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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.

Services

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.

Training

The Language of Dance Center offers four types of educational services: Tasters and Workshops, Thematic Content Courses, Language of Dance Foundations, and three levels of Certification in the LOD Approach.

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The Language of Dance Center 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, information, and downloads, as well as use your member discount in our LODC, USA Shop.

Staff

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

News

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2 Important Ann Hutchinson Guest Reprints Now Available in our Shop

Now available for purchase are Ann Hutchinson Guest's Labanotation scores of The Ballet of the Nuns from "Robert Le Diable" and Arthur Saint-Leon's Pas De Six from "La Vivandiere."
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Ann Hutchinson Guest will receive 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.
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Calling all Members! Calling all Members!

Discover new notation tips, theory, research, and other LOD information, exclusive for our fantastic members.
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Exclusive Online Member Access
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Access to LOD Listserv
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