Across our country a return to good manners and the etiquette that accompanies them is on the rise. Parents and youth leaders understand the need for children and teens to build the life skills that will lead to success.

Ballroom Dancing and Etiquette Training


Cotillion is a series of ballroom dance and etiquette training. This program is a 5-week program consisting of 2 hours each week. Our cotillion program offers a unique blend of contemporary social training along with traditional ballroom dance instruction. Ballroom dance encourages youth to interact in an appropriate, healthy environment where respect for self and others is encouraged. A final ball will include a 3-4 course meal. Parents are invited to attend.
The program covers:
  • Greetings/Introductions
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Social media
  • Social skills
  • Dining etiquette
  • 4-5 popular ballroom dances
Understanding the Benefits and Pitfalls

Social Media Makeover

This program is designed to address the ever-changing social media environment. Youth connect and communicate through various social media more than face-to-face interaction. Social media has become a part of daily life and many use it without stopping to think of the effects on their lives. Understanding the benefits and pitfalls are extremely important.
The program covers:
  • Online reputation
  • Opportunities for good
  • Appropriate posts/pictures
  • Bullying & how to address it
  • Safety
  • Respectful and responsible behavior
  • Types of social media
  • Social skills/manners
  • Possible viewers - future schools, employers
Etiquette and Confidence

Dining Etiquette

Confidence at parties and dinners relieves the worry and embarrassment of potential dining mistakes and makes the event far more enjoyable for everyone. No longer will children and teens feel intimidated by fine china or crystal!
The program covers:
  • Place settings
  • Proper napkin etiquette
  • American & Continental style of eating
  • How to eat soup
  • Posture at the table
  • Buffet meals
  • Dining out
  • Dining do’s and dont's
  • History of dining traditions
The Confidence of Communication

Social Skills

Good manners are only of true value if they become a practiced part of life. Social skills training will boost confidence and give children and teens the edge needed for future success.
The program covers:
  • Greetings/Introductions
  • Remembering names
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Etiquette of public places
  • Attending plays, concerts, movies
  • Clothing choices
  • Social media
  • Thank you notes
  • Acts of kindness
Setting a Good

First Impression

This program is specifically designed for young ladies. This is a confidence building program with role-playing and interactive activities.
It only takes five seconds to make a first impression. This program will prepare young ladies to make a powerful first impression.
Every young lady desires to look and feel beautiful. They are bombarded with unrealistic images everywhere they look. Young ladies will discover that true beauty comes from within. They will gain the confidence needed to handle every situation with power, poise, and confidence.

The program covers:
  • Body language
  • Personal grooming
  • Make-up techniques
  • Clothing choices
  • Poise and posture
  • Vocal quality
  • Greetings/Introductions
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Thank you notes
  • Attitude
  • Acts of kindness

Confidence at Social Gatherings

Party Savvy

This program addresses the most challenging obstacles that get in the way of feeling confident at social gatherings. This fun and interactive program ends with a party of cake and punch.
The program covers:
  • Host/hostess duties
  • Planning a budget
  • Sending invitations
  • RSVP’s
  • Greetings & introductions
  • Guest responsibilities
  • Clothing choices
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Social media
  • Gift giving/receiving
  • Working a buffet table
  • Thank you notes
For the Job that Matters

Interview Skills

This program is designed to give teens the necessary skills to handle any interview with confidence. Whether the interview is for acceptance into high school or college or to land that summer job, knowing what to do will determine the success of the interview.
The program covers:
  • Resume writing
  • Initial contact (phone/letter)
  • Preparations (questions/research)
  • What to wear
  • What to bring
  • Arrival at destination
  • How to greet the interviewer
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Follow-up
A series of three programs for younger children: Grades K-3

Manners Matter

These three interactive programs are stand-alone or a series of programs. Children are engaged in activity-packed sessions that promote confidence, self-esteem, respect, and kindness.

Let’s Meet & Greet
  • Greetings & introductions
  • Non-verbal conversation
  • Conversation skills
Out & About
  • Using magic words
  • Sharing
  • Using doors, escalators, elevators
  • Attending public events
1, 2, 3, It’s Time to Eat
  • Setting the table
  • Using the napkin properly
  • Passing food correctly
  • Using magic words
  • Proper way to use utensils
  • Dining Do’s & Don’ts