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Welcome to COCA’s Class Guide!

Join us this summer to develop and build your skills—or experience something new! We have hundreds of ways to find your place in the arts. Whether you’re looking for classes to take in-person at our newly-expanded campus, virtually from your own home, or a combination of both options, we have you covered. Wherever you decide to take a COCA class, our talented Teaching Artists lead students of all ages through a creative and fulfilling experience.

Explore our classes by browsing the options below, filtering based on category, day, or course type. We are so excited to connect and get creative this season with you!

NOTE: For all Virtual Art & Design, COCAcooks, and Early Childhood classes, students receive all supplies needed for the class (supplies will be distributed the week before classes at COCA). 

Registration Opens: COCA Member registration for summer classes is now open. General public registration opens March 19, 2021.

Last day to register: June 19, 2021 is the last day to register, transfer, or withdraw from semester-long activities. For all other activities, contact the Registration Office for deadlines. Last day to withdraw for a refund is June 5, 2021.

First Day of Classes: June 7, 2021
Last Day of Classes: August 22, 2021

No Classes: June 19, 2021 and July 4–5, 2021

Livestream: A class streamed at the same time as an in-person class and is interactive utilizing Zoom
Virtual: A class that is fully online and is interactive utilizing Zoom
In-Person: A class that takes place at COCA
Hybrid Classes: Some classes occur in person, others will be Virtual

View Closure Protocol & Makeup Policy:

In the Event of Closure
In the event of closures, to protect public health, COCA has pre-recorded classes and created an online curriculum and infrastructure that will be immediately available to protect the continuity of your instruction. In the event that COCA experiences a closure, students will receive access to a website with content for their class within 24-hours.

Classes will continue in a virtual format as long as necessary to ensure that all students have a full semester of classes.  Please note that pointe students will receive instruction in ballet technique only, as they are not able to safely work on pointe from home.

Make-up Policy
Due to St. Louis County capacity regulations, all make-up classes will be held online during the Fall 2020 semester using either existing live online sessions or pre-recorded options. Specific make-up assignments can be accessed by contacting COCA Patron Services at patronservices@cocastl.org. Please have the date and class title of the course that will be missed

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Adult Open Screen Acting

Adult Open Screen Acting

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In this class, students learn introductory acting exercises and how to transfer their skills to the camera. Basic on-camera techniques across a variety of styles are explored, including film, televisi...
Adult Open Voice

Adult Open Voice

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This class is an introductory group vocal music class for adults which uses songs from a variety of genres. Students learn about proper vocal technique, breath control, posture, and vocal health as th...
Art & Design for Teens & Adults

Art & Design for Teens & Adults

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Students explore a variety of fine arts including painting, drawing and mixed media assemblage, as well as design mediums like photography, videography and 3-D Image creation, in a studio setting. Stu...
Ballet Teen & Adult Beginner

Ballet Teen & Adult Beginner

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In this class, students explore the basics of ballet including diverse poses and positions, basic coordination, strength and alignment, basic musicality and the rewards of an artistic, process-based l...
Ballet Teen & Adult Intermediate

Ballet Teen & Adult Intermediate

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Designed to solidify elementary technique and increase strength by adding greater movement repetitions and work on demi-pointe, this class explores the use of expression and epaulement, as well as ele...
COCAfamily: Improvisation – August 21

COCAfamily: Improvisation – August 21

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They say laughter is the best medicine. Laugh together as a family as you invent scenes and scenarios, learn popular improv games and ignite your collective imaginations. Beyond keeping you on your to...
COCAfamily: Secret Ingredient

COCAfamily: Secret Ingredient

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Think your family can work together to create the most delicious, well-constructed dish? Join us in the COCA Kitchen to find out! A COCA Chef-Instructor reveals a secret ingredient for the day. Then, ...
Do You Want to Dance with Somebody? (Ages 21+) – July 29

Do You Want to Dance with Somebody? (Ages 21+) – July 29

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Grab a date and learn some basic ballroom dance skills in preparation for an upcoming wedding. In this workshop, couples learn steps commonly used in ballroom dancing, enjoy Mexican wedding cookies wh...
Do You Want to Dance with Somebody? (Ages 21+) – June 17

