[PAST EVENT] Junior Cotillion of Hampton Roads

January 5, 2013 - March 23, 2013
School of Education, Matoaka Woods Room
301 Monticello Ave
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
The Junior Cotillion of Hampton Roads, Inc. is a Peninsula-wide organization which was begun in 1985 in an effort to promote confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline in young people through the instruction of dance and etiquette. We are currently serving children in grades five through nine.

Patterned after the highly successful Junior Assembly in Richmond, Virginia, Junior Cotillion of Hampton Roads, Inc. has dedicated itself to providing good dance instruction and other socially related skills within a controlled and wholesome atmosphere. Just as your expectations for your child are high, so are ours. This is a crucial period in the life of your young person and we believe through the tool of dance instruction, young people can achieve confidence and social skills that will help them the rest of their lives.

Our season, which consists of a series of six dances, runs from September through December on the Peninsula, and January through April in Williamsburg. Since self-confidence and self-discipline do not develop overnight, or in one season of Cotillion, we encourage all participants to attend all five years. Each age group receives instruction according to ability, with a building on classic dances such as the waltz, tango, and latin dances. Thus, it is only to your child's advantage to attend each year. Although classical dance instruction has been shown to result in good leadership, good fellowship and good musical expression, current and trend dances are taught as well. Contemporary music is used whenever possible.

In addition to highly trained instructors, Junior Cotillion of Hampton Roads, Inc. employs high school students who have attended Cotillion to assist at the dances. They act as role models and are extremely adept at encouraging Cotillion members.