Even dads can dance at junior cotillion

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Junior Cotillion dads of fourth and fifth grade students receive a quick course in dancing during the New Year’s Dance on Sunday, Jan. 6 at The Arsenal on Craven Street in downtown Beaufort. The parents will be participating in the Grand Winter Ball on January 27.  The Junior Cotillion classes are interspersed with manners, protocol, ethics and social dancing.  This copyrighted program teaches more than 100 different socials skills over a three-year curriculum.  Each class builds on the last and as Beaufort Junior Cotillion Director Mary Kennerty says, “There are no quick fixes to polishing up our students.” For instance, the January 6 class alone covered more than 30 social skills including greetings and introductions, proper seating, refreshment etiquette, escorting, writing thank you notes, proper use of silver, and even table manners. To register for the 2013 season, visit www.nljc.com. Photos by Perry Gallant.