National League of Junior Cotillions
Loudoun County High School Cotillion Chapter
The High School Cotillion Program presents a diversified collection of events to allow the students to experience demanding social situations. Before our children begin college life and enter into the real business world, we want to prepare them for job interviews, networking, meeting and dining with people they would like to impress in a positive way. We hold most of our events within Loudoun County and are proud of the fact that we support a variety of local businesses including restaurants, theatre groups, and non-profit organizations. Some of the events have included networking in the business world, how to prepare for job interviews, a night with the Loudoun Symphony, how to dress for success, and a Moonlight Dinner Cruise on the Potomac! Our events will change from year to year, however we will always refresh and hone the skills of dining, networking, polite conversation and what it means to be a person of honor, dignity and respect.
(For those students who have not yet participated in Cotillion, we will hold a free crash course class in etiquette and ballroom dance in September.)
High School Cotillion Club (grades 9-12), Debutante Program (for young ladies grades 10-12).
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