August Newsletter                                                 2009
In This Issue
Blog - "To Dodge or Not To Dodge"
The Gentlemen's Corner
Featured Classes
Book Recommendation for Children
Book Recommendation for Business
Cotillion Information
Children's Manners 101
Recent Blog Posting
Dodge Ball
 
"To Dodge or Not To Dodge, That is the Question"
 
The Gentlemen's Corner 
Man with tie
A recent trend toward gentlemanly behavior has taken hold and a bevy of websites have arisen to fullfill the need.    The Art of Manliness
Our newest class entitled "The Gentlemen's Society" addresses issues boys ages 13 and up face as they navigate the waters into adulthood.  Call us at 310.276.9078 to enroll in the next class.
Featured Classes
 
Recommended Book for Children
Wiggens
Recommended Book for Business
Cost of Bad Behavior
Table Setting
Greetings! 

Millions admired Michael Jackson for his dancing prowess. Entertainers from  ABBA to Madonna encourage us to dance to free our souls as well as our bodies.  Dancing can be inspirational and transformational.  Dancing provides us with confidence as well as poise.  Those that can dance can do anything!  Don't delay, allow your children the opportunity to dance.  Enroll them in our "Let's Dance" Cotillion and witness how they become more comfortable with their bodies, gain greater self-esteem in social situations, and ultimately shine.   
 
Protocallout!  We're calling people out on their protocol offenses.  Whether it's a major transgression at work or a minor incident at the movies or you simply need a place to vent about your family's lack of manners under your own roof. This is the forum, this is the place!  Go to our Facebook page and post your etiquette questions, gripes and/or sightings.    With our new weekly blog, we are allowing our alter ego to surface and address the things that many people are thinking, but are hesitant to admit or communicate.  Visit us and post your comments.  We'd love to hear from you!  
 
Finally, we are in the process of making major changes to the website including a much needed facelift (we are in Beverly Hills after all!) along with online payment capability, quick tips and resources and easy access to information across the board.  Our goal is to hit the ground running come Fall.  In the meantime, be sure to enjoy these last few lazy weeks of summer.   Time is quickly flying by...
 
Warmly,
 
Lisa Gache
Beverly Hills Manners
310.276.9078
"Let's Dance!" Cotillion

Lets Dance CotillionWednesday Evenings
9/16, 10/21, 11/18, 1/13, 2/24, 3/24
Grades 3rd & 4th-5pm to 6:30pm
Grades 5th, 6th & 7th-6:45pm to 8:15pm
Special Guest Appearance from
Stacy Keibler of "Dancing with the Stars"
 
Beverly Hills Manners  is proud to present a modernized version of the traditional cotillion more aligned to meet the needs and desires of children today.  Our friendly, interactive and entertaining approach allows  them to absorb the material while recognizing the value and relevancy of these essential life tools. Sign up now! Limited space available. 

"The Introductory Course"

Introductory CourseSaturday, September 26, 2009
11:00am to 2:00pm
Children Ages 6 to 12
 
Our most popular class, the "Introductory Course" provides an overview into the world of manners and is full of interaction and practice for your child.  Children are instructed in all aspects of etiquette and protocol while developing fundamental character-building traits such as respect, compassion and common courtesies.  Sign up now!

Museum Manners"Museum Manners"
 
Saturday, October 3, 2009
11:00am to 2:00pm
Children Ages 7 to 12 years
"Museum Manners" combines museum etiquette with a one hour art appreciation tour presented by Quick Culture and designed just for kids at LACMA.  Following the art appreciation tour, children are   escorted to the Pentimento Café for a complete table and dining review followed by a 5-course dining tutorial prepared by Patina Catering.  This is a wonderful follow up program to our popular "Introductory Course" or makes a perfect stand alone class for those interested in art and culture.  Click here to enroll!
No Twittering Allowed
A recent article published in the New York Times, entitled "Party On, But No Tweets", uncovers our obsession and need to chronicle everything. This mania has has turned to fear where many people believe that if they don't capture every detail through photos, video, blogging and social networking sites, that somehow the experience will be lost.  The problem is that this phenomenon has caused people to become highly aware of their behavior in any situation.  In a world where one negative comment about the boss can quickly find it's way onto an industry blog and unflattering photos taken innocently at a party are posted for all to view on Facebook, one cannot afford to say or do the wrong thing.  In reaction, some public social venues and private party throwers are putting their foot down and suggesting that both patrons and guests refrain from photo taking, twittering  and the like while attending their restaurants, clubs and parties.  What do you think about this policy?  Find us on our Facebook forum and share your thoughts on the subject. 
Save 15%
Sign up for two of our programs and receive an incredible 15% off of each class!  Enter the coupon code ENDOFSUMMER or attach this coupon to your enrollment form.  Take advantage of this special offer while it lasts! 
Offer Expires: September 30, 2009