Etiquette Saint Louis is pleased to present: COTILLION SAINT LOUIS
    Kotil-yon. 1766 ad. French - The name of several dances, chiefly of French origin, consisting of a variety of steps.

Etiquette Lessons

Week I:First Impressions and what is etiquette? Body language.
Week II:Introductions, cellular telephones, telephone etiquette.
Week III:Grooming, appearance and modesty.
Week IV:Table/Dining etiquette.
Week V:Formal Dining Etiquette
Week VI:Social Etiquette/ Being a host/hostess and gracious guest
Week VII:Five Course Formal Dinner/ Final Dance Party

Dance Lessons

Traditional beginning ballroom dancing: waltz, foxtrot, samba, etc.

In dance, there is an emphasis on a strong core, good posture and proper body alignment. Those dance skills translate to every day living in terms of focus, flexibility and balance. An experienced dancing professional will teach the dance lessons.

Manners in Motion Dinner: For an additional fee, your child can join their instructor for a Manners in Motion Dinner at an area restaurant. Your child will need to call in their RSVP for the dinner, dress appropriately and put all of their new-found dining skills into action.

Each child will receive a graduation certificate upon successful completion of the Cotillion.


 Tips for When Out and About ...

Parks or Amusement Parks

Wait patiently in line.

Do not always assume your kid did nothing to cause an issue.

Do not be passive aggressive. Ex - complaining loudly in line about the person in front of you or near you at the park.

Be prepared - bring enough money so you do not have to borrow.


Ballgame or Sporting Events

Manners still matter.

Do not get up and down constantly.

Use positive cheering.

Enjoy the food and snacks but pick up after yourself and do not just let all other manners go (belching, chewing with your mouth closed, etc).

Do not carry on conversations so loudly that others cannot hear the game or activity.


Friend's House

Make sure plans are clear
Be flexible
Teach your children to speak to the parents when they arrive.

Say: please, thank you, yes ma'am, no ma'am.


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