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Language of Dance® Foundations Online

Part 1 and 2

Part 1: Asynchronous Monday through Friday, July 5-9, 2021;

        Synchronous Meetings July 10-11, 14, and 17-18, 2021

Part 2: Asynchronous Monday through Friday, July 19-23, 2021;

        Synchronous Meetings July 24-25, 29, and July 31-August 1, 2021

Participants can expect to spend 90 minutes/day for the five days of asynchronous lessons. Lessons will be guided movement experiences, reflections and accompanying theory. Participants can expect to spend 4 hours/day during the Saturday-Sunday synchronous meetings.

Registration Rates

Part 1 and Part 2 (USA domestic participant): $1440 (10% discount for both courses)

Part 1 and Part 2 (International participant): $1487 (10% discount for both courses)

Part 1 or Part 2 (USA domestic participant): $800

Part 1 or Part 2 (International participant): $826

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

Cancellation fee, prior to June 6th: $75

Cancellation fee, after June 6th: $95

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Please fill out this informational application: https://forms.gle/LuGgfumxrpcCGBr67

LODC Members, please log in to the LODC website and go to your My Membership page to access your Foundations Online Discounted Rates.

Foundations 2021

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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