Category Archives: Sweet Soirees

Integrating the Fine Art of Ballet and Good Manners

When I attended my professional training at the Etiquette and Leadership Institute to become a certified Etiquette Consultant for children and adults, they were intrigued at my business model:   offering families a traditional Dance Academy specializing in ballet with a separate Manners School for children and adults to learn social skills, good manners and contemporary social and business etiquette.  Then, for “color” and even more FUN, we added on-site, sophisticated and Classic Birthday Parties for children with unique themes, costumes, and quality activities.  To complete this ambitious business model, the Boutique at Fleur de Lis was created so that our families (and anyone who has since learned of this “hidden secret”) could buy quality dance wear, gymnastics apparel, cheer attire and amazing gifts at a LOWER price than any other local dance store or on-line competitor.

My business mission was easy:  Positively Enhancing Lives!  All of my four businesses offer the highest quality programs at the most competitive rates- I firmly believe that the Academy families should enjoy a beautiful facility with professional and nurturing programs that is AFFORDABLE!

New for 2012, we are launching ENCHANTED – La Petite Dance & Manners Programs.

We invite you to experience ENCHANTED:  a completely integrated ballet & manners program featuring two classes, Storybook Ballet and Magical Manners for children ages 2.5 – 6.   This 1 ½ hour program is a wonderful complement to a child’s pre-school experience:  we encourage families to enjoy an ENCHANTED Morning or ENCHANTED Afternoon as an alternative day activity to their pre-school schedule.

ENCHANTED offers children a Storybook Ballet class, Tiara Tea Party Snack, and a Magical Manners lessons from a professional dancer and nationally certified manners program.

ENCHANTED offers parent an affordable pre-school alternative that combines the fine art of Ballet and social skills of a Manners program.


Three Party Options for the best celebrations on every budget!


Sweet Soirées at Fleur de Lis is pleased to introduce our three unique options for birthday parties and celebrations. We offer only the highest quality parties with everything included!

Dance: choice of
-Prima Ballerina
-Diva Dance
-Party Pizazz

Your guest will enjoy dancing with our lovely tutus, feather boas or great dance props while they warm-up, play dance games and learn fresh & unique choreography! The dances and the music are customized for the guest-of-honor! Healthy snacks include a choice of veggie flowers, yogurt parfait, or cheese & fruit wands, followed by a sweet gourmet cupcake!

Tea Parties: choice of
-Classic Tea
-Garden Bouquet
-Tres Chic
-Under the Sea
-Tutus, Tiaras & Tea
-Enchanted Fairies
-Frills & Fancy
-Holiday High Tea

Your guests will enjoy a special tea time experience complete with lovely linens, centerpieces, real china and tea pots. Tea service includes hot/cold tea or juice, favorite flavor of gourmet cupcakes, a choice of a “flower” sandwich, fresh fruit, and croissants with jam & cream, all served “English style”. Each theme includes accessories for each guest to wear complimenting your theme.

Signature Sweet Soirées: choice of
-The Pampered Princess
-Spa Ooh La La
-Fashion Runway
-Everything Chocolate
-Dream your Theme

Your guests will be impressed with our grandest party: the Sweet Soiree! After selecting your theme, we produce an amazing party with three activities of your choice! Every guest enjoys the use of our complete costume experience to enhance your theme. Layers of table linens, ballroom chairs with satin sashes, completely decorated ballroom, fancy serving pieces and exceptional centerpieces make this our most extravagant affair!

All of the Parties include invitations, dishware & silverware, delicious food & treats, customized water bottles, props, decorations, balloons, accessories and/or full costumes, and really fun activities. Everyone enjoys a fabulous “bling” favor and the guest-of-honor is presented with a special keepsake gift at all of our parties. We do all the preparation, planning and execution to make it memorable for your guests and so easy for you! With three party options and an array of “add-ons” we are confident there is a party for every budget!