Inside the Dancer’s Studio: MT Port de Bras

McLeod Technique - Port de Bras: Simple sets to how the arms of a modern or contemporary dancer could be used. The 5 Configuration arm series gives a direct road map to arm patterns, dexterity, flexibility, strength, and movement possibility that makes all dance arms more accessible and beautifully shaped.

McLeod Technique (MT) is Sean McLeod’s codified Syllabus dance technique that blends Classical Ballet, the modern foundations of Limón, Graham and Horton, Martial Arts principles, African Dance, Latin influences and Urban Social Dance. The step-by-step, easy to learn technique, created at the New York Institute of Dance Education, was developed to train dancers by engaging their emotions to facilitate honest movement and encourage good mental health. McLeod Technique has a vast movement range, an emotional vocabulary, and a process that inspires dancers to be happy people!

McLeod dance technique was primarily created to help women learn to appreciate themselves again. McLeod Technique showed women their value, and then locked it into their bodies and souls through movement. Sean realized men were not exempt from these feelings and self-attacks, he soon incorporated male experiences into the development and the technique became universal. Classes inspire personal growth with almost therapeutic result, and challenges all levels to explore the possibility of “YES,” by facing failure with a smile on their faces.