Right now is the time to register and be a part of upcoming classes with the local chapter here in Williamson County. The purpose of the National League of Junior Cotillions program is 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. The program is designed for students to be able to learn over several years to continue to build their poise, confidence, and character. Locally, there are several different class and focus options:
Pre-Cotillion I is for rising 1st & 2nd graders
The Pre-Cotillion Program encourages children to be comfortable together while making new friends and enjoying themselves. They will learn through role play and peer groups, and young ladies and gentlemen are expected to leave the program with the beginnings of confidence and poise of knowing what to do in social situations. Some of the subjects covered are manners in the home, being introduced and shaking hands, paying and receiving compliments, birthday party etiquette, and basic table manners.
Pre-Cotillion II is for rising 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders
Building on the Pre-Cotillion I program, this program reinforces the social skills learned in Pre-1. Some of what the students will learn is: Greeting and shaking hands, rules of introductions, sports etiquette, fast food etiquette, more advanced table manners and basic line dance.
Junior Cotillion Year I -For Rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders
The season consists of seven events–five once-a-month classes, a holiday dance where they will practice their skills, and a Grand Ball which is the final event of the year.
The Junior Cotillion Year II program is for students who have completed Year 1
It is a year of learning more advanced formal skills. The curriculum includes: Table manners and food etiquette questions and answers, the art of polite conversation, formal table settings, telephone and electronic courtesies, manners in the home and public places, proper introductions, dress codes, job interview skills, first impressions, conversation and behavior in the workplace, as well as more advanced ballroom dance steps and combinations in the fox trot, cha cha, and beach shag. The Year II students also enjoy a formal, seated five-course tutorial dinner before the Grand Ball.
Registrations began in April for this fall season and continue until enrollment is full.
For more information contact local director: Suzette Tucker Wimpy at