What is Cotillion?
"Cotillion" traditionally refers to a formal dance, attended by upstanding young people as a social event. It has also been associated with débutantes, although in our case the two are completely unrelated.
In keeping with Southern tradition, we use the term Cotillion to refer to the etiquette Classes we teach as a 7 week after-school (or weekend) program for 5th-8th grade students in the Spring and in the Fall.
The weekly classes are comprised of etiquette, manners, and formal dance instruction, and lead up to a semi-formal dance following the 7 weeks of classes at the end of the semester.
Between the internet and what we teach at home, why pay for cotillion classes?
For the same reason that a high school football team doesn’t only get together on Friday nights: Without practice, they would embarrass themselves.
Honestly, we’re counting on families to instill the importance of good manners. We’re just here to add to their students’ knowledge, and give them the opportunity to get together with friends, and practice, practice, practice… until it becomes habit.
As you know, students respond differently around their friends. And skills like properly wielding silverware and dancing a foxtrot are mechanical skills that eventually become muscle memory. But skills like asking someone to dance or paying a polite compliment become easier and easier with repetition—and that repetition is much easier when you practice with friends.
How much does Cotillion cost?
Cotillion Class costs $280 and that fee covers 7 weeks of class instruction and a semi-formal dance. The breakdown is just over $22 / hour and we believe it is well worth it!
Do you provide scholarships?
Yes. We personally provide a significant partial scholarship for at least 2 students per location.
We also encourage local businesses and individuals, who believe in the power of young people with good manners, to provide scholarships.
Please inquire if you feel that your student or a student you know is eligible for a need-based scholarship.
Are there any discounts for siblings?
Yes. We provide a 10% sibling discount for any student with a sibling that previously attended Foxglove Cotillion or is attending at the same time. If siblings are attending at the same time, each sibling receives a 10% discount.
Is there a discount for returning students?
Yes. Cotillion is an 8 semester program over 4 years (5th - 8th grade) that teaches social skills and dance steps that build upon previous instruction. We provide a 10% discount for returning students who have previously attended classes through Foxglove Cotillion.
Is there a full year discount?
Yes. Cotillion classes take place in the spring and the fall, and we are happy to provide a 10% discount for families who choose to sign up their students for both the spring and fall classes.
Is there a referral program?
Yes. We provide 10% referral rebates per Registered student, to the current students who refer another student that attends Foxglove Cotillion the same semester.
For Example: If 3 of your friends register their students for Cotillion the same semester as your student, and list someone in your family as the person who referred them, you will receive a 30% referral rebate.