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Quadrille High

The Quadrille season doesn’t end with the formal Quadrille Ball. Rather it officially concludes months later, when the Quadrille dancers get together to host a party to thank the Junior Committee for all of our hard work during the season.

(Not sure what Quadrille is? Then click here).

There have been a variety of themes in the past, like Alice in Wonderland, Safari, and Woodstock. This year the dancers told guests to dress up as their favorite high schoolers for a party at Quadrille High.

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

I decided Regina George was a fitting costume considering my role as Ladies’ Chair of the Junior Committee.

Greg even agreed to go as my counter part, though he’s never actually seen Mean Girls. I wonder what he’ll say when he finally sees it?!

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

 

Because it was a high school party, the evening featured classic games like beer pong.

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

And as is typical with this crowd, everyone went all out with their costumes.

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

The dancers went out of their way to show their appreciation.

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

They created a graduation-style awards ceremony with Pomp and Circumstance playing in the background.

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

Here we are, the Quadrille Junior Committee!

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

And here we are joined by the dancers!

Quadrille High JC Appreciation Party - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photograph by Adrian Montanez

This party was especially fitting as I have considered this season to be my “senior year” on the Quadrille Junior Committee.

I have been on the JC for four years, first teaching the dance and then becoming Ladies’ Vice Chair before ultimately holding the role of Ladies’ Chair.

I knew this year would be my last, so I made it a point to enjoy every moment, from the initial Boat Basin event to our Halloween party to our Mardi Gras party to the ball itself. And it turned out to be a wonderful year, my favorite yet. I had a blast serving in this leadership role with Andrew by my side and Lauren and Taylor as Vice Chairs, with Johnny V’s guidance. We were a great team, and I’ll miss working so closely with them.

I’ve met some of my best friends through Quadrille, and gotten to know my boyfriend through the organization as well. Quadrille has given me enough fond memories to last a lifetime, and has opened so many doors to all of the amazing things this city has to offer.

It’s time for me to dedicate my time elsewhere, and move on to other things. But the Quadrille Junior Committee will always have a special place in my heart. And I have all of the people involved to thank for that.

~A

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