Over the last 16 years, COCA’s Pre-Professional Dance Program has succeeded as a vehicle for youth development and grown over 400%!

Program Highlights:

  • Students come from 73 zip codes

  • 66% need scholarship support to participate

  • Each student takes 8+ dance classes a week

  • 100% graduate high school and proceed directly to college or professional arts training

  • COCA Provides:

    • 487 pairs of dance shows a year

    • Individualized mentoring

    • Exposure to national role models

    • Daily van transportation

    • Homework help and ACT tutoring