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PVIS Cotillion 2019-2020

Registration Deadline: August 30, 2019

PVIS Cotillion, a popular intermediate school activity and tradition on the PV Peninsula, is associated with the PVIS Booster Club, a parent-sponsored organization dedicated to enriching the PVIS student experience. We encourage participation in the Booster Club and offer a lower fee to students who are Booster Club members (Sea King donation level or higher).

The purpose of Cotillion is to provide your child with instruction in basic dance steps and social graces. Eight dances are held, typically on Friday evenings, from September to April. The year culminates with a Mother/Son - Father/Daughter dance to which one parent is invited (mother and son or father and daughter).

Each dance is a semi-formal or themed dance with music, decorations, and refreshments.
Dates and Themes DATE THEME NOTES ATTIRE September Harvest Hop Get acquainted dance Semi-Formal October Ghost Gallop Halloween costume contest Theme or Semi-Formal November Sadie Hawkins Backwards Dance Girl’s choice; country dress Theme or Semi-Formal December Holiday Ball Charity drive Semi-Formal January New Year’s Swing: Jump Jive & Jitterbug -the 40s Swing & 40’s outfit contests Theme or Semi-Formal February The King & Queen of Hearts Valentine’s dance Semi-Formal March Hawaiian Holiday Aloha attire Theme or Semi-Formal April April in Paris Prom Waltz contest (Mother/Son & Father/Daughter Dance) Semi-Formal

We need parent volunteers to help set-up/decorate and chaperone; Sign-up Genius forms will be emailed to solicit your participation. If we do not have enough chaperones, we may need to cancel dances for safety reasons. Parent volunteer hours are a plus for children who apply to The Palos Verdes Assembly in high school.
Cotillion prepares students to participate in PV Assembly at the high school level. PV Assembly is a co-ed program of community service, in addition to ball room dancing and etiquette, culminating in a senior presentation ball. Acceptance into Assembly is affected by attendance in Cotillion during all three years of middle school.

Dance Times Dances start and end promptly GRADE LEVEL START TIME DISMISSAL TIME 2:00 – 3:00 PM – We appreciate parent volunteers for set up help 6TH GRADE 4:45 PM 6:30 PM Please note for April dance the 6th grade is split: Last name A-L 4:45 – 5:35 pm M-Z 5:40 – 6:30 pm 7TH GRADE 6:45 PM 8:15 PM 8TH GRADE 8:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:00 -10:20 PM – We appreciate parent volunteers for tear down help

Cotillion membership is limited in class size for safety, and effort is made to maintain an even boy/girl ratio. Early application submittal is strongly recommended for admission into Cotillion. Applications will be prioritized based on the date that fully completed applications and full payment are received, with attention to maintaining an even boy/girl ratio. It is no longer necessary to submit your application with a partner.
The last date to submit a Cotillion application is August 30, 2019.
A confirmation email will be sent to those accepted into Cotillion and formal invitations will be mailed to Cotillion members early to mid-September.
Membership Cost:
$135 for PVIS Booster Club Member* (to be verified)
$195 for non-Booster Club Members
* To qualify for Booster Club Member discount, student/family must be a Sea King Booster level member or higher. Booster Club memberships can be purchased during online registration, but families can apply the discount now.

For further information or if you are interested in becoming part of the all-volunteer PVIS Cotillion Board, please contact Dawn Murdock, co-Chair, at or .