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. Light refreshments and wine are included in the course fee, which starts at $125 per person, per session.

Below is the 2018 Plaza Proper calendar:

Click here to register for Formal Dining Etiquette on March 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Click here to register for Social Graces on April 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Click here to register for Advanced Business Networking on October 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

If you have questions about the Plaza Proper Etiquette Evenings series, 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