Kanopy Studio’s Renter Groups Information on their Online Classes

Omulu Capoiera: 7-8pm on Mondays and Wednesdays through this Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/8608544343  

Tania Tandias Spanish and Flamenco Dance: https://www.flamencodance.net/

Dance Fabulous: Friday 5:30pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/225106848572560/and Monday at 7pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/906197843138005/

Dance With Heidi: https://www.facebook.com/DanceWithHeidi/






April 14, 2020

News from Kanopy Dance

Contact Susanne Voeltz, Publicist, Kanopy Dance Company

[email protected] 608.284.0848


Kanopy Dance Company Postpones The Far Out Prophecies of Nostradamus, at the Overture Center for the Arts: The April 17-19, 2020 Run is to be Rescheduled late  Spring

Classes at the Kanopy Academy of Dance  (Kanopy’s school of dance) Suspended Immediately  until April 6 (depending on changing conditions)

With the serious threat of the coronavirus pandemic and in the best interest of protecting our patrons, artists, Kanopy families and the larger community, we are joining our arts colleagues here and across the country in cancelling our April 17-19, 2020 run of The Far Out Prophecies of Nostradamus (Nostradamus), a wildly creative collaboration with Madison’s energetic, pick-up theater company, Are We Delicious?

Kanopy Dance is in the process of rescheduling Nostradamus in either mid-May or June 2020, with officials at the Overture Center for the Arts.

Kanopy Dance Academy to Suspend Classes Immediately until April 6, 2020

As is our protocol, Kanopy Dance Company will be following the guidelines of public health officials and the Madison Public Schools and suspending all of our classes at the Kanopy Academy of Dance immediately until at least Monday, April 6, 2020, contingent on changing conditions.

While we are disappointed to make this decision, cancelling our 40 weekly class sessions, the health and safety of our students/families, teacher/dancers and our community are our first priority. We will extend our school year/spring quarter out to May 30, 2020.

We will also continue to monitor the impact of the coronavirus with our local, state and federal health authorities on an ongoing basis in this rapidly changing environment, and are fully committed to following their recommendations and guidelines in determining when to safely resume classes at the Kanopy Dance Academy.





The Far-Out Prophecies of Nostradamus
An ingenious collaboration full of Surprises
Are We Delicious?
The Fresh. Local. Fun Theatre Ensemble
At the Overture Center for the Arts 


The Far-Out Prophecies of Nostradamus,
In a wildly creative collaboration, Kanopy Dance will partner with Madison’s energetic, pick-up theater company, Are We Delicious?, to stage an evening of vignettes colored by a 1960’s vibe and exploring life’s unexpected journeys.The storyline is fueled by stanzas from the Prophecies of mysterious French astrologer, physician and poet, Nostradamus.
In The Far-Out Prophecies of Nostradamus, we will meet 5 protagonists who attended college in the late 1960s and performed in a band together. Actually, there were 6 friends, but one of them is dead, and their periodic get-togethers are on the pretense of memorializing the lost friend (very Big Chill). The play will take place at different periods during their life’s path, as they emerge from the innocence of college students/musicians to “professionals” with trajectories that may be different than what they imagined as “dreamers” in their dorm rooms.
Starting with a blank slate, multi-disciplinary teams of writers-composers-choreographers are weaving this tapestry, integrating theatre, dance and music into an original world premiere over the course of some 7 days.
Composers Sean Michael Dargan (Get Back Wisconsin) and Cat Capellaro and Andrew Rohn (VO5, Walmartopia, Temps!) will set the tone with an original soundtrack inspired by The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, the Moody Blues and by musical voices up to the present.
Dance fans should expect an amazing tale expressed through dance, spoken word, and onstage live music. Each choreographer comes from slightly different backgrounds— modern, contemporary and ballet – but all are grounded by the modern Graham aesthetic. Quatrains chosen from the Prophecies of Nostradamus are full of powerful images to choreograph that will ignite the evening with dramatic and exciting dance…

Friday 7:30pm; Saturday 5:00pm & 8:00pm, Sunday 2:30pm
Tickets: www.overturecenter.org, 608.258.4141. All seats are reserved  (No open seating) Single Ticket Prices: $35/general, $28/students, $18/children, and youth





Dance Camp, Dance Intensive with international/national master teachers, ongoing classes… all ages and levels!

SUMMER 2020 Registration not open yet PENDING COVID-19 Situation

Kanopy Dance Academy nurtures creativity, artistry and technical excellence. Classes are offered in creative movement for children; modern contemporary dance, ballet, repertory, improvisation, and choreography for ages 3-70+, beginner-professional. Kanopy Company 2 is a pre-professional company and training program for advanced dancers ages 14-26 including intensive training, rehearsing, performing and choreography. Kanopy Dance Company is a professional dance company and resident company of the Overture Center for the Arts.  Kanopy’s studio is located downtown on State Street near Overture Center: 341 State Street, Madison, WI 53703. [email protected]608 255-2211.


Dance Camp 
Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:00pm, 1-2 weeks
For Beginning/Intermediate dancers, age 8-15 who would like to dance, learn, and grow in an accelerated environment. Training in Modern Dance Techniques: Graham, Horton, Contemporary; Ballet, Choreography (create dances), Improvisation (creative movement exploration), Repertory (learn dances), Dance History, and more. Informal performance at the end of the week. Short breaks given as needed throughout the day. Students bring their lunch and snacks packed from home, and bring a notebook for journaling.


Dance Intensive
Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:45pm, 1-4 weeks (*week 4: 9-12:15pm)
For Intermediate/Advanced dancers, age 11-adult who would like an in depth study of dance, and who would like to develop in an accelerated environment. Intensive training in Modern Dance Techniques: Graham, Hawkins, Sokolow and Contemporary; Choreography, Improvisation, Repertory, Dance History, and more. Informal performance at the end of each week. Students bring their lunch and snacks packed from home, and bring a notebook for journaling.

This summer we bring you national and international master teachers and principal dancers from NYC dance companies including Martha Graham Dance Company, White Oak, Erick Hawkins Dance Company and Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble. In addition, dancers get the opportunity to train intensively with Kanopy Dance Company and Kanopy2 Artistic Directors.

*Auditions for Kanopy2 pre-professional Trainee Program 2020-21: Saturday July 11, 12-2pm. (after week 1 of Intensive) Ages 14-26. INFO/register: [email protected].*

Week 1 July 6-10, 2020:Featuring training in Graham Modern by Kanopy Artistic Directors.

Week 2 July 13-17, 2020: Featuring training in Hawkins Modern by former Principal Dancer with Erik Hawkins Dance Company.

Week 3 July 20-24, 2020: Featuring training in Sokolow Modern Theater Dance by Artistic Director Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble.

Week 4 July 27-31, 2020: Featuring training in Graham Modern and New Contemporary by former Principal Dancer with Martha Graham Dance Company and White Oak Dance.

(see bios TBA on master classes page: https://kanopydance.org/category/master-workshops/)


Weekly Summer Classes June 15-July 31, 2020 (no classes July 4)
Classes offered for ages 3-adult. Creative Dance, Modern and Ballet classes. Weekday evening, Saturday daytime.