watch the class!
Encouraged middle schoolers to be polite, mannerly, and socially confident members of your community.
Established a tradition in your area that provided lovely memories to families for generations.
Took less than 2 weeks of your time per year.
Had the potential to make money from year one.
Gave you an excuse to wear a ball gown once in a while!
I just can’t say enough about the thoroughness of your program. Thank you for being a wonderful example and setting a high bar for professionalism."
- Heather M.
I began teaching cotillion in 2016 and have since expanded my business to include multiple cities in both North Carolina and Virginia. I’m on a mission to get kids OFF the screens and IN to face-to-face interactions. I want to equip them with the confidence they need to tackle the many social situations that are coming their way in adulthood.
In 2022 I began coaching other women who have this same mission and want to bring cotillions to their own cities and towns.
When I'm not teaching etiquette classes or directing cotillions, I work with my family on our tobacco and soybean farms. My husband, Lee, and I have four kids: Bear, Penny, River, and Galley. We live in Edenton, North Carolina and, as you can imagine, our life is never boring- in the best possible way!
What makes me QUALIFIED TO TEACH cotillion? I'm certainly not on my p's and q's all the time!
HOW MUCH is this going to cost me? Will the income be worth my time?
WHERE would I even host a cotillion?
How will I SPREAD THE WORD and market something like this?
What about LOGISTICS? How will I collect payments and manage students?
What exactly would I TEACH? Do I just start memorizing Emily Post books?
How do I deliver this to MIDDLE SCHOOLERS? It's been years since I've been that age.
IF YOU'RE CONSIDERING STARTING A COTILLION, THESE QUESTIONS MAY BE SWIRLING THROUGH YOUR MIND- I KNOW THEY WERE FOR ME WHEN I FIRST STARTED!