Orinda Country Cotillion
Friday Evening Dance Series

Welcome Cotillion Members and Parents

You are enrolled in what promises to be a rewarding and instructional dance experience. We are pleased that Don O'Connell is returning as our dance instructor. He has taught Orinda Country Cotillion since 1978 and is highly regarded by parents and students alike. A wide variety of dance steps as well as social etiquette will be taught during the sessions. Parents act as chaperones at each dance.

The Cotillion schedule and session assignments are listed here. All Cotillion classes are held on Friday evenings. Students have been divided into four groups and the groups rotate so that everyone has a chance to dance together. You will receive your child's schedule with his/her assigned group and dance time prior to the first gathering. No changes can be made to group assignments and students must attend their assigned session. The first five classes will take place at the Masonic Hall, 9 Altarinda Road in Orinda. The last class will combine all groups and be held in the Miramonte High School Large Gymnasium.

Attire for students is semi-formal or "dressy". Please review the attire guidelines with your child.

Please review the Orinda Country Cotillion Conduct Contract with your child.

Only registered members may attend the dances and only parents assigned as chaperones may remain at the dance. Please be sure to drop off and pick up your child at their assigned time. There is no supervision of your child if they are dropped off early or picked up late from the dance. Please be prompt as the dances always begin and end on time. The Orinda Country Cotillion cannot assume responsibility of students beyond the designated dance hours.

We would like to thank the entire Orinda Cotillion Committee that has helped us prepare for this exciting year. We could not have done it without all of you. All contact information for our committee can be found on the Orinda Country Cotillion website. Please call or email us if you have any questions or concerns.

If you would like to inquire specifically about chaperoning please email Ynez Hirst at yllwh@yahoo.com.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the first dance!

Warmest Regards,
Orinda Country Cotillion Co-Chairs

Darien Destino
ddestino@comcast.net
Shasta Pieper
shastapieper@gmail.com