The 360° method is a holistic online dance school with a curriculum carefully designed to explore the physical, mental, spiritual and energetic elements of the intrinsic dance experience.
Dance is an ancient tool to embody our highest potential, heal, express, celebrate and reveal the authentic self. Weaving techniques, philosophies and concepts of Martial Arts, Yoga, Afro and Urban dance, the 360° Method guides you on a transformational dance curriculum that goes beyond physical technique. The 360° Method was created to develop dancers of all levels and styles to unveil their fullest potential not only as dancers, but as human beings, revealing authentic expression and intuitive movement while nourishing our mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing.
ABOUT THE CREATOR
Amy Secada has been a dance educator, Capoeirista and Yoga instructor for over a decade. Presenting workshops and performances in over 20 countries, her signature dance style bridges the gap between urban and folkloric dance forms fusing elements of Afro, Capoeira and urban dance techniques. She has choreographed for America's Best Dance Crew and was honored by NIKE Women with a series of solo dance commercials and an international Nike campaign, which spread her unique dance style world wide and lead to performance opportunities with Madonna and Fergie. A native New Yorker, Secada grew up in the underground House and Bass clubs in the 90's and fueled her club dance passion by studying in Africa for many years drawing influences from African dance forms such as Congolese, Sabar, Djembe, Afro-Haitian, Afro-Cuban and numerous African street styles such as N’dombolo, Kuduro and Coupé Décalé. She has studied Capoeira Angola and Regional since 2003 under the guidance of Joao Grande in NYC and Professor Cascavel of Abada Capoeira in Brazil. Secada is also a RYT 200 Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga instructor, Thai massage Therapist and Certified Holistic Health Coach. Secada currently lives between LA and Brazil continuing her dance journey and developing new works for her company Kinetic Junglist Movement, a neo-ritual performance collective. She continues to dedicate her life to keeping the sacred ritual of dance alive, transcendent and evolving.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does it work? What does the curriculum consist of?
With your membership you will receive exclusive access to all 360° Method holistic dance courses and complementary access to all online Zoom workshops with Secada. The 360° Method courses include breathwork, guided movement meditations, journaling exercises, inspirational music, improvisation exercises, drills, lectures, combos plus new instructional videos every month! Personal mentorship and evaluation is also available with our Tier 2 & 3 Membership Option. Private online coaching sessions can be separately purchased at any time to support you on your dance journey.
I’m a beginner, will I be able to keep up? Secada’s style looks difficult!
Secada instructional videos are open level and taught carefully with emphasis on safe techniques and clean foundational skills. If you feel frustrated or confused at any time, Secada is always available to answer your questions via email or in one of our monthly online mentor group meetings. Also you can request a private online session at anytime throughout your journey or submit your videos and questions for review for personalized tips and advice from Secada.
What kind of topics will be covered in the 360° Method courses?
A healthy diet, physical conditioning, technique and flexibility are all components of the physical aspect of dance and are necessary prepare the seeker to physically handle a transcendental dance experience.
Games, exercises and moving meditations for the higher and lower mind to access mental control to quiet the ego and allow the body to become a pure thoughtless vessel of expression. By shifting our brainwaves from Beta to Alpha through dance and sound we can access our intuitive and abundant creativity, observe emotions and learn to listen, not only to the music, but to our emotional and physical body.
An integral part of dance is becoming aware of and learning to utilize our chi (aka prana). Dance can be used to guide this energy to heal our physical and emotional bodies. When we learn to move energy with intention and weave our energy with the energy of the music so that dance becomes purposeful, fearless, connected, and ultimately transcendental.
Tasting the fruit of our labor, our true dance, we become balanced, whole, joyful and begin to play, weave dimensions, and connect to source. It is in the phase of our dance journey that we let go of the ego and learn what it feels like to be truly free.