American Poet Margaret Walker said, “Friends and good manners will carry you where money can’t go.” Melinda Devine couldn’t agree more with that statement. As a teacher, she has seen an overabundance of students who have not been taught, nor do they practice, proper social skills and manners. She decided to do something that would raise the level of etiquette and proper manners in western Kentucky
Devine has brought unique group to our area: The National League of Junior Cotillions. The NLJC is a program of etiquette, ethics, manners and social dance training. The purpose of the Junior Cotillion program is to give young people instruction and practice in courtesies that make life more pleasant for them and those around them. The NLJC believes that knowledge of social skills is important for every child's success in life.
“The rules of etiquette, ethics and manners are designed to make sure everyone knows what to do in social situations, so no one will feel uncomfortable,” Devine told me.
The NLJC, Kentucky Lake Chapter is now accepting registrations for the 2017-18 Junior Cotillion Program open to all students who will be entering grades 5-8th in the fall of 2017.
The cost for Season I is for 5th and 6th graders, its $299 for all five Instructional Classes and two Formal Balls. Season II for 7th and 8th graders, is $329 which will also include a full 5 course meal. (Only half of the payment is due after you register and receive a confirmation email. The remainder is due by September 15.)
The NLJC – Kentucky Lake Chapter are seeking high school students that would like to participate as assistants - assistants will have their class fees waived and can participate in the program for free.
Parents are invited to attend a Parents Reception on August 13th Sunday 2-3pm or Monday, August 14th 5-6 pm at Drake Creek Golf Course to learn more about the program. Classes begin in September - meeting once a month on Sunday afternoons through March.
NLJC – Kentucky Lakes Chapter are, is currently forming an Advisory Board. They are seeking parents to help them spread the word about the Junior Cotillion Program.
Register and reserve your spot today at nljc.com.
For more information, contact Ms. Melinda Devine at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 270.210.1339.
Junior Cotillion provides the instruction that will help your child become a self-confident young lady or gentleman. Classes provide opportunities to learn and practice new skills in a safe and comfortable environment. Instruction includes proper introductions and shaking hands, table manners, telephone and electronic etiquette, polite conversation, interview skills, wedding and party etiquette, which side to place your nametag, business etiquette, RSVP etiquette and proper interaction between ladies and gentlemen.
As parents, we are aware of the many influences reaching our children in ways we often feel powerless to control. Through a program that builds self-confidence and character, and helps set boundaries of behavior, the NLJC offers parents a welcome alternative for their children
The purpose of the Junior Cotillion program is to give young people instruction and practice in courtesies that make life more pleasant for them and those around them. Having the knowledge of social skills is important for every child's success in life.