Cotillion

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COTILLION is designed to introduce students to social skills fundamentals that will instill confidence in developing positive relationships.

Social Skills Fundamentals

  • Introductions – 5 Essential Elements
  • Courtesy & Consideration
  • Listening & Conversation
  • Making Good Choices
  • Basic Table Manners

Dance Education

  • Foxtrot
  • Waltz
  • Bachata
  • Swing Hustle
  • Specialty & Folk dances

Club Cotillion

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CLUB COTILLION instructs students on how social skills affect all of their relationships, position them from a point of strength, and are the foundation of leadership.

Social Skills Development

  • The Power of First Impressions – 8 Essential Elements
  • Self-confidence & Respect
  • Communication — Rules & Taboos
  • Teamwork & Leadership
  • Citizenship
  • Dining Etiquette — Rules & Taboos

Dance Education

  • Foxtrot with patterns
  • Waltz with patterns
  • Swing Hustle with patterns
  • Merengue
  • Cha Cha
  • Line Dances

Social Skills Essentials & Advanced College Prep

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SOCIAL SKILLS ESSENTIALS is an advanced program in which students learn how social skills define and build character, and are instrumental in achieving success and opening doors of opportunity.

Social Skills Elevation

  • Relationship Building – 10 Essential Elements in First Impressions
  • Communication — Non-verbal & Verbal
  • High Tech Etiquette— Rules & Taboos
  • Appearance & Dress
  • Defining Character & Codes of Conduct
  • Advanced Dining — Home, Guest & Restaurant
  • Social Dating Etiquette — Rules & Taboos *
  • College & Job Preparation *
  • Interview Fundamentals *

*included in Advanced College Prep for high school students

Dance Education

  • Foxtrot with advanced patterns
  • Waltz with advanced patterns
  • East Coast Swing / Jitterbug with advanced patterns
  • Advanced Latin Dances & patterns – Salsa, Merengue, Tango & Samba
  • Two-Step
  • Advanced Line Dances

Please note: The Social Skills Essentials curriculum is taught at both middle and high school levels. For high school students we call the classes ACP – Advanced College Prep in social skills education. ACP classes cover additional topics not covered at the middle school level as noted in the chart above.

JDW Social Education Programs® also offers training for students from elementary through high school independent of our Cotillion programs through our SEE division. For more information about our independent SEE programs, or to learn how to organize a SEE program for your school, club or other organization, please contact us directly.