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National League of Junior Cotillions
McKinney Chapter

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We are pleased to offer the Junior Cotillion, High School Cotillion, and Pre-Cotillion programs.  Please scroll down to learn more about each program.  Please enjoy both videos, as they provide a wonderful glimpse into our seasons.  We look forward to meeting you and working with your children.  Should you have any questions at all or to receive an invitation packet, please contact Director, Laura Walsh, at [email protected] or 972-668-4570.


JUNIOR COTILLION

The Junior Cotillion program is designed for 6th-8th grade students.  The curriculum provides young people instruction and practice in the courtesies that make life more pleasant for them and those around them, give them thorough training in standard ballroom dance, and to provide opportunities to practice and enjoy these skills at memorable parties, balls, dinners and events, complete with decorations, refreshments, favors and prizes.

Year I

Classes will cover topics such as proper seating and escort position, introductions, receiving compliments, manners in the home, thank you notes, basic table manners, telephone etiquette, electronic/social media etiquette and responding to invitations.  Dance instruction will include the Foxtrot, East Coast Swing, Salsa and Waltz.  The three-course Instructional Dinner and the Grand Spring Ball will provide students with an opportunity to practice the skills, etiquette and dance that they have been learning in a wonderful, exciting social situation.

The season consists of five ninety minute classes, a three-course Instructional Dinner and a Grand Spring Ball.  The registration fee for the 2021-2022 season is $425.  Classes meet monthly for 90 minutes on a Sunday.  The season begins in September and concludes in March.  All Classes and the three-course Instructional Dinner will be held at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club. The Grand Spring Ball will be held at the Embassy Suites Convention Center Frisco.  Registration for the 2021-2022 Junior Cotillion season is now open.

To register, please visit the Classes or Registration tab.  To view pictures of previous classes, visit the Photo Gallery tab.

If you have any questions about Junior Cotillion, please contact Director, Laura Walsh, at [email protected] or 972.668.4570.

Year II

Classes will cover topics such as manners in public places, characteristics of noble character, being a guest and a host, interview etiquette and skills, dress codes, how to tie a tie, table manners, cell phone etiquette, polite conversation, formal dinner guidelines and place settings. Dance instruction includes new steps for the Foxtrot, East Coast Swing, Salsa and Waltz.  Parents join us for the final half hour of the final class in preparation for our parent-child Waltzes at the end of the Grand Spring Ball.  The five-course Instructional Dinner and the Black & White Ball will provide students with an opportunity to practice the skills, etiquette and dance that they have been learning in a wonderful, exciting social situation.  Participation in the Year I program is not required in order to register for Year II.

The season consists of five ninety minute classes, a five-course Instructional Dinner and a Black & White Ball.  The registration fee for the 2021-2022 season is $450.  Classes meet monthly for 90 minutes on a Sunday.  The season begins in September and concludes in March.  All Classes and the five-course Instructional Dinner will be held at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club.  The Black & White Ball will be held at the Embassy Suites Convention Center Frisco.  Registration for the 2021-2022 Junior Cotillion season is now open.

To register, please visit the Classes or Registration tab.  To view pictures of previous classes, visit the Photo Gallery tab.

If you have any questions about Junior Cotillion, please contact Director, Laura Walsh, at [email protected] or 972.668.4570.

Year III (Premiere)

Classes allow students the opportunity to put into practice, everything they have learned in the Year I and Year II programs.  Participation in the Year I and/or Year II programs is not required to register for Year III.  The curriculum is designed to provide real world application to include cultural events/outings at restaurants and theaters, as well as classes at the Country Club. Classes will focus on interviewing skills, manners in public places, dining skills, escorting partners, good sportsmanship and occasions to socialize and dance with classmates. Cultural events/outings will include an Asian Style Dinner at a Japanese restaurant, the Nutcracker Performance at the Eisemann Center, and a theatrical play at Southern Methodist University. Dance instruction includes the introduction of the Texas Two Step, new steps for the Foxtrot, East Coast Swing, Cha-Cha and Waltz. Classes, cultural outings, and the Black & White Ball will provide students with an opportunity to practice the skills, etiquette and dance that they have been learning in a wonderful, exciting social situation.

The season will consist of three ninety minute classes, three cultural outings and a Black & White Ball. The registration fee for the 2021-2022 season is $475. The season begins in September and concludes in March.  Classes will hosted at Stonebridge Ranch CC. Cultural outings will typically be hosted on a Sunday. Schedule & location to be determined. The Black & White Ball will be hosted at the Embassy Suites Convention Center Frisco.  Registration for the 2021-2022 Junior Cotillion season is now open. 

To register, please visit the Classes or Registration tab.  To view pictures of previous classes, visit the Photo Gallery tab.

If you have any questions about Junior Cotillion, please contact Director, Laura Walsh, at [email protected] or 972.668.4570.

High School

The High School program is designed specifically for 9th-12th grade students. Participation in the Junior Cotillion program prior to participation in the High School program is not a pre-requisite. The High School program will introduce new etiquette and character development topics which are pertinent to the high school years, such as interviewing for scholarships and jobs, positive self-esteem, and handling peer pressure. This program will bridge the gap for today‚Äôs high schooler between their education and the real world in a meaningful way.  It takes a lot to prepare for adulthood, but mostly it takes practice and experience. From learning practical tips such as how to develop a resume or complete a W-4, to attending a theater outing and business dinner, students in our high school program are prepared to succeed in any environment. 

The season will consist of four ninety minute classes, one business dinner, and one cultural event. The registration fee for the 2021-2022 season is $460. The season begins in September and concludes in February.  All classes and the business dinner will meet for 90 minutes on a Sunday at Stonebridge Ranch CC. Registration for the 2021-2022 High School season is now open.

To register, please visit the Classes or Registration tab.  To view pictures of previous classes, visit the Photo Gallery tab.

If you have any questions about the High School program, please contact Director, Laura Walsh, at [email protected] or 972.668.4570.

PRE-COTILLION

The Pre-Cotillion program is designed for rising first-fourth grade students. The setting will encourage children to be comfortable together, to make new friends and enjoy themselves. Through role-playing, hands on experience and storytelling in a peer group, young ladies and gentlemen are expected to leave the program with the beginning of confidence and poise that comes from knowing the proper thing to do.

Pre-Cotillion I (first-second grade)

Classes will cover topics such as manners in the home, being introduced, paying and receiving compliments, birthday party etiquette and basic table manners. 

Pre-Cotillion II (third-fourth grade)

Classes will cover topics such as greetings, rules of introductions, sports etiquette, fast food etiquette, correspondence (the thank you note and the RSVP), more advanced table manners and a basic line dance.

Pre-Cotillion classes are hosted during the month of June.  Parents select in which session they would like for their child to participate for three consecutive days. Classes are 90 minutes in duration.  All classes will be held at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club. Registration for the June 2022 Pre-Cotillion season will open January 3, 2022.  The registration fee for the 2022 season is $190. 

Click on the Registration tab to register.  To view pictures of previous classes, visit the Photo Gallery tab. 

If you have any questions about Pre-Cotillion, please contact Director, Laura Walsh, at [email protected] or 972.668.4570.