The Dogwood Cotillion Team

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Brenda Laskey, Director

Our director, Brenda Laskey, has had the privilege of teaching social graces to thousands of students over the years. Brenda is a former flight attendant and has spent the last 20 years involved in children’s activities thru the PTA and the School’s Foundation Programs. 

Brenda has two grown children and lives in East Cobb.

In addition to directing Dogwood Cotillion's grade level curriculum, Brenda also speaks and leads workshops for fraternities, sororities, Scout troops, non-profits and anyone interested in learning classic social skills and etiquette. Contact Brenda for more details.

High School helpers

High School Leaders

The Dogwood Cotillion employs approximately 10 high school leaders each year. These are former students who have graduated from the program and want to come back and be a role model to the younger 5th through 8th grade students. They are carefully chosen and go through training before the sessions starts.  They are a range of different personality types so that every students can relate to at least one of the high school leaders.

Every class will have multiple male and female high school leaders to assist in the flow of the class.  They are trained in the curriculum and dance steps.  They are instrumental in the portion of the classes that discuss social media.  The students seem to be more engaged when the subject is delivered from the high school leaders.

Leiselle and Jackie

Parent Committee

Dogwood Cotillion welcomes any student from any school or homeschool program.  The schools that are listed on the website have at least one parent on our parent committee to help compile the list of students from that school who would like to attend.  Since we are not officially affiliated with the schools this must be done through parents – usually word-of-mouth.

We appreciate our parent committee for getting the word out to the parents. If you don’t see your child’s school listed on our website that does not mean your child cannot attend.  Contact us if you are interested in learning more about inviting your school to attend Dogwood Cotillion.

Brenda Laskey, Director

Our director, Brenda Laskey, has had the privilege of teaching social graces to thousands of students over the years. Brenda is a former flight attendant and has spent the last 20 years involved in children’s activities thru the PTA and the School’s Foundation Programs. 

Brenda has two grown children and lives in East Cobb.

In addition to directing Dogwood Cotillion's grade level curriculum, Brenda also speaks and leads workshops for fraternities, sororities, Scout troops, non-profits and anyone interested in learning classic social skills and etiquette. Contact Brenda for more details.

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High School Helpers

The Dogwood Cotillion employs approximately 10 high school leaders each year. These are former students who have graduated from the program and want to come back and be a role model to the younger 5th through 8th grade students. They are carefully chosen and go through training before the sessions starts.  They are a range of different personality types so that every students can relate to at least one of the high school leaders.

Every class will have multiple male and female high school leaders to assist in the flow of the class.  They are trained in the curriculum and dance steps.  They are instrumental in the portion of the classes that discuss social media.  The students seem to be more engaged when the subject is delivered from the high school leaders.

High School helpers

Parent Committee

Dogwood Cotillion welcomes any student from any school or homeschool program.  The schools that are listed on the website have at least one parent on our parent committee to help compile the list of students from that school who would like to attend.  Since we are not officially affiliated with the schools this must be done through parents – usually word-of-mouth.

We appreciate our parent committee for getting the word out to the parents. If you don’t see your child’s school listed on our website that does not mean your child cannot attend.  Contact us if you are interested in learning more about inviting your school to attend Dogwood Cotillion.

Leiselle and Jackie