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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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      Dance Company: Waves

      04/24/2017

      Performances of Dance Company: Waves begin Thursday, April 27th through Saturday, April 29th. Visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice for more information and to purchase tickets. 

      Dean College Presents Dance Company: Waves, April 27-29, 2017

      Award winning faculty and guest choreographers showcase the impressive talent of our dance majors through new and restaged dance works ranging in style from hip hop to jazz dance, tap, modern dance and ballet.

      Performances of Dance Company: Waves begin Thursday, April 27th through Saturday, April 29th. Visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice for more information and to purchase tickets. 

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      Dean College Presents Dance Company: Waves, April 20-22 & 27-29, 2017

      04/10/2017

      Dean College Presents Dance Company: Waves, April 20-22 & 27-29, 2017

      Award winning faculty and guest choreographers showcase the impressive talent of our dance majors through new and restaged dance works ranging in style from hip hop to jazz dance, tap, modern dance and ballet.

      Performances of Dance Company: Waves begin Thursday, April 20th through Saturday, April 22nd and again on Thursday, April 27th through Saturday, April 29th.

      Visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice for more information and to purchase tickets.

       

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      Dean College to Host Accepted Students Day, April 22, 2017

      04/03/2017

      Dean College will host Accepted Students Day on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

      Students admitted for the fall of 2017 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.

      http://www.dean.edu/accepted_students_day.aspx
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      Dean College School of the Arts Presents: Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, April 20-23, 2017

      04/03/2017

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, beginning Wednesday, April 20th through Sunday, April 23, 2017.

      During an “over-the-top” wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women’s spirit.

      The Dean College production of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress will take place in the PAS Stage, located on 61 School Street in 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.

      To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.
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      Dean College to Host 4th Annual Dean Dash 5k, April 8, 2017

      03/27/2017

      Dean College will host its 4th Annual Dean Dash 5k on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Franklin, MA campus.

      The course will start and finish at Awpie Way located just outside of Dean Hall. You will start promptly at 12:00 PM and take a 3.16-mile walk, jog, or run through the quiet, residential streets of Franklin. Every turn along the course will be clearly marked by a directional sign pointing you down the right path and a course marshal will be present at every road to ensure your safety.

      At around the 1 and 2-mile marks, there will be a water station for you to take a break in and re-hydrate. Upon your return, you will be greeted by Boomer the Bulldog at the finish line and ushered to the serving area where you will get to enjoy grilled burgers, hot dogs, a salad and fruit station, and two buckets full of Gatorade bottles to reward yourself for finishing the Dean Dash 5K! 

      Stick around after the race for the award ceremony presentation, live entertainment by the band Barefoot Young, inflatable games sponsored by Student Activities Committee, lawn games hosted by Outdoor Recreation and Activity Club, and picture opportunities with Boomer and a Franklin FD firetruck!

      Registration
      Dean College Students/Kids Under 12: $5 
      Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $10 
      Family/Community Members: $15
      Registration prices will increase by $5 on race day so don’t wait!

      Your registration grants you the following: A race t-shirt, race bib, drawstring bag souvenir, lunch, hydration station, and live entertainment.
      Whether you are a seasoned race enthusiast or a first-time runner, we hope you will join us by participating in this year’s race.

      For more information and to register, visit www.dean.edu/deandash.

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