Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Powell Cotillion?
Powell Cotillion combines educational and interactive lessons in social etiquette and dance to educate young people in the importance of social graces in today’s competitive world. Your child’s success in higher academics, and later in business, may be determined in part by his or her knowledge, understanding and use of positive social skills learned, practiced and enjoyed at Powell Cotillion! With a combined experience of over 30 years of etiquette instruction and party planning, Nora Cline of Modern Manners and Stacey Haney of The Glass Slipper are proud to offer this much needed, and greatly requested, program to the young people of Delaware County and surrounding areas.
What Will My Son or Daughter Learn at Powell Cotillion?
We at Powell Cotillion know and understand the need to be considerate of others in our daily activities at home, school and away. For 24 years, Nora has taught etiquette to thousands of children in central Ohio, while Stacey has taught party planning for 10 years. Through the use of interactive lessons and role-play, your son or daughter will see first-hand how they are perceived by others – especially the adults in their lives – as they act out real life social situations: at the dining table, in public, at a party, while on the dance floor – to name a few! Each session includes both dance and etiquette instruction.
The social etiquette components of Powell Cotillion includes: the importance of first impressions and introductions, polite conversation and listening skills, cell-phone and techno-etiquette, every-day and special occasion etiquette, proper dress for proper occasions, receiving lines, party etiquette, duties of a gracious host/guest, polite mingling, seating and napkin etiquette, table and buffet manners, and more!
The traditional dance and dance etiquette components of Powell Cotillion includes: posture and poise, dance floor etiquette, courteous approach and dance request, polite responses, graciously offering and accepting compliments, basic dance steps for four-step, foxtrot, swing and several popular line dances.
What is the Dress Code for Classes? Sunday Best!
Young gentlemen should wear collared shirts and khaki or dress pants.
Young ladies should wear conservative skirts or dresses.
No jeans at any time
No shorts at any time
No tank-tops or halter tops at any time
No flip-flops or athletic shoes at any time. Hard soled shoes required.
What is the Dress Code for our Cotillion Social Dance?
Looking polished and properly dressed for the formal occasion is essential!
Young ladies are expected to wear a conservative dress or skirt and top. Hard-soled shoes, sandals or dress shoes only.
Young gentlemen should wear a long-sleeved, buttoned down dress shirt and tie. Dress pants or Khaki pants and polished dress shoes only.