The Offical Blog of COCA


Category: Education

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Tunes for tots

When imagining an ensemble of musicians, rarely do babbling babies and teetering toddlers come to mind.

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Referred to worldwide as “Lord of the Dance,” Rudolf Nureyev was one of the greatest male ballet dancers in history. Though he came from humble beginnings, at his death in 1993, his estate was worth $21 million.

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Younger cloggers carry on the fancy footwork

Matthew Lombardi has been clogging for half his life and it all started because he’s an ardent FSU Seminole fan. “I went to a Downtown GetDown and there was a clogging performance.” Jeff Wood, founder of the local Mountain Dew Clogging organization, handed Matthew...

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Faith, rhythm keep the beat at Christ Classical

Catherine Miller, music teacher at Christ Classical Academy takes “make a joyful noise” literally and so do her students. Together, they lift their voices as both a learning experience and an expression of faith. Miller hopes to instill an appreciation for music but “in this...

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Lessons in architecture

As a child, Frank Lloyd Wright played with building blocks and gazed at the walls of his nursery decorated with engravings of buildings. He went on to become one of the most iconic architects in American and world history. Perhaps it was his early exploration...

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‘I can do something’

There’s a time machine in Tallahassee. It’s not at the MagLab or in some kook’s garage, it’s the State Archives of Florida located in the R.A. Gray Building. This treasure trove of historically significant records, manuscripts, photographs and other materials...