Lessons for K-12th grade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table Manners, Dining Etiquette, & Social Skills 

Dining etiquette is an area of etiquette which pertains to dining, whether at home or out in a restaurant. Etiquette in general is a series of suggestions and rules for behavior which are designed to ensure that people behave consistently and within the norms of politeness.

 

Lessons focus on dining skills and socialization skills for boys and girls. Each class size is limited to ten children, one assistant, and the instructor. Class times and locations will vary each quarter.

 

Lessons are now offered in-person in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Online classes are also available using an online audio and web conferencing platform called Zoom. Visit https://zoom.us/ to sign up to the platform to participate in online lessons. 

 

*For students taking online lessons, food arrangements and materials may need to be prepared at home when necessary, for certain lessons.

 

Students in any of the 6th-12th grade programs will enjoy a four-course meal to put their newfound etiquette skills into practice (restaurant cost included with the cost of the program). *For students taking online lessons, other arrangements can be made if attendance is not possible.

 

There will be a Pizza Etiquette Lesson for students in the K-5th grade program.

 

All students are presented with 'Certificates of Achievement' after they have completed all lessons of the program. 

Food will be served to students during some of the lessons. Please let the instructor know of any food allergies as soon as possible. 

*There is a $25 fee per makeup lesson, per student. *No makeup lessons available for the Pizza Etiquette Lesson, Four-Course Meal, and the Parent / Student Wrap-up lesson.

*Click on the red links below for prices and detailed information.

K – 5th Grade Boys and Girls Dining Etiquette Program

Lessons included are: 

  • Lesson 1: Introductions 

  • Lesson 2: Table Manners

  • Lesson 3: American Dining

  • Lesson 4: Continental Dining

  • Lesson 5: Pizza Etiquette Party

  • Lesson 6: Parent / Student Wrap-up

6th – 9th Girls Dining Etiquette Program

Lessons included are: 

  •  Lesson 1: Introductions 

  •  Lesson 2: Walking Gracefully 

  •  Lesson 3: Clothing Class

  •  Lesson 4: Dining Skills

  •  Lesson 5: Set Your Place at the Table

  •  Lesson 6: Respect & Courtesy

  •  Lesson 7: Four-Course Meal

  •  Lesson 8: Parent / Student Wrap-up

6th – 9th Girls Social Graces Etiquette Program (Beginning Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022)

 

What Are Social Graces?

Simply put, social graces are particular skills that help us navigate politely in our social circles. They include behavior, manners and etiquette. It is incredibly important for children to learn and observe these skills to develop the common courtesies that people are generally expected to show each other. Imagine how raising a child to be polite and courteous will affect them in the future. Be it becoming a responsible citizen, family member or professional, social graces will be monumental in paving the way.

Lessons included are: 

  • Lesson 1: Introductions

  • Lesson 2: Speaking to Win

  • Lesson 3: Hair and Skin Care

  • Lesson 4: Clothing Class

  • Lesson 5: Savvy Communication

  • Lesson 6: Table Manners

  • Lesson 7: Four-Course Meal

  • Lesson 8: The Athlete 

  • Lesson 9: Confidence Conveyed through Posture

  • Lesson 10: Parent / Student Wrap-up

 

6th – 9th Boys & Girls Dining Etiquette Program

Lessons included are: 

  • Lesson 1: Introductions

  • Lesson 2: Phone Etiquette

  • Lesson 3: Table Manners

  • Lesson 4: American Dining

  • Lesson 5: Continental Dining

  • Lesson 6: Thank-You Notes

  • Lesson 7: Four-Course Meal

  • Lesson 8: Parent / Student Wrap-up

 

6th – 9th Boys Dining Etiquette Program

Lessons included are: 

  • Lesson 1: Introductions 

  • Lesson 2: Phone Etiquette

  • Lesson 3: Clothing Class

  • Lesson 7: Sportsmanship

  • Lesson 4: Dining Skills

  • Lesson 5: Table Manners

  • Lesson 6: Four-Course Meal

  • Lesson 8: Parent / Student Wrap-up

10th-12th Boys & Girls Dining Etiquette Program

Lessons included are: 

  • Lesson 1: Introductions

  • Lesson 2: Experiencing the Theater

  • Lesson 3: Dining Skills 

  • Lesson 4: Table Manners

  • Lesson 5: Job and College Interviews

  • Lesson 6: What do I find attractive / Dating

  • Lesson 7: Four-Course Meal

  • Lesson 8: Parent / Student Wrap-up

Additional Lessons

  • Positive Image

  • Napkin Folding

  • Afternoon Tea

  • Digital Age Etiquette

  • Dining Styles

  • Planning a Party

  • And more! 

 

One-Time Classes

With no specific age group, these classes are 1 - 1 1/2 hour introductions to basic table manners, dining etiquette, and/or social skills. Classes are held in-person unless online lessons are requested. Location will depend on the number of registrations we receive.

 

Online lessons will be held using an online audio and web conferencing platform called Zoom. Visit https://zoom.us/ to sign up to the platform to participate in any of these classes. 

June 2022: Free online etiquette lessons

 

Dining is a natural time for conversation and therefore affords the opportunity to discuss and develop social skills. Children Learn:

Good eye contact and firm handshakes

Telephone Etiquette

Appropriate guidance and direction in decorum

Proper house and table rules

Memorizing names during introductions

Acceptable and unacceptable table conversation topics

How to write thank-you notes

Proper Introductions

 

Being considerate to others

Developing new friendships

Sharing and caring

 

Respecting someone's home and their property

 

Respecting animals and much more
 

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Boys & Girls Dining Etiquette Program: Pizza Etiquette Party 
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Dining Etiquette Program: Thank-You Notes
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Boys & Girls Dining Etiquette Program:
Four-Course Meal  

This lesson teaches students a fun and proper way to eat pizza, and how to interact comfortably with others in a social setting.

Photo  Courtesy of

The American School of Protocol

This lesson will focus on social grace skills and how to confidently write a proper thank you card when it is warranted.

Photo  Courtesy of

The American School of Protocol

Students will feel self-assured as they enjoy a four-course meal using their newfound etiquette skills.