an investment in your child’s future success

Kindness, courtesy, thoughtfulness, and respect of others. Good manners can help you to have better relationships with people you know, and those you will meet.


You’ve heard the stories before:

  • The student who excelled in high school but dropped out of college because he didn’t know how to manage his time independently.
  • Highly intelligent adults who stumble through life because they never learned how to manage money and stay out of debt.
  • Bosses receiving phone calls from employee’s parents – since their children don’t know how to speak up for themselves. Youth etiquette classes are a priority for our students because we believe investing in our future generation of young people is one of our essential duties. It is the only way to ensure a constructive and civilized future. If our children were never taught on managing time, managing money, communicating with others, proper dining, or manner skills, we are failing our future generation.

Excellent social skills are not innate or inherited. They are taught, learned, and practiced. If they are not introduced early, it is difficult to convey the relevance of considering others later.

Our youth etiquette classes are designed to address the age-appropriate needs of the students. Each program is specifically designed to discuss issues and choices that are currently present or on the horizon. It’s easier to nurture first-class child behavior if you work as a family to set the rules for good manners in many different situations.

Etiquette Etiquette Business Consulting Group offers individual classes, group classes, camps, and school programs at truly affordable pricing.

Many children do not know what the expected behaviors are for social settings and so they lack self-restraint and self-confidence. Etiquette training offers an excellent solution towards ensuring your child’s social success.

Indicators of inadequate social skills:

  • Children misbehaving at home, at school, or in public
  • Children showing disrespect for parents, elders, or others
  • Children having tantrums and acting out of control
  • Children using ineffective communication skills such as yelling, baby-talk, name-calling, or being overly shy and avoiding conversation
  • Children who do not share toys
  • Children who focus on themselves and “I”, “me” and “mine”
  • Children who do not help without being asked or told
  • Children who do not take care of their things, e.g., keeping clean and neat

The training offered at Etiquette Etiquette helps build character, confidence, and courtesy. We don’t just teach the correct behavior, we explain “why” good behavior is necessary—and the consequences of bad manners. Our trainers are certified in the field of business etiquette and protocol.


Children summer camp: introduction to good manners and excellent social skills for different environments, how to be a gentleman and lady, good table manners and dining

We offer private coaching and group programs on weekends or weekdays. It can be customized as an ongoing program, a special series, an intensive workshop, or a one-day event.

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Young Adults Finishing School: Our classes will cover topics such as:

What is etiquette, why is it essential, proper introductions, dating, cell phone and social media, appropriate dress,

  • Being Introduced
  • Paying a Compliment
  • Accepting an Apology
  • Asking Permission
  • Talking and Listening to Adults
  • The Place Setting
  • Dining in a Restaurant- American and European
  • Writing a Thank you- Note
  • Expressing Sympathy
  • Using Social Networks
  • Gossiping and Keeping Secrets
  • Personal Grooming
  • Sitting
  • Entering and Exiting a Car
  • Would you like to Dance
  • The Dating Game
  • Being a Good Hostess
  • Helping Others
  • Boundaries


This program is an introduction to etiquette. The program focuses on manners and necessary social skills. Discussion of the importance and relevance of doing things a sure way to develop an understanding of why manners matter.

  • Introduction- Why Manners Matter
  • First Impressions – Making Introductions
  • Conversation Skills
  • Correspondence and Thank You Notes
  • Dining Etiquette
  • The Dynamics of the Table Manners
  • How to Hold Silverware
  • “Please” and “thank you.”
  • Opening doors
  • Bullying
  • Sitting gracefully

Girl Scouts

Badge requirements for Girl Scouts earned: 

  • Hold a conversation
  • Use table manners
  • Be prepared for special occasions
  • Say thank you
  • Practice being at ease

Etiquette Etiquette in partnership with Chesapeake Children Museum Present. Social Butterfly for Juniors.

Practice greetings, introductions, and conversations for everyday and special occasions. Learn want to expect at coming-of-age celebrations, etc. Tickets are $18 per juniors.

