Ridgecrest students are invited to apply for membership to the Ridgecrest Cotillion, a popular middle school activity and a tradition on the Peninsula. Each year, there are eight semi-formal/costume dances with music, decorations, refreshments, and optional costumes. Instruction is provided for basic dance steps, and students receive an education in social graces. The year culminates with a Mother/Son - Father/Daughter dance to which one parent is invited (mother and son or father and daughter).
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 accepted with the completion of the online application and will be prioritized based on the date that full payment is received, with attention to maintaining an even boy/girl ratio; however, it is no longer necessary to submit your application with an opposite gender partner. In addition, volunteer sign-ups will be posted on SignUp Genius and will be based on a first come-first sign up basis. Online registration will open on May 1, 2018 and the last date to submit a Cotillion application is September 1, 2018. Do NOT drop off applications to the school office. Please register your child/children online and mail in your checks for $160.00 per membership to our post office box:
Post Office Box 2693
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
The Cotillion membership will be confirmed on reciept of the check and there are no refunds.
Membership Cost $160.00 per child
Please write the child's name and grade on the memo line on the check
The mandatory parent-child orientation for new participants (optional for returning members) will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. You can attend your choice of session at either 3 p.m. or 6 p.m. At this meeting, dress code questions will be addressed and one pair of gloves (free of charge) will be distributed. Additional gloves will be available for purchase for $7.00 at this time as well.
A confirmation email will be sent upon acceptance into Cotillion and formal invitations will be mailed to Cotillion members. The high school continuation of Cotillion is the Palos Verdes Assembly, a social and philanthropic organization. Acceptance to the Palos Verdes Assembly is predicated on three years participation and attendance in Cotillion. See PV Assembly for more information.
RIDGECREST COTILLION COORDINATORS for 2018-2019
Vandana Ahluwalia & Melissa McKnight
(firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com)
Most of the dances will take place on Fridays, only one on Thursday.