Join Kanopy Academy of Dance and Explore the Language of Movement with Class Offerings for all Ages and Skill Levels

Whether you are new to dance, or a seasoned dancer… we have classes for you! Modern contemporary, Ballet, Choreography and more…..ages 3-adult – beginner through Professional. Get strong, get healthy, get creative!











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Kanopy Dance Academy nurtures creativity, artistry and technical excellence. Classes are offered in creative dance for children; modern contemporary dance, ballet, repertory, improvisation, and choreography for ages 3-70+, beginner-professional. Weekday, eves and weekend classes.  Advanced dancers aged 15-26 inquire about Kanopy’s pre-professional trainee program and performance troupe: Kanopy2.


School Year:
Sept 9, 2019 through –May 17, MAY 30, 2020.

Classes begin Sept 9. Classes remain open until filled. Registration is ongoing through the year. It is recommended to register for the entire school year. If that is not possible, students may register per term.

Term 1: Sept 9-Nov 2
Term 2: Nov 4- Jan 25
Term 3: Jan 27-Mar 21
Term 4: Mar 23-May 16 April 6-May 30

All School Showcase Performance:
Sunday May 17, 2020, 1-5pm, Overture Center for the Arts

Level 1: ages 3-4, Beginning: Creative Modern/Ballet.
Level 1: ages 5-6, Beginning: Creative Modern/Ballet.
Level 2: ages 6-8,  Beginning/Cont: Creative Modern/Ballet.
Level 3: ages 8+, Advanced Beginning: Modern, Ballet, Choreography, Improvisation.
Level 4: ages 11+, Intermediate: Modern, Ballet, Pointe, Choreography, Improvisation.
Level 5: ages 12+, Advanced Intermediate: Modern, Ballet, Pointe, Choreography, Improvisation.
Level 6: ages 14+, Advanced: Modern, Ballet, Pointe, Choreography, Improvisation.

Adult Students: Beginning through Advanced classes in Modern and Ballet. Register for School Year, per term, class card, or drop in.

Kanopy Company 2: is a pre professional company and training program for advanced dancers ages 15-26 including intensive training, rehearsing, performing and choreography. Ask to audition/by permission. Auditions for 2020-21 July 11, 2020. Inquire: [email protected]

Adult Ensemble: is a choreography and performance group. Adult students of mixed levels and ages develop their technique in their modern and ballet classes, while developing skills in choreography and performance Ensemble class.

Register for classes: Questions? E-mail us at  [email protected] or call the studio at  608 255-2211. We are located downtown on State Street near Overture Center: 341 State Street, Madison, WI 53703 




Master Class with Guest Artist Ede Thurrell

NYC freelance choreographer

Intermediate/Advanced Dancers, Ages 12-Adult

Saturday Feb. 15, 2020


Kanopy Studio, 341 State St, Madison WI 53703


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Kanopy Dance Company 2019-20 Season Power and Passion

Welcome to Kanopy Dance Company’s new season! It includes five distinct weekends of modern dance that showcase the art, artistry and inspiration of Martha Graham; our storytelling collaboration with Are We Delicious?; the treasured holiday tradition Winter Fantasia; a stunning regional premiere about love for Valentine’s Day; and the burgeoning talent of our young company, Kanopy 2.

In every concert you’ll be treated to the work of exceptional international, regional and local choreographers; a premiere roster of guest artists; and Kanopy’s own professional dancers performing inspired and inspiring works. We hope to see you at Overture Center this year!  

New this year, Kanopy Dance is offering season subscriptions with reserved seating in Promenade Hall at Overture Center. Now when you make your ticket purchases in advance for three, four or five concerts, you also quality for terrific subscriber benefits!

The only way to process your subscription is online — which makes it quick and easy!

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Master Class in Martha Graham Dance Technique with Guest Artist Virginie Mécène

Dancer & Director of Graham 2

Intermediate/Advanced Dancers, Ages 12-Adult

Saturday Oct 19, 2019


Kanopy Studio, 341 State St, Madison WI 53703


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