Junior Cotillion™: 5th – 8th Grade

What is Junior Cotillion™?

National League of Junior Cotillion is a three year curriculum designed to give young people instruction and practice in the courtesies that make life more pleasant for them and those around them; to 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.

Who is eligible to participate?

The Junior Cotillion program is designed for 5th – 8th grade students.

What life skills will my child learn in Junior Cotillion?

Junior Cotillion program places emphasis on etiquette, manners and character education as well as on dancing. The social and character education components of the program include rules of proper telephone courtesy, acknowledgments of gifts, introductions, receiving lines, participating in group settings, polite conversation, paying and receiving compliments, sports etiquette, first impressions, dress code for all occasions, manners in the home and in public places, table manners, formal place settings, styles of dining including American, Asian, and Continental, skills involved in being a guest, hostess or host, and many other areas of social behavior. Other topics covered are the ethics involved in the areas of having honor, dignity, respect, honesty, fairness, a caring attitude, accountability, and citizenship.

How do I enroll my child?

For more information about the Junior Cotillion program offerings, including class availability and schedules, please use the “Find A Chapter” map to locate an NLJC® director near you.

It isn’t until you live away from home and are exposed to how other kids behave in different situations that you get a real appreciation for the importance of manners and etiquette.