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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 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.
Dean College Announces Exclusive Academic Partnership with Pawtucket Red Sox
Dean College, a private, residential
college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, announced today that it has entered
into an exclusive academic partnership agreement with Minor League Baseball’s
Pawtucket Red Sox, the Triple A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox that has
featured countless greats including Hall of Famers Wade Boggs and Jim Rice.
This multi-year agreement, which will include the establishment of
formalized job shadowing and internship programs, will allow Dean College
students the opportunity to work in various areas within the organization. This
experiential learning will provide relevant professional development
experiences and ultimately more valuable degrees.
“We are extremely proud of the opportunity to partner with the
Pawtucket Red Sox on this innovative program that will benefit so many of our
students,” said Dr. Paula Rooney, president at Dean College. “For more than 150
years Dean College has been committed to providing a personalized and high-quality
academic experience. This partnership further illustrates our commitment to
building relationships within the local community that are mutually beneficial
for the community and our students.”
Dean students will benefit from exposure to Pawsox executive
leadership, including guest lectures from Pawsox and Red Sox executives, such
as Owner Larry Lucchino and Team President Dr. Charles Steinberg. Executives will
also be involved in a one-week intersession course focused on sales and
marketing for each year of the contract. Additionally, Dean College will
partner with the MLB team through in-stadium marketing, game-day activations
“We are eager to introduce the students of Dean College to the
world of professional sports,” said PawSox President Dr. Charles A.
Steinberg. “The variety of educational
backgrounds that constitute a front office team can sometimes surprise and
often inspire students. It is healthy
for students to see how much we value education.”
“To allow our passion for teaching to extend from the classroom
into real professional development opportunities is such a unique opportunity
for our students and an incredible opportunity for our institution,” said Gregg
Chalk, vice president of marketing and business development at Dean College. “This
agreement is an expansion of Dean’s Center for Business, Entertainment and
Sport Management and aligns with our mission to integrate core knowledge and
marketable career skills with real-world learning and internship opportunities.”
For more information on Dean College’s partnership with the Pawtucket
Red Sox or to learn more about The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport
Management, please visit www.dean.edu.
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