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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 email@example.com.
Dean College to host Jarrett Wright, National Counter Terrorism Domestic Representative on April 26, 2016 for Leadership In Action Series
Jarrett Wright will visit Dean College as the final speaker
of the Leadership In Action series on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. in
the Wasserstrom Dining Room. Jarrett is the National Counter Terrorism Domestic
Representative for New England.
Dean Leadership In Action Series: Featuring multiple
presentations throughout each semester, this highly successful series offers
Dean College students an exclusive opportunity to hear and interact with
regional business leaders to learn more about what made them successful and
gain valuable insights and contacts to help them launch their own careers.
Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Monday, April 18, 2016 to honor Patriots Day.
Dean College to host Accepted Students Day, April 16, 2016
Dean College will host Accepted Students Day on Saturday, April 16, 2016
Students admitted for the fall of 2016 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.
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:
Dean College to Host 3rd Annual Dean Dash 5k, April 23, 2016
Dean College will host its 3rd Annual Dean Dash 5k on
Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Franklin, MA campus.
The course will start and end at Awpie Way, directly outside
of Dean Hall at the Dean College campus, 99 Main Street, Franklin, MA. The race
will begin promptly at 12:00 noon for competitors to take a 3.16-mile run, jog,
or walk through the residential streets of Franklin. A hydration station will
be waiting for you at the 2-mile mark and a post-race lunch will welcome you
back as you cross the finish line. Stay with us after the race and enjoy live
music, lawn games, face painting, and a bounce house!
Registration is $5 for Dean College students and kids under
12 years old; $10 for faculty/staff/alumni; and $15 for family/community
members. Price includes race t-shirt, race bib, drawstring bag souvenir, lunch
and hydration station.
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
In honor of National Poetry Month, Dean College’s Acevedo Literary Scholar-in-Residence Marsha Nourse, will host a public lecture titled “Celebrating 150 Years of Poetry in America 1865-2015” at 7 p.m. April 12, 2016
In honor of National Poetry Month, Dean College’s Acevedo
Literary Scholar-in-Residence Marsha Nourse, will host a public lecture titled
“Celebrating 150 Years of Poetry in America 1865-2015” at 7 p.m. April 12, 2016 in
the Atrium - inside Dean's Campus Center, 99 Main St., Franklin.
In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of Dean College, a
course was developed this spring to celebrate 150 years of American poetry,
studying one poet in each decade from 1865 to 2015. From the traditional
American poets including Longfellow, Dickinson and Whitman, through the
modernists including Carl Sandburg, Langston Hughes and Robert Frost to the
souls of contemporary poets Allen Ginsberg, Robert Bly, Jane Kenyon and others,
students were immersed in the voices of American poets and their lives.
The lecture will feature a multimedia presentation on the
poets, poetry in the course and a historical backdrop on and off the Dean
campus.The event is FREE and open to the public. No registration required.
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