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How will this benefit my child?
Give your child an edge by developing poise, confidence, and leadership skills.
Character - value judgement, thinking on their own, not giving in to peer pressure.
Poise - confidence by virtue of increased knowledge of basic social skills and practice of common courtesies.
Help her develop a consistent method of dealing with difficult social situations
Help her develop a sense of pride in self, school, and community
Help shape your child to become a more productive member of society and her community
Encourages your child to be a harmonious and contributing member of her family.
Adds culture and knowledge of the arts
Open the door for your child to be distinguished by her confidence in handling a number of social situations with ease.
What classes are offered in From Alarming to Charming! Signature Class, Workshop and Field Trip Series?
1. Time for Tea - Practice Makes Perfect Field Trip :)
Relax and enjoy this rare and special time each each other in a beautiful setting as Mrs. GiGi Lewis shares glimpses on the history of teas, how they can add to your life beginning today, and presents instruction on guest/host etiquette for tea. Each participant will savor the surroundings as well as the gourmet presentation of traditional High Tea fare in a variety of Houston area known and hidden tea rooms. Elegant matching Sterling Silver Add-A-Charms are given to each member and her guest during the finale.
2. Mastering Table Manners - Practice Makes Perfect Field Trip :)
Learn the finer points of dining manners during a four course meal at some of our city's finest casual and formal dining rooms. Introductions, greetings, conversations, and at least 150 points of dining etiquette are covered. You'll definitely walk away knowing more than you did during this fast moving class!  The fee includes professional instruction, a delicious meal, drink, gratuity, handouts and a prize for the winner of the etiquette game.
3. Beginning Couples Dancing - Girls and Boys, Workshop
Do you sometimes feel awkward on the dance floor? Join your friends for this fun and fast paced dance lesson to popular songs of today and yesterday. We are looking for an approximate equal amount of girls and guys and will group you at the same basic age level. Poise, posture and etiquette on the dance floor is included in this fun experience. Class sizes are limited. This is a popular class that prepares individuals for proms, school dances, and beyond beginning with Swing, Slow Dancing and the currently popular Salsa. We'll have a dance contest at the end with special awards. Each lady will be awarded an elegant Sterling Silver Add-A-Charm to add to her Alarming to Charming Bracelet and each gentleman will be awarded an Alarming to Charming engraved plate to add to their Alarming to Charming Plaque during the finale. Call for details.
4. Party Presence - Guest.Host Dos and Taboos, Workshop :)
Guest/host manners are the order of the day for this fun and interactive workshop. The basics of social expectations and skills when having others over, or attending as someone's guest. What's your introduction I.Q.? What do you do when your guest arrives at the door? What do I do with my plate when I'm finished? What is an R.S.V.P.? When am I required to write a thank you note? Once you learn, you know for life. You may book this at one of your individual group meetings, or look for one scheduled in 2002. An elegant Sterling Silver Add-A-Charm will be awarded to each girl to add to her Alarming to Charming Bracelet.
5. Ladies First - Poise and Grace for Girls, Workshop :)
BROWNIES - Have you ever frozen and not known what to say when you met a new friend or adult? Have you ever felt left out in a group? Learn how to overcome these, sit like a lady, the "magic" or magic words, and common courtesies expected of little ladies. Learn through role play, crafts and fun! An elegant Sterling Silver Add-A-Charm will be awarded to each girl to add to her Alarming to Charming Bracelet.
JUNIORS - What is character? How do I make more friends? Introductions, greetings, conversation, common courtesies that go a long way. Posture, how to site, how to be seated, boy/girl etiquette, walking, sitting, voice tone. Learn through role play, pop quiz, and interactive fun. An elegant Sterling Silver Add-A-Charm will be awarded to each girl to add to her Alarming to Charming Bracelet.
CADETTE/SENIOR
Discover conversation do's and taboos. Learn tricks that encourage the opposite to be a gentleman. Explore how to overcome difficult situations on the dance floor and on dates. Learn model secrets for walking, standing, posture and much more! Explore female social expectations of yesteryear verses today and how that applies to you. Set goals for being the best you! You may book this at one of your individual group meetings or look for one scheduled in 2002. Where TV/VCRs are available, movie excerpts of social faux pas will be shown. An elegant Sterling Silver Add-A-Charm will be awarded to each girl to add to her Alarming to Charming Bracelet.
For Gentlemen Only- Sportsmanship to Friendships, Workshop :)
Grades 1,2 & 3 - Little Men will learn courtesy, introductions, handshakes, greetings, conversation, pulling chairs for ladies, opening doors for ladies, the "magic" in Manner's Magic Words and common courtesies expected of young gentlemen. Learn through role-play, crafts, fun, and more. A special Alarming to Charming Award will be presented to each student at the end of the workshop.

Grades 3,4 & 5 - What is character? Who do I make more friends? Introductions, handshakes, greetings, conversation, common courtesies that go a long way will be taught through role-play, quiz, videos, etc. Posture, how to site, how to seat, sportsmanship, boy/girl etiquette, walking, seating ladies, voice tone. Learn through role-play, pop quiz, and interactive fun. A special Alarming to Charming Award will be presented to each student at the end of the workshop.

Grades 6-12 - Discover conversation dos and taboos. Dating and courting tips for success, use of colognes, and how to tie a tie. Explore how to overcome difficult situations on the dance floor, on dates, and mysteries of the fairer sex. Telephone do's and taboos. Set goals for being the best you!. You may book that at one of your individual group meetings, or look for an existing workshop on our daily changing Alarming to Charming Calendar. Where TV/VCRs are available, movie excerpts of social faux pas will be shown. A special Alarming to Charming Award will be presented to each student at the end of the workshop.

How can we begin this exciting series?
Complete registration
Call for information regarding enrolling your group or child for unlisted classes
You may book classes with a :)during some of your scheduled group meetings
Some classes may be registered through The Golden Link
How do we pay for each class or workshop?
Payment is always in advance, and is first, first serve. A check, money order, or credit card payment may be issued from the individual group. You will receive a confirmation from the office of Club Etiquette soon after the class has been made.