Now Accepting Enrollment for the 2014-2015 Cotillion Season

Please complete the registration form by clicking here/ see dates listed below

Frequently Asked Cotillion Questions:

What is Cotillion and what does the word Cotillion mean?
  The word Cotillion means a party with manners. The Gollatz Cotillion has included children's dining skills, social conduct, fun games and etiquette!
How did I receive the Cotillion invitation?
  Your child's name has been personally referred to the Cotillion by either a friend or Patron. It is a privilege to receive the Cotillion invitation not a mark against your family that you need manners.
Is a family required to be a member of a country club or other club organizations to join the Gollatz Cotillion?
 

No. You do not have to be a member of a country club or other organization for your child to be invited and attend the Cotillion events.

What is The Gollatz Cotillion commitment to Cotillion Families?
  The Gollatz Cotillion will be reasonably priced.
  The Gollatz Cotillion class size will be intimate to attend to your child's needs in their development of manners, social etiquette, dance, etiquette and dining skills.
  Dancing is certainly fun and will be a portion of the Gollatz Cotillion program however, our core focus will be to expose and instruct children in dining manners and social etiquette, we feel these skills are more beneficial and last a life time.
Does the Cotillion have a dress code?
  Yes, please read our dress code policy for students and parents. The dress code is strictly enforced. Click here to read our dress Code
What are Family Nights?
  The Family Night is intended for participation of all family members, including siblings. The extended family will enjoy the evening and dance with the Cotillion student.
May I invite friends?
  Yes. You may invite friends to Family/ Guest Night. If you would like your friend to receive a Cotillion invitation, please contact the office (800) 832-4574. Friends are a large part of the Cotillion experience and it is great fun to experience it together. Cotillion is an event where you will be among friends or make new ones.
What about siblings?
  Siblings are always welcome as well as guests that wish to observe. All siblings and guests must remain with an adult at all times.
What are the "Young and Polite" and the "Which Fork First" dining events?
  These are separate dining evenings in a country club style setting teaching children table manners, etiquette and social skills. A separate registration is required.
Please click on this link if you are interested in these events<
Is it the same instruction every year?
  The dance portion of the Cotillion will be advanced by grade. Our theme parties and outlines are new and different each year. Many of the standards of etiquette will remain. The program grows and progresses with the child to avoid being redundant. If a child begins with the Gollatz Cotillion in 3rd grade or comes in at 6th grade they will not be behind in anyway as our program starts new and fresh each year.
How soon after I send my response to the office will I hear if I am a member?
  The office response time is usually within the week of enrollment. If a confirmation is not received via email or regular mail within 5 days please call the business office (800) 832-4574.
My child is on a waiting list, what do I do now?
  You will receive either an email or message informing you of your child's initial status upon responding to enrollment. When your child is placed or removed from the waiting list you will be contacted by the office. You may get a partner for your child of the opposite sex and same grade to join in order to maintain an even ratio, or wait for the class to balance itself out with continued enrollments.
I forgot to register, how do I get in now?
  Many times the classes are full and we can not accept anymore children. Please call the office to inquire on current availability (800) 832-4574..
When is my final payment due?
  Balances must be paid in full prior to your child attending the Cotillion. Payments are never accepted at the event.
Payment and attendance restrictions
  No refunds after 30 days of deposit, memberships are non-transferable and are only valid for the Cotillion season listed. The Gollatz Cotillion is not responsible for a child's attendance. A declined credit card will be subject to a $10.00 service fee. A check returned for non-sufficient funds will be subject to a $25.00 service fee.
Do I have to stay with my child or may I drop them off?
  The Gollatz Cotillion prides itself on a safe environment. Many families choose to stay and share in the Cotillion experience, it is so fun to see their child transforming before their very eyes.
I would like to volunteer as a Chaperone. What are the duties?
  If you would like to be a Chaperone, please contact the office for the date you wish to attend (800) 832-4574. Chaperones are asked to arrive on the evening scheduled at least 15 minutes before the Cotillion commences and appropriately dressed. Upon arrival, please complete a name tag located on the reception table. You will be registering the children as they arrive by placing a "check mark" in front of the student's names as Cotillion students arrive. Please remain at the registration table (check-in) approximately 15 minutes after the Cotillion begins to accommodate any late arrivals. During the Cotillion Chaperones are asked to remain in the room and be available. At the conclusion of the Cotillion the children will shake your hand and address you by name and with a compliment. Please make certain that all children have direct eye contact with you and that the children address you correctly and clearly.
What happens if we are late to the class?
  Please look for either the Chaperones for the evening or see directly Mr. Klapp for a partner placement.
Are we automatically invited next year to the Cotillion?
  Yes.Once your family has enjoyed the Gollatz Cotillion experience your family will be placed in our data base for years to come.
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