National League of Junior Cotillions
South Riding Chapter
“SOUTHRIDING PRE-COTILLION: EMPOWERING CHILDREN FOR A LIFETIME OF SUCCESS”
Our Ashburn Pre-Cotillion Program is designed for grades K-4. In addition to the usual courtesies including - greetings, table manners, correspondence and appearances - we also offer instruction in the area of birthday parties, sports, restaurants and the values of honor, respect, dignity, honesty and responsibility. We teach through role playing - practiced with our mascot, Mr. Peanuts, the Polite Elephant, Pierre our Super Polite Panda, or Fernando the Friendly Frog - as we provide hands on experience and story telling in a peer group setting. Young ladies and gentlemen are expected to leave the program with the beginnings of confidence and poise that come from knowing the proper things to do.
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 10 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