Welcome to the Language of Dance® Center


Our Members-only Resources page is LIVE! LOD Members, log in and go to the new Member Resource page (in the Resources tab). Discover new notation tips, theory, research, and other LOD information, exclusive for our members.  We are getting our new page started with a new informative series called the Symbol of the Month!

The LODC, USA is now a licensed vendor with the NYC Department of Education. For more information on placing an order with our FAMIS number, please go to our Shop page.


The Language of Dance® Center (LODC) is an educational service organization dedicated to the advancement and promotion of movement literacy.

Developed by Dr. Ann Hutchinson Guest, the Language of Dance® Approach links movement exploration with Motif symbols to build an explicit foundation of movement knowledge.

The participant-centered programs of study:

  • Emphasize opportunities for self-expression
  • Develop creative and critical thinking skills
  • Encourage learners to play active roles in the generation of ideas and the construction of knowledge.

Dr. Ann Hutchinson Guest, Tina Curran and Heidi Wiess founded the LODC, Inc. in July 1997. It received its 501(c) 3 non-profit status in March 1999.