Experience the Joy of Dance at Kanopy’s Dance Academy

Official School of Kanopy Dance Company


July 6-August 7, 2021


register now — in-person space is limited



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, Katherine Dunham, and Martha Graham, as well as ballet, choreography lab & improvisation, new contemporary repertory, nutrition, injury prevention, journaling, mentoring, and 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. Pop up guest artists will surprise. At the end of the session, dancers enrolled in the last 4 weeks (Intermediate and Advanced Intensives) will have the opportunity to participate in an outdoor performance – Date/Time/Location TBA.

Weekly Classes

Weekly classes include beginning/continuing adult Modern and Ballet 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, costume fun, 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 back in-person safely, with social distancing, use of masks, limited class sizes, following state and county health and safety guidelines.

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

What you will need: Dancers will need multiple masks per day to change out as needed, 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, pens/colored as desired.

Arrival / Departure: Intensive Students: 15-30 minutes prior to first class and 15-30 minutes after final class to ensure smooth and uncongested arrivals and departures. Weekly Class Students arrival/departure: 10-15 minutes prior to class start time and 10-15 minutes after class end time.

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 receive Zoom Links via the email they used to register, and, after tuition payment is received. Watch your inbox July 5th. Add [email protected] to your address book to avoid it going to your junk or spam.

What you will need: Students will need access to a computer, phone or laptop, a space to work in (small or large), a chair back or edge of counter, and a journal/pen. Dance 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, pens/colored as desired Families interested in creating a designated dance space, please contact us with any questions.


Beginner/Advanced Beginner Intensive (age 8-14), Intermediate/Advanced Intermediate Intensive (age 10-adult), Advanced/Pre-Professional Intensive (age 13-adult)

Kanopy Academy Students enroll in their current level: Beginner/Advanced Beginner Intensive (age 8-14) = Level 3; Intermediate/Advanced Intermediate Intensive (age 10-adult) = Level 4-5; Advanced/Pre-Professional Intensive (age 13-adult) = Level 6, K2. Level 4 students, age 9, should choose Beginner Intensive, adding Intermediate Intensive as possible. Students who have not danced virtually this past year – contact us for placement at [email protected]. Intermediate Students are encouraged to  attend the Beginner Intensive for additional training. Students who complete Beginner Intensive and want to add more weeks, may enroll in the Intermediate Intensive with permission by the directors.

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