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Join us for in-person Summer Classes! 

We are thrilled to share that we’ll begin in-person classes on our COCA campus July 15 with an abbreviated summer semester.

As a Summer Class student, you will be the FIRST to explore and work in our brand new spaces. Classes will run on Wednesday nights and Saturdays, focusing on dance and theatre offerings. Additional virtual options, including voice, are also available.

As we re-open, the wellbeing of our community continues to guide our decision-making, and our staff and faculty have been hard at work ensuring that when we come back together next month, our COCA family will be able to connect, learn, and create in a safe and welcoming environment. Please review our updated Health and Safety Procedures for information on what students can expect as they come to class.

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3:30–4:55PM | Ballet Advanced

This class is intended to focus on mastery of all intermediate and advanced work. The emphasis is on power and excellence in various turning movements and in demi-pointe. Students develop their professionalism and artistry in preparation for a professional setting. A live accompanist is used in this class. Students must have been placed in Ballet V, Ballet VI, Ballet VII, or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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4:00–5:25PM | Ballet Intermediate

This class is designed to solidify elementary technique and prepare the intermediate dancer for increasing complexity. Students focus on stabilizing and coordinating the movements, such as pirouettes, strengthening the dancer’s ability to execute adagios on center, jumps involving batterie, and increased vocabulary. A live accompanist is used in this class. Students must have been placed in Ballet III, Ballet IV, or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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4:30–5:25PM | Ballet Primary IC

This class is an introduction to the basic principles of classical training for the beginning ballet student including etiquette, imagination, alignment, ballon, gross motor skills and strength-building exercises in an imaginative and engaging atmosphere. Students must be entering first grade or above to enroll. No previous training required.

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5:00–5:55PM | Pointe Advanced

This class is designed to further develop a repertoire of advanced pointe, as well as develop student’s knowledge of classical variations. A live accompanist is used in this class. Students must have been placed in Pointe IV, Pointe V, Pointe VI, Pointe VII, or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class. In order to study pointe, students are required to enroll in two sections of ballet and attend class twice a week. Students must be currently enrolled in the Ballet Advanced class prior as a warm-up.

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5:30–6:25PM | Pointe Intermediate

The emphasis is on power and excellence in various turning movements and in demi-pointe. Students will develop their professionalism and artistry in preparation for a professional setting. A live accompanist isused in this class. Students must have been placed in Pointe III, Pointe IV or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class. In order to study pointe, students are required to enroll in two sections of ballet and attend class twice a week. Students must be currently enrolled in the Ballet Intermediate class prior as a warm-up.

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7:00–8:25PM | Ballet II & IIA

In this class, students are encouraged to master elementary work through the repetition of diverse positions and poses, correct execution of technical elements, and the expressiveness that comes from an evolving sense of musicality. Students gain strength by adding movement using demi-pointe, épaulement, and elementary turning concepts. A live accompanist is used in this class. Students must demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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7:30–8:55PM | Ballet Teen & Adult Intermediate

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 elementary turning movements, while preserving the importance of the artistic process and developing artistic expression. A live accompanist is used in this class. Students must have completed Ballet Teen & Adult Beginner II or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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9:00–10:25AM | Ballet Intermediate

This class is designed to solidify elementary technique and prepare the intermediate dancer for increasing complexity. Students focus on stabilizing and coordinating the movements, such as pirouettes, strengthening the dancer’s ability to execute adagios on center, jumps involving batterie, and increased vocabulary. A live accompanist is used in this class. Students must have been placed in Ballet III, Ballet IV, or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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9:15–10:40AM | Ballet Advanced

This class is intended to focus on mastery of all intermediate and advanced work. The emphasis is on power and excellence in various turning movements and in demi-pointe. Students develop their professionalism and artistry in preparation for a professional setting. A live accompanist is used in this class. Students must have been placed in Ballet V, Ballet VI, Ballet VII, or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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10:30–11:25AM | Ballet IA

In this class, students learn to build physical and mental habits of excellence. Instruction focuses on the assimilation and repetition of diverse ballet poses and exercises, physical coordination and basic musicality. Previous training required if a student is 8 years old. Students must have completed Ballet I or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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10:30–11:25AM | Pointe Intermediate

The emphasis is on power and excellence in various turning movements and in demi-pointe. Students will develop their professionalism and artistry in preparation for a professional setting. A live accompanist isused in this class. Students must have been placed in Pointe III, Pointe IV or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class. In order to study pointe, students are required to enroll in two sections of ballet and attend class twice a week. Students must be currently enrolled in the Ballet Intermediate class prior as a warm-up.

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10:45–11:40AM | Pointe Advanced

This class is designed to further develop a repertoire of advanced pointe, as well as develop student’s knowledge of classical variations. A live accompanist is used in this class. Students must have been placed in Pointe IV, Pointe V, Pointe VI, Pointe VII, or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class. In order to study pointe, students are required to enroll in two sections of ballet and attend class twice a week. Students must be currently enrolled in the Ballet Advanced class prior as a warm-up.

