With grateful hearts, we welcome you and your family to the 23rd Season of Capital Cotillion!
This is the first of seven monthly parent newsletters, which will be sent a few days before each dance to inform you of the etiquette lesson planned, the dance step that will be taught, and anything else you need to know.
You will have received our Welcome email in the last few weeks with links to information on attire, location, and attendance. If you did not receive it, it is available on our website. Please familiarize yourself with our website and our invitation as the answers to most of your questions can be found there; and please pay special attention to the dress code.
The password for parent content on the website is: cotillion.
For our first dance on September 22nd, Mr. Rye, our dance instructor, will teach the Waltz. Many other dances are based on the simple waltz step and it will serve as the foundation for the Season.
Attire is traditional cotillion attire (please refer to this page) with an optional face mask due to the current uptick in COVID cases.
Mrs. Patrick’s etiquette lesson will be Mastering the Art of Introducing Oneself. This is an important life skill and we want our students to be both comfortable and confident during an introduction.
The students will be given an optional etiquette assignment to complete at home. If your student completes the assignment, they may bring a 3×5 card with their name to the next dance to be eligible for a drawing. You will find information on the previous month’s assignment in each newsletter, beginning next month.
Many families enjoy hosting a dinner party before or an activity after the dances. These activities make each month a very special and much anticipated occasion. We are happy to provide a list of students in your child’s school for this purpose, but we request that one parent be the point-of-contact point for each school/grade to cut down the number of requests for the information. In addition, please be sure that students have ample time to arrive at Stone Hall for the dance on time.
Please review the drop-off and pick-up information on our website under What to Expect. And please be aware that we are guests at National Presbyterian. We ask that everyone drive carefully and slowly and obey all traffic signs and directions in the parking lot.
We look forward to getting to know your students and to an enjoyable and successful Season!
Michele Pollard Patrick and Kristine Miller McGehee, Sponsors
GUEST POLICY – sorry – no guests