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Holidays are a stressful time of the year and we can all use a little help to brush up on our etiquette, especially children. The aim of this 90 minute workshop is to teach children how to convey confidence, courtesy and be self-reliant in any social or dining situation.

During this workshop the students will learn the following:
The importance of greetings others
Proper introductions
Respecting dress codes
Behaving appropriately at other people’s homes
Making appropriate conversation
Using “please” and “thank you”

We will also cover proper dining etiquette and table manners: 
Understanding place settings
How to correctly hold and use silverware
Different dining styles including American and Continental
Dealing with problem foods
Passing food at the table
Proper way to eat bread & soup
Interacting with servers, excusing yourself and much more.

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A little bit about the instructor, Nikki Sawhney
Nikki Sawhney is the Director and Founder of the New England School of Protocol and provides workshops & classes in social skills, dining etiquette & modern manners to children, teenagers and adults. Nikki is a graduate of the prestigious American School of Protocol in Atlanta, Georgia where she received professional training earning Certification in Corporate, Business and Children's Etiquette. She has also trained under William Hanson, a British etiquette expert and a tutor for the international protocol and hospitality consultancy firm The English Manner. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and has worked in finance on Wall Street and in the retail industry. Through the New England School of Protocol, Nikki teaches her students how to convey confidence, courtesy, and be self-reliant in any social and dining situation. For more information please visit

General Information
Location: Online Class
Session 1: November 21st
Session 2: December 19th
Time: 10:30-11:30am
Grades: 2-7
Cost: $45.00

Online Class Guidelines
  • Zoom links are sent the day prior.
  • Table Layout will be provided a day prior.
  • Please make sure your child’s screen is set up so that the focus is on them waist up and at their place setting.
  • Please set your child up somewhere in the house where there will be no distractions, it is extremely beneficial to minimize background noises. Noises can be very distracting for all students attending the program.
  • Please make sure your child has a pen/pencil and paper with them along with any printed sheet/sheets emailed before the lesson.

Refund Policy
If you withdraw from a program at anytime prior to two weeks before the program start date, you will receive an account credit good towards other Parks and Recreation programs. Account credits do not expire. Account credit will not be issued if the cancellation takes places within two weeks of the program start date. Cancellations due to a medical emergency will have the option to receive an account credit or a refund at anytime with proper medical documentation. If a program is cancelled by Parks and Recreation, you will have the option to receive an account credit or a refund for that program.

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Children's Holidays Dining Etiquette Workshop, Session 2 
N/A  2 - 7  Sa  12/19/2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Online Class
$45.00 Res, $45.00 Non-Res
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