Cooperstown Junior Ballroom Cotillion 2022 at The Otesaga

Cooperstown Junior Ballroom
Cotillion 2022 at The Otesaga

Arya Patel, along with her mother Bijal, father Anush and younger sister Avni, arrived at The Otesaga for the 2022 Cooperstown Junior Ballroom Cotilli last Friday. “This is a once in a lifetime experience for me,” Arya said. “I was full of nerves but now it’s great. We had ten 1½ hour sessions to learn the techniques and the dances. It was a great learning experience,” she said.

Celia Begin and Sawyer McManus practice the procession on The Otesaga’s veranda.


Making it a family affair, Bill and Jeanette Weldon accompanied son Gunter to the Cotillion. “This is the last Weldon child out of three to do this,” Mrs. Weldon said. “I’m feeling pretty confident in my dancing, this will be fun!” Gunter said.

2 thoughts on “Cooperstown Junior Ballroom Cotillion 2022 at The Otesaga

  1. Diane Koffer

    It was a great affair. Teaching our young ladies and gentlemen to dance , brush up on their manners and make parents and grandparents proud. Joe and I have been attending with our children and grandchildren since 1976. It’s a fabulous opportunity for all. Thank you to the organizers and the instructors, parents and the kids themselves. The parents enjoyed great conversation downstairs and dinner.

  2. Nancy Winne

    Cotillion in 1969 was held upstairs in the Clark Gymnasium, now part of the Baseball HOF! So glad to see the Otesaga Hotel will be your host, Cotillion Class of 2022!

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