enroll in the dining etiquette course
Elevate your family's table manners and focus on what really matters: building relationships with the people around the table.
BOOST SELF-CONFIDENCE & AVOID ANXIETY
Knowing what to expect and how to behave in social situations gives students the knowledge to hold their head high
IMPROVE FACE-TO-FACE INTERACTIONS
Being comfortable with the mechanics of dining means teens can focus on what really matters- building relationships with the friends and family around the table
AVOID THE "OH GOSH, I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING"
Taking a comprehensive dining etiquette course at this age helps teens not be caught off guard the day they're expected to use an oyster fork or make a toast in real life
preview what's covered in the course
— Katie M.
"We love Sydney Dunn! This is the good stuff, y'all. Etiquette is a lost art, but so important."
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Since 2016, I've been teaching etiquette to middle and high school kids. I intentionally chose this age group because I think they are the perfect age to learn and develop those social skills that will follow them to adulthood. My goal with my students (and my own kids) is to foster polite humans who love their neighbors more than themselves.
When I'm not teaching etiquette classes or directing cotillions, I work with my family on our tobacco farm and agribusinesses. My husband, Lee, and I live in North Carolina and have four kids: Bear, Penny, River, and Galley.
Choose the correct utensil in the correct order at a formal place setting
Eat the messiest of soups in the neatest way possible
Cut their food with a fork and knife
Set the table properly
Find their seat at a formal dinner using escort cards, table numbers, and place cards
Interact respectfully with the host, servers, and other guests
Handle mishaps at the table without embarrassment
Use a napkin (correctly and consistently)
Politely, but firmly, communicate a food allergy
Calculate the tip
Give a toast
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You will create your family's login to enroll in the course and gain instant access to the video lessons.
Tuition cost is per family. Multiple siblings may use the same login to view the course. There is no expiration date for the course.
is there homework?
No, there are no mandatory assignments or quizzes associated with this course. Can I get an amen?
how long do I have access to the course?
For the life of the course! Take as much time as needed to go through the videos. You'll also have access to any future updates or added lessons. I'm always trying to keep my courses relevant and thorough.
can adults enroll?
Absolutely! You can enroll on your own or watch alongside your child. 98% of the lessons are relevant to adults as well.
How long is the course?
In total, about 45 minutes, but the videos are broken down into manageable, bite-size lessons. The longest video is only 6 minutes.
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