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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: Twelfth Night, February 21-25, 2018

      02/12/2018

      Dean College Presents: Twelfth Night, February 21-25, 2018

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Twelfth Night, beginning Wednesday, February 21 through Sunday, February 25, 2018.

      Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a comedy set in the Hotel de Illyria on the French Riviera. The play centers on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola, disguised as a boy, falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with the Countess Olivia. Throw into this mix a cast of characters, which includes Sir Tobey Belch, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Feste the Fool, the lusty Maria, and taciturn Malvolio, and you have a riotous tale of mistaken gender and love triumphant on the Cote d'Azur of the Roaring 20's.

      The Dean College production of Twelfth Night will take place in the Performing Arts Studio at Dean College, 61 School 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. 

      Performance 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 Global Day of Giving, February 15, 2018

      02/12/2018

      Dean College Global Day of Giving, February 15, 2018

      Dean’s 24 hour Global Day of Giving is on February 15, 2018. This is the day we all come together to support the College. Be a part of something big!  Thanks to a generous, anonymous donor, every donation received on February 16 will be matched dollar for dollar—up to $100,000—to the College’s area of greatest need. 

      You can have a major impact on teaching and learning, technological campus upgrades, and help students complete their degree. Regardless of what you support on 02.16.17 – double the difference you can make with Dean's 24 Hour Global Day of Giving!

      Donate - February 15, 2018
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      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, February 17, 2018

      02/12/2018

      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, February 17, 2018

      Join Dean College on Saturday, February 17, 2018 for an information session and tour of campus designed to help you better understand The Dean Difference. Sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by a tour of campus, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the remainder of your day. 

      Representatives of the Office of Admissions will be on hand to answer all your questions. We can't wait to welcome you to campus!

      Register for Saturday with Dean on February 17, 2018.
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      Dean College Named 2017-2018 Business College of Distinction

      02/05/2018

      Dean College Named 2017-2018 Business College of Distinction

      COD Business 2027-28(2)

      Dean College, already an honored member of Colleges of Distinction, has been further recognized for its excellent programming in Business.

      College of Distinction’s new Field of Study badges were created to recognize colleges and universities like Dean College for their innovative leadership in higher education. Those who have received this honor have proven themselves for qualities such as breadth of program and track record for success.

      Dean College continues to be an outstanding representation of the student-centered colleges. As a College of Distinction, Dean College is actively preparing the next generation of young adults with a successful delivery of four distinctions – Engagement, Teaching, Community and Outcomes.

      We are proud to be named a 2017-2018 Business College of Distinction. To learn more about the many awards, recognitions and accomplishments that Dean College continues to be honored with, visit the Dean College Awards and Recognition webpage. 

      For more information on Colleges of Distinction, visit www.collegesofdistinction.com

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      Dean College Spring 2018 Dance and Theatre Performances

      01/29/2018

      Dean College Spring 2018 Dance and Theatre Performances

      The first performance of the spring semester, Twelfth Night, begins on February 21, 2018! Grab your tickets today for this comedy and all our other performances at www.dean.edu/boxoffice.

      2018 Performances

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