In 2012, Tulsa Cotillion expanded its program to include Tulsa Country Cotillion, giving our second year students the opportunity to expand their dancing and to incorporate the ever popular country/western dances and line dances. Etiquette lessons taught during first year classes are continually reinforced, and manners appropriate for more relaxed social situations are emphasized.
Country/western dances are introduced in lieu of formal ballroom dances, and include the Two-Step, the Country Shuffle, the Country Waltz and Triple-time Swing, along with 4-5 popular line dances. Students are encouraged to wear jeans and cowboy boots during class sessions, and then to step-it-up-a-notch for the barn dance adding cowboy hats, vests and rhinestones! Our “barn” dances are typically held at Five Oaks, Stokely Event Center, Camp Lochridge and also at area country clubs.
The dinner consists of a BBQ buffet in place of the formal 5-course, sit down dinner. Students learn how to appropriately serve themselves and pass through buffet lines, something they will most likely be exposed to more often than formal meals. Proper dining etiquette is still strongly reinforced along with all of the social skills learned during their first year sessions.
Tulsa Country Cotillion has become very popular, especially for students bound for Oklahoma and Texas state universities where country/western dancing venues are around every corner.