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?

Manners Introduced

Sitting in Social Settings

Asking and Accepting a Dance

When and How to Shake Hands

Eye Contact

Introductions for All Occasions

​Internet Etiquette

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.

Dances Taught

Fox Trot

Cha Cha

Waltz

Swing

Salsa

English Fox Trot

Barn Dance

Cotton-Eyed Joe

Texas Two-Step

AT COTILLION, THIS IS HOW STUDENTS INTERACT: