Sean McLeod had come to study and hate his every imperfection because of the unforgiving yet beautiful experience of dance. However, he always noticed that no matter how bad it was for him, it was always far worse for the girls! Dance could be an absolute place of destruction for a woman's self image and ability to see herself as anything other than a work in progress, fighting her body for a perfection that honestly would never come. Sean's 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. The results were immediately noticeable. No matter how many times the dancers made mistakes, they stopped self-loathing and started to learn how to fail with smiles on their faces. Shortly thereafter, 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.
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!