How to Register

Register Online
Create an account, add classes or camps to your cart, and check out with a credit card. Online registrations are subject to a 1.756% processing fee.

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Register by Phone
Current/previous students with current accounts can call the Registration Office during our regular business hours to register.

Registrations are NOT accepted via fax.

Register In-Person
Visit COCA’s Registration Office to register.

Now accepting appointments! Please call ahead to schedule.

UPDATED: 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.

Make-up Policy

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

Contact the Registration Office

ATTN: Registration
6880 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63130


Registration Office Hours

MON–THU | 9:00AM–6:00PM
FRI | 9:00AM–5:00PM
After hours appointments available by request

Dates to Remember: 

JAN 1–2: COCA closed
JAN 14: Last day to withdraw from Winter/Spring Semester for refund
JAN 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, COCA closed
JAN 18: First day of Winter/Spring Semester
FEB 5: Last day of registration for Winter/Spring Semester
MAR 21–25: Spring Break, no classes
MAR 21–25: Spring Break Arts Camps
APR 17: Easter, no classes
APR 22: Last day of Winter/Spring Semester for Friday classes
APR 23: Last day of Winter/Spring Semester for Saturday classes
APR 24: Last day of Winter/Spring Semester for Sunday classes
APR 26: Last day of Winter/Spring Semester for Tuesday classes
APR 27: Last day of Winter/Spring Semester for Wednesday classes
APR 28: Last day of Winter/Spring Semester for Thursday classes
APR 29: COCAcabana, no classes
MAY 2: Last day of Winter/Spring Semester for Monday classes
MAY 20: Memorial Day, COCA closed
JUN 19–20: Juneteenth, COCA closed
JUL 4: Independence Day, COCA 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 being charged the registration fee.

Registration Confirmation

COCA will email confirmation of your registration. If you do not receive it, please contact the Registration Office.

Full-Year Discount

Students registering for full-year classes (Fall and Winter/Spring Semesters) are eligible for a discount. To register with the full-year discount, contact the Registration Office at 314.561.4898 or

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 Classes:

  • 3 & 4 Classes: $45 off
  • 5+ Classes: $75 off

Payment Plans

COCA does offer convenient 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 the dates listed below. 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 Camps: MAR 1, APR 1, MAY 1, JUN 1
  • Summer Class Semester: JUN 15, JUL 15, AUG 15

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.


To be added to a waitlist for a class or camp, contact the Registration Office at

Financial Assistance Opportunities

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

Learn More

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.

Missed/Canceled Classes

Students who miss class for personal reasons will not have the option to make-up classes. COCA cannot provide refunds or credits for missed classes.

In the event COCA cancels a class during the semester, every effort will be made to offer makeup opportunities in pre-selected classes.

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


In an effort to streamline registration and maintain the highest quality of instruction in the classroom, COCA holds Placement Classes for Intermediate through Advanced Levels. This process will ensure students are placed in the appropriate levels prior to the start of the semester. Beginner level students do not need to attend a placement class, but instead may register for the age appropriate beginner course.

Placement Class Form

For placement questions, contact:

Thank you to our Sponsors:

US Bank Foundation
Pershing Charitable Trust
The Saigh Foundation
Dula-Kobusch Charitable Trust
Norman J. Stupp Foundation
Spoehrer Charitable Trust