Charm Camp for teens at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

Looking for an etiquette program for your teenage daughter? Look no further than The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, where they have just announced a Charm Camp program.

At Charm Camp, young ladies will be given a 5-hour polishing course in poise, etiquette, makeup, style, healthy snacking and choreography by Miami HEAT dancers (pictured).

The “glam capital” hotel’s PR manager will teach a class on the art of conversation, and a professional makeup artist will guide students through an hour-long session on age-appropriate makeup. Additionally, Celebrity Chef Jeff McInnis, of Top Chef fame, will teach a class on eating and cooking right in the hotel kitchen. The day will end with a dance lesson led by two Miami HEAT dancers (four-time “Most Popular Dance Team in the NBA”), and then a Q&A about etiquette, appearances, being a role model and making a positive impression.

Charm Camp is the brainchild of Michelle Payer, the same visionary behind the hotel’s tanning butlers. “It’s loosely based on my own experience in ‘Wendy Ward Charm School’ at age 13. I kid you not. It left an indelible impression, although WHY, in Portland, Oregon, we were taught to graciously get in and out of a limousine is still a mystery. I still chuckle about that …”

The $175 program will debut June 19, and additional days are planned for November and December. Contact Mylene Santana at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach (786-276-4008) for more information or to book.