The Cotillion Dance Club is a group of Lehigh Valley Couples who enjoy Formal Dinner Dances four times a year, starting back in 1959!
These dances are held at local ballrooms and country clubs in the area. They always include live music, dinner & dancing.
Dress is Formal for these elegant evenings. Tuxedos for the men, long gowns for the ladies.
Walt Hafner, President 610-262-1478
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Cotillion – some definitions and history…
- A bold dance performed in groups of eight where ladies lift their skirts to display their ankles [quotations ▼]
- The music regulating the cotillion. [quotations ▼]
- A coming-of-age party meant to present girls newly transitioned into womanhood to the community for courtship
- A kind of woollen material for women’s skirts.
In American usage, a cotillion is a formal ball and social gathering, often the venue for presenting débutantes during the débutante season – usually May through December. Cotillions are also used as classes to teach social etiquette, respect and common morals for the younger ages with the possibility of leading up to a débutante ball. For different places, there are different cotillions. Today most cotillions are for middle schoolers as a chance to teach manners and etiquette, and also are a time to socialize with friends at after parties. The after parties at cotillion usually feature food, drinks, and music.