STUDENTS 12 - 14:

This program is an introduction to etiquette. The program focuses on manners and necessary social skills. Discussion of the importance and relevance of doing things a sure way to develop an understanding of why manners matter.

  • First Impressions – Making Introductions
  • Social Skills for Different Environments
  • How to Be a Good Guest
  • Appropriate Communication
  • Thank You Notes
  • Cell Phones
  • Bullying
  • Social Media
  • Dining Etiquette
  • American and European Dining
  • The Dynamics of the Table
  • 4 and 6 Course Meal Settings

STUDENT 15 - 18:

This program ventures into more detail on how to present oneself. How to introduce and give a positive first impression is stressed. Questions are answered about dating, social media, public speaking, how to get ready for an interview, and how to prepare for college, and the corporate world is also introduced.

  • Proper Introductions and First Impressions.
  • Appropriate Communication and Thank You Notes.
  • Cell Phones, Texting, Social Media, and Dating.
  • The Importance of Good Choices.
  • Interviewing
  • Healthy Relationship
  • Proper Hygiene
  • Appropriate Dress
  • Life Skills
  • Dining Etiquette
  • American and European Dining
  • The Dynamics of the Table
  • 4,5 and 6 Course Settings
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Every day our behavior and actions are evaluated by our family, friends, employers, associates, and clients. Knowing how to behave appropriately in familiar or unusual situations builds self-confidence and character. Displaying common courtesies, practicing good manners, and understanding etiquette essentials will give anyone a significant advantage in any condition. Social skills and good manners put people at ease, help foster cooperative relationships, and open doors for business and social opportunities. Our behavior, how we act in every interpersonal situation, is critical to our success – whatever we do, wherever we go, and whoever we meet.

“Manners and politeness will never become old-fashioned.” – Auliq Ice

Welcome to our Formal Fine Dining Etiquette Training for Teens and Parents!

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  • About Us:

    Discover the art of refined dining with our expert-led training program designed for teens and parents. Elevate your social skills, boost confidence, and build lasting family connections through the joy of shared learning.

  • What We Offer:

    ➨ Comprehensive curriculum covering table manners, seating etiquette, dining skills, and more.

    ➨ Inclusive family experience with optional sessions specifically designed for parents.

    ➨ Interactive and engaging learning environment, incorporating role-playing scenarios.

    ➨ Expert instructors with a wealth of knowledge in formal dining etiquette.

  • Program Details:

    Format: In-person.

    Duration: Tailored sessions for optimal learning.

    Schedule: Check our calendar for upcoming sessions.

Teens Dining Etiquette menu

Welcome to our Etiquette Teens Dining Etiquette Training Class! We understand the importance of making this training accessible, and to ensure affordability, we've designed a focused 2-course meal experience. This allows us to maintain quality instruction while cutting costs for participants.

Our carefully curated menu combines delicious flavors with the opportunity to practice essential dining etiquette skills. Mastering these skills can impact your teen's confidence and social grace.

Enjoy the culinary journey and the valuable lessons that accompany each bite. Together, let's elevate the dining experience and the knowledge of proper etiquette that will serve your teen well in various social settings.
Bon appétit!

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Dress Code: Business Casual Attire for Etiquette Etiquette's Dining Training

At Etiquette Etiquette, we believe in cultivating a refined atmosphere. For our Dining Etiquette Training, we kindly request all teens and parents to embrace the occasion by dressing in business casual attire. Teens may opt for slacks, khakis, or dresses, while parents are encouraged to wear slacks, chinos, dresses, or tailored pants paired with collared shirts or blouses. Your tasteful choice of clothing will contribute to the elegance of the event. We appreciate your adherence to our dress code and look forward to welcoming you in style

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Upcoming events - Teens Dining Etiquette Class, Hyatt Place National Harbor, MD

  • Sunday, March 17th, 2024
  • Sunday, April 21st, 2024
  • Sunday, June 23rd, 2024
  • Sunday, August 18th, 2024
  • Sunday October 27th, 2024
  • Sunday, December 22nd, 2024

Parental Teen Consent Statement

We value your child's participation in our Etiquette Teens Dining Etiquette Training Class. To ensure a positive and safe learning experience, we kindly request parental consent for students aged 17 and younger.

