During sessions at the Lonoke Junior Cotillion, students will learn current popular line dances and Hip Hop along with the basic steps of the Fox Trot, Waltz, Cha-Cha, and Swing. Music for Cotillion includes Top 40 Hits as well as the Classics. Students will learn basic dance courtesies, so they will feel comfortable at school dances, weddings, college functions, and many other instances when occasions to dance may arise. During party time, students will become confident in asking someone to dance with them. This is very helpful in building courage at school dances and parties.
Our Junior Cotillion Program provides structured training designed to put students at ease and help them develop poise and confidence. The sessions include lessons as well as party time, help students develop socialization skills. It is a great place to make new friends from surrounding cities in the local area. Additionally, students will enjoy a dance contest, a costume contest and a formal ball with a live band. During refreshment time, we will emphasize basic dining manners. We teach "ladies first" and the proper way to seat a lady at a table. Good manners are re-enforced at all times.
Our Junior Cotillion program is set up in a four year format. Each year the students learn and practice additional skills. Some of the etiquette skills covered will include the following:
Our Senior Cotillion Program provides students, grade 9-12, lessons in ballroom style dance to include Waltz, Salsa, Swing, Cha Cha, and Fox Trot. Additionally, they will learn and practice etiquette and social skills. These students will also attend three outings in the Little Rock area where they will be able to use there skills. Examples of the outings would be participating with Ballroom Latin Swing Dance Club followed by dinner at a local restaurant or attending the Little Rock Symphony.