Thought for Parents

You see a young child standing up from dinner table to help an elder get into her seat, holding
elevator doors for latecomers, thanking you for giving him or her a carpool ride to a group event...
Do these thoughts come to your mind?
"This kid will have a bright future"
"My kid should be friend with him/her."

Why Cotillion?

  • Know the right code of social conduct from a young age to encourage self-confidence and leadership sensibilities
  • Form natural habits of being put together in dress and presenting the best behaviors
  • Overcome shyness and timidity by learning how to make eye contact, shake hands, and speak with confidence
  • Be influenced by good examples - learn how to make friends with the same standard of values
  • Cotillion classes are enjoyable, making it an effective learning environment
  • Cotillion classes provide a venue to stress the importance and practice of good social behaviors, an area that is now less emphasized in schools and becoming harder for parents to teach
  • Children are addressed as Ladies and Gentlemen; Cotillion creates a mock adult situation to allow children to be empowered and understand how their own actions can make a difference
  • Parents are welcome to observe in class and practice together with their children at home -- understand the benefits of giving positive feedback over negative criticism
  • Teenagers who have attended cotillions year after year consequently have poise and social grace, solid foundation of self confidence and leadership qualities, and good discernment in peer pressure situations -- all of which are crucial in various real-life situations such as college admission interviews.

Why Harmony Cotillion?

  • Harmony Cotillion is nonexclusive and open to the public.
  • In addition to standard lessons of social conduct and behavior, Harmony Cotillion also covers cultural diversity - a rare curriculum that best suits the needs of ethnic families.

Last but not least ...
As parents, we must remember to prioritize our efforts - - character building must come before academic performance. Throughout the years, we see so many bright children with outstanding academic report cards, but if they lack the proper social skills, they risk the possibility of being limited in their future achievements.