India Dickinson named Junior Cotillion Director

The National League of Junior Cotillions has announced the appointment of India Dickinson as the new NLJC Director for the Beaufort Chapter. The program, which features character education, etiquette, and social dance training for fifth-through eighth-grade students, includes five classes and two Balls over an eight month period.

The purpose of the National League of Junior Cotillions program is to give students instruction in ballroom dance and practice in the social courtesies needed for better relationships with their family and friends. Students actively learn life skills through a creative method employing role-playing, skits and games.

The social behavior component ranges from rules of conversation to formal and informal table manners. In addition to the usual courtesies connected with dancing, etiquette instruction is also provided with regards to the following: acknowledgment of gifts, behavior at cultural and civic events, correspondence, interaction in groups, introductions, paying and receiving compliments, receiving lines, sportsmanship and sports etiquette, instructional dinners, telephone courtesy, and many other areas of social conduct.cotillion2

The National League of Junior Cotillions’ setting will encourage children to be comfortable together, to make new friends, and to enjoy themselves. Communication skills learned by young ladies and gentlemen in a peer group setting provide graduating students with increased confidence and poise in social situations.

The National League of Junior Cotillions is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the program was established in 1979. There are now over 400 chapters in 27 states across the country, involving thousands of students. President Charles Anthony Winters said, “We are delighted to see this chapter continuing in Beaufort, South Carolina. It has had a great impact on the self-esteem and social development of young people across the country.”

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Registration is now open for kids from 5th through 8th grades.

If you would like register your child(ren) or if you want to know more about the program, please call India Dickinson at (843) 263-4411, National Headquarters at 1-800- 633-7947, or visit

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