National League of Junior Cotillions
Thank you for your interest in our Junior Cotillion program providing etiquette and social dance instruction to middle school students. We have special events, classes and dances meeting once a month. Our students have made a great deal of progress since classes began last August and we look forward with excited anticipation to our Grand Spring Ball on March 10, 2019.
Pre-registration for the 2019-2020 season has begun and we encourage you to sign-up to receive more information about the specific dates and times. This has been a fun year for our 6th, 7th and 8th graders as they learn proper behavior in many social situations and have fun while practicing the Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, Beach Shag-Swing and the Waltz. Please feel free to share our website below with family and friends. Encourage them to sign up on this website to receive an email with more information.
Our students practice writing thank you notes and this year we have added another option. We told all our students that we have asked everyone to practice writing a thank you note to a service member of our country's military forces since September 11, 2001. During our 8th grade class, a student asked if they could thank a veteran who happened to be his grandfather. Now we write thank you notes to vets and the troops!
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING.....
We appreciate the opportunity for our daughter to take part this coming year. Her brother took part in the cotillion activities in previous years. Coming off of High School Winter Formal and Prom this past weekend, I truly believe he benefited from his Junior Cotillion experience! -A.B.
I am so grateful to you for making her a well-mannered young lady. This was truly a wonderful experience. It has helped her make some great friends too! -L.R.J.
As you can imagine, participating in Junior Cotillion is a hard sell to my 12 year old son. Middle school can be demanding and sports, music lessons, scouts, church and after school activities compete for our time and energy. Frankly, my son did not want to go to Cotillion on Monday but I persisted and he went. I'm glad I had to pick him up early because I got to see my son, escort two young ladies to a table and pull out a chair for them. As we rushed to the next event, changing clothes in the back seat, he and I began to talk about Cotillion. I told him how lucky he was that he could practice talking to girls. We talked about conversation starters. Then we began to talk about how having good manners has made a difference in our lives. We talked about the importance of knowing how to pull a chair out for a lady and I asked him where, if not for Cotillion, he would have a chance to practice this. Mindy, the boy told me he was glad he went. He actually thanked me for sticking to my guns and making him go. I was shocked. So it is to you I would like to extend my thanks. What you do is important and does make a difference. In the end, I want my son to know how to conduct himself so that it comes naturally and that those things that will make him a gentleman will set him apart from the rest. We appreciate what you do. -Susan B.
If you would like an invitation for a friend, please click on 'CONTACT DIRECTOR' and provide student's name, grade and school this past year, address and parents names.
Mrs. Mindy Meredith Coulter is honored to present the leading etiquette program in our country to the Knoxville community since 2000 and has instructed over 3,600 students. For more information, please email Mrs. Coulter at [email protected]