Discovery Young Artist Program


Dance students in the 4th-8th grade who show an interest and talent in their art form at COCA as well as financial need may audition for the Discovery Young Artist Program. Students must attend the annual Community Audition in May.


The Discovery Young Artist Program has four levels:
Level 1: 9-11 years old/Grades 4-5. Three classes per week required.
Level 2: 10-12 years old/Grades 5-6. Four classes per week required.
Level 3: 11-13 years old /Grades 6-7. Five classes per week required.
Level 4: 13-14 years old/Grade 8. Six classes per week required

Students in the program receive:

  • financial assistance
  • artistic counseling
  • discounted or free performance tickets
  • dancewear
  • transportation
  • homeroom services
  • daily tutoring and supervision.
  • Upper levels also receive summer program guidance.


Request more information about our pre-professional scholarship programs.
Lauren Younge, Support Services Coordinator
(314) 561-4875


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