Plaza Proper Etiquette Evenings

Plaza Proper Etiquette Evenings

Plaza Proper Etiquette Evenings are comprised of small group courses for New York City tri-state area young professionals. Held on select Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., each intimate session covers a single etiquette topic or a combination of two topics over wine and hors d’oeuvres at The Palm Court or Todd English Food Hall. Light refreshments and wine are included in the course fee, which starts at $125 per person, per session.

Below is a list of the 2017 Fall calendar. You may register for more than one class as well as multiple seats in a class. If a topic you’re interested in is sold out, please email to be added to the wait list.

If you have questions about the Plaza Proper Etiquette Evenings series, or want to be added to the wait list, please email

There is a non-refundable $25 booking fee for each class.  

Photograph by Adeline Ramos of You Look Lovely Photography


  • Modern etiquette introduction
  • Elegant meeting & greeting
  • Graceful introductions
  • How to gain confidence in any situation
  • Expert body language tips
  • Fashion, style & grooming (VIP Guest Speaker )

  • Perfectly polished instruction
  • Posture: Sitting, standing, climbing and descending stairs
  • Getting in and out of cars
  • How to make an entrance
  • Walking (in heels for ladies & poised walking for men)

  • Formal table manners (Western: American, Continental & British)
  • Proper use of cutlery, glassware and napkin
  • Tricky foods (from spaghetti to boned fish)
  • Dining at a restaurant vs a private home
  • How to set a formal dining table
  • Coffee, tea, eating
  • Soup, bread, cheese and dessert etiquette
  • Finger foods: When is it okay not to use cutlery?
  • Conversation at the table
  • Most common dining faux-pas and how to prevent them
  • Excellent service / speaking with service staff
  • How to be the perfect host or guest
  • Tipping
  • Giving the perfect toast
  • Precedence: Who sits where at tables in business/socially?

  • Entertaining and hosting skills, in business and socially
  • Social networking
  • How to increase confidence in any situation
  • The 4 C’s: How to recognize and pick out the perfect diamond (VIP Guest Speaker)
  • Photography: How to pose for the perfect photo
  • Society do’s & don’ts
  • First class travel etiquette
  • Cross cultural etiquette

  • Body Language: Positive non-verbal communication, how to read it and how to achieve it
  • Email, phone and social media etiquette
  • Eye contact
  • Sophisticated verbiage
  • How to be charming in any social situation

  • Business powerhouse etiquette
  • Become a master networker: Tips on networking a room
  • How to achieve authority in business
  • How to turn an introduction into a solid contact
  • Negotiation tactics you can use in every day life
  • Interview skills

  • Modern relationship etiquette: dating/marriage
  • Social etiquette at bridal showers, weddings and beyond
  • Throwing and attending parties
  • Invitations and thank-you cards

  • Date prep – leading up to the big date
  • Dining etiquette
  • Conversation tips and tricks for dating
  • Creating the right first and last impressions
  • Body language reading; what it says about you / your date
  • Image and dress assessment
  • Develop confidence and strong communications skills
  • Follow up
  • Social media dating etiquette