Little Rock Junior Cotillion began in 1948 under the direction of Mrs. Roger G. Butts. This four year program for fifth through eighth grade children has become a tradition for many Little Rock families. We are now teaching children who are the third generation in their families to attend LRJC. The curriculum includes dance and social graces. Etiquette is taught and good manners are put into practice. Line dances and partner dances are introduced and a four piece band provides the music. Proper etiquette for receiving lines, grand marches, introductions, trading partners and the serving of refreshments is mastered early in the program. Many more life skills are introduced during the four year program. Dances are held twice a month on Saturday nights from September through December. Tuition of $225.00 is paid in advance for the seven evenings. Attire varies from formal to casual to costume.
About the Program
"Teaching Etiquette and Dance to Little Rock Youth since 1948.”
Continuing a long tradition in Little Rock, Kathleen Henry Joiner became the director of Little Rock Junior Cotillion in 1986, after having been a student, a high school Helper and the assistant to the original director, Mrs. Roger Butts. In 2000, Kathleen was certified as a Children's Etiquette Consultant by the Protocol School of Washington. She has conducted Etiquette Classes for Frost PLLC, Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers, Southwestern Bell, Access Schools, Arkansas Youth Challenge, AR CARES Program, City of Little Rock Parks Department, Arkansas School for the Blind and others. She has a BA in Theatre Arts, Speech and Dance from UALR. She volunteers in the community and attends St. James United Methodist Church. She is married to Steve Joiner and has two children.
Kathleen Henry Joiner
Little Rock Junior Cotillion
49 Valley Estates Drive
Little Rock, Arkansas 72212
About the Director