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2017 Courses Announced with NEW locations!


2 Important Ann Hutchinson Guest Reprints now available in our SHOP:

Congratulations to AHG's incredibly successful 3rd archaelogical intensive at the National Dance Education Organization National Conference 2016! To celebrate, we have ordered reprints of her texts that inspired the last 2 presentations. Now available for purchase are Ann Hutchinson Guest's Labanotation scores of The Ballet of the Nuns from Meyerbeer's opera "Robert Le Diable" and Arthur Saint-Leon's Pas De Six from "La Vivandiere."  The books contain notation, piano scores, and detailed historical, performance and production notes. Purchase your copies TODAY while supplies last: LODC, USA Shop


Ann Hutchinson Guest received the Martha Hill Dance Fund Lifetime Achievement Award!!!

Congratulations to our founder, the revolutionary, Ann Hutchinson Guest on this incredible honor from the Martha Hill Dance Fund.  The ceremony took place the evening of November 21st at the Manhattan Penthouse. Find out more information about the 2016 Martha Hill Awards Gala.


Calling all Members! Calling all Members!

We have a new Symbol of the Month article AND 4 beautiful notation scores, for your exclusive eyes only, posted on our new Members-only Resources page. 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 fantastic members.



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.