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Language of Dance® Foundations Online Part 1 and 2

Foundations Part 1 Online: June 18, June 24-July 8, 2023

Full Course Community Kickoff Event: June 18
Asynchronous Work June 19 through July 8
Synchronous Sessions: June 24-25, 29-30, and July 7-8, 2023

Lead Instructors: Shana Habel, Kodee Van Nort, and Maria Royals
Mentor Instructor:

Foundations Part 2 Online: June 18, July 11-20, 2023

Full Course Community Kickoff Event: June 18
Asynchronous Work June 19 through July 20
Synchronous Sessions: July 11, 13, 15-16, and 19-20, 2023

Lead Instructor: Corazon Tierra and Cassie Rossi
Mentor Instructor:
Foundations Part 1 and Part 2 Synchronous meeting and Office hours times (all times Pacific Standard Time):
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.

Registration Application

BIPOC Student Partial-Scholarships (please submit application and materials by May 1, 2023): Please fill out the LODC Student Scholarship application here.

The Language of Dance Center believes in the value of the arts, specifically dance, as a universal language. We are striving to create socially just learning environments that are reflective of the various community's demographics and that affirm and practice the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, self care and access through the various roles and responsibilities we have in all our work.

The Language of Dance Center is a New York State Education Department Approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE).


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

*Special 2023* Member Registration Rates- Members should login to access their My Membership page to register with the member discount rate.

Part 1 and Part 2 (USA domestic participant): $780

Part 1 and Part 2 (International participant): $830

Part 1 or Part 2 (USA domestic participant): $500

Part 1 or Part 2 (International participant): $550

Student Registration Rates- Email Susan Gingrasso, sgingrasso@lodcusa.org, to provide undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral documentation and arrange registration and payment.

Part 1 and Part 2 (USA domestic participant): $624

Part 1 and Part 2 (International participant): $674

Part 1 or Part 2 (USA domestic participant): $400

Part 1 or Part 2 (International participant): $450

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

Register Today (Registration deadline May 15th for International Participants and May 30th for Domestic Participants) Please fill out our registration application and select payment option below:

Online Foundations 2023: USA Domestic Rates
Online Foundations 2023: International Rates

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

Cancellation Fees

Cancellation fee for Summer Sessions, prior to May 30th: $75

Cancellation fee for Summer Sessions, after May 30th: $95

BIPOC Student Partial-Scholarships (please submit application and materials by May 1, 2023): Please fill out the LODC Student Scholarship application here.


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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