About Us

New York Dance Festival

The New York Dance Festival is a unique dance experience whose original foundation was constructed by Sean McLeod to champion empowering women and build their self esteem. At the Festival women and men of all ages work in an environment where consistent focus is given to correcting the tradition that a person has to be broken by the industry before they can find their greatness. The New York Dance Festival has locked emotional development and good mental health into the DNA of its dance offering. Good dancing is not our goal, it is our vehicle. It is a place where teachers come to rejuvenate and interact with like minded dance masters. Practicing these life changing principles through movement gives the dancers an opportunity to see if happiness is a better way to learn dance. At the festival we aim to partner with everyone, celebrate the greatness of effort, and challenge ourselves to grow in the face of our fears.

New York Dance Festival: Workshops NYC

Come and join us in NYC for a workshops full of Life Changing Master Classes and personal interaction led by International Producer and American Choreographer Sean McLeod and his amazing team, the Certified Personalities of McLeod Technique. Hosted by the New York Institute of Dance & Education - N.Y.I.D.E., Sean McLeod Dance Experience, Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre, and our partners, these two or three day dance experiences will include classes in Sean McLeod's codified McLeod Technique (MT) including MT Modern, Reinforced Motor Function ® (alignment, strength, and flexibility system), and MT Afro Hip Hop. Topped off with our famed self-reflective and life fueling "Talk Around" sessions. All of that wrapped in Motivation that will inspire you to action. If you are willing to take risks, embrace "Yes" and learn why this is essential, then Sean would love to see you!

Global Dance Initiative

Partnering with the New York Institute of Dance & Education, the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre travels the globe through teaching tours, residencies, and performance. The 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.