Cotillion is a five to six week course which teaches social graces and basic etiquette while incorporating fundamental skills of ballroom dancing to young ladies and gentlemen, second through ninth grade (depending on location). 
Through the use of various dance styles and etiquette lessons, the goal of cotillion is for each student to learn courtesy, poise and dignity. 

Ladies should wear a dress or a skirt and blouse to class. For safety reasons, we ask that they do not wear backless shoes or flip flops. Please do not wear strapless dresses or pant leggings under the dresses. If your daughter must wear something under the dress we prefer that it be tights or hose.
Short white gloves are required for those girls under the 6th grade at most cotillions. Please go to "browse cotillions" to find your location and class and see what your cotillion requires.  

Gentlemen should wear suits or blazers and dress pants, dress shirts, ties and dress shoes. Shirts must be tucked into the pants at all times. 
50's Party

  • Ladies may wear poodle skirts, jeans with large white dress shirts, scarves, tennis shoes, saddle oxfords, penny loafers, letter sweaters.
  • Gentlemen may wear jeans, plain white t-shirts, bowling-type shirts, tennis shoes, penny loafers, letter sweaters or jackets or leather jackets. 

Western Party

  • Ladies may wear jeans or denim western type skirts (skirts much be mid-thigh or longer), western shirts, plaid shirts, overalls, western belts and boots. No shorts, please.
  • Gentlemen may wear jeans, western shirts, western belts, and boots.  

Please note that gloves are expected to be worn by girls 5th grade and under. Not all cotillions request for gloves to be worn. Please check under "cotillions" to see if your location has a glove requirement. 

In the Dallas area you may purchase gloves at the following locations: 
Sandy's Dance Wear Too
3115 W. Parker Road, suite 190
Plano, Texas 75075
Sandy's Dance Wear Too is located on the Northwest corner of Parker Road and Independence Parkway in Plano. They are across the street from Blockbuster Video. 
Sandy's Dance Wear
2211 Gus Thomasson Road
Dallas, Texas 75228
Sandy's Dancewear is located on the Northwest side of the Casa View shopping center at Gus Thomasson and Ferguson Roads. 
Un Deux Trois
6124 Berkshire Lane
Dallas, Texas 75225

Un Deux Trois is in Preston Center at Preston and Northwest Highway.


You may purchase gloves and 50's apparel at :
Bright Beginnings
3010 West Anderson Lane
Austin, Texas 78757

You may also order gloves from their website at

Gloves are required for all classes except for the 50's and Country and Western dress up weeks.

Taking pictures or videotaping during class is not allowed except at the final End of Season Celebration or the Candlelight Dinner Dance. In order to start classes on time, we also request that all pictures are taken after class has ended. We appreciate your cooperation.

On the home page go to "Browse Cotillions" and click. Scroll down to your cotillion location and class and click on "details". Our refund policy is listed on the information page. It is also on the Terms and Conditions that each parent must sign at registration. Our registration site is set up so that you may copy the Terms and Conditions.

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