- A formal gathering in that focuses on social etiquette and ballroom dance. In recent years, geared to the young to acquire social skills of high society.
- An 18th and 19th century formal dance, similar to a contradance or quadrille. The cotillion was often the final dance of the evening and consisted of a variety of complex steps that were performed by a lead couple which the others imitated. The music for a cotillion may have included a waltz, polka, mazurka, or galop.
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