All Woodside Middle School students are invited to participate in Cotillion each year. Beginning in January and running for eight weeks, students meet one time each week for the annual Woodside tradition.  Cotillion provides instruction in etiquette for social events and provides an introduction to "ballroom" dancing, such as the Waltz, Rumba, Samba, and Swing.  

Students who sign up for Cotillion should expect:
  • To have a great time!
  • To dance with EVERYONE!  Dancers are rotated in order to give everyone the chance to learn how to dance with a variety of partners.  
  • To put your cell phones away during the entire class. 
In addition, there is a strict dress code:
  • Boys:  dress slacks, button down shirt, dress shoes.  No athletic shoes or sandals
  • Girls:  Dresses or skirts with dress shoes.  No spaghetti straps without a cover-up, no short dresses, and no midriff tops. Dress flats are strongly encouraged!
  • The school dress code will be enforced, and you will be asked to leave if not dressed appropriately.   
Items that should not be brought to Cotillion class include:
  • Phones
  • Cameras
  • Gum 
Classes typically are held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Sellman Pavilion, and they run from January through the middle of March. Parents are invited to the final class to take part in viewing how much students have learned throughout the class.

The class fee is $120, and checks can be made payable to WES.  This is a Middle School fundraiser that helps to raise money for the 6th grade class fund.  Scholarships are available by contacting the school office staff.  Parent Volunteers, chaperones, and refreshments are needed.  For more information on Cotillion and how to sign up, please see the 2017 Cotillion Flyer.  Also, please contact Kelly Escobar if you are interested in volunteering.