The Allen, Fairview, Lucas, McKinney and Prosper Chapters are proud to offer the Pre-Cotillion, Junior Cotillion, and High School Cotillion programs teaching self-confidence, poise, character and ethical behavior to the young people in the area. Our mission is to act and learn to treat others with honor, dignity and respect for better relationships with our family, friends and business associates later in life and to learn to practice ballroom dance.
Pre-Cotillion I & II classes are hosted at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club (7003 Beacon Hill Road, McKinney).
Junior Cotillion Year I, Year II, and Year III Premiere classes are hosted at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club (7003 Beacon Hill Road, McKinney).
High School Cotillion classes are hosted at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club (7003 Beacon Hill Road, McKinney).
To learn more about the Pre-Cotillion, Junior Cotillion, and High School Cotillion programs, please click on the programs tab. Please contact Director, Laura Walsh, at [email protected] to receive an invitation packet.
Junior Cotillion Year I - $450 or two payments of $225.00
Junior Cotillion Year II - $475 or two payments of $237.50
Junior Cotillion Year III (Premiere) - $500 or two payments of $250.00
Pre-Cotillion I & Pre-Cotillion II - $200 to be paid in one payment
Registration for the 2022-2023 Junior Cotillion and 2022 Pre-Cotillion seasons will open January 3, 2022.
Sandra H. - parent
Junior Cotillion is many things. Is it dancing? Yes, but Junior Cotillion has helped me become more well-rounded in many areas. I have learned many things that I will carry forward. For instance, remembering that everyone should be treated with kindness and respect. Including everyone, not just your friends. Understanding all the intricacies of a proper thank you. How to not only act like a lady, but being modest and humble while doing so. Confidence in knowing you can do anything. Junior Cotillion is so much more than a class on formal dancing. It is a way to act and live, now and in the future. It is something to be proud of that will give you skills and self confidence in many situations.
Brynn B.- student
As a sixth grader, I was quite nervous going into Junior Cotillion, especially since you had to dance with everyone. I quickly realized the skills that I was learning. In Junior Cotillion, you not only learn to dance, but you learn skills that no school classroom can teach you, such as how to properly seat a lady, how to properly eat food and of course how to dance. I am very glad that I participated in Junior Cotillion. I know the things I learned while participating will give me an advantage later on in life.
Andrew S. - student
When I first joined Junior Cotillion, I really wasn't that excited. I had to wear an uncomfortable suit and dance with girls. But as it went on I became comfortable in my suit and learned all the little things ( like what to do with my hands) and suddenly all those things seemed became second nature. Also, I thought it would be years before the skills I had learned would help me. I was wrong. Just a month after the grand ball, I competed on my 8th grade mock trial team. Because of Junior Cotillion, I knew what to do with my hands, the importance of my posture and when to button and unbutton my suit for standing and sitting. I knew how to address the jury while on the stand and just how to feel natural in the court room. I even coached some of my teammates on posture and hand placement. I really believe the confidence boost and etiquette that I learned in Junior Cotillion helped play a role in my team winning the Collin County Mock Trial Championship.
Andrew B. - student
Our daughter's Junior Cotillion experience was a very worthwhile and enjoyable experience for her. As parents we certainly do our best to instill good manners in our sons and daughters. However, it is also vital that our children have the opportunity to put these social graces into practice as they grow into young adults. Junior Cotillion provides that unique opportunity in a professional and comfortable setting. Mrs. Walsh sets a gracious tone for Junior Cotillion with her eloquent correspondence and stellar instruction. The Grand Spring Ball is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the learning that has transpired as well as create a memorable experience for all participants and their families. Highly recommend the Junior Cotillion experience!
Jennifer W. - parent
The NLJC program has been transformative for our daughter. With limited expectations resulting from our general unfamiliarity with cotillion programs, my husband and I registered our daughter in the program. We quickly came to realize the depth and value of the lessons she was learning and experiencing, which are truly beyond measure. The curriculum is comprehensive, providing a balance of lecture and practice, reinforced by an optional homework component. We observed our daughter grow in confidence, both in presence in the way she now carries herself, and verbally in her interactions with peers, teachers, and others. Her newly-acquired etiquette skills were on full display during a recent trip, whereby family and friends were both impressed with, and deeply appreciative of, her poise, quiet confidence, and consistently pleasant demeanor; under stressful circumstances, she knew what to do and what to say. One year ago, we watched a shy, timid young girl enter a ballroom with great anxiety and apprehension; last month, we stared in admiration and joy at the young lady who confidently entered the Grand Spring Ball with self-assurance, grace, and a new set of lifetime skills.
David and Michelle S. - parents