2021 - 2022 Schedule of Dates for
The Altadena / Pasadena Cotillion
(Formally offered at the Altadena Town & Country Club)
Is Now Exclusively Hosted at
The La Canada Country Club
5500 Godbey Drive, La Canada 91011
Third & Fourth Grade: 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Fifth & Sixth Grade: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
**Seventh - Ninth Grade: ( Cotillion & Senior Club with Life Skills) 7:00pm to 8:00pm
* Note: Senior Club 7th - 9th grade ONLY - please see the schedule for the La Canada location website.
The Senior Club dates will be on a different Tuesday evening.
Class Fee $358.00 - $100.00 deposit due now to reserve the membership
Balance due by August 30, 2021 ~ Registrations are on a first - come, first - reserved basis
The Gollatz Cotillion is by private invitation. The program is a modern Cotillion and manners class with updated instruction to captivate a child’s attention offered to boys and girls third through ninth grade. During the Cotillion class the children are taught good table manners; learn core values and social skills. The older, advanced students are challenged with additional instruction suited to their age all in a fun atmosphere.
The format of the Gollatz Cotillion is to mimic “real life” scenarios so a child will be prepared to attend a family dinner, a formal reception, a social gathering or just simply how to introduce themselves to someone with confidence. The Gollatz Cotillion does not consider itself a “dance class” although Cotillion dances will be taught (swing, cha-cha, fox-trot and other fun dances) to complete the social training. Cotillion should be a training base for a child to learn and practice social skills that will benefit them their entire lifetime. Your child will enjoy and have fun at the Gollatz Cotillion!
Listed are a Few of the Many Manners Instructed During the Season
How to begin and continue a conversation ~ Direct eye contact while speaking to someone ~ How to write a thank you note ~ How to give a fun toast in front of a crowd ~ How to be a thoughtful guest while attending a function ~ Using a fork and knife correctly and cutting of food items ~ How to appropriately thank someone ~ Proper sitting and standing posture ~ Learning where each food utensil is located at a place setting (simple or elegant) ~ How to hold and use each utensil.
Schedule of Dates 2021-2022
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 ~ Welcome ~ The Cotillion program will commence with the instruction in the art of conversation, eye contact and basic dining skills. Individual refreshments will be served to the registered students.*Additional instruction for fifth and sixth grade students: a lesson on how to tie a necktie. Please have your child in the required attire.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 ~ Social Skills & Place Setting ~ The students will be learning about the place setting and courtesies such as trying a small bite and complementing the food presented. Included in the class will be a fun table game using of all utensils (all of the utensils will be specific to only that child). Individual refreshments will be served to the registered students *Additional instruction for the fifth and sixth grade students: a lesson the proper usage of chopsticks and their placement. Cotillion attire is required.
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 ~ Dinner is Served ~ The Dinner is the Cotillion student's special evening. Dinner will be served to each registered grade level with dining instruction. If tardy, the Cotillion cannot guarantee the child to be placed near “friends”. Let us put into practice all we have learned and be ready for the holiday season!*Additional instruction for the fifth and sixth grade students: safety, surroundings and social media.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 ~ Thank You Notes ~ While having fun, the students will learn how to write a thank you note and different ways to thank someone. Individual refreshments will be served to the registered students. *Additional instruction for the fifth and sixth grade students: how to address an envelope correctly. Cotillion attire is required.
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 ~ The Family Night ~ The Family Night is a special evening intended for both the Cotillion students and their family to participate. The appropriate Cotillion attire is required for all attendees.
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**The La Canada Country Club and the Gollatz Cotillion can accommodate most dietary restrictions however, some dietary restrictions are life threatening. It is asked of the families with children who have severe food restrictions that you provide their personal food items as this guarantees the safety and well - being of the child. Please contact the Cotillion office to discuss accommodations. **
The Gollatz Cotillion & Manners Programs
18500 Arrowhead Boulevard, Devore, California 92407
The Gollatz Inc. is a modern, updated “social skills” series of classes for boys and girls in a fun party atmosphere.
The Gollatz Cotillion is honored to have personally instructed two of our United States Presidential families.