What is Social Dance?

Boston Assemblies feature instruction in a lively mix of traditional dances, such as fox trot, waltz and swing. Although the classes are highly structured and include etiquette instruction, to keep it light and fun, we play plenty of popular current music and dance selections in our program. Every class includes party dances with prizes. Young people love music, love to dance, and love socializing with their peers. The Assemblies create a memorable social event for students to meet friends and expand social skills.

The enormous value of good manners and civility is experiencing a trememndous resurgence. Developing good manners is an investment that will last a lifetime. Social dancing is increasingly popular among all ages of people. There are many courtesies associated with social dance that give us the opportunity to address a wide range of social behavior. Skills acquired in class have a wide application, from school interviews and placement, social occasions, job search. In a competitive world, those with excellent social skills have a powerful edge.

We intend to create an entertaining, non-intimidating atmosphere for children, making Boston Assemblies a valuable component in childhood social development.

Social skills addressed in class: handshaking, making introductions, receiving lines, making a good first impression, escorting a partner, seating partners, making and receiving compliments, making conversation, respect and kindness.

Bringing Boston Assemblies to Your Community

Parents of children of the appropriate age serve as contacts within the community. For the children, the fun and excitement comes from dressing up and attending the special “rite of passage” with their peers.

Responsibilities of a contact parent:

  • Forward our announcements to parents of appropriate age students directly or through the PTO
  • Encouraging participation

Commitment to Excellence

Exercise in good manners is more than a mere formality. Practicing good manners are the embodiment of character and integrity. It is our goal to teach vital life skills in a setting and environment that engenders enthusiasm in young people. Rather than being restrictive the rules of conduct once internalized free the individual from worrying about making a mistake and enables them to enjoy social interaction

Social Skills Learned and Practiced

  • Handshaking
  • Eye contact
  • Posture
  • Introductions
  • Making a good first impression
  • Standing as a sign of respect
  • Everyday etiquette tips
  • Escorting and seating partners
  • The importance of conversation