The Language of Dance Centers are proud to be sponsors of the

2021 National Dance Education Organization Conference.


Your Destination for Dance Around the Globe


As sponsor of the 2021 Conference, the Language of Dance Center is excited to present the following offers to NDEO Conference Attendees and Members:
  • 10% discount for all NDEO Members on all LODC produced publications in the LODC Shop Use code: NDEO21 (Code is case sensitive and good through October 31, 2021)!
  • Special low price for our NDEO Conference Parts of the Body Bundle, featuring our classic Choreocards: Parts of the Body AND our brand new 18"x 24" durable artist's canvas Parts of the Body Poster for only $70 (an $80 value)! *LODC Members are entitled to an additional discount off the PoB Bundle (login for your LODC Member price)
The LODC will also give away the following Conference prizes:

    • Foundations Part 1 Online: July 5-17, 2022
    • Foundations Part 2 Online:  July 18-31, 2022
      • 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.

Attend these NDEO events for your chances to win:

NEW EVENT!!! Virtual Dance Party & Social Hour with LOD (Close of Conference Celebration!)
Sunday at 5:45 ET
Let's come together as an amazing Dance Education Community and celebrate with a close of conference Dance Party! Join our 2021 Conference Sponsor, Language of Dance Center, for our 2021 Conference Closing Party full of fun and dance, giveaways, and good times! (Cocktails are welcome!)

LODC Sponsored Office Hours 
From 2:30-3:30, Thursday through Sunday, join our virtual Zoom room and find out more about:
  • Upcoming courses and community events
  • Membership program
  • Incredible products (and curricular ideas of how to use them) and resources
  • Coaching services
  • Make connections with our global LOD family of Master Practitioners and Teacher Trainers
  • Play some innovative LOD movement games!
    • Free one-year LODC Membership will be awarded (1 winner selected at each NDEO Office Hours)
    • Enter to win 1 of our free LOD Swag Bag giveaways
    • Virtual LOD Office Hours form now closed.

Virtual Vendor Exhibit Hall
Open throughout conference, learn more about our upcoming courses and certification process; peruse our incredible catalogue of products; and enter to win 1 of 2 free LOD Swag Bag giveaways or a free one-year LODC Membership! 
Virtual Vendor Exhibit Hall for now closed.

LODC Sponsored Happy Hour
Friday the 8th at 8 pm. A big conference celebration complete with games, giveaways (LOD swag bag, LOD Course discounts for 2 lucky winners, or our GRAND PRIZE, a free 3-year LODC Membership!), and good times!  (You must provide your own cocktails!)
Happy Hour visitor form and prize entry form now closed.

LOD Swag Bag Giveaways

LOD TEXT Swag Bag: Motif Notation: An Introduction, MOTIF AT A GLANCE!, and A History of the Development of the Laban Notation System

LOD FLASH Swag Bag: Flashcards: Movement Building Blocks 1st Edition and Flashcards: Traveling

LOD CHOREO Swag Bag: Choreocards: Movement Building Blocks 1st Edition, Choreocards: Parts of the Body, Choreocards: Supporting on Parts of the Body, and Choreocards: Traveling

LOD STUDIO Swag Bag: 4th Edition Movement Alphabet ©1983 Poster

NDEO 2021 Conference Schedule

October 7-10, 2021

LODC Appointments

Appointments with the LODC staff and Teacher Trainers (over Zoom) can be arranged through the conference app.

Language of Dance Center Teacher Trainer and Master Practitioner Sessions

Friday, October 8th

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Creating a dance on Zoom with Language of Dance® Motif Notation with Dr. Teresa Heiland (Movement Session)

3:30-4:30 PM: Be “September Ready”: Full-throttle Advocacy with Dance New Jersey and Arts Ed NJ with Cassie Roberts Rossi (Panel Discussion)

Saturday, October 9th

12:15-1:15 PM: Your Dance on Paper: Publishing the First Motif Notation Chapbook with Lisa Herlinger-Thompson,
Beth Megill, Brooklynn Reeves-Mallett, Cassie Roberts Rossi, Corazon Tierra, and Kodee Van Nort (Panel Discussion)

3:30-4:30 PM: Integrating Somatics and Social-Emotional Learning in the Dance Class with Dr. Marissa Nesbit (Experiential Workshop)

Symbols and Stories: Using the Language of Dance® to Explore the Intersection of Movement & Words with Shana Habel and Amber McCall (Experiential Workshop)

Sunday, October 10th

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: To Move Forward We Must Know the Stories of Our Past with Stephanie Milling (Panel Discussion)

12:15-1:15 PM: Doing More with Movement and Motif: Strategies for Teaching with the Language of Dance with
Dr. Marissa Nesbit and Rachel Anne Wurman (Experiential Workshop)

4:45-5:45 PM: Portraits of Dance Education: A Writing Workshop with Dr. Marissa Nesbit (Experiential Workshop)

LODC Around the Globe

Our Mission, at the Language of Dance Centers, is to empower educators, artists, researchers, and other professionals in their study and use of Motif Notation. We make dance experiences available to people of all ages, genders, cultural background, and abilities through the use of the inclusive Language of Dance Approach.
SHOP: Purchase our incredible new Parts of the Body Bundle at a low conference rate or apply your special conference discount for all other LODC produced publications:
  • Enter the code NDEO21 under the item you wish to purchase. Code is case sensitive and good through October 31, 2021
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COURSES: Discover more about our outstanding online Foundations Part 1 and Part 2 courses!

JOIN: Become a LODC Member and start receiving our excellent member benefits and helpful resources!
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