COCA Immersion

event We cordially invite you to COCA Immersion... a special social evening created by the COCA Junior Board. Bring all of your friends and dive into a night of fun and the arts! At COCA Immersion, you can reconnect with the artist in you!

DATE: March 20, 2010
TIME: 7-10pm
COST (including all food, drinks, and activities): Individual Ticket - $30.00 OR 4-pack - $100.00

All tickets will be held at door.
21 and over only please.
Parking is available in COCA's lot and street parking will be available.


Enjoy food and drinks with your friends while participating in an evening of interactive arts' related activities designed especially to help you discover – or rediscover - all that COCA has to offer! COCA Immersion is the perfect event to let you dance – or paint – or sing your way to your creative side... so dive in and enjoy the festivities!

At this event, we embrace all that COCA has to offer... and that goes beyond the great food and drinks and fun!

Discover your creative side by joining in a unique group visual arts project led by professional artist Dennis DeToye... or perhaps, learn some new hip hop dance moves with professional LA choreographer Redd Williams, or.... hang back relax and listen to the joyful voices of our student vocalists.

Whatever your creative outlet, you will find it here as you immerse yourself in a night of fun experiencing the arts! COCA Immersion is a unique event created by the COCA Junior Board. COCA’s Junior Board is a group of motivated, community minded, and philanthropic professionals who have an interest in engaging the St. Louis community in the arts.

So come to COCA Immersion... invite your friends... and reconnect with the artist in you!


Learn some new hip hop dance moves with professional LA choreographer Redd Williams. Redd brings significant performance, choreography, and teaching experience to his role as hip-hop instructor at COCA. He has performed on tours, in music videos, and in television commercials for some of hip-hop’s biggest recording artists, including Marques Houston, Beyoncé, Corbin Bleu, and Angela Winbush. His choreography has been performed by such legends as Nelly and featured at such venues as Showtime at the Apollo and the Missouri Black Expo. In 2004, he won the U Got Served Dance Off for choreography. Williams has taught hip-hop at the Millennium Dance Complex and the Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio, both in Los Angeles.

Hang back relax and listen to the joyful voices of our student vocalists Allegro. COCA’s vocal ensemble, Allegro, consists of 20-24 talented students, ages 11-18. Under the direction of Phil Woodmore, Allegro performs a variety of vocal music at COCA and at community events during the school year. Participation is by audition in the fall.

Practice some dance moves with Michele "Mimi" MacDonald. Michelle has extensive training in classical ballet including performance, choreography and especially ballet pedagogy. MacDonald danced with the Adair School of Ballet and the Alexandra School of Ballet here in St. Louis and after graduating from Principia College with a minor in dance she was offered a scholarship to perform and subsequently study teacher preparation with the directors of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet in Narberth, PA. Her teaching background includes several Vaganova Teacher preparation seminars as wells as experience teaching in multiple levels of both professional track ballet schools and institutions of higher education.

Discover your creative side by joining in a unique group visual arts project led by professional Dennis DeToye. Dennis DeToye is a St. Louis artist of contemporary paintings of faces, people, and flowers. His art is shown in several local venues including the PHD Gallery on Cherokee, Art St. Louis on Washington, The Foundry Art Center in St. Charles, and The St. Louis Artists Guild in Clayton, and has appeared in venues across the region. His work is included in several collections and has been honored with numerous awards. Dennis is the retired Chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Edwardsville High School where he taught for 34 years. See for more information.


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