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14131 Seneca Road, Darnestown, Maryland 20874 | 301 869 0940 | F: 301 869 0942


Mary of Nazareth's Cotillion program offers an introduction to ballroom dancing and social grace training for eighth-grade boys and girls. Students enjoy the opportunity to learn basic dance steps and etiquette skills from professional instructors. Parent volunteers from Mary of Nazareth serve as chaperones, and funds are used to support our eighth grade's annual class trip to New York City.

*See below: Updated as of 9/10/2021*

Dear Parents,

In consultation with Mrs. Chen, Director of the Manners Lab, we have decided to postpone Cotillion scheduled at Mary of Nazareth School this fall. We have determined current CDC and ADW Guidelines will limit Cotillion activities to the point the overall program will be adversely impacted. With the hope that requirements may relax in a few months, we have decided to reschedule Cotillion for the late winter and spring. In the event the new dates don’t work for your family, please follow the instructions below to be reimbursed. We will share the new dates as soon as we are able to coordinate schedules with Mrs. Chen.

Immediate Reimbursement Instructions:
● Please email Katie Schultz at with your first and last name and a full reimbursement will be issued.


Please direct any questions to Michelle Himes at or Michelle Lamotteo at

Attire for Young Ladies 

Dresses of appropriate length, no shorter than three inches above the knee, with dress shoes and white, wrist length gloves. Gloves will be for sale each night. All sleeveless tops, including spaghetti straps and cap sleeves require a cardigan or pashmina. Leggings, miniskirts and revealing tops are not allowed.

Attire for Young Men

A coat and tie, dress slacks/khakis and smooth soled dress shoes, leather Sperry's or bucks.

Athletic shoes, sneakers, canvas shoes, blue jeans, cargo pants are not permitted.

*Responsible and courteous behavior is expected at all times.*

Please put childs name in the 'Additional Comments' box at the bottom of the form.

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