National League of Junior Cotillions Gaston County Chapter


Thank you for your interest in our program! 

Through this cotillion program, your child will learn:

· Technology Etiquette

· Social Media Manners (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) and Top Email Faux Pas

· Cell Phone Manners and Proper Telephone Courtesy

· Correspondence and Communication

· Introductions and First Impressions

· Formal Dining Etiquette

· Manners in the Home and in Public Places

· Paying and Receiving Compliments

· Good Sportsmanship

· Traditional Dances such as the Fox Trot, Shag/Swing, Waltz and Popular Line Dances

· Acknowledgement of Gifts

· Dress Code for All Occasions

· Character Education including discussions of honor, dignity, respect, justice, accountability, and citizenship


Class Updates/Announcements

February 8th-Valentine's Dance/Class

Ladies Dress:
Conservative Sunday dresses or skirts and hard soled shoes for dancing, short white gloves

Gentlemen's Dress:
Khaki pants, dress shirts, ties, navy or dark blazers, and hard soled dress shoes

Please remember to have your child bring their book with the cotillion challenge assignments completed to each class.
Cotillion Class Picture Information:

We now have pictures available for you to view from class one and class two. 
Please see the information below from our photographer, Meredith Lanier.

I have created an order form for you to use. The password will now always be cotilliongastonianc for each cotillion album posted via smugmug. Approximately 2 weeks after each class, you will be able to go to, find the cotillion album, enter the password and view the photos while deciding whether or not there are any you would like to order. Each photo will contain and image number, on the order form please list the image number in the given space, as well as the quantity of each size you would like to purchase. You may then mail me the order form as well as the amount due - I will then order the prints and give them to your child at the following cotillion class. I feel as though this will be a more convenient process for everyone! I have attached the order form for you to print and use each time, as well as an example of how to best fill it out. Thank you for your time and business! If you have any further questions, please email me at
 - Meredith Lanier


About the Director

Jennifer Kirkley Winters

Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations with a minor in Psychology from UNC-Charlotte.  She has been involved with the national conventions and trainings for existing and new directors for the National League of Junior Cotillions for 10 years.  She is a proud mother to her beautiful, energetic three year old daughter, Hallie Anne.  She is a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Charlotte and is active in the community.   She is a member of the Gaston Regional Chamber and the Junior League of Gaston County.  Jennifer and her husband, Charles, reside in Gastonia.

For more information, please contact the program director.

Phone: 704-301-7035


Instagram: NLJCGastoncountychapter
Community Involvement:  Member of the Junior League of Gaston County and the Gaston Regional Chamber