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Welcome to the Language of Dance® Center

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Happy 97th Birthday, Ann Hutchinson Guest!

Your beautiful, birthday tributes are now LIVE on our website. Check out the creative and heartwarming messages for our beloved founder: AHG 97th Birthday!

Summer 2016 Courses Registration Open!

Part 1 and Part 2 can be taken in either order. Go to Foundations for more information and to register.


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.


NYC DOE Dance Educators:

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 or find our catalogue and vendor number here: NYC Catalogue.



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.