COTILLION PREP AT GISSV SF

This year, German School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) is helping their students enjoy dances more with a dance and manners class geared to make party-going easier. We’re calling it Cotillion Prep!

Each class will occur on GISSV SF campus on Fridays from 5-6pm. Classes will instruct in manners, buffet dining, dance steps and appropriate dress. Some light food will be provided as relevant to instruction. Class is limited to 16 students/session.

Fall – For grades 5-8

Fall: Classes will be held from 5-6 on Friday Sept 6, 13 and 20, and then a review will occur before the dance on Friday Sept 27

In advance of the Fall dance, we’ll hold 3 classes and one pre-dance review. Fee: $150

Class 1: Body language, Public safety, the layout of the buffet table and basic shapes. The basics of social dance (lead, follow, blues “step”)

Class 2: Public safety, Introductions, guest vs host (doors & chairs) and taking from the buffet table. Waltz and rhumba. If we do well, I’ll teach turns as well.

Class 3: Taking from the buffet table and how to eat. Mambo & The Chacha

Review prior to the dance. (Note, the review will be public, but students who took cotillion prep will look like stars because they’ll likely be the only ones who can follow along.

Spring – For grades 1-8

Spring: Classes will be held from 5-6 on Fridays 5 weeks in advance of the Spring dance. Dates TBA

In advance of the Fall dance, we’ll hold 5 classes and one pre-dance review. Fee: $210

Class 1: Body language, Public safety, the layout of the buffet table and basic shapes. The basics of social dance (lead, follow, blues “step”)

Class 2: Public safety, Introductions, guest vs host (doors & chairs) and taking from the buffet table. Waltz and rhumba. If we do well, I’ll teach turns as well.

Class 3: Taking from the buffet table and how to eat. Mambo & The Chacha

Class 4: Buffet sharing, exceptions and potlucks (which is what we’ll have). The Foxtrot.

Class 5: Buffet obstacle course. Leading & following (inc dances with no “basic” step). 

Review prior to the dance. (Note, the review will be public, but students who took cotillion prep will look like stars because they’ll likely be the only ones who can follow along.)