Springfield Cotillion is a division of Gracious Occasions, Inc. under the direction of Martha S. Wright with assistance from Marty Kassab Chaney and Betsy Kassab Taylor. Our very able and talented dance instructors are Anne and Andy Walls of Dance With Me and The Savoy Ballroom. The classes will be held at Hickory Hills School. The Holly Ball dance and dinner will be at the Hickory Hills Country Club. The 5th and 6th grade groups meet separately, but the 7th and 8th grade class is combined. The 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will receive instruction in the table graces and will attend a formal sit-down meal before The Holly Ball. The program is by invitation only, but we welcome all students. We do attempt to keep the classes gender-equal as it makes the experience more relevant. The Cotillion program consists of six lessons and two dances beginning in October and ending with the Valentine Dance. The lessons are on Saturday evenings and the dances are scheduled for Friday evenings
Our primary goals include developing new friendships, strengthening social skills, and offering quality instruction in social dance. If you know of any student in the 5th,6th,7th or 8th grade who you believe would appreciate and enjoy this program, please call Martha Wright at 417.889.6655.