Started in 1957, St. Paul’s Cotillion is a program of dance instruction and etiquette for sixth grade students in Mt. Lebanon. Classes, which meet one Saturday evening each month during the school year, are balanced between boys and girls and care is taken to randomly partner the students. Partners are changed frequently so that the students learn to dance with and adapt to the variety of individual personalities found in any social group.
The majority of the classes are focused on social etiquette and dancing. However, during the March class, participants will be instructed in table etiquette while enjoying a multi-course meal. Parents are invited to the final session allowing the students to demonstrate what they have learned as they celebrate the conclusion of a successful year.
For each session, students are requested to wear clothing suitable for parties or church. Boys should wear jackets and ties and girls should wear dresses or skirts. Flip-flops, Converse sneakers and tennis shoes are not accepted. Cell phone usage is not permitted.
If you are interested in enrolling your sixth grade child in the 2019-20 Cotillion class, please complete the response card that will be posted soon and promptly return it to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1066 Washington Road, Pittsburgh PA 15228. The class size is restricted to 50 boys and 50 girls and fills extremely quickly. Priority is given to members of St. Paul’s Church. Registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received as determined by postmark. Therefore, hand deliveries will not be accepted. Confirmation of registration will be made via email. At that time, if there is room in the class for your child, you will receive a link to pay the $125 registration fee online. Students are not considered enrolled in the class until payment is received.
Contact [email protected] with any questions.