General Information


Go to the Summer Programs or School Year web pages and choose your level and number of classes you wish to take. Find the appropriate Register Now button and click it. Fill out the form and press the Submit button. Pay immediately with PayPal or mail a check to Kanopy. Tuition is not refundable.

School  Year     Summer Programs    Master Workshops

Payment Information
School Year Programs (Sept-May)

Registration opens early June, tuition for the school year (Sept.-May) or term 1 is due August 15. Tuition for terms 2,3,4 due on start date. No refunds.

Tuition for the  School Year is due in full on August 15, or you may set up payment plans as follows: you may set up 10 monthly automatic checks sent to us from your bank; have us charge your visa or master card monthly for 10 months through Paypal; or pre-date 10 checks to be deposited by us monthly. These options are due by August 15; we will deposit/charge you between the 1st and 15th of the month Sept-June.

If you are new student midyear, you may pay only for the time left in the school year.

If you are unsure if you will commit to the entire school year, (Levels 1-6) you may pay per term.

Adults may choose to register for the school year, per term, purchase a drop-in 10-class card, or take single drop in classes. Adults may enroll in Adult Ensemble, a mixed level choreography and performance group.

Teens and Adults who would like to join Kanopy 2 (ages 16-26) training program get permission from the directors. Most students will train in Level 6 before joining KC2. KC2 students enroll for the school year and 5 weeks of  our summer programs. Please contact us at [email protected]


Guest Artist Master Classes and Workshops

Guest Artist Master Classes are offered during Kanopy Dance Company show weeks. Changing with every Kanopy Dance Company performance,  this gives dancers, age 12-adult, the opportunity to take class with a featured guest artist and to try something new. Watch for announcements on home page, news & events, and Master Workshop pages.

Guest Artist Intensive Workshops are offered during the Summer Programs. Changing year to year, 1, or 2  week long summer workshops take the intermediate & advanced dancers  ages 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 as well as European Physical Theater, Corporeal Mime…and more.


Summer Programs (Dance Camp, Intensive, Guest Artists Workshops or Weekly Classes)

Registration opens  in  mid/late March, and is on a first come first serve basis. Deposit payment holds place in class. Full tuition due June 1. Contact us for payment plans. There are no refunds.

Summer registration is ongoing throughout the summer unless classes are full.

Adults may choose to register for Summer Intensive, Guest Artist Workshops, Weekly classes, purchase a drop-in 10-class card, or take single drop in classes.

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Questions: [email protected] or 608.255.2211


School Closing due to Severe Weather

Kanopy will close for Kanopy School Classes when the Madison Public Schools close, have early release, or close their after school programs. Check Madison School closings (channel 3000, wkow, nbc 15) if you are unsure, contact us [email protected] or call 608.255.2211.


Class Information and Attire

Missed classes may be made up in a class of equal or lower level. (Same term) Levels 3-6 students are expected to enroll for the entire academic year.

Summer enrollment in Dance Camp or Dance Intensive recommended for proper training and development for Levels 3-6. Adults and Levels 1-2 are encouraged to continue in the General Summer Session, Dance Intensive, Camps and Workshops for continuity. Kanopy 2 attends 5 week combination of Dance Intensive, Camp and Guest Artist Master Workshops.

Attire: Leotard and footless/convertible tights or Unitard for most classes. Fitted body warmers or leg warmers only. Ballet shoes as required. Hair secured off of face. No large jewelry. (For safety & instructional reasons).

Students should arrive on time, however we are aware from time to time that is impossible. Please quietly get ready, enter, and allow the teacher to direct you to join in, or quietly observe.