Table Manners and Social Etiquette
(Boys and Girls, Pre-School, Pre-K, and Kindergarten)
Fairy Tale Etiquette Classes are unique and fun classes to start your little one on the right path to “royal” manners! The children learn table manners and polite social skills that give them a fantastic foundation on which to build their self-esteem. The classes are themed with princesses, princes, toads, castles, dwarves, a sleeping dragon, fairy tale stories, and more! Girls can come dressed in princess costumes of their choice or chose to wear one of ours. Boys can come in knight or superhero costumes. Each week the students learn a new lesson that will earn them the title of princess and knight. For graduation, the little ladies receive tiaras and the little gentlemen are knighted with swords and helmets!
The Four Classes Include:
Table Manners Each Class…Greetings and Introductions…Shaking Hands
Pulling Out a Chair for a Lady…Napkin Use…Holding Utensils Correctly…Cutting Food
Fork and Spoon Use…Polite Table Conversation…How to set the Table
Afternoon healthy snack…And More!
After School Teas for Little Ladies
4 Lessons | Tuesdays
Little ladies learn how to sit, act, walk and talk like a lady. They will learn tea etiquette, polite conversation, how to be a gracious hostess and courteous guest. We will focus on learning to sit quietly at the table and use polite table etiquette. Each class includes a beautiful table of cookies, cakes, fruit, sandwiches, cheeses, scones, and teas. We’ll have a party each week after school on Tuesdays!
Each class is themed:
Fairy Tale Tea Wear your princess dress and tiara!
Fairy Tea Fairy costumes or anything whimsical and fairy-ish!
Under the Sea Mermaid costumes or anything blue and sparkly!
Fancy Tea Dress in your fanciest clothes and Bring Mommy along to the party!
Fine Dining and Social Etiquette (Grades 1st - 5th)
(Classes are held at several different upscale restaurants in the surrounding area including Ruths Chris, The Boheme, Park Plaza Gardens, and Blue.)
A truly special class where your children will learn Table Manners and Social Etiquette. Six fun upscale classes of Fine Dining, in a beautiful setting with delicious food at each class.
Introductions, Greetings, Self Confidence, Posture, Shaking Hands, Eye Contact, Thank You Cards, Telephone and Electronic Etiquette, Zig-Zag and Continental Dining, Respecting your Parents, more.
Fifth class is a semi-formal evening class with a five-course meal. Children arrive dressed in tie and jacket or dress at the restaurant for dinner. The children have a unique opportunity to practice their new skills surrounded by guests in the restaurant.
Our sixth class is a review and completion of all of the social and dining skills they learned.
Cotillion (Grades 6th-8th)
Even if your child has all the confidence in the world, knowing what to say and how to behave in any given situation can give them a huge advantage.
While our classes focus on the rules of Etiquette and the proper way to behave, we go above and beyond dance cards and white gloves! Our focus is on real-life Social Etiquette to give your child confidence and the tools to build their self-esteem before heading off to high school or college.
Session 1 | Classes 1-4 (Includes the Holiday Dinner)
Dining Lessons and Social Etiquette. Each class covers a fine dining lesson and sit down course with china.
Session 2 | Classes 5-8 (Includes Dinner and Ball)
Social Dance and Social Etiquette. Students receive a handbook with all of the lessons and more!
Social Skills, How to Make Friends Quickly,
The Right kind of "Popular"
Thank You Cards, Gift Giving/Receiving, Receiving Gifts Graciously, Host and Hostess Skills, RSVPs,
Respect for Adults and Community, Charity, Gratitude
Electronic Etiquette, Headphones, Computer, Ipad
Cell Phones, Texting, Facebook, Instagram, Social Media, Game Station Etiquette
Buffet and Party Manners
Communication Skills, Positive Self Confidence
Power Words, Eye Contact, First Impressions
Body Language, Good Grades
Helping our Parents and Siblings
Comprehensive Fine Dining Lessons for a Five Course Meal
How to be a Lady/Gentleman, Boy/Girl Respectfulness
Basic Dance Lessons: The Fox Trot, The Cha Cha, and More
College Social Preparation and Life Skills (Grades 9th - 12th)
3 Day Social Etiquette, Rushing Information, Fine Dining, and College Preparatory Skills.
Class One: Everyday basic etiquette
Making a great first impression
Shaking Hands Correctly, powerful Introductions
How to have powerful confident body language.
