TODAY'S COTILLION....a modern twist on a Southern tradition
When students arrive at cotillion, the first thing they are required to do is place their cell phone or other electronic device in a basket on the registration table. Cell phones are not permitted for use during the 90-minute session. Face to face interaction among the students is instrumental in building a young person's confidence. Through dancing with partners, they learn the important life skills of maintaining eye contact, starting conversation, and interacting socially with peers.
During the course of the evening, students learn relevant manners and basic ballroom dance. When dancing, no one is ever left out, and no one can refuse a dance. Throughout the evening a student might dance with as many as fifteen different partners. And with as many as fourteen schools represented in a session, that is the potential for a lot of new friends!
IS THIS THE EXTENT OF YOUR CHILD'S SOCIALIZATION SKILLS?
Sitting in Social Settings
Asking and Accepting a Dance
When and How to Shake Hands
Introductions for All Occasions
Tipping: When and How Much
Setting a Dinner Table
Dining Out Etiquette
Body Language and What It Says
The Importance of Saying Thank You
*Please note that the skills outlined above are taught in alternate sessions during a two-year period.
English Fox Trot
AT COTILLION, THIS IS HOW STUDENTS INTERACT: