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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 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.

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      Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @DeanAthletics and @DeanCollege 

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      Dean College Family & Alumni Day, October 1, 2016


      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.

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      Dean College Athletics Weekly Recap


      Dean College Athletics Weekly Recap

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      Dean College Ranks Among the Top Best Regional Colleges


      Dean College Ranks Among the Top Best Regional Colleges

      Franklin, MA (September 13, 2016) –Dean College, a private, residential college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, has been ranked 19th in the U.S. News & World Report for the Best Regional Colleges, North category. Additionally, Dean placed 9th in this category for Best Value Schools. 
      This is the sixth consecutive year that Dean College has received the honor, and the highest ranking in the college’s history.
      “We are thrilled to be recognized by U.S. News and our peer institutions once again this year,” said Dr. Paula M. Rooney, Dean College President. “Of particular note this year is our designation in the Best Value Schools category, as we continually look for ways to assist our students achieve their education goals with the best financial aid solutions possible.”
      U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform, publisher of news and information. The U.S. News ranking system for the Best Regional Colleges rests on two pillars. The formula uses quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality, and it is based on research of what matters in education, including: graduation rate performance, academic reputation, and financial selectivity among others. 
      This year’s ranking is a testament to The Dean Difference – the hands-on and engaging faculty & staff, strong academic support, valuable internships, and real life workforce preparation that Dean College provides. The College recently welcomed a robust class of incoming students, making this its highest total enrollment in the past 25 years, representing 30 states and 26 countries.
      For more information on U.S. News & World Report, visit For more information on Dean College, visit

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      Saturday with Dean, September 24, 2016


      Saturday with Dean, September 24, 2016

      Our goal is to provide prospective students and their families as many opportunities to visit Dean College as possible.

      If you can't join us for a weekday visit, we hope that you'll spend part of your Saturday with us.

      On select Saturdays, we welcome you to visit Dean for an information session and campus tour. The information session, conducted by an admissions staff member, is followed by a campus tour given by a current Dean student. Your visit ends with lunch in our dining center. Other members of the admissions staff will also be on hand to answer all of your questions.

      The day begins at 10:00 AM and families should expect to spend about two hours on campus.

      Register for Saturday with Dean, September 24, 2016

      Learn more about visiting the Dean College campus.

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