Building confidence and esteem in young people by virtue of Grace. Etiquette. Manners. (GEM)
Fall 2018 Season
Enrollment for new students is now open.
Topics vary by grade level and include these general themes:
First Impressions: Greetings, punctuality, hand shaking, seating, escorting, appropriate dress, poise, and posture.
Public Courtesies: Party manners, elevator etiquette, sidewalk etiquette, door etiquette, and introductions.
Civility: 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.
Dining Etiquette: 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.
What sets Grace. Etiquette. Manners. (GEM) apart from other etiquette programs:
Modern Approach. Our program for today’s youth will incorporate instruction with role plays, discussion, practice and multimedia.
Hands On. Small class sizes enable us to provide the best, most personal instruction.
Location. Classes will be held at The Island Park Room at Laura Alberts. This location provides the most convenience for Daniel Island families.
Protocol. Our course will emphasize protocols for everyday situations in addition to special occasions.
Formal and Informal Dinners. All classes will include a meal during the program.
Optional At-Home. Lesson extensions will be provided for families to consider, discuss and practice at home between classes.