What is Worthington Cotillion?

Worthington Cotillion is a series of privately sponsored classes practicing a range of social skills, including firm handshakes, asking someone to dance, table manners and business interview skills. Basic ballroom, line dancing and associated etiquette are emphasized for students in the fifth and sixth grades. Buffet, seated, reception style dining and associated etiquette are offered to students in the seventh and eighth grades. Students will spend time with new and known friends dancing, laughing and participating in activities designed to increase confidence and break down their inhibitions while enjoying themselves in a safe and supportive environment.


The mission of Worthington Cotillion is to develop self-esteem and build confidence in children by teaching timeless etiquette and social skills in a safe, fun, formal environment while empowering them to respectfully interact with others through dance instruction and table manners.

Worthington Cotillion began in 1984 with the mission to educate young students in the art of dance and social etiquette. Worthington Cotillion conducts one six week series of Dance Classes each year during January and February. The Cotillion Dance season consists of one hour Tuesday evening classes. One three week Table Manners series is offered each year in March for one and a half hour Tuesday evening classes. Instruction this season will again be under the direction of Mr. Ron Clark. Mr. Clark has over forty years experience with young people in social education. He currently provides instruction at the Columbus Academy, The Columbus School for Girls, Wellington School, and Columbus Parochial Schools and privately sponsored classes in Bexley and Upper Arlington.

The Worthington Cotillion is coordinated by Mrs. Laurie Mottice who is a life long resident of Worthington.