The Language of Dance Centre UK was established in London in 1967 by Dr. Ann Hutchinson Guest. During this time the LODC had published books and teaching resources, delivered courses both in the UK and internationally to teachers, students and children and young. In London the charity has worked with thousands of children and young people to provide a free unique dance experience. 2017 saw the organisation celebrate its 50th year. It was a chance to look back at all that we gave achieved, but also a time to look forward and think, what will the next 50 years bring and how can we achieve reaching more people with Language of Dance. Here are some of the ways we will be marking this occasion:
To Celebrate our 50 years we will be offering 50 teachers who are working with children and young people and would like to do the training to deliver the Award the chance to do this at a heavily subsidised rate. Training for teachers will take place from September to July 2020 at various locations action the UK. Find out more
Come and experience Language of Dance yourself! These free workshops taking place in various places in the UK are open to adults of all abilities. Find out more
On 28th October 2017 we hosted an event to celebrate our 50th anniversary and our founder Dr. Ann Hutchinson Guest's 99th birthday! The event was in two parts with an introductory workshop in the afternoon followed by an evening reception.
The Dance Moves Festival has celebrated the work of the children and young people who participate in the Dance Moves projects in local primary and SEN schools. The 2017 celebrated the LODC 50 years by using the theme of the decades LODC has spanned and the countries we have set up Centres in (USA, Mexico and Japan). The children were all given a specially printed T-shirt and had the chance to perform their pieces of choreography, created using Language of Dance, in a professional theatre.