National League of Junior Cotillions
Debutante Presentation Society Loudoun
Our Debutante program (young ladies ages 15-18) is designed to promote leadership skills and provide them with a show stopping bullet point for their resumes. We want our Debutantes to find friends for life as they serve the community and each other. As they plan and orchestrate projects such as The Senior Citizen Ball, 5K for Breast Cancer, gathering clothing for the Good Shepherd Alliance they will practice public speaking and organizational and leadership skills. We want the Debutantes to step out of their comfort zone, to value work and think positive! Workshops, social activities, photo shoots and community service events will culminate in a dinner and Debutante Ball, during which Debutantes will be introduced individually and perform a choreographed waltz (with their fathers) and fox trot (with their escorts).
Past Debutantes are those young ladies who have previously completed our Debutante Program. They will be involved in a photo shoot and will have the opportunity to help decorate for, and be presented at, the current Debutante Ball.
The Future Debutante Program is for young ladies, grade 9, who are looking forward to becoming a Debutante. They have the option of becoming a Debutante their sophomore, junior or senior year.
Future Debutantes' duties include helping the Director set up for the Ball, being presented at the Ball, handing the Debutante Flowers to the Marshals and helping the Debutantes be ready for their Presentation (ladies in waiting).
The Future Debutante Program includes three main dates; a rehearsal, photo shoot, and the Debutante Ball. The Future Debutantes may attend some of the Debutante Service Projects.
The Page Program is for young ladies in grades 6-8 who would like to be presented at the Debutante Ball. They will help with seating and greeting guests at the Ball.
The Page Program includes three main dates; a rehearsal, photo shoot, and the Debutante Ball. Pages may attend some of the Debutante Service Projects.
Crash Course in Etiquette and the Basics of Ballroom Dance - Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Crash Course in Etiquette and Ballroom Dance (review for grades 8-12 and for new students in grades 8-12 only) – (7:00 pm-9:00pm) @ Belmont CC Ballroom (this Event is Free) Dress is Dressy Casual.
Jean Ann Michie, Director of Loudoun's National League of Junior Cotillion, is the mother of seven beautiful children, an etiquette expert, educator, choreographer and dance instructor. Mrs. Michie’s broad range of experience perfectly equips her to teach your child etiquette, honor, respect, introductions, social graces and social dance skills.
Armed with these skills, and a fun, safe place to practice them with their peers, your children will go out into the world better prepared to get that first job or scholarship, make that important first impression, and become all that they were meant to be.
*Accomplished Educator – sought after master class teacher from elementary school to university levels *Etiquette Instructor – Director of the Loudoun Chapter of NLJC *Dance Instructor - George Washington University, James Madison University, public schools at all levels *Manager and Choreographer for James Madison University’s Dancers Company
*M.A. in Arts and Education (Dance Education) from the George Washington University
*B.A. in Dance Education from Brigham Young University
*Professional dancer with Dance Construction Company, Washington, DC
*Sought-after choreographer for local, state and regional companies, theaters
*Director of Loudoun Chapters for NLJC for past 15 years, graduating hundreds of accomplished, informed, well-mannered and successful students from Loudoun County
"NLJC Cotillion program DIRECTOR’S PHILOSOPHY: As an experienced mother, I know that our children must know not only which fork to use at a fancy dinner, but also must know how to conduct themselves in a wide variety of social settings. I encourage you to join us as we teach etiquette, “tricks of the trade,” and tips for success at school, work, parties, teams, and anywhere your child goes in life.
Being a mother has taught me much about the absolute need for manners, grace and integrity. I know that our children must know not only basic table manners, but also they need to practice honor and respect in order to succeed in life. Knowledge and practice are the keys. Cotillion provides a safe and fun place where some real tools for life can be learned and practiced."
Jean Ann Michie