5th grade students from 14 different schools in the Metro Jackson area attended last year for the 1st Annual Madison County Cotillion. First come, first served registration begins at 10:00a.m. SHARP CST Wednesday, November 20. Class fills quickly. Class size is limited to ensure quality instruction. In a world where kindness, courtesy and respect are often overlooked, JDW Cotillions is recognized nationally as an authority in educating young people in the art of social skills through dance. Social dance is incorporated into our programs to break down inhibitions, teach physical respect, develop confidence, establish teamwork and cooperation, reinforce non-verbal and verbal communication, and to teach students how to appropriately interact with the opposite gender in a structured and healthy environment. In today's competitive society, those with well-developed social skills have a tangible advantage in virtually every aspect of their lives. These skills empower individuals to feel comfortable with themselves and others and to communicate more effectively, promoting personal growth, confidence, leadership and character. While academics are essential to everyone's future, similar studies by Harvard University, Stanford Research Institute and the Carnegie Foundation indicate that over 85% of one's career success is directly connected to one's social skills. For information regarding the 6th grade class held in Jackson, go to www.cotillion.com for more information. Applications are now being accepted.