Our mission is to prepare your child for success with contemporary etiquette. Today’s manners are no longer about silver spoons and white gloves. Instead, they provide the correct protocol for everyday situations in order to succeed in our society. We’re ripping off the white gloves and diving into a more practical approach to etiquette for the twenty-first century. Join the next generation of manners!
This class offers the practical rules for engaging in and continuing a polite conversation, as well as learning active listening skills. Students will practice introducing themselves, how to greet and introduce someone, apply compliments and how to gracefully exit a conversation. In addition, returning students will receive important tips and tools for developing interview skills that they will use for their very first interview and beyond.
Parents learn quickly that phones and computers are like magnets to children. With so much access to the Internet, children have greater access to communication than ever before. This class will teach students how to politely and safely use phones/texting, good judgment on social media sites, and how to deal with cyberbullying.
Even at the most casual parties, we must always remember to apply behavior rules that will warrant a repeat invitation. Whether hosting a party or attending one, good manners must be displayed to make guests feel more at ease. Instruction during this class will cover the importance of thank you notes, gift giving, invitations, hosting a party and the proper attire for every occasion.
Confidence in dining situations frees one from worrying about making mistakes, whether at home or dining out. Students will develop positive dining habits by learning everything from the basic rules of dining and polite meal-time conversations to restaurant behavior, and much more.
Holly Ball is a semi-formal event where each child will bring a parent or adult as their “date” to accompany them. This event offers a wonderful chance for students to share with their guest the skills they have learned in class. Dance instruction, drink and hors d'oeuvres are provided for an evening of fun, social festivities.
Dancing and dining is a fun and interactive-based delivery system for teaching positive social skills. This activity is offered as the last event of the Junior Cotillion season, where students will combine their social and dining skills knowledge during a four-course meal and a night full of dancing with fellow classmates. Dinner Dance is held at the Fredericksburg Country Club.
|Sunday, September 25th||4pm- 6pm||Strictly Ballroom|
|Sunday, October 16th||4pm-6pm||Strictly Ballroom|
|Sunday, November 13th||4pm-6pm||Strictly Ballroom|
|Sunday, December 11th ||TBD||Strictly Ballroom|
|Sunday, January 8th||4pm-6pm||Strictly Ballroom|
|Sunday, January 22nd||TBD||Fredericksburg Country Club|
For more information, contact Kate Crowder at 540-736-7068 or MannersMatterVA@gmail.com
Junior Cotillion is a six-week course which will run from September27, 2015 to January 24, 2016. All classes are held at Strictly Ballroom located at 125 Olde Greenwich Drive Suite 190 Fredericksburg, VA 22408, with the exception of the Dinner Dance, which will be held at the Fredericksburg Country Club located at 11031 Tidewater Trail Fredericksburg, VA 22408.
For this six week course, the fee is $225 per student plus a $35 registration fee. You can Register and make payments via the links below. Please note, there is a $5 fee for paying via PayPal. You can also pay by check, made payable to FASL, which can be sent to: FASL, PO Box 7935 Fredericksburg, VA 22404.