Town and Country Cotillion was founded in 1961 by Nancy Butcher Leake, the mother one of the current owners, Laura Leake Brown. The dances have been taking place at the Tuckahoe Woman’s Club since that time. Our mission today continues to be to help middle school children learn to be comfortable in new social situations by teaching etiquette and manners through ballroom dance.
Etiquette, manners, social skills and dancing have endured for centuries. There is still a place in our busy world for Ladies and Gentlemen and we constantly reinforce these values. As the boys and girls progress through our program, they gain confidence that will help them feel comfortable socially as they mature into teenagers and young adults. Through the art of ballroom dance, our participants not only have fun, but also come to shed their shyness and emerge as poised, polished and confident.