National League of Junior Cotillions
Tuesday JULY 16TH at Cherokee Country club
(NOTE: DATE CHANGED FROM JUNE)
Thank you for your interest in our Junior Cotillion program providing etiquette and social dance instruction to middle school students. We have special events, classes and dances that occur once a month during our Cotillion season. It begins in the fall and ends in early spring. Classes will fill up, usually before the Parent Reception, so early registration is recommended.
To sign-up to receive further information, click '2019-2020 REGISTRATION' Here.
Due to a switch in our computer system, we may miss some legacies. To be sure your receive your child's invitation and details about our upcoming season of the Knoxville Chapter of the National League of Junior Cotillions, please enter your correct address and up-to-date information on our registration page.
This has been a fun year for our 6th, 7th and 8th graders as they learned and practiced proper behavior in many different social situations. Their dance skills now include the Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha-Cha and Beach Shag/Swing. Not only did we learn about table manners, communication skills, first impressions and correspondence among other things, but perhaps most importantly we learned about noble character and treating others with honor, dignity and respect.
Our students practice writing thank you notes and this year we have added another option. We told all our students that we have asked everyone to practice writing a thank you note to a service member of our country's military forces since September 11, 2001. During our 8th grade class this past season, a student asked if they could thank a veteran who happened to be his grandfather. Now we write thank you notes to vets and the troops!
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING.....
STUDENTS WROTE THESE THANK YOU NOTES TO ME:
Thank you for teaching me about manners. I'm very glad to be in this class. I really enjoy the parties. Even though I hide it a little bit. I always have a great time. - J.C. (6th grade gentleman)
I am so grateful for the wonderful opportunity to be in NLJC. I know I will take away many important lessons from this and integrate them into my daily life. I'm looking forward to the next class! - S.F. (6th grade gentleman)
Thank you so much for spending time and energy teaching us to become young gentlemen and ladies. I appreciate the time you spend with us. - B.W. (6th grade gentleman)
AND PARENTS SENT THESE NOTES:
We appreciate the opportunity for our daughter to take part this coming year. Her brother took part in the cotillion activities in previous years. Coming off of High School Winter Formal and Prom this past weekend, I truly believe he benefited from his Junior Cotillion experience! -A.B. (mother of two students)
I am so grateful to you for making her a well-mannered young lady. This was truly a wonderful experience. It has helped her make some great friends too! -L.R.J.
As you can imagine, participating in Junior Cotillion is a hard sell to my 12 year old son. Middle school can be demanding and sports, music lessons, scouts, church and after school activities compete for our time and energy. Frankly, my son did not want to go to Cotillion on Monday but I persisted and he went. I'm glad I had to pick him up early because I got to see my son, escort two young ladies to a table and pull out a chair for them. As we rushed to the next event, changing clothes in the back seat, he and I began to talk about Cotillion. I told him how lucky he was that he could practice talking to girls. We talked about conversation starters. Then we began to talk about how having good manners has made a difference in our lives. We talked about the importance of knowing how to pull a chair out for a lady and I asked him where, if not for Cotillion, he would have a chance to practice this. Mindy, the boy told me he was glad he went. He actually thanked me for sticking to my guns and making him go. I was shocked. So it is to you I would like to extend my thanks. What you do is important and does make a difference. In the end, I want my son to know how to conduct himself so that it comes naturally and that those things that will make him a gentleman will set him apart from the rest. We appreciate what you do. -S.B. (mother of 7th grader)
If you would like an invitation for a friend, please let me know and encourage that friend to get registered online at our website www. nljc.com/chapter/knoxville. Just click on 'REGISTRATION 2019-2020' here. It is easy to do from mobile phones. DO NOT FORGET: The PARENT RECEPTION WILL BE TUESDAY JULY 16TH AT 7:30 PM AT CHEROKEE COUNTRY CLUB. This is a changed date from the original June date. It will be a very informative presentation about the upcoming season.
Mrs. Mindy Meredith Coulter is honored to present the leading etiquette program in our country to the Knoxville community since 2000 and has instructed nearly 4,000 students. For more information, please email Mrs. Coulter at [email protected]