Class Schedules

Cotillion is a series of ballroom dance-social courtesies-dining etiquette classes for Middle School (5th-8th grades) and High School offered Monday evenings, once a month, at the conveniently located Best Western/Seacliff Inn Aptos, (September 10, 2018-March 4, 2019).   The free introductory class on Sept. 10th includes traditional punch and cookies; the remaining classes will include dining etiquette training featuring select dinner courses, culminating with a formal 4-course dinner at the last instruction class on 2/25/19, a 2-hour class. The Cotillion Family/Friends Show Party is the final class on 3/4/19. Guests are welcome to attend Cotillion class on 9/10/18 & 3/4/19 (all other class dates are for registered Cotillion students only). We also offer private parties “Manner Up-College Style!”  & “Manner Up, Teens/Tweens!” at various local restaurants, and have held private Birthday Tea Party Dining Etiquette Classes. Private and Semi-Private Class dates & times can be arranged with prospective students. Please note dietary restrictions on the Contact Page, thank you!

“Manner Up!” 2018-2019 Private Party Dining/Social Etiquette Classes:
Held on a reserved Sunday. Teens/Tweens 1:00-3:00pm, Collegiate 6:00-8:00pm.
“Manner Up, Teens & Tweens!” Courteous Kids/Tweens, Considerate Teens Classes. Limit 10-14 students. Reserve a private booking for your youth team/group 4 weeks in advance for your requested date. Build confidence in social and dining etiquette! Please register on Sign Up Page. Makes a fun team/class party! (No basic ballroom dance in these classes.)
“Manner Up, College Style!” Private Party Collegiate & Confident Dinner Class: Dining and social etiquette, basic ballroom dance 6:00pm-8:00pm. Contact us through the Contact Page for a private party. (Limit 10 students) Be prepared and confident to meet your college professors, president, advisors, roommates, and fellow students! Makes a fun party! Reservations in advance required.

2018-2019 Cotillion Class Times at Seacliff Inn:
Monday Evenings, once a month
Middle School 5th-8th Grades Courteous Kids/Tweens: Receiving Line and Instruction from 7:00pm-8:00pm.
High School (and optional 8th Grade) Considerate Teens: Receiving Line and Instruction from 8:00-9:00pm.
(Dates listed below)

Aptos Seacliff Inn 2018-2019 Class Dates & Dining Etiquette Menus:

September: 10th (FREE Introductory Class, punch & cookies)
 8th (Cup of soup)
 5th (Salad, roll w/butter)
December: 3rd (Holiday Party-Spaghetti) 
January: 28th (Grilled teriyaki chicken breast)
February: 25th (Special 2-hour class: Formal Dinner Dance cotillion class is 5:30-7:30pm; 7:30-9:30pm for High School)
March: 4th (Family/Friends Show Party, punch & cookies, 7:00-8:00pm for Middle School; 8:00-9:00pm for High School.)

Every class, except for the punch & cookies (Free Introductory & Family/Friends Party) classes, begins at the formal tables for dining etiquette instructions and review, then continues with basic ballroom dance and social courtesies interactions. Please register on the Sign Up Page to reserve your place in a class, thank you!

Luke dances the waltz with his mother