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Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Chapter

The National League of Junior Cotillions at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center promotes self-confidence, provides character education, and discusses appropriate boundaries openly in a fun setting. Junior Cotillion is open to students in the 6th through 8th grades. Pre-Collegiate Cotillion is open to students in the 9th and 10th grades.

Junior Cotillion places as much emphasis on etiquette, manners and character education as it does on dancing. The social and character education components of the program include rules of proper telephone courtesy, acknowledgments of gifts, introductions, receiving lines, participating in group settings, polite conversation, paying and receiving compliments, sports etiquette, first impressions, dress code for all occasions, manners in the home and in public places, table manners, formal place settings, styles of dining including American, Asian, and Continental, skills involved in being a guest, hostess or host, and many other areas of social behavior. Other topics covered are the ethics involved in the areas of having honor, dignity, respect, honesty, fairness, a caring attitude, accountability, and citizenship.

The Junior Cotillion setting encourages young ladies and gentlemen to be comfortable together, make new friends and enjoy themselves. After constant practice in a peer group, young ladies and gentlemen are expected to leave the program with the confidence and poise that comes from knowing the proper etiquette in any social situation. Instruction in dancing and etiquette is given throughout all sessions.

For dates and info: or visit Coventry Payne Foundation.