The COCA building is currently open at a limited capacity for summer students. Learn More
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 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.

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.

UPDATED: Missed/Canceled Classes

We have evaluated and updated our make-up policy, to go into effect for the Winter-Spring Semester on January 21, 2020. View Make-up Grid Here

For the Winter-Spring Semester, COCA students will:

  • Be able to make up two classes(total, not per section)
  • Be able to choose a make-up class to attend from an eligible list provided by our Registration Team. The list will include those sections that have lower enrollment and can therefor absorb additional students via make-ups
  • Register for their make-up class at the Front Desk or in the Registration Office
  • Receive a receipt confirmation that they can take to the make-up class, have signed by the teaching artist, and return to the Front Desk or Registration
  • Engage in make-up classes between February 8th and April 1st

As always, in the event of a prolonged injury or illness, please reach out to the Registration Office to discuss options. Additionally, adult students are always welcome to purchase a Class Card for the most flexible registration experience.

In the event COCA cancels a class during the semester, every effort will be made to offer makeup opportunities in pre-selected classes. Students and parents will be e-mailed a list of make-up class options that are comparable to the canceled class(es). All make-up classes must be completed before the final week of classes each semester.

We believe this creates  both a sustainable make-up option for our students and their families while  maintaining the integrity of our curriculum. We appreciate your understanding as we work towards offering the highest possible quality of arts learning experiences for our community. Please contact the registration office with any questions or concerns.

Contact the Registration Office

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


Registration Office Hours

Beginning July 15th, 2020:

MON | 9:00AM-5:00PM
TUE | 9:00AM-5:00PM
WED | 9:00AM-5:00PM
THU | 9:00AM-5:00PM
FRI | 9:00AM-5:00PM
SAT (July 18 only) | 9:00AM-1:00PM

COCA Building Hours:
View Health & Safety Procedures for visiting COCA.

MON | 9:00AM-5:00PM
TUE | 9:00AM-5:00PM
WED | 9:00AM-9:00PM
THU | 9:00AM-5:00PM
FRI | 9:00AM-5:00PM
SAT | 9:00AM-4:00PM

Important Dates to Remember

JAN 1 | COCA building closed
JAN 13 | Membership Early Registration for Summer Arts Camps begins
JAN 20 | COCA building closed
JAN 21 | Winter/Spring Semester Begins
JAN 25 | Public Registration for COCA Summer Arts Camps begins
FEB 28 I COCA building closed
APR 12 | COCA building closed
APR 24 I COCA building closed
MAY 4 | Winter/Spring Semester ends
MAY 25 | COCA building closed
JUL 4 I 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 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.

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

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

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.

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

Placement Classes: Dance

New students, please find the class that fits within your age range.

  •  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: