The goal of The Junior Assembly Cotillion is to develop social self-confidence through teaching ballroom dancing in a controlled environment. The directors believe students gain self confidence when they exhibit thoughtfulness and consideration of others. The cotillion provides a place for teens to gather on the weekends that combines both high standards and enjoyment.
The Junior Assembly Cotillion was founded in 1923 by Mrs. Turner Arrington and Idear Trayler. Mrs. Edloe Donnan became the director in 1938. Her daughter, Miss Cleiland Donnan took over for her mother in 1945. Susan Norton and Jackie Davidson became directors in 1984 when Miss Donnan retired. In 2008, upon Mrs. Davidson’s retirement, Mrs. Nortonís middle daughter, Katherine Byer, began directing with her mother. Continuing the family tradition, Liz Williams, Susan's youngest daughter, took over most of the directing from her mother. Liz and Katherine are thrilled to now be directing together along with the assistance of their mother.
Directors, Junior Assembly Cotillion