The GEM Curriculum
Party manners, guest and host etiquette, language of courtesy, situational specific etiquette, appropriate titles, and introductions.
Greetings, punctuality, hand shaking, seating, escorting, appropriate dress, poise, and posture.
Making conversation, accepting compliments and criticism, asking forgiveness, social media netiquette and online safety, managing conflict, self advocacy.
Gratitude and Correspondence
The art of giving and receiving gifts, thank you notes and written correspondence.
Friendship, Family, and Loyalty
Compassion, responsibilities for citizenship in family, school, and community, nonverbal communication, sportsmanship, phone and text etiquette, bullying, making and keeping confidences and promises, accepting consequences.
Ladies and Gentlemen in Social Graces
Mutual respect, dancing, escorting, extending, accepting, and declining invitations, social media safety.
Table manners will be practiced in formal and informal settings during class as meals will be provided. Additional topics include: setting and clearing a table, using utensils, and self service at a buffet. The final class will be a culmination and celebration of the season’s lessons with a formal multi course dinner.
The GEM Difference
Our program for today’s youth will incorporate instruction with role plays, discussion, practice and multimedia. Our curriculum focuses on the etiquette of everyday situations as well as special occasions.
Small class sizes enable us to provide the best, most personal instruction. Dinner is served at every class; table manners are taught and practiced in context.
Classes will be held at Mpishi Restaurant on Daniel Island. Directions
Special requests, lessons, and etiquette dinners
GEM is pleased to offer instructional etiquette dinners for your small or large group. Please contact GEM to discuss the needs of your group.
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