Experience the Joy of Dance  at Kanopy’s Dance Academy

Official School of Kanopy Dance Company

For students 3-80+ Just Dance!


Kanopy’s Dance Academy offers a comprehensive program of modern contemporary dance, creative process, choreography and ballet for dancers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Whether you are on a professional track, looking for a body strengthening workout, or simply exploring the pure joy of dance, Kanopy has a class just for you.

Kanopy offers students an exceptional dance experience based on the Martha Graham technique and the fundamental components of modern dance. Also part of the curriculum are techniques by Erick Hawkins, Lester Horton and other leading practitioners of modern and contemporary dance.

A hallmark of Kanopy’s program is the teaching of improvisation, choreography and creative process, giving creative voice to each individual to create their own dances that are their own expression and vision. Students learn to give constructive criticism, talk about their own dances and work together in groups to come to common ground in the creative process.

Modern  and Classical Repertory give the students the opportunity to move beyond the classroom to learn repertory from the great dances of our time. Pedagogy training begins to prepare the dancer for teaching.

Our professional faculty hails from acclaimed dance programs and companies from around the U.S. and abroad.

Children and adults who study at Kanopy gain a diverse set of skills including artistry, creativity, discipline, confidence, life learning, and a chance to make friends. Our annual Kanopy Dance Academy Showcase at the Overture Center and Kanopy’s holiday production, Winter Fantasia, provide students a rare opportunity to perform on a professional stage.

The Academy offers classes from September to May, week-long Dance Camps, summer Dance Intensives, Guest Artist Intensive Workshops, and master classes throughout the year.

Kanopy 2 is our second Company and pre-professional training program. These dancers are introduced to an intense vocabulary of classic modern forms and study with national luminaries shaping the future of modern contemporary dance. Each year Kanopy 2 performs and presents original choreography in our season ending mainstage show at the Overture Center. Numerous Kanopy 2 alumni have forged professional dance careers or earned success in other careers of their choosing.

Limited scholarship assistance for study is available. If dancing is your dream, please contact us. Let the world know.

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Questions? [email protected] or call 608 255.2211



Kanopy Company 2 — Pre-Professional company training program ages 16-26. By permission or audition.

Level 6: Ages 14+/Adult — Advanced: modern, ballet, pointe, choreography.

Level 5: Ages 12+/Adult — Adv/Int: modern, ballet, pointe, choreography.

Level 4: Ages 10+  — Intermediate: modern, ballet, pointe, choreography.

Level 3: Ages 8+  — Adv Beginning: modern, ballet, choreography.

Level 2: Ages 6-8 — Beginning: creative modern and ballet.

Level 1: Ages 3-4, 4-5 — Beginning: creative modern.

Adult Beginning: Modern and ballet.

Adult Ensemble: Choreography, performance group.

Kanopy Company Classes: Open to Adult students and KC2 students.

Adult Students:  Enroll for school year OR per term, OR purchase a 10-Class Card, or purchase single class.