August Newsletter                                                  2010
In This Issue
"Red Carpet Manners - Emmys Style"
Air Travel Etiquette
Chivalrous Behavior for Boys
"Let's Dance!" 2010 Cotillion Information
Good Sportsmanship
"Red Carpet Manners - Emmys Style"
Emmys 2010

This year's Emmys came a month early and brought with it a new babyfaced host from late night.  Check out our list of "Red Carpet Manners" hits and misses from television's prom night!  Read article here.

Our Latest Blog Post
 "Headphones, Peanuts, Restraining Order?"
Air Travel Etiquette
The recent showdown between JetBlue flight attendant, Steven Slater, and a fellow passenger, was just one more reminder that the friendly skies aren't so friendly anymore. Read the complete article here!
 "Chivalry Isn't Dead:  What Moms Should Teach Their Sons" asked us to contribute an article on teaching boys chivalrous behavior and whether it is a lost art or should be re-introduced in today's society.    Read the complete article here!
Consumer Beware
There is a current theme running in our country on the growing number of consumer irratations and annoyances. People are tired of being bombarded with things that are inconsequential and that they do not need. Both Town & Country and the New York Times recently published similar articles on this very subject that we found fascinating.  What are your biggest consumer pet peeves? 
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Table Setting

Living here in Los Angeles, awards season is a big deal. This month, the Primetime Emmy Awards came early and as a result we are proud to bring you another installment of "Red Carpet Manners."  With the proliferation of style commentators discussing wardrobe hits and misses, we like to add a bit more dimension to reveal what is going on underneath the sheath.  Read our latest blog post for our personal notes on television's biggest night!
This summer flew by at lightening speed and it is hard to believe that Labor Day is just around the corner.  With the Fall upon us and school back in session, September promises to be a very busy month.  We have many new students joining us for the second season of our "Let's Dance!" Cotillion and we look forward to our first session on Wednesday, September 15th.  If you have children going into the 3rd thru 7th grades and you are on the fence about whether to send them, read our Top 10 List of Compelling Arguments for Enrolling Your Child in our Cotillion and take the leap! Limited space is still available. 
We always strive to bring you good, reliable information on all things manners and this month is no different.  In this issue of Impressions, you will find articles on chivalrous behavior for boys, air travel etiquette and good sportsmanship.  These tips should be helpful if you have children beginning a new school year or find yourself travelling for the holidays.
Next month, we are extremely excited about the official launch of our new manners App!  Stay tuned...In the meantime, enjoy these last few days of summer and have a fantastic Labor Day weekend!!
My best,
Beverly Hills Manners
"Let's Dance!" Cotillion 2010

CotillionWednesday Evenings
Beverly Hills Women's Club                       9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 1/12, 2/23, 3/23
Grades 3rd & 4th-5pm to 6:30pm
Grades 5th, 6th & 7th-6:45pm to 8:15pm
Beverly Hills Manners  is proud to present season two of our "Let's Dance!" Cotillion, 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. The program which combines dance and etiquette is held once a month on a Wednesday evening beginning in the Fall of 2010 and ending in the Spring of 2011. Limited space is available.  Sign up now!

"The Introductory Course"

Introductory CourseSunday, September 19, 2010
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. In addition to the instruction, a formal dining tutorial portion is taught covering all rules of table and dining etiquette.  Children learn how to set a basic table, the proper way to use their utensils, how to manage specific types of food and beverages and how to initiate and participate in conversation during an actual 5-course meal.  Sign up now!

"The Gentlemen's Society"

Man with tieSaturday, September 25, 2010
10:00am to 1:00pm
Teen boys ages 13 and older                             
"The Gentlemen's Society" is an important program to assist young men as they navigate the waters into adulthood. Topics such as appropriate gestures to make on a first date or selecting a suitable outfit for a college interview and knowing how to make polite conversation at a party are just some of the useful and valuable skills that are covered during the program. The 3 hour program also includes a multi-course dining tutorial.  Sign up now!

Good Sportsmanship
good sportsmanship"It Doesn't Matter If You Win or Lose" 
Kids everywhere are gearing up for another season of team sports. Before putting on their uniforms and warming up for their first game, a quick review of our t
op 5 goals to score good sportsmanship will ensure players are in the right frame of mind.  Goal #1: Enjoy The Game, Goal #2: Incorporate Rituals, Goal #3: Learn The Rules, Goal #4: Cooperate and Play Fair, Goal #5: Embrace Competition.  Read complete description of goals here.
Save 10%
Last chance to receive a discount on season two of our modern day "Let's Dance!" Cotillion program at the Beverly Hills Women's Club.  The 10% discount ends on Labor Day, September 6th.   Enter the coupon code LABORDAY or attach this coupon to your enrollment form.  Don't delay! 
Offer Expires: September 6, 2010