"The Shiners" - Grades 5th - 8th - A Continuous Program


A return to traditional values has brought about an increased appreciation of civility. A foundation of good manners gives young people an opportunity to learn and practice leadership skills, courtesy, respect and self-confidence now and for the rest of their lives. Training a child for a successful future begins early.  Polite, well-mannered children get along better with their peers, as well as their teachers and parents.  Etiquette and Good manners are learned and must be practiced daily.   When a behavior is repeated often enough, it becomes automatic. 

Show your students that you care by adding Absolutely Refined, LLC. "The House of Etiquette" into your curriculum as an after-school program or during school program.  Aft the end of the program all students will have required life changing tools to enhance their social and professional success.

These classes are  entertaining, interactive, educational  and hands-on.  The following activities includes:  

  • Games
  • Props
  • Role-playing
  • Crafts
  • Take-Home Materials



Social 1 - 5th Grade - 1.5 hours

During this 4 week program your child will learn: 


  • ​The Ingredients of a Great Introduction
  • Self-Esteem and Confident Building
  • First Impression 
  • Eye Contact
  • Meeting and Greeting
  • Handshakes
  • Confident Leadership Voice
  • Table Manners
  • Setting The Table
  • American-Style Eating
  • Line Dancing
  • Fox Trot
  • Cha Cha
  • Shag

Ladies’ Dress Code:
Dress or skirt and blouse
Hard-soled shoes for dancing

Gentlemen’s Dress Code:
Ties
Khaki or dress pants
Dress shirt
Hard-soled shoes for dancing

Thank you in advance for your interest in Absolutely Refined.​​


Social 2 - 6th Grade - 1.5 hours

Middle school is a time to step into leadership roles. As a 6th grader, your young person will learn in depth dining etiquette as well as how to build themselves up as confident communicators. Absolutely Refined Social 2 will learn:

Sessions:
  • Continental-Style Dining
  • Fast Food Manners
  • Do's and Don't of Dining
  • Buffet Manners
  • Conversational Skills
  • Writing Thank You Notes
  • Extending and Receiving Invitations 

Ladies’ Dress Code:
  • White Gloves
  • Dress or skirt and blouse
  • Hard-soled shoes for dancing

Gentlemen’s Dress Code:
  • Ties
  • Khaki or dress pants
  • Dress shirt
  • Hard-soled shoes for dancing

Thank you in advance for your interest in Absolutely Refined.​​


Dance Club 7th Grade - 2.5 hours


Dance club will offer opportunities for your young person to continue building their leadership and social skills. During our ten week program your child will learn:

  • ​3 Course Dining Tutorial
  • Presentation Skills
  • Movie Etiquette
  • Becoming Conversation Savvy
  • Cowboy Cha-cha
  • Line Dances


Cotillion Club - 8th Grade - 1.5 hours

Cotillion Club is the crowning moment of your child’s etiquette and leadership education. Your young person will have the knowledge and tools needed to showcase all of their efforts in every aspect of their daily life. During our ten week program your child will learn:

  • Tea Dance
  • Buffet Etiquette
  • Stand-up Reception Etiquette
  • Host/Hostess Duties
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Meeting and Greeting to the next level
  • Electronic Communication: email, Facebook, texting
  • Vienna Waltz
  • Caribbean Hustle


Dining Skills ONLY  1.5 hours

Session:

  • Setting the Table 
  • Styles of Eating and Silverware Savvy
  • Table Manners
  • Dining Out (optional)  - 2 hours









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Angela Jordan
Certified Etiquette Consultant/Coach