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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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      Spring Break 2018 Residence Hall Closing Information


      Dean College announces spring break residence hall closing information.

      The residence halls will close at 6:30pm on Friday, March 2nd.  The residence halls will re-open on Sunday, March 11th at 12noon.

      Prior to leaving students must do the following:

      -Ensure all trash is taken out of the room.    
      -Unplug all electronics.    
      -Unplug and defrost any mini fridge units.    
      -Lock all windows.    
      -Turn off the light, and lock the door.

      Residents who live further than 500 miles away, and need to stay late due to travel arrangements must go to Chapman House by Wednesday, February 28th to finalize arrangements. Charges will apply. Food is not provided during Spring Break.

      Any questions please contact the Office of Residence Life at or 508-541-1838.

      Students are also encourage to stop by Chapman House or speak with their RD if they have any questions.

      To make transportation arrangements to get to either Logan Airport or TF Green Airport contact Kiessling Transit Reservations at 1-855-432-3315 or email

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      Watch Live: Dean College Basketball at USCAA National Tournament, February 28 – March 3, 2018


      Watch Dean College Basketball compete live at the USCAA National Tournament on February 28, 2018

      Update: The lady bulldogs lost to Silver Lake College 57-51. The women will play in the consolation bracket on Thursday, March 1st at 9:15 a.m. vs. Paul Quinn College. The men's team lost to Maine-Fort Kent 80-71. They will play in the consolation bracket on Thursday, March 1st at 10:00 a.m. vs. Florida College.

      The Dean College Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams will compete in the USCAA National Tournament February 27 – March 3, 2018 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

      The women, who earned a #4 seed will play #5 seed Silver Lake College at 12:00 noon Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

      The men, who earned a #7 seed will play #2 seed Maine Fort Kent at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

      To watch live, visit:

      For more information on Dean College Basketball, visit

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      Dean College Early Admissions Celebration, February 23, 2018


      Dean College Early Admissions Celebration, February 23, 2018

      We have reached our capacity for the Early Action Celebration and registration has closed. Please join us for Accepted Students Day on Saturday, April 14th.

      If you are currently registered for the Early Action Celebration, the overview of the day is below.  Please monitor your e-mail for additional details, including parking instructions, leading up to the event.

      Overview of the Day

      10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.     Welcome
      10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.     Academic Overview                                          

      11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.      Student and Family Breakout Sessions
      Afternoon Options Include:                               

      Full Campus Tours and Residence Hall Tours


      Resource Fair

      Athletics Open House

      Financial Aid Appointments

      Learning Support Open House
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      Dean College Men's & Women's Basketball Selected to Compete in USCAA National Tournament, February 27 - March 3, 2018


      The Dean College Men's and Women's Basketball teams have both been selected to compete in the USCAA National Tournament, February 27th - March 3rd.

      The Dean College Men's and Women's Basketball teams have both been selected to the USCAA National Tournament. The tournament will be held February 27th- March 3rd in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. The women garnered a #4 seed and will play #5 Silver Lake College on Wednesday, February 28th at 12:00 PM. The men earned an 7th seed and will play #2 ranked Maine Fort Kent at 4:00 on Wednesday, February 28th.

      The lady bulldogs finished a stellar season (17-8) riding a six-game winning streak to end the regular season. Dean enters the meeting with Silver Lake with a balanced scoring attack led by Morgan Turner and Shannon Rosensteel who average 12.5 points and 12.0 points, respectively.In addition to that duo, three other student-athletes – Sophia Corbitt, Iindia Pina and Nicole Romero – all average more than seven points per game individually.

      The men finished the season 15-10. The team was led by Jordan Booker, who averaged 18.3 points and been in double figures in all 24 games he played this season. He is the only player in Division I of the USCAA to rank in the top ten in scoring and assists (seventh in both) and he is also fifth in free throw percentage.

      For more information on the bulldogs and the tournament, visit

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      Dean College Presents: Twelfth Night, February 21-25, 2018


      Dean College Presents: Twelfth Night, February 21-25, 2018

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Twelfth Night, beginning Wednesday, February 21 through Sunday, February 25, 2018.

      Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a comedy set in the Hotel de Illyria on the French Riviera. The play centers on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola, disguised as a boy, falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with the Countess Olivia. Throw into this mix a cast of characters, which includes Sir Tobey Belch, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Feste the Fool, the lusty Maria, and taciturn Malvolio, and you have a riotous tale of mistaken gender and love triumphant on the Cote d'Azur of the Roaring 20's.

      The Dean College production of Twelfth Night will take place in the Performing Arts Studio at Dean College, 61 School Street, Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

      General admission is $22, Seniors $12 and Children $7. 

      Performance in a venue that is not handicap accessible.

      To learn more and purchase tickets, visit

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