Some of us go to work. Susan Cole and Donald Mason go dancing. The pair run the Boston Assemblies and have taught many generations of Wellesley and Weston kids the fox trot, the swing, and the waltz.

For decades, thousands of local preteens have had the pleasure—or the initially mortifying experience—of learning social dance and etiquette under the scrupulous tutelage of Cole and Mason. Fifth graders from all over Greater Boston attend weekly classes in what has become a regional rite of passage.

Read more in the Digital Edition of the Winter 2016 Issue of WellesleyWeston Magazine.