By allowing your teen to participate, you acknowledge and agree to the following:

  1. Your teen's active involvement in the Etiquette Teens Dining Etiquette Training Class.
  2.  Understanding that the class may include interactive sessions and discussions related to dining etiquette.
  3. Consent for your teen's image or voice to be used for educational and promotional purposes, excluding personal information.

We prioritize the privacy and safety of all participants. If you have any concerns or wish to discuss specific aspects of the class, please contact us at [email protected].

Thank you for your cooperation and support in creating a positive learning environment.

Drop-off & Pick-up Information for Parents - Etiquette Etiquette

Welcome to Etiquette Etiquette at the National Harbor Hyatt Place! We're delighted to have your teen join us for a session in refinement and etiquette. To ensure a smooth experience, please take note of the following:

Parking at the National Harbor Hyatt Place:

Self-parking is available at the Fleet Street garage for hourly rates. We recommend planning for parking ahead of time to ensure a stress-free drop-off and pick-up.

Check-In System:

For the safety of our participants, we kindly request that an adult signs in teens under 18 years old. Please aim to drop off your teen at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. We appreciate your punctuality in picking up your teen promptly.

Personal Belongings:

Teens are encouraged to bring essentials like cell phones, purses, or backpacks. However, please be mindful of valuables, as we are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Required Information:

Provide a contact emergency phone number during check-in. This ensures we can reach you promptly in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Emergency Procedures:

In the event of an emergency, parents will be notified immediately. Your child's safety is our top priority.

Thank you for entrusting Etiquette Etiquette with your teen's learning experience. We look forward to a session filled with valuable insights and positive growth. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact us.

Parking + Transportation

Stay in the heart of National Harbor, only five miles from Ronald Reagan Washington Airport (DCA). At Hyatt Place National Harbor, you’re walking distance from dining, retail, and entertainment, including The Capital Wheel, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls, and more. All while 12 miles from downtown Washington, D.C. 


Self-parking at Fleet Street garage is available to hotel guests for hourly rates. Lost tickets are $24.

Self Parking

0 – 1.5 Hours $5

1.5 – 3 Hours $15

3 – 6 Hours $20

6 – 24 Hours $24

Hyatt Place National Harbor, MD

123 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745

Date: Sunday, August 18th, 2024
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30PM

Hyatt Place National Harbor

Dear Parents,

In the midst of our fast-paced lives, family meals can sometimes be overlooked, and the importance of fundamental table manners may fade away. These simple etiquettes play a significant role in shaping how others perceive us and influence our behavior. This is where Etiquette Etiquette steps in to empower your teen with essential skills, cultivating a well-rounded individual.


Investing in your child is an investment in their future. Our Teen Dining Etiquette class, hosted at The Hyatt Place National Harbor, MD, provides a unique opportunity for your teen to develop valuable social skills that will extend far beyond the dining table. Join us in fostering a sense of refinement and confidence in your teenager.


Karene A. Putney

Register now and take the first step toward refined dining!

What Participants Say:

"I never knew dining etiquette could be so enjoyable! The practical exercises made a real difference."

- Kelly B., Participant

Registration Is Now Open for Teens Dining Etiquette Class!

Teens Dining Etiquette Traning Class

Hyatt Place, National Harbour, MD

123 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745

Sunday, Ausgust 18th, 2024 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Space is limited to 10 participants.

$156 - $146.00

Teen & Parent must register and pay separately! 

8 spots left!


Contact Us:

Have questions or need more information? Contact us at [email protected] or call (866) 556-5290

Dine with grace, teens and parents alike. Our guide unfolds the art of dining etiquette, where style and confidence meet at the table. Parents are encouraged to join, but participation is entirely optional.

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    Want a fun way to earn a manners badge? Etiquette Etiquette is delighted to collaborate with the Girl Scouts National Capital, offering engaging and educational programs for troops. Our tailored etiquette sessions provide an excellent opportunity for scouts to earn badges while developing essential life skills. Partner with us in fostering a positive and enriching experience for your troop members.