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Emotional Development, Body Alignment, Motivation

McLeod Technique (MT) is Sean McLeod’s codified syllabus technique that teaches contemporary dance to both classical ballet dancers and urban dacers. McLeod Technique Modern ® is based in emotional development and blends classical ballet, the modern dance foundations of Limón, Graham, and Horton, martial arts, African dance, Latin influences and urban social dance.  MT® Modern includes a formal port-de-bras series, floorwork systems, Spanish sets, wallwork systems, a Pilates Reformer application, and a life-changing philosophy that combats depression and promotes good mental health.

The Philosophy

Originally conceived as a technique for women to survive the destructive nature of many dance classes, McLeod Technique® has matured into a movement of self-assurance, forgiveness, and fulfillment. As most dancers do, Sean McLeod had come to hate his every imperfection early in his career, because of the unforgiving, yet beautiful, experience of dance. However, he recognized that it was always worse for the girls! Sean focused MT® to help dancers, especially women, learn and acknowledge their value, and then lock that understanding into their bodies and souls through movement.

McLeod Technique in Action

McLeod Technique Master Classes

McLeod Technique Wall Work

McLeod Technique College Overview