Cotillion is a wonderful St. Paul's tradition-- since 1957, to be exact, which means it has been around for 63 years! For those who haven't attended a cotillion class, or haven't had a child in one, at St. Paul's cotillion is offered to rising 6th grade students. It is more than "punch and snacks"-- cotillion teaches students different traditional dances (such as the waltz, foxtrot, or tango), in addition to other important life skills such as how to introduce themselves, the importance or dress and appearance, and basic table manners and other issues of etiquette. Cotillion helps students gain confidence in themselves. It is a social education program that uses dance as a tool to teach social and character skills that are not normally covered in school. In classes, students learn to be comfortable with themselves and others, to communicate better, and to develop respect and self-confidence. For a glimpse into St. Paul's Cotillion program, click this article from Mt. Lebanon Magazine from 2017, called Shall We Dance?
An Update from the Cotillion Committee:
Since the beginning of the summer, the Cotillion Committee, in conjunction with the staff at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, has been monitoring our community's situation in terms of COVID-19. After much thought and careful consideration, we have decided that we are not able to offer Cotillion safely this year.