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Language of Dance Center

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.

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Who We Are

Our mission is to advance and promote Language of Dance® (LOD) nationally and internationally as an essential element to empower educators, professionals, and the general public in their study, practice, appreciation, and research in dance.

Coursework

The Language of Dance Center offers many educational opportunities: Tasters and Workshops, Language of Dance Foundations, three levels of Master Practitioner Certification, the Master Practitioner Bridge Course, and LOD Practitioner Professional Development.  (LOD Master Practitioner Bridge Course, LOD Foundations Online)

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The Language of Dance Center offers Coaching Services and has Motif publications and teaching aids available to purchase for your teaching and creative needs. Start shopping now!

Movement Alphabet

The Movement Alphabet are the prime actions ('verbs') and concepts of which movement is comprised. Each Movement Alphabet symbol is a Motif, a representation of an entire constellation of ideas in a single concept, for the mover to interpret in a myriad of ways.

Our History

The Language of Dance® Approach grew out of Ann Hutchinson Guest’s work with children at the New York City 92nd Street Y.M.H.A. in the 1950’s and later with adults in London’s Teacher Training College of the Royal Academy of Dance in the 1970’s.

Membership

Join the Language of Dance Center! As a member, enjoy full access to members-only resources; discounts on our online Foundations courses, coaching services and in our LODC, USA Shop; and much more!

Staff, Board, Instructors

Our dedicated staff and instructors are available to help you navigate Language of Dance. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

News

Top Stories

LODC Foundations Part 1 and Part 2 Online Registration Open

Language of Dance Foundations Part 1 and Part 2 will be online for the first time. Participants will receive a blend of synchronous meetings and asynchronous lessons. Lessons will be guided movement experiences, reflections and accompanying theory.
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Brand new Benefits added for our Membership Program!

The LODC is revamping our membership program and adding a slew of exciting, new benefits!
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Announcing LOD Coaching Services!

The Language of Dance Center is proud to now offer Coaching Services. Book a session with one of our outstanding Language of DanceĀ® Certified Teacher Trainers for either an Asynchronous Score Check and Lesson Feedback OR for One-On-One Coaching.
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LODC announces updated fixed shipping charges on domestic orders.

For orders within the US, we have NEW fixed shipping rates based on the total value of your order.
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Congratulations to our new Language of Dance Certified Master Practitioners!

The Language of Dance Center proudly announces our newest Certified Master Practitioners.
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LOD Lesson for Remote Learning

We know that Dance Educators around the country are facing the unique challenge of quickly creating online, remote learning lessons. We would love to help in some small way. Our own LOD Certification Specialist Beth Megill created this dance education les
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Become a Member

Join the Language of Dance Center and start getting these great benefits:

Shop Discount
85%
Vibrant Community
100%
Monthly Member Postcards and Quarterly Lesson Plans and Scores
70%
Exclusive Online Member Access to Resources
80%
Discount on LOD Coaching and online Foundations Courses
65%

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