What age is cotillion for?

Typically a southern American tradition, a cotillion ball is a season of etiquette classes for middle-school aged children (ages 11 — 13). This season ends with a final dinner-dance where proud parents and teachers gather to watch the participants show off their table manners, conversation etiquette, and dance moves.

What do you do at a cotillion?

The cotillion three-year curriculum includes elocution; proper seating; how to be a polite guest; introducing yourself; how to compliment someone sincerely; greeting people; how to make a proper toast, and dances, such as the waltz, cha-cha and swing.

Is cotillion a southern thing?

Cotillion is a charming tradition in the American South that attempts to mold children into fine young ladies and gentlemen through a series of formal and informal dances. At the Junior Cotillion of Bentonville, Arkansas, the terrible ‘tweens learn Southern social graces, such as dancing in a line.

How do you plan a cotillion?

  1. 1 Decide whether or not you. Decide whether or not you wish to host your cotillion by yourself or with a group of friends.
  2. 2 Assemble your guest list. Assemble your guest list and choose your cotillion court.
  3. 3 Book the event location of your choice.
  4. 4 Hire a choreographer.
  5. 5 Set a schedule.