The National League of Junior  Cotillions-Faulkner County Chapter, has announced the following schedule of dances and balls for the 2009-2010 season:  Sept. 13, Introduction Dance; Oct. 4, Autumn Dance; Nov. 1, Thanksgiving Dance; Dec. 5, Holly Ball; Jan. 3, Winter Dance; Feb. 7, Valentine’s Dance and March 13, Spring Ball.  

The dances (which are the classes) and the balls will be held at the Brewer-Hegeman Center. 

The National League of Junior Cotillions is an etiquette and social dance-training program that involves thousands of students nationwide.  The local program is offered to any interested sixth- to eighth- grade boy or girl in the county.  

"The skills that we teach these children promote respect, self-confidence and strong self-esteem, enabling them to deal with the issues facing adolescents today.  This encourages the social behavior and character necessary to gain the edge in future experiences, such as college entrance, business experiences and other life opportunities," said Susan Humphries, director.  

Registration will continue into early September.  For information about the local program, call Humphries at 1-800-484-9232, code 5054.