Sunday, March 1, 2009

Cooke County Cotillion

"Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe."

1 Timothy 4:12

Cooke County Cotillion was created with the goal to help our children be comfortable in a variety of social settings so that they might be ready to be a witness of God’s glory wherever He might send them (I Corinthians 10:31-33). To meet this goal CCC provides experience and instruction in Biblically-based etiquette, fine dining manners, skills in both ballroom and modern dance, and familiarity in various social settings; such as a reception, banquet, dinner party and other formal settings.
We offer four events in the fall and four in the spring. Our last event of the season is the spring formal. The spring formal has no formal etiquette lesson or dance instruction. Students are offered the opportunity to put into practice all they have learned during the season.
Each event is preceded with a mailed invitation to the cotillion teens. An RSVP is expected. The evening begins with a short etiquette lesson followed by dinner. Dance instruction then takes place by Dr. Wendy Guess, PhD. The evening is ended with a time of general dancing.

Dates and themes of the 2012 – 2013 Season are:

  • September 14, 2012 – “Back to Basics,” a black and white affair
  • October 12, 2012 – An Asian Evening
  • November 02, 2012 – Southern Nights
  • December 14, 2012 – Italy Visited
  • January 11, 2013 – American Celebration
  • February 08, 2013 – Cajun Fun
  • March 08, 2013 – Under the Sea
  • April 12, 2013 – Arabian Nights – a formal evening

*Students must be 14 years old by September 1 to participate in that season’s cotillion.

*The attire for cotillion is slacks, shirt and tie for the gentlemen and Sunday dress or skirt/blouse for the ladies. At the spring formal, a suit coat or sports jacket is required for the young men. The young ladies may wear a formal or prom-style dress if desired. Further details on dress code are provided in the CCC registration packet.

*Each family is asked to pay a non-refundable fee of $45, due at registration. Each cotillion evening costs $15 per student with the exception of the spring formal, which being a formal event may cost more. Parents may join us for $10.00 per parent.

*Dr. Wendy is on staff at Texas Christian University and Tarrant County Community College. We are privileged to have someone of her dance expertise on our cotillion staff.


Registration for the upcoming cotillion season occurs at the fall Enrichment Class registration. Registration packets are emailed the week before. Packets may be requested by emailing


For further information, please feel free to contact or Karen Leach at 940-727-8734.






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