62 children and teens just graduated from the 2016 Cotillion and Formal Ball. How rewarding to have so many individual young people express the fun they had while we learned about good Character, Confidence, and Courtesy! Here are a couple of photos from the weekly classes. The Class Act Etiquette/Dance Camp will be June 13-16, so please save that week and join us!P1050063 P1050124 P1050061 P1050057


    Saturday night’s Formal Ball was such a fun evening and nice conclusion to our 2014 Brazos Valley Cotillion held at Briarcrest Golf Club.  Thank you to all 65 who attended.  It is such a privilege to walk under the Saber Arch of the Tx A&M University Ross Volunteers. We love it that they come each year to start off our Ball.  Everyone looked so nice.  I hope you enjoyed the evening as much as I did. After dining on a 4-course meal and dancing to DJ Tom Byer,

    The Dance Police gave some special awards:

    Best Female Dancer: Paige Keller

    Best Male Dancer:  Tyler Vesperman

    Most Improved Female Dancer:  Heather Brown

    Most Improved Male Dancer:  Joey Williams (Joey – age 10 —  said to me, “of all the older guys here, and I won?!).  Joey developed an incredible dance frame.

    Most Mannerly Female:  Maddie Campbell

    Most Mannerly Male:  Jackson McGruffy 

    Before the end of the evening we enjoyed 3 performances:  Ben and Jordan Fisher choreographed a beautiful Foxtrot/Viennese Waltz; Irina Popova and Alex Hansen tempted us with a phenomenal Tango; Amanda Vorpahl and Jordan Garcia choreographed a wonderful Quickstep!

    But we won’t stop dancing!  A Teen Dance Class will begin Thursday, April 3, 4:30-5:45pm.  To enroll:


  3. Etiquette Camp Rerun

    Etiquette Camp last week was so amazing! Did you notice our front page coverage in the Eagle on Wednesday June 19? I’ve had several requests for another camp for the summer, so I am now offering another Etiquette Camp in combination with this year’s upcoming Dance Camps from July 23-26. The Children’s Dance Camp (for ages 6-10) is from 1:00-2:00 pm. The Teen Dance Camp (for ages 11-18) is from 2:45-4:15. In between the two Dance Camps I’ve added an Etiquette Camp that both age groups may attend. So… you may enroll in only in a dance camp or in the combination Dance/Etiquette Camp. Here’s the link to enroll.

    To whet your appetite, enjoy this video of Ben and Jordan Fisher performing a fun foxtrot at the 2013 Class Act Etiquette and Dance Camp banquet.!/video/video.php?v=10201000394067975&notif_t=video_processed


  4. Cotillion and Formal Ball for Teens

    Was it Cinderella at the Ball?  Or might it have been students of the Brazos Valley?  Fifty-six of our local youth, ages 11-17, practiced their manners, their dining skills, and their dance skills at the annual Brazos Valley Cotillion, held the month of February on Thursday evenings.  Their Formal Ball was a special affair.  Each couple had the privilege of walking under the Saber Arch of the Ross Volunteers from our honorable Corps of Cadets.  Seated at beautifully decorated tables, the young ladies and gentlemen enjoyed a four-course meal followed by ballroom dancing.  Individual Dance Cards were provided giving the  order of dances for the evening.  Special performances were provided by Jordan and Ben Fisher, Amanda Vorpahl and Jordan Garcia, Irina Popova and Andrew Penn.  Our beloved DJ was Tom Byar.  Michael Bobinski of Bluefish Photography, was on deck to capture those special moments on camera. 

    The next Cotillion will be this summer, June 17-20, at our annual Class Act Etiquette & Dance Camp.