My Daughter Calls Some of These Cotillion Skills "Adulting"  |  Two Minute Introduction Video

 

We Teach Junior & Advanced Cotillion Classes in Middle School

 

We believe that learning it young and actually practicing these skills makes a huge difference!

For 7 or 8 weeks each semester, in anticipation of a Semi-Formal Dance at the conclusion, we teach weekly manners and etiquette classes that last an hour-and-a-half each—and we make them fun! 

Our classes cover a range of topics from social skills like firm handshakes and how to ask someone to dance, to table manners, business interview skills, and basic ballroom & line dance steps.  We use wigs and props and games during the lessons; and we make everyone dance with everyone else while constantly rotating during the dance instruction. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Imagine if someone had made you practice asking someone to dance all throughout middle school. 

Nothing could make you nervous after that!


 
 

Junior
Cotillion Class

5th & 6th Grade Students

 
  • Appropriate Attire
  • First Impressions
  • Tying Ties
  • Posture (Sitting & Standing)
  • Coats & Jackets
  • Grooming & Personal Care
  • Social Media Etiquette
  • Gossip & Bullying
  • Holding Doors (When & How)
  • Name Tags & Lapel Pins
  • Formal Introduction Etiquette
  • Refreshment Lines
  • Sportsmanship
  • Table Manners I
  • Place Settings I

Advanced
Cotillion Class

7th & 8th Grade Students

 
  • Formalwear Basics
  • Receiving Lines
  • Tying Bowties
  • Corsages & Boutonnières
  • Phone & Email Etiquette
  • RSVP's & Thank You Notes
  • Gift Giving
  • Toasts & Remarks
  • Interview Etiquette
  • Social Graces (Best Practices)
  • Developing Character
  • Sporting Event Etiquette
  • Formal Event Etiquette
  • Table Manners II
  • Place Settings II
 

Junior & Advanced Classes cost $280 per semester

This fee covers 7 weeks of instruction as well as a semi-formal dance

Check our Pricing page for information on discounts, scholarships, & rebates
Tallulah Falls School's after-school program costs $250 per semester


 
 

The Format

We begin each class by practicing polite introductions, followed by weekly professional etiquette instruction.  We break for refreshments (cookies and lemonade), where each young man escorts a young woman through the refreshment line.

And we also spend time each class teaching the basic dance steps for current line dances as well as the Fox Trot, the Cha Cha, the Waltz, Swing, and Beach Shag.  In partner dances, each boy dances with each girl as we teach in a circle and rotate every few minutes, while instructing from the middle.  

 

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