Language of Dance Center, Inc

Deepen Your Dance

aka LODC   |   Stevens Point, WI   |  www.lodcusa.org

Mission

Our Mission, at the Language of Dance Center, 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.

Ruling year info

1999

Executive Director

Susan Gingrasso

Main address

4308 Heffron Street

Stevens Point, WI 54481 USA

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EIN

06-1489819

NTEE code info

Dance (A62)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Language of Dance Foundations Part 1 and Part 2

Each of these professional development courses for dance artists and dance/arts educators introduces the Movement Alphabet ©1983 and motif notation, as applied to educational, creative or community settings, or as a tool to facilitate understanding with clients. By the end of the course, you present an application of how you will integrate these literacy tools into your practice. Each part can be taken as a discrete entity. Participants are awarded certificates on the successful completion of each Foundations course.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Artists and performers
Academics

Developed for remote learning, these courses have both asynchronous and synchronous direct instruction, homework, mentoring, and final project preparation/group work. Each of these professional development courses for dance artists and dance/arts educators introduces the Movement Alphabet ©1983 and motif notation, as applied to educational, creative or community settings, or as a tool to facilitate understanding with clients. By the end of the course, you present an application of how you will integrate these literacy tools into your practice. Each part can be taken as a discrete entity. Participants are awarded certificates on the successful completion of each Foundations course.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Artists and performers
Academics

Comprehensive education in the Language of Dance Approach offered through 3 stages of certification. These courses sequentially and substantively explore the full scope and depth of the Language of Dance framework as presented in Your Move. Each stage of certification progresses in depth of theory and application to creatively cultivate and pedagogically integrate dance literacy into the teaching and learning of dance.
Module A: REVIEW and EXTENSION into new specifics in concept families, Body Key and Standard Key, Beginning level readings. Start project.
Module B: (Online course module) DEEPENING and Learning Specifics: Numerous intermediate LOD concepts and Intermediate level readings. Continue developing project.
Module C: (Advanced material and final projects) Numerous advanced LOD concepts, as well as Constant Cross Key and Stance Key, Intro to Labanotation, Advanced level readings. Sharing of final project.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Academics

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Language of Dance Center, Inc

Board of directors
as of 3/16/2022
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Board co-chair

Shana Habel


Board co-chair

Allegra Romita

ANN GUEST

Corazon Tierra

Cory-Jeanne Houck-Cox

David T. W. Lee

Nicolas Leichter

Leah Bass-Baylis

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

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Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Person without a disability

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