LOD for Community - New LODC events!
LOD for CommunityOpen to all dancers, dance educators, artists, notators, LOD practitioners, and movers:
LOD for Community, a new and FREE monthly remote PD event from the LODC, offers opportunities to make new connections with peers AND with the Language of Dance, have some fun, and dance! From April to November, join a LOD Master Practitioner or LOD Teacher Trainer Dr. Teresa Heiland in an enlivening and uplifting LOD activity.
Sign up for one or more of the sessions, held on Zoom. Our first community event is in a couple of weeks on April 20th with Master Practitioner Maria Royals:
LOD Building Community with 'Mini-Scores' - In this session we will explore a quick and effective LOD composition tool which can be applied to any dance or movement class. Through 'mini-scores' we will explore LOD concepts of flexion, extension and rotation in order to create, collaborate and build community.
Participation for each LOD for Community event will be limited to the first 20 registrants. Registration confirmation and the Zoom link details will be sent a week before each event.
Maria - TUESDAY April 20 @ 4:30 pm PT/ 7:30 pm EST
Teresa- SUNDAY May 16 @ 2 pm PT/ 5 pm EST
Cassie - TUESDAY June 15 @ 4:30 pm PT/ 7:30 pm EST
Summer break - JulyAmber - SUNDAY August 22 @ 2 pm PT/ 5 pm EST
Corazon - SUNDAY Sept 19 @ 2 pm PT/ 5 pm EST
Natalia- TUESDAY Oct 19 @ 4:30 pm PT/7:30 pm EST
Shana - SUNDAY Nov 21 @ 2 pm PT/ 5 pm EST
Winter break - December
Maria Royals has been teaching in the Baltimore County Public Schools for the past 16 years in both middle and high school dance magnet programs. She is currently the department chair for dance at the George Washington Carver
Center for Arts and Technology. In 2016, Maria was named the National
Dance Teacher of the Year by SHAPE America. She has presented at conferences locally, regionally and nationally. Ms.
Royals also designs and builds costumes for professional and collegiate
dance programs in the Baltimore/Washington area and performed in the
Detroit area with the Harbinger Dance Company, Dance Detroit, and the Michigan Opera Theater. She is a LOD Master Practitioner, has a B.A. in dance from Butler University and an M.A. in Education from Northcentral University. Maria is currently a member of NDEO, SHAPE America and sponsors an active chapter of NHSDA at the Carver Center. Maria teaches a high school level Language of Dance® course for dance magnet students as a precursor to dance composition studies.