Heather Rogero at the Martha’s Vineyard School of Etiquette has opened enrollment for the fall sessions of her Classy Little Ladies courses in manners, poise and style.
The five-session course for girls ages 5 through 12 begins the first week in October. Students are placed in age groups, with friendship preference available. Each class is one hour; the course concludes with a mother/daughter afternoon tea also at the Mansion House Inn in Vineyard Haven.
Focusing on everyday situations encountered by young people, something new and fun is presented each week in addition to hands-on classroom activities designed to make students feel special while gaining confidence by knowing what to do in specific situations.
Students are taught the principles of posture and how to apply them. Proper sitting, standing, walking and pivoting techniques are not just for models, but for all young ladies who want to be poised and graceful.
The course begins with the art of conversation, introductions and telephone manners.
Students attend a tutorial tea party where they practice pouring and serving pink lemonade, learn how to eat various foods and the proper ways to set a table — all traits of a gracious young hostess. Being a gracious guest is important whether at a friend’s house, an elegant restaurant or a party. A lady also knows when, why and how to write a thank-you note, as well as how to extend and reply to an invitation. Manners for going to a museum, the theatre, symphony and a sporting event are also included.
Skin care, hair care, hand care, nutrition and exercise are discussed.
Each class is limited to 15 students with a minimum of eight. The course costs $155 and includes the mother/daughter tea at the Mansion House, tuition, workbook and supplies. Sibling discounts are available.
For details or to register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-693-5903.