Class Schedule

Class Schedule

Manners Registration

Manners Registration

Our Facility

Our Facility

Welcome to First Impressions Manners & Etiquette School

Welcome to First Impressions Manners & Etiquette School

Manners & Etiquette graduates are Confident & Poised with a Competitive Edge socially & in business!

Manners & Etiquette graduates are Confident & Poised with a Competitive Edge socially & in business!

Dining Etiquette

Dining Etiquette

From family dinners to elegant parties, we offer complete dining etiquette lessons for all ages.  Fun, informative and practical, this is our most popular program guaranteeing  dining confidence for every participant.

Group & Private Lessons

Group & Private Lessons

We are so excited to work with your children, family and friends by offering customized private and semi-private manners workshops and dining tutorials at a day, time and venue that best accommodates your family & friends.

After School

After School

Traveling to your school or location, we bring our special curriculum, creative materials and fun lessons directly to your pre-k, elementary, middle and high school students. Our popular role playing exercises reinforce good manners and civility.

Scouts Honor

Scouts Honor

Girl and Boy Scouts earn badges based on lessons in manners, tea parties and ballroom/dance/yoga/fitness at reduced rates just for Scouts. Unstuffy, fun and educational programs give each Scout confidence and self-respect.

Business & Individuals

Business & Individuals

Customized by industry, business etiquette seminars, adult dining tutorials, and private workshops are designed to help you and your employees master life skills that are crucial to improving self esteem and achieving one's own personal potential.

Welcome to First Impressions“My son really enjoyed your class and has gained life-long benefits from the etiquette lessons he has learned from you and your program. Thank you for being such an inspiration to him.” – JS 2012 

 

Please join us… if you want to gain “life-long benefits"!

If you are looking for a program that will develop confidence, social graces and “life-long benefits” for your children through manners lessons, dining etiquette tutorials and social dance cotillion, register on-line today and get excited to see your child’s improved confidence as they master good manners and traditional etiquette.

We encourage every family to schedule a FREE consultation because we want you to choose the best manners program for your family! Please call (203)210-7155 to arrange for a special, free consultation and family tour of our facility.

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Fun…only at Fleur de Lis

Fun...only at Fleur de Lis

Fall Sweet Soirée: Family Appreciation Reception | Fleur de Lis Academy Tea | My Friend and Me Week | Craft & Dance Game Workshops
Halloween Happenings | Dance Party Nights | Hurray for the Holidays | Valentine's Social | Spring Spectacular | Prima Princess Ball
Family Observation Weeks | Ballerina Book Club | Le Petite Nutcracker Tea Dance Party | Fall Fairy Tea Party | Art Show- Dance in Color
Cabaret Student Choreography Showcase | Family Summer BBQ & Bounce House | Pumpkin Decorating Contest | American Girl Doll Tea Party

Thank you for visiting First Impressions – the Manners School at Fleur de Lis Academy.  We look forward to meeting you and your family so that we may have the opportunity to explain how we at Fleur de Lis Academy may be a positive influence in your child’s life!  Teaching children the rules for social conduct gives them social skills that will benefit them throughout their lives. Manners are not just about which fork to use, they are about fostering respectfulness and teaching responsibility.  Our programs teach valuable lifetime skills to develop self-confidence, courtesy and respect for others through fun curriculum incorporating etiquette lessons, dining tutorials, and social dance education.  These skills help each student become a valuable contributor in their home, school and community.
 
Private | Semi-Private | Group Lessons | Summer Camp
We know how busy families are, so we make our schedule as flexible as your schedule!  We offer private lessons and mini-workshops based on your needs and objectives.  Private lessons are often helpful when we are focusing on specific etiquette understanding and improvement.  However, it is also fun to gather a few friends that may include siblings (and even parents) and do a semi-private workshop that is sure to develop and improve social manners too! Our classes and workshops are recognized for excellence in their age appropriate content, professional instruction, and enjoyment by our students.  Additionally, our families enjoy our fun and comprehensive manners camps offered throughout the summer.
 
Here is a sampling of our programs and topics that have been extremely successful with our students:
 
Mighty Manners – Pre-K (ages 3 -5) | Elementary Etiquette (1st– 4th)
An activity filled program for teaching good manners and dining etiquette to young children, these programs foster children’s growth through age-appropriate play-nourished activities that build self- esteem. Topics may include:
 

  • ABC’s of meeting and greeting
  • Little things we say and do
  • Table setting
  • Visual dining tutorial
  • Identifying dining utensils and usage
  • Graduation ceremony and luncheon

 
Positively Poised (5th-8th ladies) | Offensive Protocol (5th-8th gentlemen) | Lifeskilz for Young Adults (9th-12th)
A participatory program for teaching social skills and teen etiquette to young adults, these programs focus on confidence building, traditional and contemporary manners for young adults, the code of international politeness, cultural awareness and respect, rules of courtesy, managing conflict, dress for success, dining tutorial and other social skills. Topics may include:
 

  • Meeting and greeting
  • How to initiate and carry on a polite conversation
  • How to introduce people
  • The simple rules of courtesy
  • Accepting, extending and declining an invitation
  • RSVP meaning and response
  • Dress for Success
  • Samples of invitations
  • Identifying proper dining utensils and usage
  • Visual dining tutorial
  • Graduation ceremony and four course dining tutorial dinner

 
Cotillion Club, Jr. (4th–7th) | Cotillion Club, Sr. (8th-12th)
A Leadership, Social Grace & Cotillion program featuring 12 sessions including theme party nights, traditional dining etiquette lessons, formal tea dance afternoons & a spring formal in our French ballroom at Fleur de Lis Academy.  This unique manners program focuses on self-respect, civility, and confidence through communication activities, proper execution of modern manners, and social ballroom & contemporary dance instruction.  Dance partners are encouraged for this program.
 
Our application and registration process is quick and easy!  Please click here to register and indicate the following:
 

  1. Please indicate if you would prefer a private lesson(s) and/or a semi-private workshop with your friends/family.
  2. Please indicate your objectives, what topics you would like covered, and if there are any issues we should be aware of.  We are happy to assist you with developing the best program for you.
  3. Depending on your needs, schedule and budget, we will develop a unique plan for your family.  Private lessons start at $30 and $80 for a series of 3 lessons. Semi-Private lessons start at $25 and $65 for a series of 3 lessons.
  4. To complete your application and secure registration, please make arrangements to stop by the facility to provide tuition payment.  Registrations are not complete until the tuition has been received or arrangements have been made.

 
Please call us to set up time for a personal tour of our facility.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact us via e-mail or by telephone (203)210.7155.  We look forward to meeting you and your family!

Warmly,

Michelle Sperry

Founder & Director of Fleur de Lis Academy