Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between Cotillion and Professional Prep?

    Cotillions are almost exclusively parties with friends and ballroom dancing instruction. We have more structured lessons, which focus upon interviews and many civil adult professional behaviors

  • Is admission limited to certain people, clubs, or schools?

    No, our classes are open to every family who registers before class fills.

  • May parents observe? Do they dance?

    Yes, absolutely! All parents are encouraged to chaperone, but do not dance. Students always have assigned partners and seats for our many lessons.

  • How can I encourage my child to participate?

    After our first class, this will not be an issue! Prior to that, explain this as a class to learn how to act as an adult. It helps for a group from your school to plan a small social activity before or after our class.

  • Can they be with friends?

    Yes! It does get tricky with late registration or high volume from a single school, but students will always be with some others they know.

  • Are there parties?

    All Classes have decorations, popular music and refreshments which make it seem like a party, but there is no "hang with friends" time in class. Many parents plan before or after snacks or sleepovers. The time is tightly structured with numerous lessons each month.

  • What is the dress code?

    Young men wear navy blazers, khaki dress pants, dress shoes/socks, white dress shirt/tie. Young ladies wear modest dresses or skirt/tops, character dance shoes. (Class dress will enable students to become comfortable in professional dress.)

  • How many teachers do you have?

    Leslie McBee teaches with occasional assistance from Kim Cody. There is always a class hostess plus high school assistants and chaperone parents.

  • May I tell anyone else about the program?

    Yes, please forward this website; We rely upon parents familiar with the program to inform others about the opportunity to register.

  • What is your refund policy?

    Refunds can only be made in cases of moves outside of Atlanta metro. Students are grouped by school until spaces fill.