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Saturday Club Cotillion Class- A Main Line Tradition

Get your kids some old-fashioned etiquette and dancing skills at this six-week course.

Chivalry isn’t dead, and neither are formal manners and ballroom dances. Boys and girls can learn the arts of formal dance and social skills at The Saturday Club’s cotillion program. Cotillion classes take place six Friday evenings throughout October and November. Fall 2019 classes will take place on October 4, 11, 18, 25 and November 8 and 15. Children in 3rd and 4th grades will meet from 5:30-6:30 pm and children in 5th and 6th grades will meet from 7:00-8:00 pm.

“We’re thrilled to continue our tradition of bringing cotillion programming to Main Line families and students,” said Cory Townend, former club president, “The program cultivates positive, healthy habits that offer long-term advantages, by teaching respect, courtesy and consideration; how to properly introduce oneself; the importance of dress and appearance; and the basics of table manners and etiquette.”

In two groups — third and fourth grades and fifth and sixth grades — kids will learn to build character through etiquette classes educating them on table manners, listening, and leadership skills. Dance styles such as the foxtrot, swing hustle, waltz, and more will be introduced. At the end of the program, students can show off their new skills at a dinner dance.  

The program is taught by instructors from Jon D. Williams Cotillions, which focuses the program around dance because it teaches children to maintain respect for their partner, establishes teamwork, reinforces verbal and non-verbal communication, and teaches children how to interact with the opposite gender in a structured and healthy environment.

The Saturday Club is located at 117 W. Wayne Ave. in Wayne. Click here for more information or to register.

Founded in 1886, The Saturday Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of volunteer women located in downtown Wayne, PA, the heart of Philadelphia’s Main Line. We fulfill our mission – to improve the lives of women, children and families in the greater Philadelphia region – through financial contributions and volunteer service hours. Members of The Saturday Club regularly organize and facilitate community service projects, donation drives, community outreach programs and fundraisers throughout the club year. We welcome new members to be part of our efforts to have a direct and meaningful impact on our community and to help enrich the lives of others.

Photograph courtesy of  The Saturday Club.