About the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre

 

New York City

 
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Sean McLeod and the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre are poised to change the way dance is experienced in New York City. KDT creates a unique learning and dance opportunity in NYC for all professional dancers, regardless of age, race, gender, or ability level helping them be the most successful they can while knowing “Joy should be the standard,” not self ridicule.  KDT has also created a dance bridge from Central New York to New York City where aspiring professionals can gain entry to the professional dance scene with networking, connections and more know how.

 

 

Auburn & Central New York

 
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International Producer and American Choreographer Sean McLeod has made it a personal goal to remain connected to Auburn, NY and Central New York – the location he was raised. Sean has given a clear path for disadvantaged folks to advantaged opportunities. This need of his to tangibly help these people in need has inspired for more that two decades other national and international personalities to do the same, such as Gregory Livingston in Germany, Lorienne Beals in England, France, and Italy, Jerilee Kellman in Barbados, and countless people throughout the United States.

 

 

Around the Globe

 
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The Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre 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.

 

 

Women & Girls

 
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Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre NYC Rehearsal Director Devon McLeod (who is an interracial Woman), takes a very powerful and special moment to explain to an impressionable black teen girl that she can do well in life!  Devon explained that she is a beautiful and smart young lady and not to let any boy or any person tell her different.  That Devon herself once thought she was not attractive, that her hair was too curly, and her face was too round. She thought less of herself.  Devon touched the girls face as other young girls looked on and said “I was there too, follow my lead.  Follow me.  You can’t start saying that negative stuff to yourself, because once you get good at it, you won’t easily be able to stop.”  She told them, “Shoot for the stars, shoot for NYU, for your dream school, like I did.  You don’t have to do it alone, your parents and people like me are here for you.  Call me and I will answer.”

 

The Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre is an innovative impact, professional ballet and modern multicultural dance company that has touched the lives of thousands and thousands of people with it’s tangible messaging and life change work in CNY, NYC, New York State, across the Nation, and around the Globe. An achievement that makes it special, is that it was founded in a diversity challenged part of New York State and 26 years later, has become a shining example of how to address racial, women and girls, and equality issues with out losing the faith and support of the people in the majority.

A mission that says sharing respectfully on stage with your audience is more valuable that entertaining them.

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 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.
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The Company

The Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre works with emerging & established dancers and choreographers sharing its wealth of resources and access. Dancers who have additional corporate skills and business aspirations, but who see people before opportunity, would find a great home with us! KDT/SMDEx offers a new kind of dance company experience that looks to develop your business, interpersonal, and teaching skill-sets as well as honor and increase your world-class dance pedigree. If you have the right heart we’ll work to give you the rest.

First Company (Company Member)

First Company is a fantastic opportunity to grow, dance, and perform in Sean’s movement, as well as moving towards eventual certification in McLeod Technique and Reinforced Motor Function. First Company members have multiple opportunities to perform in various locations around New York and the Globe. First Company Members are compensated for performances as well as the Company picks up the cost for McLeod Technique classes and training opportunities as a personal investment to the success of the dancer, and more importantly the success of the person.

Apprentice

Apprentice is a wonderful opportunity for those that have not yet made the company, to continue growing in Sean’s movement with the eventual goal of promotion to First Company, certified teacher, and established personality within our corporation. Apprentices are invited to participate in all rehearsals with the company, learning and physicalizing the repertory and being allowed to actively engaging in the creation process. Full-time attendance is important for the training process, in the same way it is for all company members. Apprentices are compensated through discounted tuition for the invaluable training opportunities that would cost thousands of dollars otherwise.

Company in Training

Company in Training (CIT) is a wonderful opportunity for those not quite yet at the level of Apprentice to continue growth and connection in Sean’s movement, and to achieve, in short order, the potential of an eventual promotion to Apprentice or First Company. CIT is also offered the access to become a certified teacher or business personality within our corporation. As CIT, you will have the opportunity for reduced fees for your MT and RMF classes! The classes will most certainly have your life and body changed in the best possible way. You will also be able to join the company for rehearsals and learn Sean’s incredible work. It’s one of the fastest ways to grow and become a better dancer and artist. Throughout the dance world, so many people will tell you that you are almost there but not quite ready, but few will then make a personal investment to help you achieve your greatness. CIT is that investment.

Share your tangible dollars with the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre/Sean McLeod Dance Experience!

Your tangible dollars here will help start a financial base to continue to have multicultural dance as part of the CNY footprint, as well as support less fortunate teens and families participate in the life changing New York Dance Festival each summer in Auburn. Contact us for more information at info@nyide.com or download an information package

Individual Partner:
Individual Partners gain access to KDT’s audiences through the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre Playbills. The Individual Partner can contribute as follows:
Link: $500-$999 Hope: $100-$499 Seed: $25-$99

Corporate Sponsor:
A Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre representative works with you to fulfill your philanthropic and marketing needs, giving your business maximum exposure. We create custom Sponsorship Packages, choosing from a wide menu of options including naming opportunities, full page advertising, on-site video and signage, and premium exposure on our website.

Cultural Partnership Package:
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