Do You Want to Dance with Somebody? (Ages 21+) – June 17

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Grab a date and learn some basic ballroom dance skills in preparation for an upcoming wedding. In this workshop, couples learn steps commonly used in ballroom dancing, enjoy Mexican wedding cookies wh...
Hip Hop Teen & Adult Beginner

Hip Hop Teen & Adult Beginner

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This class is designed to introduce the simplest hip-hop concepts to beginner teen and adult students. Students learn hip-hop history as well as movement basics including vertical and horizontal lines...
Jazz Teen & Adult Beginner

Jazz Teen & Adult Beginner

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In this class, students learn introductory jazz technique including body alignment, elementary stretching, strength building and movement to simple rhythms along with the basic principles of physical ...
Jazz Teen & Adult Intermediate

Jazz Teen & Adult Intermediate

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In this class, students continue to establish correct body alignment and stretching, strength building, and movement to intermediate rhythms along with the basic principles of physical fitness. Studen...
Livestream Ballet Teen & Adult Beginner

Livestream Ballet Teen & Adult Beginner

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In this class, students explore the basics of ballet including diverse poses and positions, basic coordination, strength and alignment, basic musicality and the rewards of an artistic, process-based l...
LIVESTREAM Ballet Teen & Adult Intermediate

LIVESTREAM Ballet Teen & Adult Intermediate

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Designed to solidify elementary technique and increase strength by adding greater movement repetitions and work on demi-pointe, this class explores the use of expression and epaulement, as well as ele...
LIVESTREAM Hip Hop Teen & Adult Beginner

LIVESTREAM Hip Hop Teen & Adult Beginner

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This class is designed to introduce the simplest hip-hop concepts to beginner teen and adult students. Students learn hip-hop history as well as movement basics including vertical and horizontal lines...
LIVESTREAM Jazz Teen & Adult Beginner

LIVESTREAM Jazz Teen & Adult Beginner

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In this class, students learn introductory jazz technique including body alignment, elementary stretching, strength building and movement to simple rhythms along with the basic principles of physical ...
LIVESTREAM Jazz Teen & Adult Intermediate

LIVESTREAM Jazz Teen & Adult Intermediate

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In this class, students continue to establish correct body alignment and stretching, strength building, and movement to intermediate rhythms along with the basic principles of physical fitness. Studen...
Retro-Dance Exploration: Footloose – July 15

Retro-Dance Exploration: Footloose – July 15

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Grab some friends and come to COCA for a fun night exploring the dance/movement from an iconic dance that we remember from a movie, video, or just from our own childhood. We watch and explore our favo...
Retro-Dance Exploration: Maniac (Flashdance) – June 24

Retro-Dance Exploration: Maniac (Flashdance) – June 24

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Grab some friends and come to COCA for a fun night exploring the dance/movement from an iconic dance that we remember from a movie, video, or just from our own childhood. We watch and explore our favo...
Retro-Dance Exploration: Single Ladies – August 5

Retro-Dance Exploration: Single Ladies – August 5

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Grab some friends and come to COCA for a fun night exploring the dance/movement from an iconic dance that we remember from a movie, video, or just from our own childhood. We watch and explore our favo...
Salsa Rueda Date Night (Ages 21+) – August 12

Salsa Rueda Date Night (Ages 21+) – August 12

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Bring a date and come to COCA for a fun and unique night out! Salsa Rueda originated in Cuba, and the basic steps are Cuban style salsa that we put together in the round to build community. In this fu...
Salsa Rueda Date Night (Ages 21+) – July 8

Salsa Rueda Date Night (Ages 21+) – July 8

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Bring a date and come to COCA for a fun and unique night out! Salsa Rueda originated in Cuba, and the basic steps are Cuban style salsa that we put together in the round to build community. In this fu...
Summer Working Sessions for Prof. Actors

Summer Working Sessions for Prof. Actors

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Are you a St. Louis-based actor looking to stay active in your craft this Summer? Join COCA's Summer Working Sessions for Professional Actors just in time for audition season. 6-week session and drop-...
Tap Adult Beginner

Tap Adult Beginner

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In this class, students are introduced to basic beginner-level tap steps and learn how to articulate the feet. They learn basic movement, balance and coordination as well as elementary rhythm patterns...
Tap Adult Intermediate

Tap Adult Intermediate

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In this class, students expand their knowledge of intermediate tap vocabulary. Class work is increased in tempo while focusing on even and syncopated rhythms. Students must have completed Tap Adult Be...
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