The main focus of Piedmont Cotillions is to encourage young people to become confident and to build self esteem.

This program introduces the importance of social graces such as the proper way to move through a receiving line, how to make introductions and converse comfortably, proper dance etiquette, how to interact with the host and guests at an event, writing thank you notes, the use of proper telephone etiquette and much more.

Friendship is very important to young people, but social interaction at that age is not always easy. All young people want to feel accepted, but shyness and nervousness among their peers may keep them from being socially comfortable. This program helps students present themselves with dignity and shows them how to be at ease with adults and with friends in all social situations.

This is a continuing program and every year it builds on the growth of the previous years. The curriculum changes with the level of maturity. The seventh and eighth graders may review the Foxtrot while adding additional steps. The Cha-cha might be replaced by a new Latin American dance such as the Mambo or the Tango. Of course, each year general etiquette is thoroughly reviewed.

It is our belief that young people who practice proper etiquette from an early age will always feel socially secure, and those who learn to dance will love it for the rest of their lives!

Skills We Teach

We impart good graces, ballroom dance skills, telephone manners, table manners, good social etiquette and much more!
Ballroom Dancing
The basics of the Foxtrot, Tango, Waltz, line dances and more!
Dining Behavior
Proper dining manners, place setting, and etiquette!
Social Etiquette
Conversational skills, social graces, kindness, etc.


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Our Team!

Meet the owner and our incredible team!
Geri Sheffey
Geri Sheffey

Owner and Instructor

Geri is in her seventh year of teaching cotillion, and loves her students! She studies under Fred Astaire, and Tim Saunders dance studios of Greensboro. Geri has several locations of cotillion classes available throughout North Carolina!

Chaille Clemmons Brice
Chaille Clemmons Brice

Senior Assistant

Chaille is one of the senior assistants at our Thomasville, Cary, Danville, and Winston Salem locations. She has three amazing young adults and is currently an insurance agent with NC Farm Bureau, Davidson County

Linda Waller Holden
Linda Waller Holden

Senior Assistant

A senior assistant at Sedgefield and Sanford, Linda is a retired Guilford County Schools teacher and enjoys helping our students learn. She is currently a skin care consultant for Rodan and Fields.