The Inaugural Ball will be held November 10th 2022
Held in the Historic Linen Building
1402 W. Grove St. Boise, Idaho
Hello! Thank you for your interest in Boise Cotillion. Boise Cotillion was established in 1998. Over 3,500 children in the greater Treasure Valley have participated in Boise Cotillion. Themed dance parties are held monthly. Each monthly party builds on the social graces taught from the prior dance, along with professional dance instruction. Cotillion serves children in the 4th-9th grades. Cotillion dress is traditional semi-formal or themed, and girls wear gloves. The Cotillion Season is held once monthly from November-April.
Boise Cotillion Season will begin with the Inaugural Ball held on Thursday, November 10th. Registration and Enrollment has begun. Alumni and pre-registered will have priority registration until Tuesday, October 3rd. All new enrollments may register and enroll now, and confirmation will be sent after Tuesday, October 3rd. The acceptance will be in the order received. Please allow a few days for the confirmation notice. We are expecting a full Cotillion this season, as we have been on a two year hiatus, so early registration enrollment is suggested. When Cotillion lists are filling up I will post the information here.
What is Cotillion?
Cotillion has been around since the early 1800’s. Today Cotillions are present in many cities. Cotillion is considered by many, to be a part of a child’s social education.
Boise Cotillion will offer dance instruction and exposure to proper social etiquette, in a fun, age appropriate party atmosphere. Children will gain an appreciation of the joy of a variety of music and dance, as well as practice good manners and gracious behavior. Each party/lesson will offer instruction in traditional social dances as well as popular favorites. Partners are arranged, and change often. Each child will have approximately eight different partners per night. Emphasis will be placed on proper social etiquette and fun. Good manners are for everyone.
Through instruction and practice, good manners become second nature, and children gain confidence and poise because they know how to handle themselves in a variety of social situations. They have fun with their friends, meet new friends from throughout the city, dance, win prizes and enjoy refreshments, while learning social etiquette that will contribute to future success. The parties will be strictly supervised by a combination of the Cotillion directors, the dance instructor, paid assistants and parent chaperones. Appropriate behavior is required of all Cotillion members. Cotillion is inclusive and respectful of all members.
Young ladies shall wear a party dress and appropriate dancing shoes. Shoes should be comfortable, and the heels appropriate for dancing. Cotillion dress is on the conservative side. Please no strapless, backless, midriff or dresses that are too revealing. Short white gloves are required.
Gentlemen shall wear a suit or sports coat (blazer and khakis) tie, dark socks, and shoes that are leather type tie or loafer, no athletic shoes. Theme dances, the dress should be appropriate to theme or Cotillion wear.
Cotillion dress code is required of all.
The 23rd Season
You are Cordially Invited to Attend the 2022-2023
Boise Cotillion Season of Dance Parties Held in "The Linen Building" an historic building in downtown Boise
1402 W. Grove Street, Boise, Idaho
Cotillion Directors: Mrs. Denise Hodges and Natalie Gallegos Professional Dance Instruction
Held once a month on Thursdays (Dec.7th Wednesday)*
November 10 Inaugural BallIntroduction to Cotillion
December 7* Holiday GalaBring $5.00 wrapped gift
January 12 Nifty 50's Dance Theme dress and music
February 9 Sweetheart Dance Valentines Fun
March 9 All American Western Theme dress and music
April 13 Spring Prom* Dinner Option/ Parents invited last 15 min.
* (Held in the Historic Crystal Ballroom of the Hoff Building)
Times for Cotillion 4th-5th Grade 5:45-7:00 6th-9th Grade 7:15-8:30
(times and class combinations may be adjusted depending on enrollment)
$295.00 Enrollment $275 Sibling
$25 Registration Fee: one time fee, first year of Cotillion Enrollment
Pay with cash, check, or PayPay (credit card or direct)
Click on the ENROLLMENT TAB at the very top (this color)
Printable and Mailable Invitation below as well
COVID STATEMENT AGREEMENT
As we return to a more normal social environment, we need to address this issue of Covid.
Boise Cotillion cannot adhere to social distancing. Masks are optional. Girls will wear gloves.
Children with any symptons of illness are required to stay home. Boise Cotillion will not be held responsible if Covid is contracted at Cotillion. In the event of school closures or strict distancing guidelines are again required/or CDC reccommended we have the right to cancel Cotillion. In the event that parties must be cancelled, any requested refunds would be prorated by event and 50% of party fee available for refund. (Cotillion is still responible for Venue contract) Please check off agreement box during enrollment.