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Children's Manners & Tea Etiquette

More than a set of rules, etiquette and manners teach us to respect each other and ourselves. In this course, Professor Sybil Davis will teach children ages 8 through 13 how to navigate some of the complex behaviors that make Southern hospitality world famous. Your young gentleman or lady will learn how to behave politely at a restaurant, how to make a great first impression, and even what to do in case of a spill.

Using a formal tea service as the framework, this course teaches etiquette do’s and don’ts that are sure to make your family mealtimes more enjoyable and give your child a confidence boost! And, of course, class ends with a delightful array of small pastries and finger food.

Trained at The Protocol School of Washington, Professor Davis is a Certified Children’s Etiquette and Manners Trainer and Tea Etiquette Consultant with more than 20 years of teaching experience.

During the class time, we encourage parents to stay close! While your child is learning with Professor Davis, please feel free to relax in our comfortable lobby or visit our next-door neighbors at PoeWest. You can enjoy coffee at Unlocked Coffee Roasters, wine, cheese and chocolate at LaRue Fine Chocolate, or craft beer and snacks at Carolina Bauernhaus.

This course is designed for independent children between the ages of 8 and 13, but we understand that some parents/guardians may wish to remain in the classroom. If you'd like to participate in the class with your child, please select the optional fee for "Child With One Parent" during checkout (additional $30). As class sizes are currently limited to ensure social distancing, enrollment is restricted to one parent/guardian per child.

Because dressing well is a part of feeling confident in a formal setting, this course encourages students to wear the following:

While every effort is made to accommodate food allergies, this is a teaching environment that includes the preparation of all foods. Please be aware that our menu items may contain or come into contact with common allergens such as dairy, eggs, wheat, soybeans, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish or wheat. Please call (864) 250-8835 if you need to request accommodation for any allergies or dietary restrictions.

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