CHARLOTTE — The National League of Junior Cotillions is establishing a program in Robeson County, where middle and junior high school students can be schooled on etiquette, character education, and social dance.
The league has hundreds of chapters in 34 states.
“This program is making a positive impact on students across the nation and we are delighted to know that more young people in this area will have the opportunity for this vital training,” said Elizabeth Anne Winters, the national director.
The purpose of the program is to give students instruction and practice in the courtesies that make life more pleasant for them and those around them. Students actively learn courtesies through a method employing role playing, skits, and games. Standard ballroom and line dancing are taught using nationally approved top 40 music.
Character instruction is also provided regarding honor, respect, ethics, sportsmanship, acknowledgments of gifts, behavior at cultural and civic events, correspondence, inter-action in groups, introductions, paying and receiving compliments, receiving lines, table manners, instructional dinners, electronic etiquette, cell phone courtesy, and many other areas of social conduct.
The program, with headquarters in Charlotte, was established in 1979 and has licensed local cotillions nationwide. The cotillion includes monthly classes plus a Holly Ball and Spring Ball, and instructional three, five, and seven course dinners.
Applications or nominations for cotillion director are currently being received. For information, call (800) 633-7947, visit www.nljc.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.