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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dean College Welcomes Ernie May as Head Baseball Coach
College is pleased to announce the hiring of Ernie May to lead their baseball program. May was
most recently the Assistant Baseball Coach at Harvard University, and will be
taking over a program that is in the transition stages of moving from the NJCAA
to NCAA Division III.
has an extensive resume having coached at the Division I, II, and III levels of
college baseball as well as collegiate summer leagues. At the Division I level,
May was assistant coach at Harvard and UMass-Amherst and Head Coach of Wofford
College (South Carolina), which transitioned from D-II to D-I during his tenure.
He was Head Coach of D-III Northland College (Wisconsin), where he was named
the Conference Coach of the Year in 2014. As Graduate Assistant Coach at
Springfield College, he helped lead the team to back to back Division II NCAA
Regional Tournaments. May also served as the top Assistant Coach at Trinity
earned his bachelor’s degree at Keene State College, where he pitched and
played first base for the Owls. He earned his master’s degree from Springfield
College and is in the dissertation phase of his doctoral degree from Drexel
This past spring, the Dean College
baseball team won the Region XXI NJCAA Championship and participated in the
District Championship, where they finished as the runner-up to Monroe Community
College. For more information on the baseball team and dean college athletics,
WGAO Power 88.3 will be off air for maintenance until mid next week.We will be performing system updates when the students are away. You can check in here on dean.edu, and our social media accounts for updates. Thank you for
Dean College New Student Orientation I, II & III June 27-28, June 30-July 1 & July 14-15, 2016
Dean College will offer its first New Student Orientation (NSO) program of the year
on Monday, June 27th – Tuesday, June 28th. The second session (NSO II) will take place later in the week on Thursday, June 30th - Friday, July 1st. The third session (NSO III) will take place July 14th -15th.
NSO is required for all incoming students for fall 2016. The
program is designed to prepare you for a successful introduction to college and
will allow students and their families to sample many aspects of Dean College. All students must register to attend one NSO session.
Along with fun activities, NSO offers helpful workshops and
informative presentations to make the transition to college as easy as
possible. The required program will familiarize you and your family with the
academic support, technology services, and residence life programs available on
campus. You'll also have a chance to meet our faculty and staff, connect with
other Dean students, and make new friends!
to learn more and register.
Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016 for the holiday.
Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.
Dean College Welcomes Marc Arentsen as Dean of the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance
The Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance at Dean College is pleased to announce that Marc Arentsen has accepted appointment as the Dean of the School of Dance.
Marc holds a
B.F.A. in Ballet Performance from Friends University and his M.F.A. in Theatre
Arts-Dance from the University of Arizona. He is a
teacher, coach, choreographer, mentor, administrator, and business
manager. His teaching expertise includes classical ballet, dance history,
composition and choreography. at, among other institutions, Belhaven University.
He has been a master teacher and Founding Artistic Director and
Chief Executive Officer of the Polarity Dance Theatre (Jackson, MS) among
a host of roles in countries around the world. He has
experience in the corporate world and is proficient in four languages.
Visit the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance at Dean College webpage for more information.
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