National League of Junior Cotillions
Emerald Coast Chapter
The Emerald Coast Chapter of the National League of Junior Cotillions was founded in 2015 to share the mission of the NLJC of learning to treat others with honor, dignity, and respect. The program features instruction in Character Education, Dining Etiquette, Modern Manners, and Ballroom Dance.
The Junior Cotillion is designed to give young people instruction and practice in the courtesies that make life more pleasant for them and those around them. Social and character education components of the program include: Proper Telephone Courtesy, Introductions, Receiving Lines, Polite conversations, First impressions, Dress Code for all occasions, Manners in the Home and in Public, Table Manners, Formal Place Settings, Sports Etiquette and many other areas of social behavior. Dance instruction includes steps in the Foxtrot, Swing, Waltz, Cha-Cha and current line dances.
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018-2019 COTILLION SEASON is now open WITH ONLINE REGISTRATION. This includes Registration for: Junior Cotillion(Grades 6-9) and High School Cotillion(Grades 10-12).
All regular classes are held at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, FL
Please contact Joan Freeman, Director of the Emerald Coast Chapter at [email protected] if you would like your son or daughter to receive an invitation.
Registration for the 2018-2019 Cotillion Season is now open. The schedule for all classes is posted on the left side under "Classes" .
Junior Cotillion Year 1 (6th and 7th grade students who are brand new to cotillion). The cost of Year 1 is $320.00
Junior Cotillion Year 2 (7th graders who have completed Year 1 Cotillion and 8th graders brand new to cotillion). The Cost of Year 2 is $360.00.
Junior Cotillion Year 3 Premiere (8th & 9th Graders who have completed Year 2 Cotillion and any brand new 9th graders). The Cost of Year 3 Premiere is $380.00
High School Cotillion (10-12th grade students) The cost of the High School Program is $395.00.
Your spot is not secured until you have paid the deposit ($100.00). You may also pay 1/2 tuition or full tuition at the time of registration. You may pay online via PayPal or by check made payable to: NLJC Emerald Coast Chapter, P.O. Box. 775, Niceville, FL. 32588-0775. Feel free to email me at joan.freema[email protected] or call me with any questions at 850-974-8537.
There will be NO refunds except in the following two cases:
1. Moving out of the area
2. Serious family illness
The above circumstances are set in fairness to students who are placed on the waiting list.
All classes for middle school students and 9th graders will be held at the Student Services Center of NWFSC. All classes for high school students will be held at the Northwest Florida State College. Special topic classes will be held at other locations. The Holly Ball will be held at the Emerald Coast Convention Center. The Black & White Spring Ball will be held at the Eglin Bayview Club.
Joan Freeman is a graduate of Auburn University and Troy University with degrees in Secondary Education. She is a former high school social studies teacher in Okaloosa County, FL and Fairfax County, VA. She is an active member of Crosspoint United Methodist Church in Niceville where she enjoys singing in the Chancel Choir and serving as a Mentor Mom for the MOPS Ministry. She serves on the Capital Campaign Committee for the Eagle Ram Tennis Center. She is married to Lt. Col (ret) , USAF, Paul J. Freeman and they are the parents of two daughters , Julia and Meredith, who are recent graduates of Niceville High School and soon-to-be Florida State University Seminoles. She is also the proud owner of an 11-year-old Yorkie, named, Audrey (after Audrey Hepburn). In her leisure time, she enjoys ballroom dancing with her husband, power walking the neighborhood, playing tennis, and volunteering in church and community activities.
She was selected by the National League of Junior Cotillions Convention in Atlanta as hosting the "Best Parent Reception of 2015." Mrs. Freeman loves teaching and providing all the programs that the National League of Junior Cotillions offers to students on the Emerald Coast. Being confident in Social Etiquette is vital to success in so many ways for all future endeavors. The skills acquired through Social Dance also provide the poise and self-confidence that will benefit students in many of the wonderful social situations they will enjoy in the future. Good Manners never go out of style!!!