Teaching Young Sarasotans Social Etiquette through Education and Social Experiences
The Cotillion Club was established in 1951 by a group of Sarasota parents as a learning experience in social etiquette for their children and friends. This idea grew from a few kids to close to one thousand students attending various schools across Sarasota County.
There are three Cotillion groups:
The Cotillion Club strives to provide both instruction and experiences to help Members learn and practice proper behavior in social settings. Each member is required to follow the Rules of Cotillion. New members are required to attend an introduction and etiquette session in the Fall before the season begins; this orientation session is required for participation in the dinner-dances.
During the Cotillion year, which coincides with the school year, there are three semi-formal dinner-dances for the 8th grade and Junior Cotillion groups. The Senior Cotillion group has two semi-formal dinner-dances and closes the year with a black-tie optional dinner-dance in the Spring.
Cotillion Club of Sarasota, Inc.
P.O. Box 19171
Sarasota, FL 34276-2171