If dance is your heart’s calling…

With your desire and dedication, our talented dance instructors guide you to the farthest horizons of which you are capable. Our teachers know what it takes to perform on stages nation-wide and if you’re willing, they’ll lead you!

Creativity and technical excellence infuse our  curriculum’s foundation in Modern Contemporary Dance, Choreography and Ballet.

Our modern training is primarily Graham technique based,  we also offer Hawkins based technique. Our Ballet training offers a variety of Russian, Royal, and Cecchetti approaches, Pointe and prepointe.  Classical Ballet Variations,  and Modern Repertory give the students the opportunity to move beyond the classroom to learn repertory from the great dances of our time.

Our choreography training takes the students through the creative process and composition training 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.

Student-created choreography and creative problem solving in our curriculum yields life-long dance training benefits. Students’ natural abilities in organizing and expressing their creative ideas are highlighted in our curriculum. Kanopy students gain a sense of self-worth and achievement and share in the sheer pleasure and physicality of dance.

In the Summer Camps and Intensives we add into the training: Limon,Cunningham, Horton, Contemporary modern techniques, Improvisation, Physical Theatre, Yoga, Pilates, Dance History, and more.


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MINI DANCE ART CAMP: for first time and returning dancers, ages 3-7
Mini Camp is 4  half days (3hr) brimming with energy, curiosity, creativity, and fun. Dance activities get children thinking creatively and interactively. Off-campus excursions to nearby MMoCA to view artwork and participate in related arts activities, as material for dance exploration. 

DANCE CAMP 1: for Beginning and Intermediate Dancers, ages 8–15 who want to dance,learn, create and grow in an accelerated environment. Mon–Fri, one week.

DANCE CAMP 2: for Beginning and Intermediate Dancers, ages 9–16 who want to train in an accelerated environment. Mon–Fri, one–two weeks.

DANCE INTENSIVE: for Intermediate and Advanced Dancers ages 11–adult who want to train intensively. Mon–Fri, one–four weeks.

Changing year to year, these 1 or 2  week long workshops take the intermediate & advanced dancers 12-adult on an in depth journey. Master teachers from around the globe come in to teach and inspire. Workshops in American Masters such as Martha Graham, Humphrey/Weidman, Jose Limon, European Physical Theater, Corporeal Mime…and more.

WEEKLY SUMMER SESSION: for Dancers ages 3–adult who are looking for weekly classes in modern, choreography, and ballet — seven weeks.

ADULT  STUDENTS may register for Dance Intensive and/or Weekly Session OR may drop in to classes during Dance Intensive, Camp or Weekly Session Programs using their 10-class card.


General Information

-Registration opens in February.

-Dance Camp, Dance Intensive, and Guest Artist Workshops: a non-refundable deposit of $300 is required to reserve a place, tuition balance due June 1. Registration is open until full. Registration is ongoing throughout the summer depending on availability.

-Weekly Summer Session: A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve a place, tuition balance due June 1. Registration is open until full. May register throughout the summer depending on availability.

-Note: Special rates apply only when registering for all your chosen weeks at the same time. Add on weeks are single week price.

-If you need to drop off your child earlier than 15 minutes prior to start or 15 minutes after end time, please contact us to arrange. Contact us.

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Questions: [email protected] or 608.255.2211