CHARLOTTE, NC –The National League of Junior Cotillions has announced the appointment of Katie Beth Johnson and Jacqueline Ashley as the new NLJC Director for the Anderson County Chapter in South Carolina.

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

The purpose of the National League of Junior Cotillions 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, instructional dinners, telephone courtesy, and many other areas of social

The National League of Junior Cotillions’ setting will encourage children to be comfortable together, to make new friends, and to enjoy themselves. Communication skills learned by young ladies and gentlemen in a peer group setting provide graduating students with increased confidence and poise in social situations.

Katie Beth Johnson and Jacqueline Ashely are a mother-daughter duo who reside in Anderson County, SC. There, they co-own Fosters Main Events, an event planning and catering business as well as “ The BeeHive,” which is a retail store and venue space. Both are proud graduates of Clemson University. Furthermore, this team is involved in the Debutante Club and the Junior League in Anderson. Katie Beth and Jacqueline are eager
to begin Junior Cotillion instruction and to be able to serve students and families in Anderson by instilling honor, dignity, and respect in tomorrow’s leaders.

The National League of Junior Cotillions is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the program was established in 1979. There are now over 400 chapters in 27 states across the country, involving thousands of students. President Charles Anthony Winters said, “We are delighted to see this training begin in Anderson, South Carolina. It has had a great impact on the self-esteem and social development of young people across
the country.”

If you would like to know more about the program, please call Katie Beth
Johnson at (864) 933-0269 or Jacqueline Ashley at (864)-940-7382, National
Headquarters at 1-800-633-7947, or visit our award winning website at