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Language of Dance® Foundations Online Part 1 and 2

Foundations Part 1 Online: late January to mid-March 2022

Saturday, January 29: Course Kick-off
Sunday, January 30-Sunday, February 13: Asynchronous work and Mentor meetings
Monday, February 14-Saturday, March 12: Two synchronous meetings per week,
weekday (2 hrs) and weekend (3 hrs)

Foundations Part 2 Online: March through April 2022

Saturday, March 19: Course Kick-off
Sunday, March 20-Sunday, April 3: Asynchronous work and Mentor meetings
Monday, April 4-Saturday, April 30: Two synchronous meetings per week,
weekday (2 hrs) and weekend (3 hrs
The Language of Dance Centers are wholeheartedly committed to equity and inclusion. We are actively engaged in ongoing discussions and taking the steps to improve our policies, our coursework, and our publications, ensuring that Motif Notation and dance can be enjoyed by everyone.

Foundations Part 1 and Part 2 Synchronous meeting times: TBA

Office hours:

Part 1- TBA

Part 2- TBA

Each section of Foundations has approximately 50 course hours. Participants can expect to have 25 hours of direct instruction/synchronous work and 25 hours of asynchronous instruction, homework, mentoring, and final project preparation/group work.


Non-Member Registration Rates-

Part 1 and Part 2 (USA domestic participant): $1177

Part 1 and Part 2 (International participant): $1236

Part 1 or Part 2 (USA domestic participant): $667

Part 1 or Part 2 (International participant): $723

Member Registration Rates-

Part 1 and Part 2 (USA domestic participant): $1000

Part 1 and Part 2 (International participant): $1050

Part 1 or Part 2 (USA domestic participant): $600

Part 1 or Part 2 (International participant): $650

All above registration INCLUDES 2 required texts for the courses: Motif Notation: An Introduction and MOTIF AT A GLANCE!

Register Today:

Online Foundations 2022

Members should login to access their My Membership page to register with the member discount rate.

Cancellation Fees

Cancellation fee, prior to January 15th: $75

Cancellation fee, after January 15th: $95

BIPOC Scholarships TBA.

Overview

Actively experience, explore, and apply the Language of Dance® Approach to dance and movement to promote: dance literacy; support integration of multiple learning modalities; uncover pedagogical frameworks that support deep learning in dance. Developed by Dr. Ann Hutchinson Guest, this approach immerses you in the world of dance, as revealed by the LOD Movement Alphabet, one of the key dance-based symbolic languages.

Through LOD, deepen your movement embodiment, artistic perception, and expression, and aesthetic valuing and joy in dancing. Each of these professional development courses for dance/arts educators, dance artists, movement specialists, and classroom teachers (K-12, private studio, higher education) introduces the Movement Alphabet, as applied to educational, creative or community settings, or as a tool to facilitate understanding with clients.

Benefits

Experience the LOD framework through  learner-centered pedagogy;

Make meaningful and embodied connections to the  Movement Alphabet

  Use Motif Notation to read and write dance concepts and dances that reveal dance literacy as an integral part of dance teaching and learning in diverse contexts;

  Enhance the integration of kinesthetic, cognitive, and socio-emotional learning in dance education and academic curriculum;

Use LOD in the teaching and learning process to accelerate observation, description, interpretation, analysis, creation, performance, evaluation, and embodiment of skills, knowledge, and understanding;

Refine your performance abilities and artistry through reflection, creative process, critical thinking, and collaborative learning.

Apply pedagogical knowledge using the LOD Framework to current instructional or artistic practice

*Each part can be taken as a discrete entity.


Part 1

Explore the universal elements of the Movement Alphabet concepts below and integrate movement Motif symbols into dance experiences to connect physical, cognitive and socio-emotional learning. Those who successfully complete all course requirements will receive the Language of Dance® Foundations – Part 1 Certificate.

Content

The Actions (Verbs)

The Qualifiers (Adverbs)

The Subjects or Objects (Nouns)

Part 2

Explore the universal elements of the Movement Alphabet concepts below and integrate movement Motif symbols into dance experiences to connect physical, cognitive and socio-emotional learning. Those who successfully complete all course requirements will receive the Language of Dance® Foundations – Part 2 Certificate.

Content

The Actions (Verbs)

  • Action, Springing, Stillness, and Shape

  • Relating, Motion and Destination, and Part Leading

  • Balance and Falling

  • Change of Support

The Qualifiers (Adverbs)

  • Accents

The Subjects or Objects (Nouns)

  • Parts of the Body

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