Leadership Academy Program Packages

Social I

The beginning class is especially designed for fifth and sixth graders. The class divides the instruction between social and dance education. A special emphasis is placed on laying a foundation of good manners and leadership skills. Role playing exercises and workbooks are used as fun and informative tools to give students an opportunity to learn and practice.

Topics include:

  • Self-Esteem and Confidence Building
  • Handshakes
  • Etiquette in Public Places
  • Telephone Etiquette
  • Everyday Table Manners
  • 7 Ingredients of a Great Introduction/ Meetings

Dance education includes:

  • Line Dances
  • Basic Fox Trot
  • Basic Waltz
  • Basic Shag
  • Twist


Social II

An advancement of Social I, this class divides the curriculum between social and dance education.

This curriculum includes:

  • Extending and receiving invitations
  • Host/hostess and guest duties
  • The ABCs of table manners
  • Proper use of napkins, silverware, china, and crystal
  • Difficult-to-eat-foods
  • Do’s and don’ts of dining
  • Tipping
  • Thank-you notes

Fun and informative role-playing exercises help to reinforce the confidence-building program. Courtesy, respect, and confidence in party and dining situations is becoming very important to this age group.

Dance education includes:

  • Slappin’ Leather
  • New Line Dances
  • Additional Steps to the Fox Trot
  • Additional Steps to the Waltz
  • Additional Steps to the Shag


Social I: High School

The program is geared toward enriching the participants dining and basic interpersonal skills, which will advance their knowledge in furthering their education or landing their first job. The high school Social I class gives students an opportunity to practice dining etiquette with peers in a fun atmosphere.

Additional skills taught in this class include:

  • Proper introductions
  • The art of toasting
  • Correct handshakes with eye contact
  • Telephone skills
  • Common courtesies

Dance education includes:

  • Fox Trot
  • Waltz
  • Shag
  • Various Line Dances


Social II: High School Leadership

The High School Leadership classes are designed for students wanting to gain the leadership edge and emphasize the necessities of the first impression in interviewing for college entrance and first time job experiences. Classes are interactive with fun, role playing practice exercises. Social Dance is an optional portion for High School Leadership program.

Topics include:

  • Job Interview Etiquette
  • Dining Etiquette
  • Telephone Etiquette
  • The Etiquette in Public Places
  • On the Job Success


Collegiate Programs

Collegiate programs are for college age students, university organizations, and businesses hiring the new graduate. Professional Business Savvy, Professional Dining Savvy and Dine Like A Diplomat are adaptable programs that will help the collegiate young person bridge the gap between school and career with confidence and enjoyment. Each course is tailor designed for time frame, content, and student organization.

Seminar topics include:

  • Business Dress for the Professional
  • Dining and Office Etiquette
  • Business Interview in a Dining Setting
  • Greetings, Introductions, Forms of Address
  • Business Conversation, Small Talk, and Soft Skills

All classes are offered as packages or individual sessions and may be customized to suit your specific needs. For additional information on pricing or to schedule a class for your school, church, or organization please call Communities In Schools of East Chicago/Lake County at 219-378-9114.