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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 The Glass Menagerie, April 19-22, 2018

      04/17/2018

      Dean College Presents The Glass Menagerie, April 19-22, 2018

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform The Glass Menagerie, beginning Thursday, April 19 through Sunday, April 22, 2018.

      One of the great plays of American Theatre, The Glass Menagerie is what Williams called a “memory” play. Controlling the present and the past of the story about harsh realities of his family’s impoverished existence, it is narrated by one of its central characters. Through desperation and courage, this play explores beauty and meaning in the confusion of living.

      The Dean College production of The Glass Menagerie will take place in the Performing Arts Studio Stage (PAS) at Dean College, 61 School Street, Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday– Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. General admission is $22, Seniors $12 and Children $7. Please note that this performance will take place in a venue that is not handicap accessible.

      To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.

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      Dean College Special Announcement to Mount Ida Students

      04/17/2018

      Dean College welcomes applications from current and incoming Mount Ida College students.

      If you are a current Mount Ida student or have recently been accepted to Mount Ida, we will provide you with an expedited review of your application, flexible transfer credits, generous financial aid options, and guaranteed College housing. Iris Godes, Dean of Admissions will personally work with you to ease your transition to Dean College. Iris can be contacted via email at igodes@dean.edu or by calling 508-541-1508.

      Click here to learn more.

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      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed Monday, April 16, 2018

      04/16/2018

      Dean College administrative offices will be closed to honor Patriots Day on Monday, April 16, 2018

      Administrative offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.
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      Dean College will host Accepted Students Day on Saturday, April 14, 2018

      04/10/2018

      Dean College will host Accepted Students Day on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

      Students admitted for the fall of 2018 are highly encouraged to attend Accepted Students Day, a special program designed to offer you all the information you need to decide if Dean is right for you. Even if you previously visited on a Discover Dean Day or attended another campus event, this day offers unique insights for admitted students! The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes in the afternoon.

      What Happens on Accepted Students Day?

      You and your family are welcome to attend. Dean provides both student and parent sessions that offer a first-hand account of student life at Dean and numerous opportunities for interactions with faculty and staff. Representatives from various campus offices will be available to answer your questions.

      The program includes:

      Student activities fair

      Campus and residence hall tours

      Panel presentations

      One-on-one meetings with financial aid counselors

      Overview of Academic Support Services and the Honors, Internship and Study Abroad Programs

      Academic and advising sessions

      Hands-on assistance with paying your enrollment deposit, setting up your email account, submitting the required health forms, and completing the online Housing and Dining Request form.

      Visit the Dean College Accepted Students Day webpage for more information.

      www.dean.edu/ASD
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      Dean College Presents Curtains, April 11-15, 2018

      03/26/2018

      Dean College Presents Curtains, April 11-15, 2018

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Curtains, beginning Wednesday, April 11 through Sunday, April 15, 2018.

      Set in 1950s Boston, Curtains is a musical mystery comedy based on the original book and concept by Peter Stone. This musical is a send-up of backstage murder mystery plots and follows the fallout when Jessica Cranshaw, the extremely untalented star of Robbin' Hood of the Old West, is murdered during her opening night curtain call. It is up to musical theatre fan, police detective Lt. Frank Cioffi, to solve the murder and save the show.

      New York Times critic Ben Brantley called "Lt. Frank Cioffi the best damn musical theatre character since Mama Rose in Gypsy.”

      Curtains – Book by Rupert Holmes, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Original Book and Concept by Peter Stone.

      The Dean College production of Curtains will take place in the Main Stage in the Campus Center at Dean College, 109 West Central 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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