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Our classes are not stuffy, note-taking sessions. The kids are out of their seats alot and acting, playing, speaking, singing, etc. Your instructors are actors at heart, fun-loving and prepared to behave in a silly way which the kids enjoy!

Social Etiquette

Being comfortable in various social situations can ease the fear or awkwardness a child may feel. Lessons include:

  • Welcoming Behaviors (the 6 Musts when Meeting Someone)
  • The Importance of Eye Contact
  • Shaking Hands
  • Introducing Oneself
  • Responding When Introduced
  • Introducing Others
  • Showing Proper Respect (with our actions and our words)
  • Common Courtesies (Sharing, Including Others, Waiting Your Turn, Being On Time, Patience, Listening, many more)
  • Using Appropriate Language in Social Settings
  • Helping Behaviors 
  • Avoiding Rude Behaviors (Interrupting, Littering, Belittling Others, Wasting, Whispering, Bragging, Eye Rolling, Talking on and on and many more) 
  • Behavior for Public Places (Theater, Museum, Workplace, etc.)
  • Using Escalators, Elevators, and Doors
  • Behaving as a Good Host and Guest
  • Image and Clothing (Different Styles of Attire; What's Inappropriate; Being a Leader not a Follower)
  • Anti-Bullying Reinforcement
Communication Skills 
Knowing how to communicate properly builds self-esteem and leadership ability. Lessons include:
  • Proper Greetings and Introductions
  • Conversation/"Ice Breakers" and Asking Questions
  • Being a Great Listener
  • Body Language/Nonverbal Communication
  • Public Speaking and Use of Visual Aids
  • Telephone Etiquette (Answering, Taking a Proper Message, etc.)
  • Importance of an RSVP
  • Acts of Kindness and Respect
  • The Use of Please, Thank You, Excuse Me, I'm Sorry 
  • Thank You Notes
  • Gracious Gift Receiving
  • Meeting Persons with Disabilities
  • Compliments - Giving and Receiving
  • Being Interviewed
  • Electronic Etiquette (including texting, internet and cell phone use)
Table Manners*
It is important for children to learn dining skills so they can be comfortable in any dining situation, whether at home, a friend’s house, a future job interview, or even the White House!  Lessons include:

  • Place Settings (different depending on occasion)
  • Identifying Utensils, Glassware, Bowls, and Plates
  • Proper Use of Napkins
  • Selecting the Correct Utensils
  • Styles of Dining: American, Continental, Family, Buffet
  • Eating Various Foods: Bread, Soup, Dessert
  • Difficult to Eat/"Yucky" Foods
  • Behavior at the Table
  • Entering and Exiting; Proper Seating 
  • Handling Food Accidents
  • Posture and Conversation
  • Ordering Politely at a Restaurant
  • Resting/Finishing Position of Utensils
  • Being a Good Guest at a Dinner Party
*A meal will be served!

We practice all we have learned through interactive role-playing, games, songs and crafts as time permits. And our friend, Miss Mistake™, visits to show us her poor manners by doing all the wrong things.  We will learn, from Miss Mistake™, what not to do and we can help her do it right!

Girl Scout and Brownie Troops ~ did you know there are badges for "Making Friends," being a "Social Butterfly," and "Netiquette" (electronic etiquette)?
Cub Scouts ~ Manners Badge  
Boy Scouts ~ Communications, Disability Awareness and Public Speaking merits.  We can help you fulfill the requirements in a fun way!

Good Manners: The noise you don't make when you're eating soup."

~Bennett Cerf (publisher and co-founder of Random House Publishing)

Why Learn Etiquette?
About the Instructors
Class Schedule and Fees
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WelcomeWhy Learn Etiquette?ProgramsAbout the InstructorsClass Schedule & FeesTestimonials and PhotosRegistrationIn the NewsContact Us