Cotillion at The Saturday Club
A Main Line tradition, The Saturday Club’s Cotillion is a social education program where children learn social skills and the art of social dance. Directed by Jon D. Williams Cotillions, students build a foundation of social awareness for future relationships and career opportunities. Classes are held each fall and are progressive from year-to-year.
Dance breaks down inhibitions, teaches physical respect, develops confidence, establishes teamwork and cooperation, reinforces non-verbal and verbal communication, and teaches the students how to appropriately interact with the opposite gender in a structured and healthy environment.
In today’s competitive society, those with well-developed social skills have a tangible advantage in virtually every aspect of their lives. These skills empower individuals to feel comfortable with themselves and others, to communicate more effectively, and to set a leadership example in school, work opportunities, or in any social situation, promoting personal growth, confidence and character.
While academics are essential to everyone’s future, similar studies by Harvard University, Stanford Research Institute and The Carnegie Foundation indicate that over 5 of one’s career success is directly connected to one’s social skills.
Saturday Club Cotillion is conducted by Jon D. Williams Cotillions, an exceptional staff of certified instructors, who not only teach at primary and secondary school levels – but also at university, business and corporate levels. Their objective is to contribute to their students’ character by building a foundation of social awareness for future relationships and career opportunities.
Our instructors work with students based on their individual skill level and needs. If you have a son or daughter in grades three through six, please consider Cotillion as one of their extracurricular activities for the upcoming school year!
What do Students say about Cotillion?
95% of students believe the JDW Cotillion helped prepare them for their future | 95% of students believe that the JDW Cotillion taught me to treat others with respect | 82% of students agree that the JDW Cotillion taught them more about cooperation and teamwork | 89% of students agree that the JDW Cotillion increased their awareness of the importance of manners and table etiquette | 91% of students in the JDW Cotillion agree they are more confident in social and unfamiliar situations*
* from the 2015-May 2016 National JDW Surveys ©Copyright protected. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Jon D. Williams Cotillions Inc.®
2020 Cotillion Program
Cotillion classes take place six Friday evenings throughout October and November. Fall 2020 classes will take place on October 2, 16, 23, 30 and November 6 and 1e. Children in 3rd and 4th grades will meet from 5:30-6:30 pm and children in 5th and 6th grades will meet from 7:00-8:00 pm.
Cotillion Registration for 2020 will open Monday, July 20th.
What is Cotillion all about? Learn about this unique social education program for children in grades three through six.
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