What Is Junior Assembly
Junior Assembly is a volunteer organization that offers dance classes and social etiquette instruction for middle school students in Phoenix, Arizona. Established in 1940, it was created by a group of mothers wishing to give their children the opportunity to learn ballroom dance and acquire social poise. A board of parent sponsors represents each school, including a president, treasurer, and secretary. Junior Assembly introduces sixth graders to the joys of dancing and social manners, providing them with an invaluable opportunity to build confidence and interact with others in their community. Dancing ability is not the primary focus – instead, it acts as a means to an end: teaching students how to acquire a poise and become more comfortable in social situations. JAC (Junior Assembly Committee) is also highly anticipated by hundreds of sixth through ninth graders in Richmond, Virginia, each year.