Lana's Junior Cotillion




Etiquette covered during the program will include:

  • First Impressions
  • Correspondence/ Social Media
  • Table Manners
  • Receiving Lines
  • Introductions
  • Doors & Coats
  • Cellphone etiquette
  • Multicultural Etiquette
  • Formal Dining
  • Paying & Receiving Compliments

Mike and Lana Grober have taught Junior Cotillion for over 20 years. Lana has owned Lana’s Dance Studio in Lonoke for 39 years.  Mike owns Your Mission Matters a non-profit dedicated to supporting missionaries locally and internationally.  Mike and Lana love dancing and working with teenagers.  Their extensive travel overseas allows them to share with students the customs of different cultures. We serve students in Lonoke, Carlisle, Cabot, England, Hazen, Jacksonville, and surrounding areas. Most children seldom have the luxury of eating formal meals with their families and friends. When they do, students with Junior Cotillion experience will not only enjoy such an experience , but will be confident at business dinners and other formal events.
Lana’s Junior Cotillion will consist of six sessions; the price is $150 for the season.  Cotillion meets on Saturday evenings once per month August-January.  There will be two class levels - one for upcoming 5th & 6th grade, and one for upcoming 7th and 8th grade.  Social skills and dances are taught using partners, so we need an even ratio of young ladies to gentlemen.


The first session will be casual. The second session will be a Costume Party.  At the remaining regular sessions, young ladies should wear dresses and short white gloves.  Gentlemen should wear a suit or sports coat, tie and dress slacks with dress shoes.  The sixth session will be a formal ball and young ladies may wear short or long formal dresses.  Gentlemen should wear a suit and tie or tuxedo.

Dance Instruction

Students will learn basic steps of the Waltz, Fox-Trot, Cha-Cha and Swing along with line dances.  Students will learn basic dance courtesies, so they will feel comfortable at school dances, weddings, college functions, and other times when occasions to dance arise.  During party time, students will become confident in asking someone to dance with them.  This helps build their courage and increase the fun at school dances and parties.

Schedule and Location

The first five sessions will be at Lana’s Dance Studio in Lonoke, 314 Jacuzzi Lane.  The formal ball location will be determined soon.

Class Calendar and Times - Dates to be announced.
5th & 6th Grade - 6-7:30p.m.
7th & 8th Grade - 7:30-9p.m.