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      School of Dance Welcomes Four Renowned Dancers to “Choreographers’ Concert” Production


      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  To register for a Master Class, visit or contact Tracy Lane at (508) 541-1606 or via email at

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      Dean College Men's Lacrosse Qualifies For NJCAA Regional Tournament


      Dean College Men's Lacrosse Qualifies For NJCAA Regional Tournament

      The men's lacrosse team will be traveling to Finger Lakes Community College on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 for the first round of the NJCAA Region III tournament.

      Visit our Dean College Athletics website for news and scores.





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      Dean College to Host Jarrett Wright, National Counter Terrorism Domestic Representative, April 26, 2016


      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.

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      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed Monday, April 18, 2016


      Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Monday, April 18, 2016 to honor Patriots Day.

      Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Monday, April 18, 2016 to honor Patriots Day.

      Administrative offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.
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      Dean College to Host Accepted Students Day, April 16, 2016


      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.

      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.
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      Dean College to Host 3rd Annual Dean Dash 5k, April 23, 2016


      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

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