Manners and Dance

Cultivating positive relationships and civility for all generations

Social tips

by Debby Mane


  • Conversation – Learn how to hold a decent conversation, with back-and-forth dialogue. Never monopolize a discussion, or you may find yourself stuck in a corner trying to figure out why others are walking a wide berth around you.
  • People’s names – Everyone has one, and most people appreciate your effort to learn their names if you spend more than a minute or two talking with them. This applies to social and business contacts.
  • Cell phones – In a nutshell, use your cell phone sparingly in public. No one else wants to listen in on a private conversation or wait while you text someone the latest Internet joke.

Why be concerned with etiquette and manners?

As Emily Post writes, etiquette "... means treating people with consideration, respect, and honesty. It means being aware of how your actions affect those around you." Why? To help you build successful realtionships. Let me help you do just that.

Thank you for visiting my site.

Laura and Mrs Peggy Post
Laura Spell with Mrs Peggy Post

Life and Social Skills Holiday Primer

Whether you are getting ready for a special family gathering or going away to college, manners are important.

Young ladies and gentlemen should have a good foundation in basic skills for most life and social situations. Join us for 2 hour workshops on Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving.

  • Introductions and Greetings
  • Dining Etiquette and Polite Conversation
  • Written Communication/Thank You Notes

Join us for November 25th and 26th from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m.

Classes will be held at the beautiful La Moraga Restaurant,3936 North Tamiami Trail, Naples FL 34103

Cost: $40.00 per workshop

Please dress "Smart Casual". No flip flops, ragged shorts or tops.

Click here to enroll on-line


What We Offer

Manners and Dance offers a wide array of programs to help you adapt to social situations.

  • Courses in Life Skills: Introductions, Dining Etiquette, Polite Conversation, Writing Letters and Thank You Notes, Hygiene, Basic clothing repair, and MORE!
  • Courses in Modeling: Runway Modeling, Photo Modeling, Fashion Show Etiquette
  • Courses in Basic Social Dance: 
    Salsa,Merengue, Swing, Hustle, Waltz, Rumba, Freestyle, Line Dancing, Cha Cha Slide, Wobble and the classics!

Are you looking for a speaker for an event? Ms. Laura is highly skilled at speaking to large or small groups. She has vast experience as an Emcee, Producing Fashion events and Dance Parties and can even officiate at weddings!