The National League of Junior Cotillions-Faulkner County Chapter director Susan Humphries announces the 2014-15 Advisory Board.

Those on the board are: Mrs. John Burford (Kristina), Mrs. Clarence Burg (Rebecca), Mrs. Bart Callaway (Raelynn), Mrs. Roddy Dawson (Beth), Mrs. Chad Fulmer (Mattie), Mrs. Daniel Goodwin (Mary), Mrs. Richard Graff (Brenda), Mrs. Michael Harrison (Heather), Mrs. Christopher Horton (Sherri), Mrs. Micheal Jensen (Cristin), Mrs. Chris Masters (Cher), Mrs. John Moss (Kristie), Mrs. Jay Myers (Shannon), Mrs. Michael Pate (Brandy), Maria Pruitt, Mrs. Jerry Rye (Angela), Mrs. Hunter Scaife (Metra), Mrs. Jay Smith (Amy), Mrs. Bart Trickey (Kelli), and Mrs. Todd Watkins (Marcee).

"I would like to publicly thank these wonderful parents for their positive support of the Junior Cotillion program," Humphries said.

The Junior Cotillion program begins its 20th season in September. Cotillion, which features etiquette and social dance training for 6th through 9th grade boys and girls, includes five classes and two semi-formal balls over a seven-month period. Emphasizing etiquette and self-confidence skills, topics taught include polite conversation, greeting skills, proper introductions, first impression skills, interaction in groups, receiving lines, paying and receiving compliments, acknowledgement of gifts, sportsmanship, table manners, telephone courtesy, coats and doors, and other areas of social behavior. Social skills and dance instruction are presented in a humorous way to keep the children’s interest.

"These skills will be invaluable in the young people’s futures. When training is complete these youth will be armed with the skills to handle social situations in their teen and adult lives with ease, poise, and self-confidence. Many graduates of this program talk about the advantage it gave them in obtaining college scholarships and jobs," explained Humphries.

"Self-confidence always increases when one knows the correct thing to do in any situation."

Registration for any interested 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grade child in the county area is being held now for the 2014-15 season.

"Membership is by invitation only. However, the purpose of the invitation is to make it special to the child; it is not to exclude anyone," said Humphries.

For more about the program, contact Humphries at 501-262-5054, or