Cotillion Instructor
Don O'Connell, Instructor

Orinda Country Cotillion is thrilled to have had the services of Orinda resident, Don O'Connell, as its head dance and etiquette instructor since 1978.
Don and his team of assistants have been in high demand as cotillion instructors in the East Bay for many years. Since 1978, Don and his crew have taught over 15,000 middle schoolers how to dance. Don O'Connell is the instructor of the cotillion programs in Piedmont, Orinda, Moraga, and Diablo Valley.

Don O'Connell specializes in cotillion programs for pre-teens and teenagers. His exciting dance program delivers:


A fast paced teaching style that challenges students, keeps them engaged, allows for a variety of partners and delivers tons of fun!


The best of what's hot now, and the best of what was hot then!


How to treat a partner
How to dance more than 10 dances
How to behave at a party while having fun


Constant positive reinforcement from instructors
The goal is that everyone leaves class feeling good