The Internet’s leading institute on etiquette and style, offering lessons and advice to students around the world.
Balissande Finishing School is a modern adaptation to traditional finishing schools of the past. It cuts through the pomp and circumstance and brings finishing school into the world of technology – accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
Balissande offers lessons, exercises, and tips on various subjects including etiquette, social skills, self-empowerment, house management, cultural diversity, luxurious living, the arts, and style. The online format gives students a chance to study at their own pace, wherever they want.
Balissande Finishing School’s focus is to not only teach good manners and style but to also open students’ minds to the world of diversity. It aims to cultivate kindness and tolerance across the globe, one student at a time.
Daughters of finishing school graduates and descendants of politicians – our team of professionals are the finest in the fields of etiquette, travel, fashion, art, and language. Their varied experiences bring Balissande Finishing School high levels of sophistication, savoir-vivre, and insight. Together they work to teach the importance of social etiquette and multi-cultural understanding. They also work to prepare students for their roles as professionals and role models.
Balissande Finishing School is made up of seven academic divisions, teaching thousands of students across the globe how to better the world with a bit of manners and knowledge. Scroll through our subjects below to see what we offer.
We can study the history of the world and the evolution of society through art. We can also refine our tastes by studying the aesthetics within different art styles. In this section, we offer courses on art movements, art styles, and artists.
We can improve the world with a bit of refinement. In the past, this ability was provided only to aristocrats and the wealthy. Today, we offer this ability with courses on how to speak, eat, dress, entertain, and much more.
We can all leave an elegant mark on the world with just the right outfit. In this section, we will teach you how to dress for your shape, for your skin tone, for the occasion, for the time, and for the season.
We can change the world by also changing how we look at health. At Balissande, we recognize the importance of exercising, eating healthy, relaxing, and being present in the moment. There’s nothing like a healthy mind, body, and spirit to refine our looks and help heal humanity. In this section, we offer courses on exercising, healthy foods, whole living, new thought philosophies, meditation, and much more.
We can study history by studying literature. We can see the evolution of society and sometimes even see our future. We can fall in love, travel the world, live in castles, and fly with just a good book. In this section, we offer introductory lessons on letters, poems, stories from around the globe. We place an emphasis on words that inspire, enlighten, and encourage love.
We can refine our tastes by listening to music of different styles and from around the world. We can also lighten our moods, increase our passions, heal minor aches, and much more. In this section, we offer courses on different musical styles and their uses.
We can help evolve humanity by evolving ourselves. One of the best ways to evolve ourselves is to study cultures, religions, landscapes, art, and politics from around the world. In this section, we offer courses on everything to do with travel.
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