San Diego Cotillion Dance Academy...
is in full swing for Spring and Fall 2014 Sessions for Social/Business Etiquette and Ballroom Dancing!
If for any reason you do not hear from us please apply for the Fall. Our Spring 2014 schedule will go from February 5th thru April 9th, ending with our Spring Formal in April. Don't delay, we are taking applications for Spring 2014 now and enrollment is on first come first basis. First group of acceptance letters will go out November 22nd, 2013. Avoid being pushed to Fall 2014 by getting your application and $25 fee (towards tuition) in early. We are accepting applications for the 2014 Fall Cotillion Class, Now. Invitations will start arriving the 3rd week in August. The Fall Session will go from October 1st thru December 10th, ending with our Winter Formal. Space is limited so please get your application in to be processed.
Social and Business Etiquette Practices are the cornerstone to an engaging and fulfilling life from youth to adult. Each ten week session is broken-up into mini etiquette lessons and ballroom dancing. Grades 3rd-6th study together, as do 7th-12th, leading to Senior Commencement and Formal Introduction into Society. The stages are based on ability and achievement. The younger students learn the importance of a handshake, eye contact, public speaking and both formal and informal introductions for social skills. They also learn dining etiquette, table etiquette. The repetition of using their manners and etiquette, session after session and year after year, allows them to perfect them into adulthood. Students are expected to participate fully and with everyone in their class. Building future society members with social graces is our goal.
Ballroom Dancing gives everyone a chance to learn to be respected while respecting others. Everyone learns the Waltz, the Tango, the Swing, the Rumba and is introduced to a surprise dance each new session, like dancing Salsa or Country 2-Step, or learning the Cha Cha and Foxtrot. The dances in common will get better with each course finish. The comfort level of asking someone to dance and accepting the offer of a dance will become second nature and build self-confidence. Their manners and etiquette will show in other areas of their lives while learning how to dance. We are often told of the difference the socializing and dancing has made in our student's academics, along with their new willingness to take part in classroom discussions and presentations, by both their regular teachers and parents.
The older groups begin with the same skills building sets, Proper etiquette, dining etiquette, and ballroom dancing lessons, but are moved more rapidly and much more in depth. They not only learn how to dance and table etiquette, but they are introduced to business etiquette, as well. Those interested in being presented formally will be required to do a number of volunteer hours in different community projects, write an essay on the importance of being presented to society along with their future goals and the what role they will play in their community as an adult. Scholarship money for college is something we hope to build for the students who chose to go through the Academy and take part in all of our sessions.
Each summer, in July, we will hold an annual Cotillion Ball for all ages to attend and practice all of the skills they have learned in the previous sessions to stay on point. We encourage family members to attend cotillion dance studies within their own age group, but we want families, especially siblings, to come together for the summer ball and cotillion dances. Parents who are interested in signing up to be chaperones should note that on their child's application. We ask that we have at least two parent chaperones per session dance, and a minimum of five for the summer balls.
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