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11:30–12:55PM | Ballet II & IIA

In this class, students are encouraged to master elementary work through the repetition of diverse positions and poses, correct execution of technical elements, and the expressiveness that comes from an evolving sense of musicality. Students gain strength by adding movement using demi-pointe, épaulement, and elementary turning concepts. A live accompanist is used in this class. Students must demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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12:00-1:25PM | Ballet Advanced

This class is intended to focus on mastery of all intermediate and advanced work. The emphasis is on power and excellence in various turning movements and in demi-pointe. Students develop their professionalism and artistry in preparation for a professional setting. A live accompanist is used in this class. Students must have been placed in Ballet V, Ballet VI, Ballet VII, or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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1:00-2:25PM | Ballet Intermediate

This class is designed to solidify elementary technique and prepare the intermediate dancer for increasing complexity. Students focus on stabilizing and coordinating the movements, such as pirouettes, strengthening the dancer’s ability to execute adagios on center, jumps involving batterie, and increased vocabulary. A live accompanist is used in this class. Students must have been placed in Ballet III, Ballet IV, or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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1:30-2:25PM | Pointe Advanced

This class is designed to further develop a repertoire of advanced pointe, as well as develop student’s knowledge of classical variations. A live accompanist is used in this class. Students must have been placed in Pointe IV, Pointe V, Pointe VI, Pointe VII, or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class. In order to study pointe, students are required to enroll in two sections of ballet and attend class twice a week. Students must be currently enrolled in the Ballet Advanced class prior as a warm-up.

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2:30–3:25PM | Pointe Intermediate

The emphasis is on power and excellence in various turning movements and in demi-pointe. Students will develop their professionalism and artistry in preparation for a professional setting. A live accompanist isused in this class. Students must have been placed in Pointe III, Pointe IV or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class. In order to study pointe, students are required to enroll in two sections of ballet and attend class twice a week. Students must be currently enrolled in the Ballet Intermediate class prior as a warm-up.

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3:30–4:25PM | Hip-Hop Advanced

This class explores advanced hip-hop concepts, such as complex lines, shapes and level changes, subtle and extreme energy, and attitude changes. Students work on dancing on half, quarter, and eighth beats in choreographic exercises that draw on multiple hip-hop styles. Students must have been placed in Hip-Hop III or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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6:30–7:25PM | Hip-Hop Beginner III/IV

This class is designed to introduce elementary hip-hop concepts that build upon the beginner basics. Students learn diagonal lines, low, medium, and high levels of movement, and changes in energy levels. They also learn to dance on the beat and emphasize accent beats in elementary-level choreography that builds each week. Students must have completed at least one year of hip-hop training or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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8:00–8:55PM | Hip-Hop Intermediate

In this class, students are given choreography at a quicker pace with more detail and changes in musical tempos. Students build upon hip-hop concepts, such as broken or bent lines, detailed execution of movement and energy, coordination, opposition, and counterpoint. Students learn to dance with syncopation in choreographic exercises that draw on multiple hip-hop styles. Students must have been placed in Hip-Hop I, Hip-Hop II, or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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9:45–10:40PM | Hip-Hop Beginner III/IV

This class is designed to introduce elementary hip-hop concepts that build upon the beginner basics. Students learn diagonal lines, low, medium, and high levels of movement, and changes in energy levels. They also learn to dance on the beat and emphasize accent beats in elementary-level choreography that builds each week. Students must have completed at least one year of hip-hop training or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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11:15–12:10PM | Hip-Hop Beginner I/II

This class is designed to introduce the simplest hip-hop concepts to beginner students. Students learn hip-hop history as well as movement basics including vertical and horizontal lines, low and high levels of movement and simple transitions. They learn to count music and dance on the beat in simple choreography that builds each week. No previous training required.

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12:30–1:25PM | Hip-Hop Intermediate

In this class, students are given choreography at a quicker pace with more detail and changes in musical tempos. Students build upon hip-hop concepts, such as broken or bent lines, detailed execution of movement and energy, coordination, opposition, and counterpoint. Students learn to dance with syncopation in choreographic exercises that draw on multiple hip-hop styles. Students must have been placed in Hip-Hop I, Hip-Hop II, or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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12:45–1:40PM | Hip-Hop Teen & Adult Beginner

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, low and high levels of movement and simple transitions. They learn to count music and dance on the beat in simple choreography that builds each week. No previous training required.

