About Us

There’s nothing more awkward than being at a fancy dinner and not being sure which bread plate is yours. Or not knowing how to start a conversation, compose a thank you note or sail through an interview. Or worst of all, going to that first big dance and not knowing how to…dance! Good manners and social skills offer the self-confidence today’s adolescents need to navigate these important events.

Manners for Life is all about—well—manners for life! Good social skills are needed every day throughout our entire life, whether we are on the playground, in the boardroom or in carpool. Between rigorous academic programs and a full schedule of other activities, the time is just not always available for sitting around the dinner table where manners were once taught—and practiced. And while sports, the arts and academics are all important to a child’s development, good social skills contribute to self-confidence and esteem and are needed every single day.

Manners for Life teaches manners and social dance and provides a setting where middle school students can practice and reinforce these skills with their peers in a safe, fun environment. When the time comes, your child will be ready!

Manners For Life builds confidence and helps students become comfortable inthe group events that are common in middle school. Students learn social skills, manners and social dance with their classmates and other students of their own age, grade and/or school.

We operate two middle school cotillions on an annual basis.

  • Sixth Grade

    • Monthly September – February

  • Seventh – Eighth grade

    • Monthly September -February

We also offer Ad Hoc Programs:

  • Encore! — High school and prom etiquette
  • got manners? — Fourth-Fifth Grades
  • A Little Charm — Pre-K – Fourth Grade

Business Etiquette and custom programs are also available.