The First Beaufort Junior Cotillion program begins on Sunday, August 26. There are a few openings for the first class. The high impact program is designed to improve students’ social skills. Fourth through ninth grade students are presented a character education, etiquette and social dance training. Classes include monthly dances and events from August through January, which are held at the Grand Hall, The Old Arsenal, 701 Craven Street.
The strength of the program is its hands-on approach to teaching. The students have an opportunity through repetition to recollect social skills that will be a valuable asset throughout their life, says Director, Mary Kennerty. With practice students become “esteemed” and self-confident with their social behavior.
The social skills components, which range from first impressions to formal table manners are organized in the course notebooks and monthly homework is assigned and checked. The children learn the South Carolina state dance, the Charleston Shag, along with ballroom dancing and a line dance. To register for the upcoming Season, please call Director, Mary Kennerty at 843-881-8755 or register online at www.nljc.com.