Experience the Joy of Dance at Kanopy’s Dance Academy

Official School of Kanopy Dance Company        For students 3-80+        Just Dance!


November 9, 2020-January 31, 2021

registration OPENS NOVEMBER 1, 2020

See example: CLASS SCHEDULE First Quarter 2020

GUEST ARTISTS & FACULTY Second Quarter 2020  

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and to keep everyone safe, Kanopy Dance’s Fall Quarter will be LIVE via ZOOM. We will move to Hybrid virtual / in person when we are able. All proper safety precautions will be met. Even during hybrid, students may continue to choose 100% virtual learning.

It is our hope to keep this schedule consistent throughout the year, for our 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarters,  but will be adjusted if schools make major changes to learning schedules.

Join us dancing with world acclaimed guest artists from around the country – along-side Kanopy’s Artistic Directors and Faculty. Deepen your dance technique and artistry. Engage in creative activities. Learn, and learn about, these modern dance techniques, their different foundations toward the physical art of movement, their beginnings, and how artists create and find inspiration.

Whether you are a creative beginner, on a professional track, looking for a body-strengthening workout or wanting to experience the pure joy of dance, Kanopy has a dance class just for you. 

Be a part of Kanopy 2 : Kanopy 2 is our pre-professional performance and training program for ages 14-26. Dancers train in an intense vocabulary of classic modern forms and study with national luminaries shaping the future of modern contemporary dance. Kanopy 2 performs and presents original choreography in our season at the Overture Center. Numerous Kanopy 2 alumni have forged professional dance careers or earned success in other careers of their choosing. Online audition submissions accepted. 

Special highlights Kanopy2 and Kanopy Company dancers will be rehearsing Anna Sokolow’s signature work “Rooms”, a powerful dance about loneliness. As part of that project, Kanopy, and those from select companies and colleges nationally, will collaborate through the fall with the Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble NYC creating virtual performances, shared rehearsals and coaching, ultimately for a film production. In addition, dancers will rehearse and film an adaption of the “Ciaccona” from Kanopy’s co artistic director Lisa Thurrell’s “Partita & Chorales”. Kanopy’s directors Robert E Cleary and Lisa Thurrell will collaborate with videographer Mats Rudels in creating this work for film.

Questions: [email protected] or  call 608.255.2211



Kanopy Dance Theatre Inc is not responsible for injury or illness occurring on or near premises, or at home or any other location for online virtual learning. Parents and students need to be aware of the physical nature of dance instruction, some physical contact between teacher and student may be necessary to correct positions and avoid injury. Kanopy reserves the right to take photos or video (property of Kanopy Dance Theatre Inc) for instructional and promotional purposes. Kanopy Dance Theatre Inc does not discriminate in its activities, educational programs and employment practices as required by law. Due to copyright laws, unauthorized use of still or video cameras in the studio or at performances is prohibited.