Image, Grooming, Style
Making Small Talk, how to carry a great conversation
PDA and Reputations
Going Through Rush: Sorority and Fraternity expectations
Getting and Staying organized for optimal productivity
Cell Phone Use
Do’s and Don’tsMediasSocial
Public Places and Etiquette
Basic Dining Skills
Fine Dining Skills
American and Continental Styles of Dining
Host and Hostess Savvy
When to stand up, open doors, Chivalry
Lady-like behavior and traits that earn respect and admiration
Thank You Cards
Twirly Girly Camp (Ages 4 - 10)
Five Fun Fabulous Days of all Girly Stuff all day long!!!
Day 1: Princess Day!
Day one is all about the movie “Frozen”!
We’ll make up our own silly princess story with Elsa and Anna and act it out!
We’ll make snow cones, snowmen and snow art! Today’s lesson: Acting Like a Lady (knees together, no feet in the chair, inside voices, shaking hands, introductions)
Day 2: Slumber Party!
Bring your favorite stuffed animal, a pillow and blanket! Wear your favorite pajamas! Total Girl time with stories, a movie, popcorn, and nail polish!
Today’s Lesson: Hostess and Guest Courtesies and How to Be a Great Friend
Day 3: Magic Fairy Day!
We’ll look for fairies, make pixie dust, and wings!
Come dressed in your favorite fairy costume or anything sparkly!
Today’s Lesson: Magic Words, Good Manners work like Magic Spells,
Learning to spread Pixie Dust (love), Basic Place Settings
Day 4: Alice in Wonderland
A Madhatter Tea! Dress as silly and outrageous as you please!
Little Cakes and Lawn Games with The Queen!
Today’s Lesson: Tea and Table Etiquette
Day 5: Paris Fashion Show
Walk down the runway in your favorite attire while the crowd cheers you on!
Dress Fancy (boas, sunglasses, shoes) We will end with a fashion show on our red carpet to finish off the week with a photo shoot followed by a party to celebrate!
Today’s Lesson: Review. Being a Star means making others feel wonderful when they are around us! (Showing Love, Concern, and Respect for Others)
Pirate Camp (Ages 4 - 10)
5 Days | 9am - 2pm
Time to be Silly! Pirate Games, Crafts, Stories, table lessons, Good Pirate code, and kindness, and more! For Boys and Girls!
Students should come dressed as a Pirate, Mermaid, or Wench as little or as much as they want. We will be making hats, eye patches, and treasure maps, messages in bottles, decorating cupcakes, and more!
Day 1: Aaarrrggggg! We'll learn the Pirates Code of Honor (good manners lessons hidden throughout!)
Practice Introducing ourselves and others, Shaking Hands, Making Friends
Day 2: Shiver Me Timbers Today we will be writing our own play about pirates!
Bad Pirate Etiquette to avoid!
Day 3: Davey Jones Locker We'll make our own maps, and then find a map from a story that will send them on a treasure hunt! Writing Skills (Thank You Cards)
Day 4: Poop Deck! (I know....but the giggles will be awesome!) Lunch will be served today to practice our table manners.
(Chicken Nuggets, Mac and Cheese, and Fruit)
Setting the Table, Guest and Host Skills
Day 5: Walk the Plank
Time to put on our play!
Silly, Silly, Silly Day!!
Safari Etiquette Camp (Ages 4 - 10)
5 Days | 9am - 2pm
This camp is great for those children who need to move! We go outside during each day and go on our nature walk about the lake feeding the ducks and turtles, all the while learning about kindness, caring, and what it means to be a considerate person. We take a very British Safari approach to each day. Conversation, Culture, Art, and afternoon tea, minus any “stuffiness”!
Each day we will be learning to tame the beast. The children will each receive a safari hat and map to finding great treasure on our last day. An outdoor Safari Tea will be served with a light snack each afternoon.
Our final day we will go on a Safari Hunt; taking pictures of what we find and discovering and capturing wild animals (toy animals hidden in the “brush”. Etiquette lessons are hidden in the fun!