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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 Presents: Arts Mosaic, October 27-28, 2017

      10/17/2017

      Dean College Presents: Arts Mosaic, October 27-28, 2017

      Join us as we showcase Dean College students presenting their dancing and acting skills!

      Arts Mosaic will take place Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th. 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 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 Hosts their first eSports Tournament Live, October 19, 2017

      10/17/2017

      Dean College Hosts their first eSports Tournament Live, October 19, 2017

      Join Dean College for the first-ever eSports tournament on Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Dean College Campus Center Atrium.

      Teams of students will be competing against one another in the game of Overwatch for a chance to win prizes, including a Championship belt. May the best team win!

      Produced by the 2017 Senior Sports Management students at Dean College.

      Visit https://portal.stretchinternet.com/dean/ to watch this event live!

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      Dean College to Host Discover Dean Day, Saturday, October 14, 2017

      10/04/2017

      Dean College to Host Discover Dean Day, Saturday, October 14, 2017

      Dean College hosts many events throughout the year to help prospective students and families see the Dean Difference firsthand. Discover Dean Days are full day open house programs that include campus tours, presentations and opportunities to meet with faculty, staff and students from throughout the Dean community.


      The following is the schedule for Discover Dean Day on Saturday, October 14, 2017:


      9:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
      10:00 Welcome and Overview
      10:45 Academic Fair

      11:15-1:00 Discover the Dean Difference: Explore our campus through a variety of activities that will allow you to visit one-on-one with faculty and staff and get all your questions answered. You will find a voucher in your packet to visit the Smith Dining Center when you are in the mood for lunch.
      To reserve your space, simply register online or contact the Office of Admissions at 508-541-1508 or toll free at 1-877-TRY DEAN.


      **special note**


      The School of the Arts at Dean College will present a matinee performance of Six Characters in Search of An Author on October 14th (Discover Dean Day!) at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Stage. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice
      Additionally, the Franklin Downtown Partnership will be holding its annual Harvest Festival from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Main Street in Franklin, just steps from camps! There will be music and entertainment, vendors and crafters, food and free-giveaways and more! 

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      Dean College Presents: Six Characters in Search of an Author, October 11-15, 2017

      10/04/2017

      Dean College Presents: Six Characters in Search of an Author, October 11-15, 2017

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Six Characters in Search of an Author, beginning Wednesday, October 11 through Sunday, October 15, 2017.           
      This compelling play is juxtaposed as six characters arrive unexpectedly during the rehearsal of a play in search of an author to complete their story. Audiences for over 90 years have enjoyed and mused on the dilemma provided by the arrival of the “out of time and place” individuals. Do not miss this early absurdist play exploring the relationship among authors, their characters, and those involved in theater productions.
      The Dean College production of Six Characters in Search of an Author will take place in the Main Stage in the Campus Center at Dean College, 99 Main 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. 
      To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.
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      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed Monday, October 9, 2017

      10/04/2017

      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed Monday, October 9, 2017

      Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2017 to observe Columbus Day. Offices will resume normal business hours beginning Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

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