2017 New York Dance Festival


The 26th Annual 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.

This years Festival runs from July 10-21, 2017. Enjoy full days of dance, interaction with international dance personalities, all which culminates with our Annual A Day in Dance Gala Concert!

Featured Events
There are 2 featured open-air community events during the New York Dance Festival this year that all participants, parents, community, and beyond are able to enjoy!

Studio Owners/Directors: Become an Education Partner and make money for bringing your students to the 2017 New York Dance Festival! More information here!


Festival Daily Schedule

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM MT Morning Motivation
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM RMF for Ballet Application I – RMF for Ballet Application II – RMF for Ballet Application III – Ballet Technique – RMF Certification
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM McLeod Technique I – McLeod Technique II – McLeod Technique III – Modern Technique – McLeod Technique Certification
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Lunch
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Master Class: MT Afro Hip Hop & Other Techniques
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Modern Repertory I – Modern Repertory II – Choreographic Residency
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM Ballet Repertory I – Ballet Repertory II
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Master Class: MT Apparatus
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM MT Certification Clinical/RMF Certification Clinical/MT Modern Master Class/Dance History

***Teacher Certification, Choreographic Apprenticeship, and Choreographic Residencies are integrated throughout the daily Schedule

Dress Code:

For the dance day please wear all black dance clothing (leotard, tights, leggings, or unitard) and have your hair pulled back out of your face. Bring thick socks, preferably gray or black. Also, it would be helpful to have a small notebook, a hand towel, a water bottle, and an infectiously positive attitude!

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. Learn more!

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Festival Registration Options
To see more information and register click the items below. There are partial scholarship opportunities available. Please fill out the form and submit for review. All payments are due by the start of the Festival. Festival tuition does NOT include housing. If you are in need of housing please email info@nyide.com.