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 The 50's party was a blast. I won the limbo contest! Think I got gipped on the swing dance contents though. Thanks so much!

When do I sign up for the 8th grade class? I don't want to miss out! Didn't even think I would like Cotillion. Parent's made me come. I am pretty glad they did :)

  The Parent's Party was so much fun! I have never seen my dad dance like that! Maybe that's a good thing...

 I loved this party. Thank you so much!

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Cotillion KidsOverview: Directed by Valerie Macdonald, The Cotillion Group specializes in offering Cotillion Kids affordable cotillion programs and social education to adults, children, and young adults. These superior programs include lessons in ballroom and popular dance along with invaluable “Etiquette for Life” training. The classes have been well received at country clubs, event facilities, hotels, churches, and schools throughout Atlanta and its metropolitan area.

Valerie Macdonald, Director of Cotillion Group

Welcome to The Cotillion Group! We have a lot of exciting things in store for people of all ages. We specialize in teaching self confidence, manners and etiquette, skills for life, and ballroom dancing with a program that has been effective for over 25 years!

The Cotillion Group offers many classes in the Greater Metro Atlanta and now Macon areas.  We are looking to expand to any market that has a need for these type of services. I hope to get a chance to meet each and every one of you and show you just how fun and effective Cotillion Group programs can be!

The Masked Cotillion is coming in January 2021!!!!

We will be offering a Winter program for 8th graders from ANY school. Space is EXTREMELY limited!

Keeping the "Social" in Social Distancing!!
Please join us this Winter as we present a special cotillion program for 8th graders! Classes will be held at Country Club of Roswell and are open to all 8th graders. This season, we will not be doing partner dances or shaking hands, but we WILL keep the "social" in "social distancing!" We plan to teach our entire 8th grade curriculum of professional and social etiquette along with some additional topics. Classes will include games, contests and line dances as we cover First Impressions, the meet-and-greet technique we call ASSERT, Making Conversation, and the ever-popular Table Manners! The curriculum also includes dating, job interview skills, networking and social media.
To keep the everyone safe, we will be taking the following health protocols:
  • temperature checks for all staff and students
  • face masks/face shields worn by all staff and students
  • frequent hand sanitizing/hand washing
  • limited class size (50 maximum)
  • eliminating partner dancing and handshakes
We have so many important skills to teach your 8th graders, skills they will use their entire life! We believe we can do this safely while also allowing for much needed social interaction.
We will offer 3 sessions on Sundays. Please rank your choices from first to last preference. If you would like to be in a session with a friend, please communicate with that friend and you will both need to reference each other on your registration. Registrations will be processed in the order received.
Sundays at Country Club of Roswell  
1/10, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7 (early for Super Bowl), 2/21
Session 1 4-5:30
Session 2 5:45-7:15
Session 3 7:30-9
Normal cotillion attire: dresses or skirts for girls, coats and ties for boys.
Tuition is $175.
Registration opens Thursday, November 12 and you must call or email: 770-781-5580 (no text) or

Fall 2020 registration is opening!

Registration is opening for Fall programs! While we don't know exactly how things will look in September, we are moving forward in hope. I encourage you to register sooner rather than later since class size might be limited. If classes are not able to proceed, full refunds will be given.

Fall 2020 programs:

Junior Promenade of Roswell (Crabapple MS, area private and homeschool)

Sunday evenings at Country Club of Roswell


Northside Cotillion (Sutton MS, area private and homeschool)

Sunday evenings at Peachtree Christian Church


The Cotillion Group at Peachtree Corners (Pinckneyville, Duluth, Coleman, Cornerstone, area private and homeschool)

Tuesday evenings at Simpsonwood United Methodist Church


Save the date! Cotillion of South Forsyth coming in March!

Classes are held at Polo Golf and Country Club on Sunday evenings for 7th, 8th and 9th graders. Registration will open soon. Please contact Valerie Macdonald 770-781-5580 or for details. Come join us!



Winter 2020 Programs!
The following programs are now open for registration. Please contact Valerie Macdonald 770-781-5580 or for details.

Cotillion of Alpharetta- Windward Hilton Garden Inn
King's Ridge, Taylor Road, Webb Bridge students

Lakeside Cotillion- Bascomb United Methodist Church

Et Booth students

Bridges/North Atlanta Cotillion-Country Club of Roswell
Elkins Pointe, Haynes Bridge, Holcomb Bridge students

St Ives Cotillion- due to the temporary closing of St Ives Country Club for renovations, St Ives students are welcome to attend any program that works best for them.

We hope you will join us!

Save the date!! The Canton Cotillion at Sixes is coming!

Attention all 7th, 8th and 9th graders! Come have fun with us while learning dance and etiquette!

We are thrilled to be offering a new program in Canton! Classes will be held on Thursday evenings, starting January 23, 2020. Classes will be 6-7:30 pm at Cherokee Charter Academy.

This is not your grandmother’s cotillion! The students will learn basic ballroom dancing and popular dance (Shag, Swing, Free Style, Line and Slow), as well as many important social and professional skills the students will need to know now and throughout their lives. The classes will culminate in a Parents Showcase displaying the program as parents observe all their child has learned.

You can expect your child to gain confidence in our classes, and learn how to greet, shake hands and converse with adults—an all-important skill as the dating years approach. They will also discuss social media etiquette! But most of all, your teen will have fun!

The Cotillion Group is a well-respected and widely-known organization that has reached students across metro Atlanta for over twenty-five years. The Canton Cotillion at Sixes offers a wonderful opportunity for your child to grow in confidence and gain important social skills for facing their high school years and beyond.

Registration will open later this Fall.

We are looking for some volunteers to serve as Board Members. Board Members promote the program and help to spread the word.

If you are interested in your child receiving an invitation or helping with the Board, please contact Valerie Macdonald, Director.





We would like to announce the Stepping Stones to Success program

Did your high school student miss participating in cotillion?

Does your cotillion graduate need some refreshers?

Stepping Stones to Success is here to help!

                              Click here to download registration form

Macon is the newest franchise to join The Cotillion Group. 

We would like to take a moment to welcome their franchise

and wish them well with their business.

Please click here for dates and times


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