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[–] callthehambulance 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Is Cotillion like a Debs ball? Because Debs Balls are wonderful traditions but I don't think they should be limited to the Gentry or people of the aristocracy.

As my Mum used to tell us "I can't afford to send you to the local private school, but teaching you to speak like you went there costs nothing"


[–] 18744363? [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Is Cotillion like a Debs ball?

Kind of but not exactly. Cotillion is a sort of class that 13-14 yr olds attend once a week during the school year and they learn how to dance properly (waltz, foxtrot, etc), manners, etc. At the end of the year a dance is held and the kids dress up and attend their first formal. They've been training all year on the rules and etiquette and then they put it in action.

A Debutante Ball is invitation only and is the time when ladies (20-21 yrs old) are presented to society as eligible for marriage. White evening dresses are worn as well as full length kid or cotton gloves. The men who attend are supposedly screened as eligible bachelors.

What I'm suggesting is a new League/Organization that is for families that live with traditional morals and values. It wouldn't have to be an aristocratic thing.


[–] callthehambulance 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Oh that sounds wonderful. Especially that classes are spread over a year as it means the group gets to grow together and become good friends. And you're never too young to learn good manners or how to dance