National League of Junior Cotillions
The National League of Junior Cotillions program features character education, etiquette, and social dance techniques for sixth through eighth-grade students. Our program consists of 5 classes and 1 ball over the course of a 6-month period.
The Junior Cotillion places as much emphasis on etiquette, manners, and character education as it does on dancing. The social and character education components of the program include: rules of proper telephone courtesy, acknowledgments of gifts, introductions, receiving lines, participating in group settings, polite conversation, paying and receiving compliments, sports etiquette, first impressions, dress code for all occasions, manners in the home and in public, table manners, formal place settings, skills involved with being a guest, hostess or host, and many other areas of social behavior. Other topics covered are the ethics involved in treating others with honor, dignity, respect, fairness, a caring attitude, accountability, and citizenship. Dance instruction includes steps in the Foxtrot, Shag, Waltz, and the Cha-Cha, as well as instruction in current line dances.