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2:00–2:55PM | Hip-Hop Advanced

This class explores advanced hip-hop concepts, such as complex lines, shapes and level changes, subtle and extreme energy, and attitude changes. Students work on dancing on half, quarter, and eighth beats in choreographic exercises that draw on multiple hip-hop styles. Students must have been placed in Hip-Hop III or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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4:o0–5:25PM | Horton Intermediate

In this class, students develop their knowledge of the Lester Horton Technique. These studies were designed to enhance flexibility, turn out, balance, and coordination, and to stimulate the psyche. Students expand their understanding of Horton fortifications, prelude, and balance studies. A live accompanist is used in this class. Student must have been placed in Horton II, Horton III, or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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6:00–6:55PM | Modern Beginner I/II

This class emphasizes physical alignment and body awareness as well as coordination, strength, creativity and self-expression through movement exercises. No previous training required.

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6:00–7:25PM | Horton Advanced

In this class, students focus on complex variations of all Lester Horton Technique materials. Students are expected to have a solid understanding of the technique to engage in an exploratory approach to executing Horton studies. Heavy emphasis is placed on student artistry and performance quality. Students explore ways to increase strength and flexibility, and the ability to execute movement through different qualities, dynamics, and speed. A live accompanist is used in this class. Students must have been placed in Horton IV, Horton V, or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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11:30–12:55PM | Horton Intermediate

In this class, students develop their knowledge of the Lester Horton Technique. These studies were designed to enhance flexibility, turn out, balance, and coordination, and to stimulate the psyche. Students expand their understanding of Horton fortifications, prelude, and balance studies. A live accompanist is used in this class. Student must have been placed in Horton II, Horton III, or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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1:00–1:55PM | Modern I

In this class, students begin introductory level studies of the Lester Horton Technique. Students focus on elements of the Horton warm-up and learn staples of the vocabulary which are used in movement progressions toward the end of the year. This class focuses on building flexibility, strength and movement quality, and is also designed to enhance the dancers’ understanding of musicality and overall body control. A live accompanist is used in this class. Students must demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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4:30–5:55PM | Tap Advanced

In this high-energy class, students develop advanced skills, including lengthy improvised phrases, complex choreography, and advanced technical training. Heavy emphasis is placed on quality and clarity of movement. Students deepen their own personal performance style through improvisation exercise. Students must have been placed in Tap IV, Tap V, Tap VI, or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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6:30–7:25PM | Tap Intermediate

This class is intended to introduce intermediate terminology and skills. Students focus on increased awareness of musicality, including timing, rhythm, and counting, as well as the importance of dancing with a relaxed torso. Students must have been placed in Tap I, Tap II, Tap III, or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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9:00–9:55AM | Tap Adult Beginner

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 in an engaging and supportive environment. No previous training required.

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9:30–10:25AM | Tap Beginner I/II

In this class, students are introduced to basic beginner-level tap steps and continue working on beginner steps and learn how to articulate the feet. They learn basic movement, balance and coordination as well as elementary rhythm patterns in an engaging and supportive environment. Students must be entering first grade or above to enroll. No previous training required.

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11:00–11:55AM | Tap Teen Beginner I/II

In this class, students learn, review and improve upon basic beginner-level tap steps and vocabulary. Class work is designed to emphasize rhythm and timing as tempos gradually increase. Students must demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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4:00–5:25PM | Jazz Beginner III

In this class, experienced beginners develop a working knowledge of anatomy for dance, good stretching habits, basic jumps and turns that travel across the floor, and elementary musical expression. Students must demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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5:30–6:55PM | Jazz Teen & Adult Beginner/Intermediate

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. Students demonstrate intermediate movement combinations across the floor and on center. Students must have completed Jazz Adult Beginner or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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7:00–8:25PM | Jazz Intermediate

In this class, students explore turns, jumps, and choreography. Students explore stability and core strength as well as syncopations and musical phrasing. Students must have been placed in Jazz I, Jazz II, Jazz III, or demonstrate appropriate skills in a COCA placement class.

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9:15–10:10AM | Jazz Beginner I/II

In this class, students learn introductory jazz technique including body alignment, elementary stretching, strength building and movement to simple rhythms. They demonstrate simple movement combinations in a supportive and encouraging environment. Students must be in first grade or above to enroll. No previous training required.

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5:00–6:25PM | Theatre Masterclass

JUL 22: Improv | Register Here
JUL 29: On-Camera | Register Here
AUG 5: Scenic & Costume | Register Here
AUG: 12: Sound & Light | Register Here

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7:00–7:55PM | Acting I/II

In this class, students participate in theatrical and movement-based exercises to enhance the flexibility and control of their bodies, voices, and imaginations. They develop characters, learn the basics of rehearsing and performing a play, and work on monologues and simple reader’s theatre-style scenes in class. Intro to Theatre or Intro to Improv is recommended but not required. An end-of-semester jury is required for progression to the next level.

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2:00–2:55PM | Acting Audition Technique

Taught by COCA’s Artistic Director of Theatre, students will explore audition technique for stage and screen. From monologue selection to side preparation to commercial copy, you will be ready to approach your next audition with the confidence of prepared actor.

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