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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.
The Dean College women’s basketball team has been selected as the 12th seed in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament. They will play the fifth seed, Owens CC (Ohio) on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 2 00pm eastern time.
The Dean College women’s
basketball team has been selected as the 12th seed in the NJCAA
Division II National Tournament. They will play the fifth seed, Owens CC (Ohio)
on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 2:00pm eastern time. Owens is currently ranked 5th in
the latest NJCAA National Poll and recorded a 26-6 record, winning the District
I Tournament, 71-69 over Cincinnati State. Dean, currently ranked 19th
in the poll, defeated Union County College of New Jersey in the District N Tournament
to qualify for the its first national tournament.
The Dean Women’s basketball
program under Head Coach Grahm Smith have won three consecutive Region XXI (New
England) titles under his watch. This
year they have set the school record for victories (24) and also a school
record for most consecutive Region championships (3). In his three years at Dean, the women have a
This year the freshman have
carried the load, as Vianah Smith and Denisha Gardener led the team in scoring
and rebounding, respectively. Smith averaged 17.1 points per game and 3.5
assists per game, while Gardener averaged 12.3 rebounds per game and was second
on the team in scoring. Freshmen Fataya
Larry and Chelsea Johnson round out the newcomers who have been the main cogs
for the Bulldogs, with Larry averaging 10.5 rebounds per game and 9.5 points
per game, with Johnson being more of an outside threat, averaging 8.8 points.
Sophomore captain Morgan Turner
has been playing very well during their post-season run, averaging double
digits in scoring the past three games.
Turner has signed a letter of intent to attend DII Lemoyne College next
One of the strengths of this team
has been their depth and the freshmen who see significant time off the bench
are Kristen and Jordan Gomes, Iindia Pina, Jamaya Cleveland and Farrah Beatty.
The NJCAA National Tournament is
being hosted by Johnson County Community College in Overland, Kansas March
15-19, 2016. For more information on the tournament, visit www.jccc.edu/cavs/njcaatournament.
All games will be streamed live and can be located at www.njcaatv.com.
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Team Heading to NJCAA National Tournament
The Dean College women’s basketball team defeated Union County College this past Sunday, 55-53, to capture the NJCAA Division II District N Championship.
Down by five with two minutes remaining, the Bulldogs pulled out the victory with clutch shooting down the stretch. The lady bulldogs 26-4 record is the best record ever for a Dean women's basketball team.
“Our goal from day one of pre-season was to advance to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in Overland Park, KS,” said Head Coach Grahm Smith. “It is something that we focused on from the very first day.”
The women won the NJCAA Region XXI Tournament last week for the third year in a row and they are the first Dean College women's team to qualify for a National Championship Tournament.
“The Dean College Community is extremely proud of Coach Smith, his staff and our women’s basketball team making the National Tournament,” said Athletic Director Todd Vasey. “They have accomplished milestones that no other Dean’s women’s basketball team ever has. They have truly left a Legacy.”
The women now await the NJCAA seeding procedure to see who their first round opponent will be in the NJCAA National Tournament. Games begin next Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.
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The residence halls will close at 6:30pm on Friday, March 11th.
The residence halls will re-open on
Sunday, March 20th at 12noon.
Prior to leaving students must do the following:
Residents who live further than 500 miles away, and need to
stay late due to travel arrangements must go to Chapman House by Wednesday,
March 9th to finalize arrangements. Charges will apply. Food is not
provided during Spring Break.
Any questions please contact the Office of Residence Life at
email@example.com or 508-541-1838.
Students are also encourage to stop by Chapman House or
speak with their RD if they have any questions.
To make transportation arrangements to get to either Logan
Airport or TF Green Airport contact Kiessling
Transit Reservations at 1-855-432-3315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, beginning Wednesday, March 2, 2016 through Sunday, March 6, 2016.
The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, beginning Wednesday, March 2, 2016 through
Sunday, March 6, 2016.
and Guildenstern are Dead is the highly inventive tale of Shakespeare’s play Hamlet as told
from the bewildered view of two minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
The screenwriter of the Oscar winning Shakespeare in Love, Tom Stoppard presents
this Elizabethan comic duo the opportunity to take the lead role, but do so in
a world where echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, where reality and illusion
intermix, and where fate leads our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end.
You won’t want to miss our talented students perform this modern dramatic
The Dean College
production of Rosencrantz and
Guildenstern are Dead will take place in the Performing Arts Studios Stage at
Dean College, 61 School Street, Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday and
2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $5-$22 and can be purchased
online. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.
Dean College is honored to host both the producer and the author of Walt Disney Pictures new epic THE FINEST HOURS for the Dean College Leadership Institute Leadership In Action Lecture Series on Thursday March 3, 2016. The Leadership Series
Dean College is honored to host both the producer and
the author of Walt Disney Pictures new epic THE FINEST HOURS for the Dean
College Leadership Institute Leadership In Action Lecture Series on
Thursday March 3, 2016.
The Leadership Series offers a unique and interactive
opportunity for students, alumni, and the local community to interact with
today’s business leaders.
Acclaimed film producer Dorothy
Aufiero will be joined by bestselling author Casey Sherman to
discuss their incredible journey together from page to screen. THE FINEST
HOURS is set for worldwide release beginning on January 29, 2016. The film
chronicles the greatest Coast Guard rescue in American history in February,
1952 off Cape Cod and stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Eric Bana, Ben Foster
and Holliday Grainger. THE FINEST HOURS was filmed entirely in
“We are thrilled to be joined by
the creative forces behind this major motion picture,” said Dr. Paula
Rooney, President of Dean College. “Both Ms. Aufiero and Mr. Sherman work
here in Massachusetts and the Dean College community looks forward to a
memorable event as they discuss the challenges and the triumphs behind
their cinematic achievement.”
Dorothy Aufiero has also
developed several of the most memorable motion pictures ever filmed in
Massachusetts including the Oscar winning The Fighter starring
Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, and the Oscar winning Good Will Hunting
starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Aufiero also served as executive producer
for the smash television hit Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
Casey Sherman is a national
bestselling author of eight books including Search for the Strangler
(about his re-investigation of the notorious Boston Strangler case), Bad
Blood, Animal and Boston Strong. Sherman has also served
as a guest analyst on CNN and FOX News.
Mr. Sherman and Ms. Aufiero are
currently working on a feature film project based on Boston Strong
to star Mark Wahlberg and directed by Peter Berg of Lone Survivor
fame. Production is expected to begin this spring.
The speaking program will begin at 4 PM. in the
Guidrey Center at Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin, MA on March 3,
2014. The program is FREE and open to the public.
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