Ceremony & Reception, November 11, 2015


      On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, Dean College will be honoring its veterans with a ceremony held on campus.

      At 11:30am at the War Memorial on Awpie Way, Dean College and members of the community will be honoring, recognizing and thanking members of the Dean College and Franklin communities who have served our country. There will be a reception following the memorial

      Register to attend this event by visiting

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      Dean College Head Soccer Coach Ruben Resendes Named NJCAA Region XXI Men's Soccer Coach of the Year


      Congratulations to Ruben Resendes, head coach of the Dean College Men's Soccer team, for being named the NJCAA Region XXI Men's Soccer Coach of the Year!

      Congratulations to Ruben Resendes, head coach of the Dean College Men's Soccer team, for being named the NJCAA Region XXI Men's Soccer Coach of the Year.

      The Bulldogs finished the season 15-1 after falling 4-3 in double overtime to Massasoit Community College in the NJCAA Region XXI Championship on Saturday. The 15 wins are a Dean College record and we couldn't be prouder of their accomplishments all season long!

      Click here for more information on their record-breaking season.

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      Dean College Men's Soccer to Host Region XXI Division I Tournament, October 31, 2015


      The Dean College men’s soccer team will be hosting the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Region XXI Division I Championship this Saturday, October 31st, at the Longley Athletic Complex.

       Dean, ranked 13th in the latest NJCAA national poll and unbeaten at 15-0, will be facing Massasoit Community College (11-5), with the winner advancing to the Northeast District Tournament. The Dean Bulldogs have defeated Massasoit twice this season, winning at Massasoit, 3-2, and then most recently on October 14th at home, 4-0.

      Dean has outscored its opponents 78-5 this season, and is led by freshman Justin Freitas (North Attleboro, MA), who has set a single season record for goals with 23.  Sophomore Stanley Alves (Framingham, MA) has chipped in with 17 goals while Geo Alves (Pawtucket, RI) has 14. The defense, which has only given up five goals all year, is led by Freshman Jhony Gonzal (Central Falls, RI) and Otto Sahlen (Gothernburg, Sweden). In goal, Sophomore Karim Kokhtar has started twelve games and has only given up 4 goals in that span.

      The Longley Athletic Complex is located at 69 Maple Street in Franklin, and game time is 1:00 p.m.

      Click here for more information on Dean College Men's Soccer.



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      Dean College Presents: Arts Mosaic, October 30-31, 2015


      This weekend, Dean College students will present their dancing and acting skills in a two-day showcase.

      Arts Mosaic will take place Friday, October 30th and Saturday, October 31th. Join us for an evening of integrated arts: dance, theatre, song, film and more!

      Performances will take place at 8:00 p.m. both Friday and Saturday and at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday in the Main Stage within the Dean College Campus Center, 99 Main Street, Franklin. Tickets for the performance are $5-$22 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 508-541-1605.

      Click here to purchase Arts Mosaic tickets online!

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      Dean College Leadership Institute Welcomes Janet Levesque, October 29, 2015


      This Thursday, October 29th the Dean Leadership Institute will welcome Janet Levesque, Chief Information Security Officer at RSA, the Security Division of EMC. The presentation will take place at 8:00 p.m. in the Wasserstrom Room on campus.

      Featuring multiple presentations throughout each semester, the Leadership in Action series offers Dean College students an exclusive opportunity to hear and interact with regional business leaders to learn more about what made them successful and gain valuable insights and contacts to help them launch their own careers.

      Click here to learn more about the Leadership in Action Series.

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