National League of Junior Cotillions
Located in the south east side of Fairfax County, the Alexandria Chapter has been a staple of the community for over 25 years! In our Alexandria Chapter we offer the Junior Cotillion (First and Second Years) and the High School Program.
About our Programs
The First and Second year program will be held on Wednesday evenings and the High school classes are held on Tuesday evenings. All classes are held at the Mount Vernon Country Club (5111 Old Ox Road, Alexandria, VA 22309).
First Year Program ($365 - 7th Graders)
Raising 6th graders are invited to attend the First Year program. There are 5 classes and the season ends in our culminating event, the Spring Ball. The skills taught in Year I highlight the importance of thinking of others and the impact actions can have in showing people respect. We know most people can open a door for themselves, for example, but building habits of showing respect in small ways now helps our students to get into the habit of thinking more broadly about the importance of showing consideration for people in all settings. At the end of each class, students are challenged to practice that class’s manners in the home, allowing them to practice (and fail safely, and try again!), and helps them to get in the habit of treating those closest to them with kindness and respect.
Accespting students from: Carl Sandburg, Geroge Washington, Hayfield, Mark Twain, St. Louis Catholic School, St. Mary's Catholic School, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes, and Walt Whitman middle schools.
Second Year Program ($395 - 8th Graders)
Raising 7th graders are invited to attend the Second Year program. In addition to the 5 classes, the highlight of the second year program is our 5-course instructional dinner where students are taught how to navigate through a formal meal with polite conversation. The protocols we teach provide concrete ideas for how to navigate difficult social experiences and develop good character now so they’re prepared for the future. From focusing on how to introduce oneself in a variety of situations to our instructional dinner where the students practice polite face-to-face communication, these classes will help your students to gain the skills to talk to one another – on or off-line. At the end of each class students are given a challenge to practice manners in public and start learning to apply the skills taught in Cotillion in the real world. The season ends in our culminating event, the Spring Ball. :
Accepting students from: Carl Sandburg, Geroge Washington, Hayfield, Mark Twain, St. Louis Catholic School, St. Mary's Catholic School, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes, and Walt Whitman middle schools.
High School Program ($450 - all high schoolers)
Our High School program prepares students for college and career. It takes a lot to prepare for adulthood, but mostly it takes practice and experience. From learning practical tips like how to develop a resume or fill out a W-4, to attending a theater outing and formal dinner, to budget management and interview prep classes, students in our high school program are prepared to succeed in any environment. Throughout these events we focus on being genuine in their interactions to ensure future success.
Accepting students from: Edison, Hayfield, TC Williams, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes, Mount Vernon, and West Potomac High Schools
Gentleman are encouraged to wear khaki pants, dress shirts, ties, and navy or dark blazers. No flip flops, open-toed, or atheletic shoes should be worn.
Ladies should wear conservative Sunday dresses or skirts and dress shoes for dancing. No flip flops, open-toed, or athletic shoes should be worn.
Gentlemen are invited to wear a black suit (or tuxedo if your student is feeling extra dapper!), or dark pants and dinner jacket if that’s more suitable for your student. We know it can be costly to buy a suit for growing boys, so if you already have dark pants and a dark jacket that will work just fine. A white button-up shirt and tie are requisite. Please avoid athletic shoes, and opt instead for dress shoes.
Ladies are encouraged to wear a party dress. We advise that dresses are knee-length or longer, but please ensure long dresses will not interfere with dancing. We also recommend avoiding strapless or spaghetti strap dresses. We dance the majority of the evening and we have seen some unfortunate clothing mishaps with these kinds of dresses. Please try to avoid shoes that are backless or open-toed, as these can be difficult to dance in. Also, be mindful of the students’ comfortability in terms of heel height. As mentioned, we dance the majority of the evening and we want the students to be comfortable.
Payments & Contact
PayPal: Pay online via our PayPal system -- no account needed! *If you've registered but dont' have the link, please email us and we will send you the link. If you haven't yet registered, the PayPal link is provided upon the completion of the registration.
Check: Make payable to NLJC NOVA and mailed to:
2465 Centreville Road
Herndon, VA 20171
Contact: Devon Wellington
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (703) 672-1142