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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

Courses Found: 13


Acting II

Acting II

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In this class, students engage in acting exercises and scene work to increase their focus and active listening, use physical actions to demonstrate character choice, and define acting objectives withi...
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...
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...
Intermediate Acting

Intermediate Acting

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In this class, students commit to a year-long focus on craft development, while reviewing foundational skills. Master teachers use exercises that further emphasize the power of observation and tap int...
Intermediate Screen Acting

Intermediate 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...
Intermediate Voice

Intermediate Voice

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In this class, students commit to a year-long focus on craft development for intermediate-level musicians interested in learning more about music theory and vocal technique. Students learn vocal anato...
Intro to Screen Acting

Intro to 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 mediums are explored. Intro to Theatre, or In...
Intro to Singing

Intro to Singing

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This class introduces students to the popular world of musical theatre. Students will learn the fundamentals of proper vocal technique, the style of musical theatre singing, and recommended performanc...
Intro to Theatre

Intro to Theatre

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In this class, dramatic play, story enactment, and visual art projects help students learn about all aspects of theatre-making. Students explore performance and design principles through the creation ...
Screen Acting II

Screen Acting II

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In this class, students learn intermediate acting exercises and how to transfer their skills to the camera. Intermediate on-camera techniques for film, television, and commercials are deepened. Two-pe...
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-...
Voice II

Voice II

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Students build upon the basics of proper vocal and performance technique and work on proper singing posture, articulation, and breath control. Students work on group selections and featured solos from...

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