Cotillion registration opens

Article Published: Aug. 11, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Cotillion registration opens

The High Country's unique and entertaining social education program, High Country Cotillion, is registering students for its new 2011-12 season.

During the 2011-12 season, three classes of fifth- and sixth-grade, seventh- and eighth-grade, and ninth- and 12th-grade students will meet one Saturday afternoon or evening a month at the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center on the Appalachian State University campus for a series of seven themed party events.

"Each cotillion event provides a different, fun experience designed to equip students for life interactions," High Country Cotillion director Sharon Carlton said. "We provide an entertaining setting for instruction and engaging application of pertinent social skills and dance that will prepare youth to be confident, respectful young adults wherever they travel, whatever they do."

High Country Cotillion coaches students to cope and to excel where they are today and where they are headed tomorrow. Students learn to present themselves well, to converse with their peers and with adults appropriately, to use today's social technology (cell phones, texting and Internet forums) respectfully and safely, and to conduct themselves courteously in common, current social situations.

Students are instructed in dining etiquette at the finale three-course dinner party. The HCC team of Cotillion Leaders (ASU and Watauga High School students) share stories and lessons from their own experiences, motivating and preparing students for success.

"This season's events range from a Mountain Masquerade to a Super Bowl Bash to a Tacky Prom," Carlton said. "We will also have Club Cotillion dances after classes for students and their friends."
For more information about High Country Cotillion, visit or or call Sharon Carlton at (828) 773-1981.

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