Old Dominion Cotillion Programs
The Page Class is open to all girls in grades seven and eight. They participate in social development and educational activities appropriate for their age as well as those events open to the entire Assembly. These girls begin their training in the social graces by observing and applying appropriate behaviors in a social setting. The Pages are formally introduced at the Debutante Ball.
The Future Debutante Class is open to all girls in grades nine and ten. The Future Debutantes participate in all social development and educational classes provided by the Cotillion as well as those planned by their own class. Their training is designed to prepare them for their Debut in future years. To increase their social awareness, the Future Debutantes are required to serve 10 hours of community service. The Future Debutantes and their escorts are formally presented at the Debutante Ball.
The Debutante Class is open to all girls in grades eleven and twelve. The Debutante program is designed to develop each girl’s potential for success in her school and/or work place social interactions and leadership roles. The social development and educational events afford the girls opportunities to approach life experiences with confidence and poise. In addition, the girls and their fathers attend dance lessons in preparation for their Debut. The Debutantes are also required to serve 10 hours of community service. The Debutantes are formally presented by their fathers and escorted by military cadets at the Debutante Ball.
The Post Debutante class is open to those girls who have made their debut at the immediate past ODC Debutante Ball. They participate in all cotillion activities, taking on more leadership roles and serving as role models for the younger girls. The Post Debutantes are required to serve 10 hours of community service. The Post Debutantes and their escorts are presented at the Debutante Ball.
The Post Post Debutante Class is open to those girls who have made their debut with ODC in previous years. The Post Post Debutante program is designed to further develop practical skills in etiquette, poise, communication and social responsibility aimed at the attainment of confidence, grace and gentility. The Post Post Debutantes are presented at the Debutante Ball.
The Alumnae are young women who were presented as Debutantes at a previous ODC Debutante Ball, but who are not currently participating as a Post or Post Post Debutante. The Alumnae are encouraged to participate in all ODC activities and take on leadership roles within the organization. The Alumnae are announced at the Debutante Ball.
Patrons of ODC are the mothers or designated female sponsor of current and past Assembly members. Other women recognized by the Board as friends of the cotillion may also join as Patrons.