Now Accepting Enrollment for the Fall 2020-2021 Cotillion Season

The dates are listed below

The Gollatz Cotillion Presents

The Altadena Towne and Country Club Cotillion

& Senior Club with Life Skills for Success

2290 Country Club Drive, Altadena, California 91001

​Presented by: Mrs. Darcee S. Gollatz- Klapp & Mr. Wilbur P. Klapp III ~ Owners and Directors / Mrs.  Emma Klapp - Roque, Director


Third and Fourth Grade: (Cotillion)                                             5:00pm to 6:15pm

     Fifth and Sixth Grade: (Cotillion)                                            6:15pm to 7:30pm

*7th-10th Grade:  (Senior Club with Life Skills for Success)                       7:30pm to 8:30pm

New for seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth grade students. See locations page under Altadena " Senior Club with Life Skills"  for dates and subjects. A new forum  written by the Gollatz Team for the mature student.  


The Cotillion  Fee Grades 3rd - 6th   $328.00 ~ Senior Club with Life Skills for Success Fee Grades 7th-10th $295.00



The Gollatz Cotillion program is a modern Cotillion and manners class with updated instruction to captivate a child’s attention. Families are invited by  invitation to the Cotillion events. During the Cotillion  children are taught good table manners, learn core values and social skills while enjoying a fun atmosphere held at the private Altadena Town &  Country Club. The older mature student will enjoy the Senior Club with Life Skills for Success learning and practicing vital skills to prepare a young person for success (please see Altadena Senior Club with Life Skills under the locations page).  


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 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 the 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 and you may  invite your friends!

 Listed are a Few of the Many Manners Taught Throughout the Year / Life Skills Offers More!

The handshake (social/business) ~ Conversation ~ Direct eye contact ~ Thank you notes ~ Cell phone and gadgets do’s and don’ts ~ How to give a fun and fabulous toast ~ How to be a thoughtful guest ~Correct cutting of food items with a fork and knife ~ How to thank someone ~ Proper posture ~ Dining skills ~ Learning to set a table correctly ~ Cutting foods with a fork and knife ~ Netiquette ~ Cell phones, tablets and much more.

The New Cotillion Season 2020 - 2021 Dates 

Thursday, September 24, 2020 ~ Welcome to the Gollatz Cotillion ~ The Cotillion will commence with  instruction in the art of conversation, eye contact, the hand shake, basic dining skills and Cotillion style dances. Light refreshments will be served to the Cotillion students. Each evening the standard Cotillion attire will be required of all Cotillion members.*Fifth & Sixth Grade Additional Instruction - Gifting the correct gift, personal name tags and where to place them, good guest vs. bad guest behavior. *see dress code 

Thursday, October 22, 2020 ~ Social Skills & the Game of Table Concentration ~ The Cotillion participants will be instructed in the correct form of cutting foods using a fork and knife, including chopsticks, accompanied with the fun new game “table concentration” complete with Cotillion style dancing. Refreshments will be served as the students enjoy and practice their learned skills. The standard Cotillion attire is required of all students. *Fifth & Sixth Grade Additional Instruction - The proper usage of chopsticks and their placement. *see dress code

​​Thursday, November 12, 2020 ~ The Gala Dinner & Dance ~ The Dinner and Dance is the Cotillion member’s special evening. The dinner will be prepared and served to all grade levels with dining instruction practiced at each table integrated with fun Cotillion style dances. The served dinner includes salad, main dish, dinner rolls and dessert. The standard Cotillion attire will be required.*Dinner is only offered to the Cotillion students. (If tardy, the Cotillion cannot guarantee the child to be placed near your child’s  friends).*see dress code

Thursday, January 21, 2021 ~ The 3rd & 4th Grade ONLY ~ Necktie Night ~ The Cotillion students will have fun learning how to tie a necktie paired with Cotillion style dancing. (The Gollatz Cotillion will supply the instructional neckties).The standard Cotillion attire is required. 

Thursday, January 21, 2021~  ~ The 5th & 6th Grade  ONLY  ~ Basic Self Defense ~ The Cotillion students will learn how to tie a necktie and then enjoy a class in basic self-defense and escape techniques. In today's ever changing society and technology, the Altadena Cotillion Board has chosen to go beyond the “Cotillion program” for fifth and sixth grade students and will now offer important basic self-defense and escape techniques. This event will make your child more observant of their surroundings as they learn "command presence". Parents are encouraged and compelled by the Instructors to be involved in their child's social media choices. The event will be led by guest Instructors (two specialized Police Officers that are highly experienced). *Note dress code: for this event ONLY (5th & 6th grade) we ask that the students do NOT wear the following: Boys ~ do not wear your necktie or blazer; Girls ~ are required to wear casual pants (no shorts, sandals, or revealing tops). Dinner will be served to the students. Refreshments will be served to each Cotillion student to enjoy.

Thursday, February 4, 2021 ~ Family Night ~ This special Cotillion evening is intended for the enjoyment and participation of the entire family including siblings. Cotillion attire is required for all in attendance.  Beverages will be served to everyone. *see dress code

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 A family does not need to be a member of the country club to participate in the Gollatz Cotillion program.  Parents and guests are always welcome to remain and observe the Cotillion class if appropriately dressed in business casual attire. The Cotillion dances are fun and will be a portion of the Cotillion however; the Gollatz Cotillion does not consider itself to be a "dance class". We personally feel learning social skills and practicing manners are more important and beneficial to a child that lasts a lifetime.

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