Dance, Etiquette, Fun!


You Are Welcome

Parents are always welcome to drop by and see our program. Bring your cameras! All events will be held at Mermaids.

Make Up Classes

Any Cotillion member can come to the make-up class. (Mondays following Cotillion events from 4-5pm) If your child has missed an event or needs one-on-one instruction they are welcome to come. The class usually has 1-10 members so they will receive a lot of personal attention. Please call Susan if you plan on attending. All dress is very casual for this class. Most members come straight from school. Make up classes are usually held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 224 North East Avenue, Fayetteville.


Please send us a photo of your child if you have not already done so. Write their name and grade on the back. A school photo is fine, or any snapshot. This helps us keep up with your child.


All accounts should be paid in full by the Mother’s Tea.


Mardi Gras chaperones are by written invitation only. Please wear semi-formal or formal attire. Gentlemen can wear suits, coat and tie, or tuxedo.

Guests for Mardi Gras

Guests are welcome, i.e. siblings, grandparents, family members.

Personal Items

We are not responsible for lost articles. PLEASE MARK YOUR NAME IN YOUR COAT. It is not necessary to bring hand bags.


We will order gloves for you if you will indicate on your application your request and size. There is a small additional charge for gloves. We do require gloves be worn at all semi-formal and formal events.


Always call if your child will not be at Cotillion. Give us as much notice as possible. It is very important for our boy girl ratio and scheduling our teen helpers. It also helps us to start on time, so we are not delaying for members who are not coming.

Drop Off

If you will follow the the prescribed routes, you will find your child can be “dropped-off” at the rear door of Mermaids. Our teen assistants will be there to assist and escort your child into the ballroom at Mermaids.

Pick Up

We cannot accept responsibility for Cotillion participants after they leave the building. We have never had any difficulty with this, but please make sure you communicate with your child, so we are all on the same page. Thank you!

Cotillion Helpers will help with pick-up. They will try to assist your child in finding your car, and have them get in curb-side. Please drive very slowly, watch for other Cotillion members, and exit on Green Acres Road for smooth traffic flow.