JCHR Dance Dates

The following are the dance dates for the 2022 seasons.


Peninsula 2022
  • October  29, 2022 - Pumpkin Bash (We will meet at Immanuel Baptist Church/Summit Academy, 69 Saunders Road, Newport News which is right next to Scottish Rite for this dance only)
  • November 12, 2022 - Football Kickoff
  • November 19, 2022 - Turkey Trot (Please bring canned goods)
  • December 3, 2022 - Holly Ball (Parents invited)



Peninsula Location: 
Scottish Rite Masonic Center 
65 Saunders Road
Newport News, VA


Fifth & Sixth Grades: 6:00 - 7:15 P.M. Saturday Evenings 
Seventh, Eighth, & Ninth Grades 7:45 - 9:00 P.M. Saturday Evenings



Williamsburg 2023

  • January 21,2023-Kicking Off the Season
  • February 4, 2023-Winter Wonderland
  • February 11, 2023-Be My Valentine (Wear Something Red)
  • February 25, 2023-Totally 80's (Wear 80's Attire)
  • March 4, 2023-Shamrockin' (Please Bring Canned Goods)
  • March 11, 2023-Spring Ball (Parents Invited)



LADIES: Gloves required for all dances



Williamsburg Location:



Fifth & Sixth Grades: 6:00 - 7:15 P.M. Saturday Evenings 
Seventh, Eighth, & Ninth Grades 7:45 - 9:00 P.M. Saturday Evenings





JCHR Dance Evening


Our dance evening begins when young ladies in white gloves (fifth and sixth grade only) and young gentlemen in blue blazers arrive and are greeted by Cotillion assistants trained in valet service. Doors are opened and one proceeds through a receiving line comprised of staff and parent chaperones. In a relaxed format eye contact, hand shaking, and social introductions come to life. One proceeds to the check-in desk and onto the ballroom floor. Now the fun begins.

The Grand March begins our dance program. Trained dance instructors and Cotillion assistants lead in classic ballroom dance steps to carefully selected music, both contemporary and traditional. We realize the need to stay up-to-date so the hot new dances of the season are also taught, including popular line dances. Because each dance is fast-paced and the children are constantly changing partners, ample opportunity is offered to meet people from other schools and gain confidence in making new social contacts.

Throughout the evening Manners Moments are interjected. Fundamentally accepted manners and standards are taught while new social rules which apply to cell phones, computers, and other electronic devices are also included. It is our goal to update manners in a fun and informative way. After a short refreshment break, the Cotillion evening continues with more dancing instructions and Manner Moments. After the last dance, young ladies are escorted through a good evening line made up of Cotillion staff and parent chaperones. Once again, eye contact, hand shaking, and social graces are reinforced.