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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 Residence Halls to Close for Winter Break on Thursday, December 14, 2017

      12/11/2017

      Dean College Residence Halls to Close for Winter Break on Thursday, December 14, 2017

      Students are required to check out of their room two hours after their last final and prior to leaving, 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

      - Return key to the residence director, community advisor, or designated key drop area

      Other important reminders:

      - Students should sign up with their resident director or community advisor to check out of their room, and return their room key. Failure to return a room key may result in a fine.

      - Students are encouraged to take home any valuables or items they will need over the break. Re-entry into rooms due to forgotten items will not be allowed.

      - Students who are not returning for the spring semester should completely remove all belongings from their room in order to avoid any charges.

      For questions, please either contact the Office of Residence Life at reslife@dean.edu or 508-541-1838 or if you are a student, stop by the Chapman House and/or speak with your residence director.

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      Dean College Presents: New Dancers Showcase, December 8-9, 2017

      12/04/2017

      Dean College Presents: New Dancers Showcase, December 8-9, 2017

      An informal showing of dance works created and/or performed by our first year dance majors.

      Purchase tickets at www.dean.edu/boxoffice.

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      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, December 9, 2017

      12/04/2017

      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, December 9, 2017

      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, December 9, 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 your questions. We can't wait to welcome you to campus!

      Register for Saturday with Dean, December 9, 2017. 

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      Dean College to Hold Annual Tree Lighting, December 7, 2017

      12/01/2017

      Dean College to Hold Annual Tree Lighting, December 7, 2017

      Come join the Dean College and Franklin Community on December 7, 2017 at 4:15 p.m. for a well-loved tradition as we kick-off the Franklin Downtown Partnership Holiday Stroll with the lighting of the tree on Awpie Way. There will be food and music for everyone to enjoy!

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      Dean College Presents: Faculty Dance Concert, December 1-2, 2017

      11/30/2017

      Dean College Presents: Faculty Dance Concert, December 1-2, 2017

      Enjoy a mixed bill in a variety of dance genres performed or choreographed by the creative and brilliant faculty of the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance. Performances are held in the Main Stage at 8pm each night.

      To learn more visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice

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