IMG_1720How Dancers Become Dancers: Kanopy Dance Company Develops New Dancers with its Rigorous Training program, Kanopy 2.

Kanopy 2 is a pre-professional company and training program for  dancers ages 14-26. Includes Performance opportunities and intensive training. Dance technique, choreography, repertory, and rehearsals make up the core curriculum. Kanopy2 dancers participate in the Professional Kanopy Dance Company rehearsals and may perform along side these professional artists and guest artists in the Kanopy Dance Company Season.

Kanopy2 dancers participate in performances throughout the year in Kanopy’s Season at the Overture Center for the Arts, Kanopy’s Winter Fantasia and Kanopy 2 & Academy Showcase, additional performances in our community and, from time to time, on tour. K2 perform their own choreography in student concerts and programs. K2 dancers have the rare opportunity to study from master artists and perform historical masterworks.


Kanopy 2 Auditions and Requirements

Admission is by Audition. 
Auditions for new Kanopy 2 dancers to be held  Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 2:00-3:30PM, at the new Kanopy Center for Modern and Contemporary Dance, 329 West Mifflin Street, Madison WI, 53703.

To Audition:
Email your request to audition: [email protected]
Include your full name, contact information (email, address, and phone), age, three references, head shot, dance photo, dance reel (if available), and short bio of your dance training and dance performance background.

If accepted to audition, you will receive a confirmation email.
Once accepted to the audition:
Plan to attend a modern dance class, learn repertory, and have a 1–2 minute solo prepared to perform. (modern/contemporary).
Saturday July 24, 2021, 2:00-3:30PM
Kanopy Center for Modern and Contemporary Dance
329 West Mifflin Street, Madison WI 53703

Selected dancers will enroll into the Kanopy2 program which begins Sept 13, 2021, committing to approximately 14 hours per week of classes and rehearsals from Sept 2021-May 2022, and the Kanopy Summer Intensive 2022 (4-5 weeks).  Classes and rehearsals are Monday-Thursday evenings, Saturday daytime, with option to train with the  Kanopy Dance Company Tuesday-Thursday mornings. Most students, once accepted, study and perform as members of  Kanopy2 for 1-4 years. Auditioning dancers should have a background in modern dance with experience in other forms such as post-modern, ballet, and contemporary.

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