Does your child know how to set a table? How to hold a fork and knife correctly? How about the confidence to introduce his/herself to someone new? Do they look people in the eyes when speaking and put their device away when eating? Do they feel comfortable and confident in social situations?
Columbus Junior Cotillion, now in its 26th year, helps teach area young people good manners and the importance of knowing, through practice, why etiquette is important in today’s world. We focus on character education, so each child can be the best version of his/herself during the formative years. Our programs are about learning and showing honor, dignity and respect for others.
They teach the tools so young people can be more self-confident. Many of the topics covered in our programs include interview skills, social media etiquette, manners for the home, theatre etiquette, sports etiquette, restaurant etiquette, flag etiquette, team-building and much more.
Their goal is to develop:
1) well-rounded members of society that are confident and poised in social situations;
2) aware of appropriate boundaries within society;
3) able to respectfully conduct oneself in an appropriate manner.
The Cotillion’s programs are for students in grades 5-12. The small classes meet on either Sunday afternoons or Monday evenings, depending on the program; beginning in August and completing the season in late November/early December. There may be more than one class or event each month. They offer four programs:
- Year I for students in 5th and 6th grades
- Year II for students in the 6th grade with Year I experience and 7th grade students with no prior program experience
- PREMIERE for 7th grade students with prior experience and 8th grade students new to our program
- HIGH SCHOOL Cotillion Club for 9th-12th grade students
Tuition varies by program. They offer sibling discounts after the first enrollment and military discounts. For more information, visit www.nljc.com/chapter/greatercolumbus or email the director Jackie Dudley at firstname.lastname@example.org.