Junior Cotillion opens new season

  • Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Season II and III students (from left) Jackson Stebbins, Berkley Brown, Mason Wise and Luke Prendergrast. PHOTOS PROVIDED


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The National League of Junior Cotillions opened the Junior Cotillion Season with 200 students from Beaufort and Charleston beginning the classes on etiquette, ethics and social dance.

Last Tuesday, basic protocol such as greetings and introductions and proper escorting were just two of the social skills presented in Mount Pleasant by director Mary Kennerty. “Our copyrighted program is unique with its ‘hands-on’ approach to learning what’s appropriate in social behavior.”

The first event was listed as “The Icebreaker Dance.” Staff used the Mexican Hat Dance to help the students overcome nervousness at the first class.The next event is Sept. 24 and there will be more role playing and skits along with updated music.

“We are thrilled to be at the Snee Farm Country Club’s newly renovated ballroom. The staff has been extremely accommodating and we look forward to maintaining an ongoing relationship with Snee Farm.”

“Our chaperones are an important part of our program. They support the children and staff completing duties for the evening,” says Kennerty. Chaperoning for the Season I class of fourth and fifth graders were: Dr. and Mrs. Lee Royall, Dr. and Mrs. Woodrow Coker, John Fowler, and Mrs. John Mutter. Chaperoning for the Season II class were: Mrs. Rhett Reidenbach, Mrs. Steven E. Harvey, Ellen Stebbins, Steve Peck, Mrs. James Ball, Renee Keller and Mrs. Sean Prendergrast.

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