Social and Dining Etiquette Programs for children and teens Ages: 5 - 9 and 9- 17 COVID-19 classes are held privately outside in a beautiful garden or via ZOOM (please register on the "contact" page)
Overview: We learn how to set the table for a three-course meal, how to behave at the table, and eat with/use different utensils. We learn how to make others feel comfortable at informal/formal gatherings, and how to dress and behave at these events. Participation awards: (depend on the number of times the course is taken.) Beginner: white gloves/black bow tie; Intermediate: necklace/cummerbund Advanced: tiara/top hat.
The program in detail: Dining Etiquette will teach confidence in... - setting a table for a three course meal. - using different crockery, cutlery and glasses correctly. - eating soup, bread and butter, pasta, meat/ fish and vegetables, and soft/crusty dessert with grace and confidence. - behaving at the table using a quiet voice and gentle gestures. - sitting correctly at the table. - serving and passing dishes, and waiting before eating.
Social Etiquette will teach confidence through mindfulness in... - how I feel about myself and how this influences my interaction with others. - having a positive attitude, and realizing how this affects how I dress, talk, behave + move. - displaying good body language. - moving gracefully and with confidence. - greeting, serving and talking in formal and informal gatherings. - greeting and talking with adults, - setting the table and clearing away. - elevator/stair/door/chair etiquette, - using cell phones and other technology appropriately. - appreciation/gratitude and thank you notes. - treating someone of the opposite or same sex with honor and respect.
Three one and a half hour classes (includes an award and the final event with two family members): $25 per participant per class (min 2, max 9). $20 per participant per class (min 10, max 20). Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts Troops receive a discount.