National League of Junior Cotillions
Emerald Coast Chapter
The Emerald Coast Chapter of the National League of Junior Cotillions was founded in 2015 to share the mission of the NLJC of learning to treat others with honor, dignity, and respect. The program features instruction in Character Education, Dining Etiquette, Modern Manners, and Ballroom Dance.
The Junior Cotillion is designed to give young people instruction and practice in the courtesies that make life more pleasant for them and those around them. Social and character education components of the program include: Proper Telephone Courtesy, Introductions, Receiving Lines, Polite conversations, First impressions, Dress Code for all occasions, Manners in the Home and in Public, Table Manners, Formal Place Settings, Sports Etiquette and many other areas of social behavior. Dance instruction includes steps in the Foxtrot, Swing, Waltz, Cha-Cha and current line dances.
happy New year to All!!! It's 2020!!! Regular classes will resume for Junior Cotillion on Jan, 12th at NWFSC at 1:30 pm for Year 1 and 4 pm for Year 2, The Cultural Outing for High School is Monday, Jan. 20th from 5:00-7:00 pm at NWFSC, and REgular Classes for Premiere and High School on Sunday, Jan. 26th at NWFSC.
*Big Upcoming Events: Parent's Dip into Dance: Feb. 9th for Year 1/2 Classes, Feb. 23rd for Premiere and HS Classes. 3:30 for Year 1, 6:00 pm for Year 2, and 4:00 pm for Premiere and High School.
Grand Spring Ball is March 8th at The Henderson in Destin, FL. Afternoon ball for Junior Cotillion and Evening Ball with Dinner for High School Cotillion.
***Pre-Cotillion Registraton will open soon for all students who will have completed 1st-4th Grades at the end of May. The dates for Pre-Cotillion are June 3-6 at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm at NWFSC. The cost is $150 for the first student and $100 for the sibling.
All regular classes are held at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, FL
Please contact Joan Freeman, Director of the Emerald Coast Chapter at [email protected] if you would like your son or daughter to receive an invitation.
Registration for the 2020-2021 Cotillion Season will open online on April 15th, 2020. Please note that tuition prices listed below are subject to change for the 2020 Cotilion Season.
Junior Cotillion Year 1 (6th and 7th grade students who are brand new to cotillion). Tuition for Year I is $320.00. (Class is currently full).
Junior Cotillion Year 2 (7th graders who have completed Year 1 Cotillion and 8th graders brand new to cotillion). Tuition for Year 2 is $380.00. (Class is currently full).
Junior Cotillion Year 3 Premiere (8th & 9th Graders who have completed Year 2 Cotillion and any brand new 9th graders). Tuition of the Year 3 Premiere is $380.00
High School Cotillion (10-12th grade students) Tuition for the High School Program is $395.00.
Parents are required to pay 1/2 tuition or full tuition at the time of registration. Final tuition payments are due by Sept. 15, 2019. All payments must must be received within 5 business days for your student to be placed on the roster. You may pay online via PayPal (3.25% handling charge) or by check made payable to: NLJC Emerald Coast Chapter, P.O. Box. 775, Niceville, FL. 32588-0775. Feel free to email me at [email protected] or call me with any questions at 850-974-8537.
There will be NO refunds except in the following two cases:
1. Moving out of the area
2. Serious family illness
The above circumstances are set in fairness to students who are placed on the waiting list.
All classes for middle school students and 9th graders will be held at the Student Services Center of NWFSC. All classes for high school students will be held at the Northwest Florida State College. Special topic classes and formal balls will be held at other locations.
Joan Freeman is a graduate of Auburn University and Troy University with degrees in Secondary Education. She is a former high school social studies teacher in Okaloosa County, FL and Fairfax County, VA. She is an active member of Crosspoint United Methodist Church in Niceville where she enjoys singing in the Chancel Choir and serving as a Mentor Mom for the MOPS Ministry. She served on the Capital Campaign Committee for the Eagle Ram Tennis Center. She is married to Lt. Col (ret) , USAF, Paul J. Freeman and they are the parents of twin daughters , Julia and Meredith, who are Sophomores at Florida State University and members of the FSU Marching Chiefs Band.. She is also the proud owner of a 12-year-old Yorkie, named, Audrey (after Audrey Hepburn). In her leisure time, she enjoys ballroom dancing with her husband, power walking the neighborhood, playing tennis, and volunteering in church and community activities.
She was selected by the National League of Junior Cotillions Convention in Atlanta as hosting the "Best Parent Reception of 2015." She was also honored to receive the "2018 Ambassador Award" from the National League of Junior Cotillions. Mrs. Freeman loves teaching and providing all the programs that the National League of Junior Cotillions offers to students on the Emerald Coast. Being confident in Social Etiquette is vital to success in so many ways for all future endeavors. The skills acquired through Social Dance also provide the poise and self-confidence that will benefit students in many of the wonderful social situations they will enjoy in the future. Good Manners never go out of style!!!