Give your child the advantage of polite manners, self-confidence, and social dance skills. Our philosophy is that children have a better ability to learn and retain lessons if they are presented in a fun, engaging manner. Students learn through demonstration, various skits, including “game shows”, role play, and hands-on table manners.
MANNERS FOR 3RD to 8TH GRADES:
Table Manners, Table Settings, The Art of Conversation, Telephone Courtesy, Introductions, Making a Good First Impression, Respect for Yourself and Others, Thank You Notes, and How to be a Good Guest.
5TH to 8TH GRADES ADDITIONALLY FOCUS ON:
Proper Attire, Interviews, Polite Behavior in Public and Responding To Invitations.
Waltz, Foxtrot, Salsa, Cha-cha, Meringue, Rumba, Swing, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s Dances, Line Dances and “Thriller”.
Enrollment is based on a first come first served basis. Acceptance is limited in order to maintain proper balance in each class.
CONSERVATIVE DRESSES OR SKIRT AND BLOUSE: No strapless dresses unless worn with a cover such as a sweater. No dresses or skirts more than three inches above the knee.
SHOES: No slides or heels over 2 inches.
TIE: Regular or bow tie. There are some fun ties out there!
SHOES: Polished black or brown leather shoes and dress socks (No white socks).
Would you like to get a peek at your child while in class? We invite you to host your child’s class as many evenings as you like. This is such a vital part of cotillion and your role as host affords the children the opportunity to practice politely greeting and interacting with adults.
Hosting is as easy as 1-2-3!
1. You are asked to arrive 20 minutes before class time to help with name tags and greeting children in the ballroom.
2. Pass cookies to students during refreshments.
3. Collect name tags at the end of class and help with safe departure.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- Your full name
- Your child’s full name, grade and class time
- Date(s) you would like to host
There is no need to buy a costume or special clothes. Have fun in your own closet or your parents’!
Floral skirt, dress or blouse, guayabera dress, bright colors or clothing from a Latin American or Caribbean country.
Bright colored shirt with a collar, Hawaiian shirt, a guayabera and pants (no jeans) or clothing from a Latin or Caribbean country.
Poodle skirts, ponytails, rolled up jeans, capris pants, long button-down shirts, bobbie socks, and scarves. Elvis, jeans, a white t-shirt with sleeves rolled up and slicked back hair, leather or denim jacket, letterman’s sweater, white socks, and loafers. Think “Revenge of the Nerds” high waisted flood pants, pocket protector, glasses with white tape.
Big hair, big plastic jewelry, beehives, blue frost eyeshadow, mini dresses, mini skirts, jumpsuits, go-go boots, fishnet stockings. Austin Powers, The Beatles, polyester, polyester, polyester pants, shirts, wide collars, turtlenecks, beatnik beret.
Think peace, love, Woodstock, hippies, tie-dyed t-shirts, jeans, bellbottoms, platform shoes, wide-rimmed hats, polyester, polyester, polyester. “Napoleon Dynamite.” Preppy Clothes. Disco lives!!! Wrap dresses, shiny shirts, and white suits. John Travolta.
Disco lives on! Think Madonna, Dynasty, Miami Vice, bracelets, lace gloves t-shirt off the shoulder, big hair, tall bangs, “poodle perms.” Big shoulder pads, big earrings. Pastel colored t-shirts under a white blazer, studded leather bracelets, safety pin accessories punk rock hair…any color. Wide shoulders for men and women.