Loyola Marymount University Department of Theatre and Dance
Los Angeles, CA
Pay by check made payable to Language of Dance Center and mailed to:Language of Dance CenterSusan Gingrasso4308 Heffron StreetStevens Point, WI 54481
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Optional payment plan:
Arrange a payment plan for your Module B and C registration. Payment increments must result in full payment by September 1, 2019 for Module B or by December 31, 2019 for Module C to confirm registration. Please contact Tina Curran to arrange payment plan.
Become a Master Language of Dance Practitioner by completing our full certification program. The full certification course (3 modules) delves into the complete system of LOD pedagogy and motif notation use and
application and how to make it useful in your practice. The three
modules must be completed in sequence. We are offering them in a summer,
winter, summer (2019-2020) sequence. In all three modules, you will:
write and interpret scores, have formative practice teaching using the
LOD pedagogy and compositional tools, receive resources, focus your own
project, and experience mentorship through the process.
Total Hours in 3 modules: (200 Hour Certification Process) are structured around the following concepts, which are summarized here:
Module A: Held July 8-17, 2019, REVIEW and EXTENSION into new specifics in concept families: Action/Stillness, Motion/Destination, Flexion/Extension, Rotation, Springing, Travel/Floorplans, Relationships, Situations in Meeting, Change of Support, Part Leading, Parts of Body, Dynamics, Emotional Dynamics, Direction, Body Key and Standard Key, Intro to Labanotation, Beginning level readings. Start project.
Module B: (Fall-winter-spring Intermediate, online course module in once-a-month format with partner, small group, and mentor) DEEPENING and Learning Specifics and details: Springing combined with other actions, more Relationships, Folding/Contracting/Joining, Twisting using Parts of Body, Tilting, Shifting (isolations), Travel combined with other actions, Gestural Pathways, Design Drawing, Scatter/Gather, Left-Right Staff, Intro to Labanotation, Intermediate level readings. Continue developing project.
Module C: (July 8-17, 2020 in Los Angeles, Advanced material and final projects) Shape, Symmetrical/Asymmetrical, Balance/Falling, Spiral Pathways, Gestural Pathways, Looking/Seeing/Gazing, Direction of Progression, Minor Directions, Constant Cross Key and Stance Key, Intro to Labanotation, Advanced level readings. Sharing of final project. Certificate awarded upon completion with invitation to co-teach LOD Foundations courses.
Module B and C Package Rates: Must Register by 9/1/19
$1750 until August 15, 2019
$1900 until September 1, 2019
Module B Rates: Must Register by 9/1/19 (online monthly meetings during interim between Module A & C)
$750 until August 15, 2019
$850 until September 1, 2019
Module C Rates: (July 8-17, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA)
$1000 until December 31, 2019
$1200 until March 31, 2020
Module B: No refunds after registration is paid.
Instructors are Language of Dance Certification Specialists:
Module C: $100 administrative fee will be applied to registered payment if canceled by May 1, 2020. No refunds after May 1, 2020.
LAUSD Salary Points Available.
Required Texts: Find ordering information under Reference Materials in our Online Shop.
Language of Dance® Master Practitioner Certification: Module B and C
Enlighten your dance practice using the Language of Dance Approach
(invented and developed by Dr. Ann Hutchinson Guest) in Module B and C, the second and final sections of a three-part certification process leading to becoming a
Language of Dance Specialist. Cultivate your confidence with reading, writing, and utilizing Motif
Notation scores to deepen your dance and revitalize your practice.
Offered for the first time in over a decade, this is your chance to join
the global network of notation literate artists, teachers, and
Benefits of engagement in the Language of Dance Master Practitioner Certification: Module B and C:
Study of the Language of Dance Approach will deepen your aesthetic and artistic beliefs, values, and philosophy leading to expansion and clarification of your artistic and pedagogical practices. You will gain cognitive, physical, aesthetic, and social-emotional experience of the breadth and depth of the Language of Dance® Movement Alphabet as you:
Integrate the symbolic language of Motif Notation into your dance practices;
Further your capacity for meaning making and expression in dance;
Enjoy creative and critical thinking to generate ideas and knowledge about dance;
Develop your fluency through reading, writing, and dancing; and
Connect with Language of Dance® colleagues to expand your understanding and application.
HOUSING Options for Module C:
· Airbnb, in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles around the LMU campus, ranges from $36-$74/night (cheapest deal would be if you share a house/condo with a few course participants. We can connect you with other interested parties). Search around 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045. That is the Westchester neighborhood around the university.
· Custom Hotel, which is a 15 to 20-minute walk to campus, approximately $96/night single.