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a ball at which young ladies are presented to society

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a lively dance originating in France in the 18th century

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Applications or nominations for cotillion director are currently being received.
Mobile native Margaret Brown ("Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt") spent the 2007 Carnival season commuting between the white debutante cotillions and the black working environments, racking up a wide range of viewpoints on why this state of affairs was just fine -- or wasn't.
Cotillions where girls escorted by their fathers pledge chastity are known as Purity Balls.
Snakes aren't planning cotillions, but many species seem to care for their young, hang out together when pregnant, and to associate with relatives, these researchers say.
He stood alone, watching at the fringes of our dances and proms and cotillions.
Snobbery in America used to be about Wasp culture and its accouterments of prep schools, Ivy League colleges, cotillions, debutante balls, the Social Register, etc.
By the beginning of the nineteenth century, the longways dances and cotillions were phased out in favor of the quadrille--a dance that retained the square formation of the cotillion, but employed less energetic movements.
The name of the ball is fictitious, he says, but cotillions were quite popular among the black aristocracy of the time--and still are.
They educated primarily the progeny of the upper class--white, Protestant, male students, the products of New York and New England private schools, who were often more interested in debutante cotillions and sporting events than in the life of the mind.
Cotillions are something we Irish in Austin never did.
She received about six months of dance training under a reputable black teacher named Essie-Marie Dorsey, and eventually became involved in the Philadelphia Cotillions.
From the beginning, in 1979, her overview was anthropological because the gestures at weddings or pajama parties, the smiles of hunters with their trophies or of those at hot-rod meets, cotillions, baptisms, and graduations, from circa the 1920s through the '60s, reveal not only a series of historical arrangements, dense with physical detail, but cultural poses, fantasies, protocols.
Ethics experts at The National League of Junior Cotillions have released their annual list of the most outstanding role models of the year and all the three stars made it to the list.
Since then, he's competed in the prestigious National Cotillions, winning gold in 2001 and silver in 2002.
As Baltzell points out, the founding in the late nineteenth century of institutions like country clubs, boarding schools, rich suburbs, cotillions, and downtown men's clubs, along with the transformation of the Ivy League schools from institutions of ministerial training to molders of a national elite, enormously helped the process along.