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Class Information

Below are the date, time, location, and outline for this class.

Meet, Seat, and Greet: Basic Social Skills and Manners to Help Smoothly Navigate Today's Social World.

Taught by Janie Fisher


Day Time Location
Friday, August 2 9 a.m. Taylor 248
Stephanie Fay

Janie Fisher


Janie Fisher had the pleasure of growing up in a small Idaho town. She has traveled to many places around the world, but prefers the potato state to any other location. She graduated from BYU in Provo and served a mission for the LDS Church in Argentina. She has worked as a teacher in the Missionary Training Center and Seminary Teacher for youth. She has been a local and regional director for the National League of Jr. Cotillions and helped write their corporate training program. She and her husband served as their national dance directors for several years. She is the owner and director of the Idaho Ballroom Academy, runs a summer dance camp and a national championship competition. She is adjunct faculty for the BYU-Idaho dance department where she supervises the ballroom student teacher program. She and her husband Shawn are the parents of seven delightful children.

Class Outline

This class will focus on basic social graces that will make it easier to navigate today's world. These basic skills take the anxiety out of social settings. These are lifetime skills that will never go out of style. They are for old and young alike. 

Manners vs. Etiquette and its relevance in today's society.

  1. Meeting someone for the first time
    1. Handshake
    2. Script
    3. Body Language
  2. Greeting - subsequent greeting/meeting
    1. Referencing yourself
    2. Mini meeting re-do
    3. Lasting memory grasp of names
  3. Third party introductions
    1. Age
    2. Gender
    3. Status
  4. Seating, formal and informal
    1. Sitting pretty
      1. Ankle cross
      2. Leg cross
    2. Sitting strong
  5. Ladies and Gentlemen
    1. Escort position
    2. Doors
    3. Being seated
  6. Eating - happy hour, refreshments, hors d'oeuvres
    1. 3-in-1 technique
    2. Thank you + one