September Newsletter                                           2011
In This Issue
Radio Disney Interview
"Manners Monday" - The Family Dinner
NY Times Magazine - The Character Test
"Let's Dance!" Cotillion
"The Art of Civility for Teens"
"Young Ambassador's Etiquette
Beverly Hills Manners on Radio Disney!
Radio Disney

We were thrilled when Radio Disney's "Backyard Show" contacted us to share our expert tips and advice on how to instill good manners in children. Listen to our interview to learn more about Beverly Hills Manners, how we got started, our school's philosophy and multitude of program offerings. Listen here...

"Manners Monday" - Making Family Dinners Fashionable
family dinner

Sitting down to a family meal together as a unit has certainly become a thing of the past.  The old image of mom whipping up a multi-course meal perfectly dressed with a neatly pressed apron and matching pearls while dad and the children wait patiently at the table with napkins in lap and impeccable posture are gone, or at least forgotten.  The days of wrapping up work by 5pm in order to be home in time for dinner with the kids has become virtually impossible. With the rise of two income families and the increase in extra-curricular activities, dining together as a family is definitely more difficult than it used to be and the reverberations are felt far and wide. Read more...

"The Character Test"
NY Times Magazine
Character Test

Session four of our "Let's Dance!" Cotillion series is dedicated specifically to character-building traits and character development as we believe these skills are essential to raising happy, successful children. A recent article in the New York Times Magazine takes an in-depth look at this very subject focusing on two New York City schools who have begun implementing character study as part of the overall assessment of their children and in one case effected a twice yearly character report card.  The fascinating report raises the question of whether character is equally as important as intellect. What are your thoughts? Read more...

Table Setting



The days of ladylike and gentlemanly behavior are back!  Simply turn on your television set or open up any fashion magazine and you will see the words used unabashedly.  From the lineup up of new shows like "Pan Am" and "How to Be a Gentleman" to the "Mad Men" inspired new Fall collection from Banana Republic and the exclusive Rachel Zoe line for Neiman Marcus, lady chic and male dapper are reclaiming their place at the helm of today's trends and we're jumping on the bandwagon!  


With the constant barrage of casual, cavalier behavior persistently present in the media, we welcome this new interest in refinement and decorum with open arms.  We can't think of a better place to begin than with our youngest members of society and we have a number of exciting programs in place to address these very issues.


Our "LET'S DANCE!" COTILLION for 3rd-7th graders kicked off it's third season earlier this month and we are grateful to be working with such a lovely group of families. We received a number of calls for additional families wishing to join us in October and we are happy to accommodate them as well. For our teens, we are pleased to offer the "ART OF CIVILITY" FOR TEENS program which provides this age group with the skills they require to navigate their way into adulthood with grace and confidence. To introduce the younger ones to the world of etiquette and manners, our "YOUNG AMBASSADOR'S ETIQUETTE" program at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel poses the perfect platform for children ages 6-12.


In this issue, we are delighted to share with you our special interview for Radio Disney, as well as to explore with you a compelling article that takes a profound look at our children's character.


We thank you for your continued interest and support and wish everyone a peaceful and relaxing weekend!






Beverly Hills Manners, Inc. 

Let's Dance! Cotillion 2011/2012Cotillion 2011


9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 1/18, 2/15, 3/21

3rd & 4th Grades 5:00pm to 6:30pm

5th, 6th & 7th Grades 6:45pm to 8:15pm

Beverly Hills Women's Club in Beverly Hills 

"Dancing with the Stars" meets Cotillion! Beverly Hills Manners, Inc. is proud to present season three of its modernized cotillion. Designed to meet the needs and desires of children today, our friendly, interactive and entertaining approach provides them with the social and communication skills necessary to present themselves confidently in each of their endeavors. For children in the 3rd thru 7th grades. Prorated fee of 5 sessions for $320.84!  Sign up now!

The Art of Civility for TeensArt of Civility 


Saturday, October 22, 2011

11:00am to 2:00pm

McCormick & Schmick's Beverly Hills

Kindness and respect for one's fellow human being is at the basis of all civilized societies. Treating others with courtesy, thoughtfulness and cooperation makes our world a better place in which to live. "The Art of Civility" program for teens explores these sentiments and applies practical methods for practicing civility at home, at school and in various social environments. Participants also enjoy a multi-course luncheon providing further explanation into civilities associated with the table and fine dining.  Sign up now!  

Young Ambassador's EtiquetteBeverly Wilshire Hotel


Saturday, November 19, 2011

10:00am to 1:30pm

Beverly Wilshire,Four Seasons Hotel

Our special children's class at the famed Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel returns. Children are instructed in all aspects of etiquette and protocol from first impressions to introductions, party etiquette and more. In addition to the instruction, a formal dining tutorial portion is taught covering all rules of table and dining etiquette. Additionally, the Executive Chef of the Beverly Wilshire will take the children on an exclusive "behind-the-scenes" tour of the kitchen where they will prepare a special sweet treat to take home at the end of their meal.  For children in 6-12 years of age. Sign up now!   



Calling all parents of teens!!  Bring a friend to join you in our "Art of Civility" program on Saturday, October 22nd and receive $40.00 off your registration fee!  Enrollments must be made by October 15th. Call 310.276.9078 or email to reserve your spaces today! ACT NOW, DON'T DELAY!

OFFER ENDS: October 15, 2011