National League of Junior Cotillions
Fairfax & Arlington Chapters High School Cotillion
The High School Cotillion program features six events for the more mature student ready to experience a variety of social experiences in new settings. We meet once a month on Fridays or Saturdays at various venues throughout Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Some examples of previous events include;
- A business luncheon
- A formal ball
- An evening of Shakespeare theater
- A dinner dance cruise on the Potomac
Each event gives students an opportunity to learn skills to help in their current and future young adult life. We also emphasize the importance of responding to invitations and understanding different dress code expectations at different venues. High School Cotillion combines students from area chapters to give them the opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, and practice etiquette for large events in a safe, peer-friendly environment. New etiquette is taught and practiced at each event and new dance steps are taught for the formal balls and dinner dance cruise. Events change from year to year so our students can participate in High School Cotillion all four of their high school years.
There is one High School Cotillion group joining all of the Fairfax and Arlington Chapters. Students need not have had previous cotillion experience to join us.
Due to COVID-19 the 2020-2021 season will begin in January. To register for the 2020-2021 season click here: REGISTRATION
6th, 7th, and 8th grade cotillion:
For 6th, 7th and 8th grade classes, please see our programs page here.
Questions? Please contact us at [email protected] or at 703-569-6721
Ann Achiu, the director of the Fairfax and Arlington Cotillion programs, has been a director with the National League of Junior Cotillions for the past fourteen years and was awarded Director of the year in June 2012. Her sincere desire is for every student to leave her program with an increased sense of self worth and skills that will last a lifetime.
Ways to contact Mrs. Achiu:
Use the 'Contact Director' link in the left side menu
or call at
703-569-6721 (Office line)
801-673-7373 (Cell number)
or send an email to [email protected]