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Director’s Home

National League of Junior Cotillions
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Chapter

Classes

Classes Available:



Pre-Cotillion

Pre-Cotillion I encourages children to be comfortable together, to make new friends, and to enjoy themselves. Through role-playing, hands-on activities, and storytelling in a peer group young ladies and gentlemen emerge from the program with the beginnings of confidence and pose that come from knowing what is and what is not appropriate behavior in a number of age appropriate experiences.  Pre-Cotillion is open to children in Kindergarten through third grade.  Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and limited.  The cost is $195. Classes are held at the Burroughs Home & Gardens, a turn-of-the-century, historic mansion located in downtown Fort Myers. Pre-Cotillion registration is closed for the Fall and will re-open in early 2019 for the spring sesson.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HAVING YOUR CHILD ATTEND PRE-COTILLION IN THE SPRING, REGISTER NOW. 

PARENTS THAT REGISTER THEIR CHILDREN NOW WILL BE SENT ADVANCE NOTICE WHEN REGISTRATION REOPENS EARLY 2019

NO FEE IS DUE UNTIL NEW CLASS DATE IS SET

2018-2019 Register Now
October 11th, 2018 Pre-Cotillion: Class 1 4:45 pm to 6:30 pm Burroughs Home & Gardens, Downtown Fort Myers
October 25th, 2018 Pre-Cotillion: Class 2 4:45 pm to 6:30 pm Burroughs Home & Gardens, Downtown Fort Myers
November 4th, 2018 Pre-Cotillion: Class 3 4:45 pm to 6:30 pm Burroughs Home & Gardens, Downtown Fort Myers
November 15th, 2018 Pre-Cotillion Class 4 4:45 pm to 6:30 pm Burroughs Home & Gardens, Downtown Fort Myers


Junior Cotillion Year I Season I Class A

$450 inclusive of five instructional dances, two balls, party favors, prizes, and Cotillion Challenge Book

Season I Junior Cotillion is open to students going into the 6th, 7th, & 8th grades in the Fall of 2018  Basic party courtesies are taught such as introductions, shaking hands, greeting others, when to rise and when to remain seated, how to sit with grace and strength, as well as the importance of eye contact, good posture, cell phone etiquette, and manners in the home. 

Registration is through the National Cotillion Management System.  Upon registration, the director receives an e-mail through the corporate office notifying her of your registration.  As our numbers must balance between gentlemen and ladies, students may be placed on a wait list until a corresponding registration is received.   

Once an acceptance is sent, the full membership fee is due within 10 days before acceptance is confirmed. In fairness to those on the wait list, there is no refund of fees once acceptance is confirmed.  

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018-2019 SEASON IN CLOSED. 

ADVANCE REGISTRATION FOR 2019-2020 OPENS MARCH, 2019.

2018-2019 Register Now
September 29th, 2018 Ladies Garment Exchange 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
October 2nd, 2018 Parent Reception 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
October 21st, 2018 Opening Class & Dance Class A 12:45 pm to 2:45 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
November 4th, 2018 Thanksgiving Class & Dance Class A 12:45 pm to 2:45 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
December 9th, 2018 Holiday Class & Holly Ball 2:45 pm to 5:45 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
January 27th, 2019 Winter Class & Dance Class A 12:45 pm to 2:45 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
February 24th, 2019 Valentine's Class & Dance Class A 12:45 pm to 2:45 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
March 26th, 2019 Parent Dip Into Dancing Class A 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
April 7th, 2019 Annual Spring Ball 2:45 pm to 6:00 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center

Junior Cotillion Year I Season I Class B

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018-2019 SEASON IN CLOSED. 

ADVANCE REGISTRATION FOR 2019-2020 OPENS MARCH, 2019.

