Experience the Joy of Dance at Kanopy’s Dance Academy

Official School of Kanopy Dance Company


July 3-August 12, 2023

Including Guest Artist Master Workshop with Tadej Brdnik,

former Principal Dancer in Martha Graham Dance Company




Dance Intensives

Taught by world acclaimed guest artists from around the country, along-side Kanopy’s outstanding local faculty, the summer program will include , “intensives” in the premiere modern dance techniques including those of Lester Horton, Anna Sokolow, Doris Humphrey, Erick Hawkins, Merce Cunningham, and Martha Graham, as well as ballet, pre-pointe and pointe, stretch & strength, choreography lab & improvisation, new contemporary repertory, nutrition, injury prevention, journaling, mentoring, modern dance history and black American modern dance history. Select master repertory classes will supplement the intensives -a rare, in depth training opportunity to learn excerpts from masterworks by those iconic shapers of modern and contemporary dance. Informal showing at the end of the sessions.

In addition, GUEST ARTIST MASTER WORKSHOP will be offered for Intermediate and Advanced Dancers.

Weekly Classes

Weekly classes include beginning/continuing adult Modern as well as Creative Modern/Ballet for Beginning dancers ages 5-8. Creative Modern/Dance students embrace their joy of dance,  learn dance skills, play dance games, enjoy creative exploration, learn to work together, and create their very own dances.  Adult Beginning and Continuing Modern and ballet students maybe new to dance, returning to dance, or continuing at a weekly pace. Learning in a supportive environment, they develop their dance technique, creativity, musicality, artistry and gain health benefits.


Registration and Tuition Payment are required to secure a place in the Intensives and Classes. In-Person space is limited to ensure the health and safety of students and faculty, and is on a first come, first serve basis. Enrollment is ongoing through the summer subject to availability. Summer Intensives  have a payment plan option you may choose during registration process. No refunds.


We welcome students in-person safely, with limited class sizes, and following state and county health and safety guidelines.

Our  home is 329 West Mifflin St., next to Madison Opera Center and across from Overture Parking Ramp.

What you will need: Dancers will need water bottle, and packed lunch and snacks. Attire: Leotard and convertible tights (or footless), or unitard. Barefoot for most classes, ballet slippers for ballet, hair secured off face, no large jewelry (for safety reasons). Warm-ups- fitted, journal to write and draw in.

Arrival / Departure: Intensive Students: arrive 10-15 minutes prior to first class and depart 10-15 minutes after final class.

Do you need a place to stay? Go to: www.visitmadison.com or Air B&B.

Dancers and families who prefer a fully remote option, can still join us from anywhere in the world! All classes offered will be simultaneously streamed live online, for real-time feedback from faculty. Our new studios will be equipped with technology to ensure a clear, steady, and reliable projection. Students need to request virtual option. Contact us. Add [email protected] to your address book to avoid it going to your junk or spam.


Beginner/Advanced Beginner Intensive (age 8-12) , Intermediate/Advanced Intermediate Intensive and workshops (age 10-adult), Advanced Intensive and workshops (age 13-adult).

Kanopy Academy Students enroll in their current level: Beginner/Advanced Beginner Intensives = Level 3 ; Intermediate/Advanced Intermediate Intensive (age 10-adult) = Level 4-5; Advanced/Pre-Professional Intensive (age 13-adult) = Level 5-6, Kanopy2. Students who complete Beginner Intensive and want to add more weeks, may enroll in the Intermediate Intensive with permission by the directors. Contact us for placement at [email protected]

New students to Kanopy- please choose your level. If you are unsure, contact us at [email protected]. Placement adjustments may be made the first day for Intermediate and Advanced Intensive Students.

Questions: [email protected] or  call 608.255.2211