Conduct & Guidelines

Before/After Class Conduct

Students should arrive and be picked up promptly. Students will not be allowed to leave during class time unless a parent is present or a written note is sent to the dance instructor.
The chaperones and dance instructors will not be responsible for behavior of students prior to or after class.

Class Conduct

Courtesies of social dancing and thoughtfulness of others in a party atmosphere will be stressed as an important part of instruction. Disruptive, disrespectful, inattentive behavior is unacceptable. If a student's behavior is inappropriate for the class (as determined by either instructor or chaperones), parents will be called immediately, the child will be asked to leave and not return unless accompanied by a parent. If a student’s attire does not adhere to attire guidelines, the child will be asked to either request a change of clothing from his/her parent.

The Country Cotillion Guidelines

  • Only members may attend.
  • No cell phones/electronics in the dance.
  • Dressy attire is required when not dressed in theme.
  • Boys should wear coats and tie and shoes suitable for dancing. Shorts, jeans, sneakers or Vans are not permitted.
  • Girls should wear tasteful dresses or blouse and skit with proper length (fingertip length) for active dancing, or a blouse and proper-length skirt. No thin spaghetti strap, strapless, one-strap, backless or revealing attire, or visible undergarments. Backless shoes are not permitted and high heels are not comfortable for dancing.
  • Members will have the opportunity to dance with other members.
  • Members are expected to treat their partner with respect and empathy.
  • Members are expected to comply with the directions of the instructor at all times.
  • Members are expected to remain on the premises during the designated dance hours.
  • An authorized adult must bring and pick up students at stated times. Promptness is essential.
  • The Orinda Country Cotillion cannot assume responsibility for students beyond the designated hour.
  • No chewing gum.
  • Have fun!
  • If attire does not adhere to guidelines, the student will be asked to request a change of clothing from home.