Body Alignment, Emotional Development and Motivation

What is McLeod Technique?

McLeod Technique (MT) is Sean McLeod’s codified dance technique based in emotional development and 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!

The Philosophy

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.

How is McLeod Technique used?

McLeod Technique (MT) is a philosophy and can be a lifestyle. People choose to live happy, humbly encouraging and reinforcing others happiness while actively creating pathways to ensure success for everyone within earshot. With this application in dance, Body Alignment and Emotional Development are taught through interactive application for dancers, teachers, choreographers, and artistic directors. Nearly every dancer or dance teacher has at one time wished they knew more about the body so they could help themselves or their dancers achieve greater movement range. Likewise, they have searched for ways to motivate and inspire dancers to want to work toward additional movement refinement. The approach teaches behavior control, life skills, and healthy comparison based evaluation for dancers, while simultaneously correcting the traditional belief that a person has to be emotionally broken by the industry before they can find their greatness.


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McLeod Technique Globally

The Sean McLeod Dance Experience: Global Dance Initiative is a tour that uses McLeod Technique to empower and inspire children and women in communities around 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 an approach to teaching dance that focuses on helping women and girls find their own sense of self and true value.

Emotional Development

McLeod Technique is more than just dance, and spans the scopes of age, sex, race, and more. Take a look at the impact McLeod Technique had on the lives of the participants of the annual New York Dance Festival.

Spreading the Philosophy

International Producer, American Choreographer, and celebrated Motivational Speaker Sean McLeod takes time off of the tour and shares McLeod Technique Philosophies and motivation for an afternoon at a Junior High School with the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre Tour on Self-Esteem Through Movement.

Learn with the Certified Personalities of McLeod Technique!

The Certified Personalities of McLeod Technique are located around the nation and globe, and can come directly to you at your studio, home, or organization! Contact us for more information at or download an information package

McLeod Technique Certified Sessions:
Whether it’s Dance or Musical Theater, Singing or Health & Wellness when you take an MT Session nothing in movement will be the same!

American Master Class Tour Workshops: The American Master Class Tour offers “Mobile Dance Education” and training support to dance studio owners and the students they serve. AMCT is one of the easiest ways for dance teachers to continue training without going broke. Every teachers wants to learn more and pass that on to their students. AMCT brings world class dance teachers to you and your dance school.

Global Dance Initiative: The Sean McLeod Dance Experience 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. Check out more information and book for your location today!