COCA to Offer Summer Teen Arts Intensives at Washington University, 6/2-13

COCA to Offer Summer Teen Arts Intensives at Washington University, 6/2-13

COCA has a long history of offering creative arts experiences to children and teens throughout the summer at its facility in University City and at Whitfield School in Creve Coeur. This summer, for the very first time, teens interested in intensive experiences in ballet, musical theatre, photography and theatre design won't have to rub shoulders with their pint-sized counterparts. From June 2-13, COCA teens will make their second home on the beautiful campus of Washington University in St. Louis, thanks to a new relationship with the prestigious university.

"We hope that by consolidating the Teen Intensives into this two-week window and moving them to a campus environment at Washington University in St. Louis, COCA will be able to provide these advanced students with not only high-level technical instruction, but also the opportunity to meet other pre-professional teens from the region," said Shawna Flanigan, COCA's Director of Arts Education.

State-of-the-art facilities at Washington University in St. Louis, including dance studios, the light lab and the A. E. Hotchner Studio Theatre in Mallinckrodt Center, will be put to good use by COCA faculty and teens ages 14 to 18. Faculty members slated for the intensives include Milwaukee Ballet's Rolando Yanes, college educator Grace Austin, recording artist Michael Beatty, renowned photographer Stewart Halperin and Muny Production Manager Sean M. Savoie.

COCA's Summer Teen Arts Intensives at Washington University in St. Louis are just four of the more than 300 summer arts programs offered by COCA in 2014.

DETAILS:

WHAT: COCA 2014 Summer Teen Arts Intensives at Washington University in St. Louis Ballet, Musical Theatre Audition, Photography and Theatre Design

WHEN: Monday, June 2 - Friday, June 13, 9:00am - 3:00pm

WHERE: Washington University in St. Louis Mallinckrodt Center

6445 Forsyth Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63105
PRICE: Each intensive is $480; financial aid is available for those who qualify.

REGISTRATION: Visit www.cocastl.org/register for intensive descriptions and application instructions.

COCA-Center of Creative Arts is a non-profit community arts center with a mission to enrich lives and build community through the arts. COCA connects our community to the arts through programs that emphasize social and artistic diversity, economic and cultural accessibility, hands-on experience of the artistic process, and the highest quality in our faculty. Founded in 1986, COCA is a national leader in innovative community arts education. COCA annually serves more than 50,000 area residents of all ages through multidisciplinary, multi-cultural arts programs that include educational classes, camps and workshops, both on-site and in community venues; COCAbiz; COCAedu; COCA Presents; and exhibitions of contemporary art in the Millstone Gallery.

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