‘It was OK once we got used to it’

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Posted: March 9, 2013

The Winchester Star

Robyn Schroth, director of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National League of Junior Cotillions, leads a six-month program for sixth- and seventh-graders that covers topics such as dancing, table manners, introducing a partner and giving and receiving compliments.
Seventh-graders Emma Capitano (left) and Julia Ricci learn the steps to a dance during the course presented by the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National League of Junior Cotillions. In some dances, boys and girls learn the steps separately before they dance together in a large circle.
Sixth-graders in the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National League of Junior Cotillions demonstrate the proper etiquette for seating partners at a dinner table.

Winchester — The lesson begins the moment the boys and girls walk in the door.

A line of couples fills the entranceway, and at the front, shaking hands, is Robyn Schroth, director of the Blue Ridge...



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