About Us

The New York Institute of Dance & Education

The New York Institute of Dance & Education Inc. (NYIDE) is a mold breaking corporation that uses communication expertise drawn from dance, direction, and theater to create an operating system for dance businesses, innovation within the movement industry, and how performance impacts corporate America. The Institute (in addition to traditional artistic offerings), has built a respected track-record in Management and Leadership Consultation, Public Communication Training for Corporate Executives, Messaging Design for Marketing and Promotions, Family Development Services, Adolescent Intervention Programming, Conflict Resolution, and celebrated Race & Diversity Training.

Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre

The Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre is an African American run professional ballet and modern dance company that has touched the lives of countless people with it’s inclusive messaging and life change work in Central New York, New York City, across the nation, and around the globe. A special achievement, is it being founded in a diversity challenged part of New York State and 26 years later, it has become a shining example of how to potentially address racial, women and girls, and equality issues without losing the faith and support of the people in the majority. Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre’s mission is to illustrate through the arts the abundant resources and enrichment, which minority persons, women, and people of color bring to our lives and community. The NYC and Auburn NY based Dance Company has had an incredible impact through a variety of projects, including the Annual New York Dance Festival, Concerts, Multicultural Initiatives, Assemblies, and Workshops for students and adults throughout the region and the world.

New York Dance Festival

The New York Dance Festival is one of the most unique, refreshing, and inspired international dance festivals in the world! At the New York Dance Festival, healthy emotional development is at the core of our offerings. We teach the characteristics of good dance, grounded in technique and body science, with an intentional focus on teaching skills for enjoyable self improvement and healthy motivation. World class dancing is not just our goal, it is also our vehicle to foster positive emotional development. The Festival is a two week experience with eight and a half hours of dance a day, with master classes in Modern, Ballet, Hip Hop, MT Afro Hip Hop, Reinforced Motor Function, McLeod Technique, African, and more. Professional to novice, we are one of the only non-audition national programs of our caliber. Because we do not require auditions, no person is excluded or put through the emotional trials of an audition selection process, and families are welcome.

Global Dance Initiative

The Sean McLeod Dance Experience, Global Dance Initiative uses dance to empower and inspire children and women in communities around the world. Each year we visit countries like Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, and South Africa. The Global Dance Initiative teaches and challenges families and local community leaders to accept and embrace the value girls and women have as important contributors to the world.

Sean McLeod is a Master Teacher, Multi award winning Choreographer, and Motivational Speaker. He is an inspired developer of movement systems and has a method to teaching dance that focuses on helping women and girls find their sense of self and true value.

American Master Class Tour

Bring Some of the Worlds Most Dynamic Teachers Home to Your School!

The vision for this tour puts Mobile Dance Education into reach for dance teachers and the students they serve. Creating an easy way for teachers to excel while continuing development into world class teachers is our key. Our network of geniuine support and Master Teachers that answer your calls and come right to you is unmatched. This is the real gift of this tour.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

These programs bring real resources to your students without leaving the comfort of your own school. Save on travel, food, hotel fees, and their very valable time! Parents just love this!

TEACHER TRAINING

Owners and their teachers have the option of participating in teacher training which runs simultaneously to your Master Classes, Remote Intensive, or Workshop.

AVAILABILITY

Multiple levels and techniques can be offered on the same day. Opportunities are scheduled based on open dates remaining on the calender year. Quick responses result in the most preferred dates.

Dance Tomorrow

Dance Tomorrow on Tour™ is an inspiring, industry-changing Master Class Convention and Performance Series! Dance Tomorrow on Tour™ takes the dreams dancers have of becoming stars and helps move them forward with this high-powered dance event fueled by acceptance and learning - not competition!

With Dance Tomorrow on Tourr™, a good dance experience is more important than being "better than someone else." Here there is no competition, no children under attack, and no parent feeling out of place. Dance Tomorrow on Tour™ mixes Character Building, Life Lessons, and Self-Evaluation into the most amazing Master Classes and performance opportunities!

Dance Schools across the nation are about to change. Tomorrow is a new day, Dance Tomorrow!