How to Register

Register Online
Create an account, add classes or camps to your cart, and check out with a credit card.

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Register by Mail
Print class registration form. Mail the completed form with payment (checks only) to the Registration Office.

Class Form

Register in Person
You can also bring your registration form with payment to the Registration Office during our regular business hours. For in-person registrations, we accept cash, credit card and check payments.

Registrations are NOT accepted via fax or over the phone.

Contact the Registration Office

ATTN: Registration
524 Trinity Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63130


Registration Office Hours

MON–FRI | 9:00AM–6:00PM
SAT* & SUN | Closed

MON-FRI: 7:30AM – 6PM
SAT & SUN: Closed.

*The Registration Office will also be open 9:00AM–3:00PM on the following Saturdays:
2018: SEP 1 | SEP 15 | SEP 22
2019: JAN 19 | JAN 26 | FEB 2 | FEB 9

Holiday Hours and Building Closures:
2018: JAN 1–2 | JAN 16 | MAY 29 | SEP 3

Important Dates to Remember

SEP 4 | Fall Semester begins
NOV 22 | COCA building closed
NOV 23 | COCA building closed
DEC 17 | Last day of Fall Semester
DEC 24 | COCA building closed
DEC 25 | COCA building closed
DEC 31 | COCA building closed

JAN 1 | COCA building closed
JAN 21 | COCA building closed
JAN 22 | Winter/Spring Semester Begins
FEB 1 | FLAME – Classes cancelled
APR 21 | COCA building closed
MAY 6 | Winter/Spring Semester ends
MAY 27 | COCA building closed
JUL 4 | COCA building closed
SEP 2 | COCA building closed
NOV 28 | COCA building closed
NOV 29 | COCA building closed
DEC 24 | COCA building closed
DEC 25 | COCA building closed
DEC 31 | COCA building closed

Registration Information

Registration Fee

COCA charges a non-refundable annual registration fee of $30 per person. The registration fee automatically will be added to your online order, if needed. Students can be waitlisted online without purchasing the registration fee.

Registration Confirmation

COCA will email confirmation of your registration. If you have not received it within two weeks, please contact the Registration Office.

Multi-Class Discounts

Students registering for three or more full-semester classes are eligible for a discount applied per person, per semester. Multi-class discounts apply to full-semester classes only.

Fall and Winter/Spring Semesters:

  • 1 & 2 Classes: Always full price
  • 3 & 4 Classes: $60 off those classes
  • 5+ Classes: $100 off those classes

Summer Sessions: 

  • 1 & 2 Classes: Always full price
  • 3+ Classes: $20 off those classes

Payment Plans

A 25% down payment, $15 processing fee and the annual registration fee are required upon registration. Your credit card or checking account automatically will be billed in equal payments on September, October and November 15 (Fall) or February, March, and April (Winter/Spring) for the remaining equal payments. Payment plans may be used for full-semester classes only.

Dates of Automatic Withdrawal:

  • Fall Semester: SEP 15, OCT 15, NOV 15
  • Winter/Spring Semester: FEB 15, MAR 15, APR 15
  • Summer Semester: JUN 15, JUL 15, AUG 15
  • Summer Camps: MAR 1, APR 1, MAY 1, JUN 1

It is COCA’s policy to charge a $25 processing fee for any returned payments (checks or credit cards). Those whose payments are returned may lose the privilege to pay via check, credit card and payment plans. COCA reserves the right to suspend or terminate instruction and performance participation for students who do not meet their financial obligations. Students are liable for the full cost of tuition. Students with outstanding balances will NOT be allowed to re-register until the balance is paid in full.

Financial Assistance Opportunities

COCA is pleased to offer need-based financial assistance through generous support from individual donors, foundations and corporations.

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Special Needs/Medication

If your child has food allergies or special needs, please list them on the Registration Form or contact the Registration Office. For camps, medical authorization is required from a physician for students who require medication during the camp day. Medical forms are available in the Registration Office.


In the event that enrollment does not reach the required number for a particular class or camp, or circumstances arise beyond COCA’s control, COCA reserves the right to cancel. You will be notified, and we will be happy to work with you to find a suitable replacement. If no replacement can be settled upon, COCA will refund your money in full, less your non-refundable registration fee.

Transfers and Withdrawals


COCA offers the opportunity for students to transfer to another class if space is available and a Transfer Form is submitted by the transfer deadline. Transfer Forms are available in the front lobby, the Registration Office, and through the link below. If using the editable PDF, please email to


Tuition fees will be refunded, less a $25 processing fee per class or camp, if you submit a Withdrawal Form by the withdrawal deadline. Registration fees are non-refundable. COCA offers no refund or credit for missed class or camp days due to illness, schedule conflicts or for any other reasons. For classes, please see the Make-Up Policy for additional information.

Medical Withdrawals

COCA offers no refund or credit after the withdrawal deadline except for documented medical conditions. You must submit a Withdrawal Form and documentation on physician’s letterhead. Medical withdrawals must be submitted before the last day of your or your child’s class. Tuition will be refunded less the $25 processing fee per class or camp.

Transfer/Withdrawal Form

Class Passes

For professional performing artists and college students pursuing an arts degree ONLY, the Class Pass allows users to “drop in” to classes at their convenience, regardless of busy rehearsal and performance schedules. Class Passes are meant for experienced dancers and can only be used for intermediate- and advanced-level dance classes. Class Passes can be purchased online or in person at the Registration Office. Participation in classes is subject to availability.

Purchase a Class Pass

Placement Classes: Dance

In an effort to streamline registration and maintain the highest quality of instruction in the classroom, COCA hold Dance Placement Classes for Intermediate through Advanced Levels. This process ensures that both returning and new students are placed in the appropriate levels prior to the start of the Fall semester. All students in Intermediate through Advanced dance classes must attend a Placement Class as a pre-requisite to enrolling in the class. All students who participate in a Placement Class will receive an electronic Placement Letter, which should be brought with them when they come to register.

Class Placement Form

Current COCA students should attend the Placement Class for the level they most recently completed to show their mastery of the skill sets taught within that level. Any student that believes they should move into the Intermediate Levels must also attend the Intermediate 1 Placement class.

New students, please find the class that fits within your age range and we will evaluate your level within the placement class.

  •  Intermediate 1- Ages 10-11
  •  Intermediate 2- Ages 12-13
  •  Intermediate 3- Ages 13-14
  •  Intermediate 4- Ages 14-15
  •  Advanced- Ages 15-18

 For placement questions, contact: