"White Gloves, Black Tie" Pre-Teen and Teen Program (How to act like a lady/gentleman.) Ages: 9 - 18
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 events. To demonstrate our newly developed skills, we invite two family members to our last lesson. Participation awards: (depend on the number of times the course is taken.) Beginner: long white gloves or black bow tie; Intermediate: necklace or cummerbund Advanced: tiara or 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 and bread, 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 to others, 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. - organizing, setting up and clearing away. - elevator/stair/door/chair etiquette - using cell phones and other technology appropriately. - treating someone of the opposite sex in a ladylike/gentlemanly way.
For five or six one and a half hour classes (includes an award and the final event with two family members): $25 per participant per class for 6 or more. $20 per participant per class for 10 or more . Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts Troops receive a special price.