JCHR Dance Dates

The following are the dance dates for the 2018 seasons.


Peninsula 2018
  • September 22 - Let's Kick Off the Season
  • October 6 - Stars and Stripes Forever (Wear something red, white, or blue)
  • October 13 - Monster Mash (Wear a costume)
  • November 3 - Dancing Through the Years
  • November 10 - Topsy, Turvy, Turkey (Please bring canned goods)
  • December 1 - Holly Ball (Parents invited, Ladies please bring nosegays)



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 2019

  • January 12 - Winter Wonderland
  • January 19 - Dancing Through the Years
  • February 2 - Super Bowl Bash ( Wear your favorite team attire)
  • February 16 - Cupid’s Shuffle ( Wear something red)
  • March 2 - Shamrock Shenanigans ( Please bring canned goods)
  • March 16 - Spring Ball
  • March 17 - Optional Instructional Spring Luncheon


    Sunday, November 18, 2018 2:00 – 3:00 pm
    Waypoint Grill Restaurant
    1480 Quarter Path Road
    Williamsburg, VA



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.