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The National League of Junior Cotillions (NLJC) has recently completed its seventh season in Katy. The program, which features character education, etiquette, and social dance training for sixth- through eighth-grade students, includes five classes, a Fall Ball, and a five-course instructional dinner  over a seven-month period.

The purpose of the NLJC 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, telephone and text messaging courtesy, instructional dinners, and many other areas of social conduct.

The NLJC setting encourages children to be comfortable together, to make new friends, and to enjoy themselves in a friendly environment. Communication skills learned by young ladies and gentleman in a peer group setting help to increase their confidence and poise in social situations.

The National Leagues of Junior Cotillions is headquartered in Charlotte, NC, where the program was established in 1979. There are now over 400 chapters in 30 states across the country, involving thousands of students.

For more information about the program, please contact Sarah Heston by phone at 281-224-1453 or by email sarah.heston@nljc.com. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.