Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance (Undergrad)


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Faculty Facts

Annual tuition fees

$38,276 $46,276
  • The average scholarship award is $8,000
  • Entry Fees: $550


4 Years


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Degree type


List of Programs

  1. Dance
  • Dance Choreography
  • Dance Pedagogy
  • Dance Performance
  • Dance Performance/Choreography
  • Dance Studies
  • Dance Studio Management


Academic Requirements

  • Recommended Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • High School Transcript (Academic Record)

Additional requirements

  • Documentation of Financial Support/Certification of Finances

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About Faculty

For more than 50 years, Dean has been a nationally recognized educational center for dance and the only college in New England that offers both bachelor’s and associate degrees in dance.

For those pursuing focused studies in dance performance, teaching, choreography, studio management and other allied fields, our bachelor of arts in dance and our bachelor of fine arts in dance programs are an ideal blend of the academic study and training needed to prepare students for success, both on and off the stage. Some of our students elect to first pursue an associate degree in dance, which prepares them for transition into Dean’s bachelor of arts in dance degree program or into another four-year program.

Top Reasons to Study in Dean College

Alumni Achievements

Our graduates are lifetime learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership.

Students Succeeding

Our students are talented, hard-working and driven. Learn more about how they are exceeding their highest expectations at Dean College.

Committed Professionals

Our faculty and staff are committed to providing a holistic experience to students that transforms hidden potential to proven success.

Life at Dean

Student life at Dean College is active, engaging and fun. Whether you live on campus or commute from home, we encourage you to get involved. Lead a club, serve the community or explore historic Franklin—the opportunities are endless, and we’ll support you along the way.

Ranking & Accreditation of Dean College

  • Top 30 Best Regional Colleges North U.S. News & World Report 2022
  • #2 – Best Regional Colleges North – Best Undergraduate Teaching U.S. News & World Report 2022
  • Dean College earned national recognition in 2023-24 as a College of Distinction based on four distinctions – engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes.
  • Dean College has earned national recognition for its commitment to student success by being named a founding member of the Leading Colleges organization, which creates a meaningful lens for school and independent counselors to identify student-centered colleges.

Student Accommodation at Dean College

  • Room/Unlimited Meals $19,864

What is one word that is used to describe housing at Dean College? Variety. Student housing options include condo housing, suite-style living, all-female residence halls, all-male residence halls and co-ed residence halls. Get ready to meet your best friends!

Dean College students are provided housing for their entire tenure on campus, provided that they adhere to our Housing Agreement.


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