2018-2019 Register Now
September 29th, 2018 Ladies Garment Exchange 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
October 2nd, 2018 Parent Reception 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
October 21st, 2018 Opening Class & Dance Class B 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
November 4th, 2018 Thanksgiving Class & Dance Class B 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
December 9th, 2018 Holiday Class & Holly Ball 2:45 pm to 5:45 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
January 27th, 2019 Winter Class & Dance Class B 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
February 24th, 2019 Valentines Class & Dance Class B 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
March 27th, 2019 Parent Dip Into Dancing Class B 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
April 7th, 2019 Annual Spring Ball 2:45 pm to 6:00 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center


Junior Cotillion Year II Season II Signature Season

$525 inclusive of three instructional dances, two formal balls, two instructional dinners, one themed dance, party favors, prizes, and a Cotillion Challenge Book

Season II is open to students who have successfully completed Season I.  Season II guests review and add to the courtesies taught in Season I and work on the development of conversation and relationship skills.  Guests practice the basic box-step, foxtrot, waltz, swing and cha-cha.   Additionally, there are two instructional dinners that precede the formal balls. The first is a five-course instructional dinner teaching American Style dining, and the second is a three-course buffet teaching continental style dining. 

Registration is through the National Cotillion Management System.  Upon registration, the director receives an e-mail through the corporate office notifying her of your registration.  As our numbers must balance between gentlemen and ladies, students may be placed on a wait list until a corresponding registration is received.   

Once an acceptance is sent, the full membership fee is due within 10 days before acceptance is confirmed. In fairness to those on the wait list, there is no refund of fees once acceptance is confirmed.  

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018-2019 SEASON IN CLOSED. 

ADVANCE REGISTRATION FOR 2019-2020 OPENS MARCH, 2019.

2018-2019 Register Now
September 29th, 2018 Ladies Garment Exchange 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
October 2nd, 2018 Parent Reception 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
October 21st, 2018 Opening Class & Dance 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
November 4th, 2018 Thanksgiving Class & Dance 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
January 20th, 2019 Winter Ball & Five Course Instructional Dinner 12:15 pm to 5:00 pm Club at the Strand
February 24th, 2019 Valentines Class & Dance 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
March 31st, 2019 Fabulous Fifties Party 3:00 pm to 5:45 pm Riverside Community Center
April 28th, 2019 European Ball 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center


Junior Cotillion Premiere Season III

$575 inclusive of prizes, favors, tickets, dinners, and balls 

Season III is open to students who have successfully completed Season II.  The season opens with a fun 1920's themed mini-mystery dance party where guests learn the Lindy Hop, the Charleston, and other fun 1920's style dances. This is followed by a formal Masquerade Ball where we teach the basic salsa and meringue and guests enjoy an array of incredible desserts,  Following this, guests attend their Afternoon at the Theatre and discuss theatre etiquette before attending a performance by the Florida Repertory Theatre and Holiday Celebration for dinner at the beautiful Twisted Vine Bistro downtown.  Shortly after the new year, guests attend a high-spirited County Dance where they learn the Texas Two-Step and fun country line dances. In February all guests that are attending Graduation are required to attend Graduation Rehearsal where we go over induction and graduation protocol and learn how to properly twirl spaghetti. The season ends with the elegant Graduation Ball at the Marriott, Sanibel Harbor to which  parents and friends are invited. 

Registration is through the National Cotillion Management System.  Upon registration, the director receives an e-mail through the corporate office notifying her of your registration.  As our numbers must balance between gentlemen and ladies, students may be placed on a wait list until a corresponding registration is received.   

Once an acceptance is sent, the full membership fee is due within 10 days before acceptance is confirmed. In fairness to those on the wait list, there is no refund of fees once acceptance is confirmed. 

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018-2019 SEASON IN CLOSED. 

ADVANCE REGISTRATION FOR 2019-2020 OPENS MARCH, 2019.

2018-2019 Register Now
September 29th, 2018 Ladies Garment Exchange 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
October 2nd, 2018 Parent Reception 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
October 14th, 2018 Roaring Twenties Party 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
November 11th, 2018 Masquerade Ball 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
December 8th, 2018 Afternoon at the Theatre Florida Repertory Theatre & Twisted Vine Bistro - times TBD
January 6th, 2019 Country Dance 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
February 12th, 2019 Graduation Rehearsal & Spaghetti Dinner - Mandatory Event 5:30 pm to 8:45 pm Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
March 2nd, 2019 Graduation Ball - Presentation, Dinner & Dancing 3:15 pm to 10:00 pm Marriott Sanibel Harbour