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Junior cotillion to hold first class

The National League of Junior Cotillions, Troup County chapter, will hold its first class of the season for Sunday, Sept. 23 at 2:30 p.m. in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall.

“We are excited about the upcoming cotillion season and the wonderful response we have received from parents,” chapter director Jeanne Coker said.

The National League of Junior Cotillions program features etiquette, character education and social dance training for fifth through eighth grade students. The program includes six classes and two balls during an eight-month period.

The purpose of the National League of Junior Cotillions program is to give student instruction and practice in the social courtesies needed for better relationships with family and friends.

The social behavior component ranges from rules of conversation to formal and informal table manners.

Among other topics will be posture, receiving lines, electronic etiquette and the proper way to get into coats and through doors when escorting a partner. Students will also be introduced to such areas as responding to invitations, writing thank you letters, paying and receiving compliments and sportsmanship.

“Our objective is to teach the lifestyles that will enable students to learn and treat others with honor, dignity and respect for better relationships with family, friends, and associates,” Elizabeth Anne Winters, the national director, said.

For more information about the program, call the Troup County chapter at (706) 668-5688 or visit their website at Nljc.com/chapter/troupcounty.