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Civil Savvy Society


Date:    January 20 - March 24, 2018
Time:    9:00 - 11:00am
Location:    Bethany United Methodist Church
More Info:    


The Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette, Inc. 
and Summerville Cotillion presents

The Civil Savvy Society

The Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette, Inc., and Summerville Cotillion has developed the Civil Savvy Society Program that will help teach school age children confidence.

Confidence as defined by Webster is "Faith or Belief that you are acting in a right, proper and effective manner." (Webster's 1b)  From this definition we understand that the basis of confidence lies in manners and etiquette. Manners are the treasure map!!

Manners are not just polite actions; they are a reflection of our attitudes. Therefore, when you teach a child manners, you are teaching an attitude, not an action.  You are not teaching them what to do, you are teaching them how to is much bigger!!!

Manners are such an important part of how a child learns to develop self-respect, character, their identity and relationships.  

As a well known saying states, "The manners of today will be the morals of tomorrow".

Topics of discussion include leadership, self-confidence, attitude, respecting yourself, the art of listening and more. An image and etiquette lesson each week covers subject such as overall image, presenting yourself with confidence, introducing yourself and others, compliments, deference, handshaking, posture, the dining table setting, table manners, cell phone etiquette, thank you notes and much more. 

Four of the sessions will include ballroom dancing. This part of the program is taught by Debbie Housand, former owner of Arthur Murray Dance Studios.

The program is hosted at: 
Bethany United Methodist Church
118 West 3rd South Street
Summerville, SC 29485
Room 127

Boys and Girls in 6th-7th Grade.

Program Dates:
January 20, 2018
January 27, 2018
(February 3, 2018 No Class)
February 10, 2018
February 17, 2018
February 24, 2018
March 3, 2018
March 10, 2018
(March 17, 2018 No Class)
March 24, 2018

The program is hosted on Saturday mornings from 9:00 - 11:00 AM.


click here to enroll in the Civil Savvy Society. 

To secure your child's participation in the program before registration is open to non-cotillion members, please register by December 20, 2017.

Registration ends January 10, 2018.

For more information, please call 843-207-1025.

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