The Gollatz ~ Cotillion & Senior Club With Life Skills 

7th- 10th Grade Students / Girls and Boys

(Formally offered at the Altadena Town & Country Club)

Now Exclusively Hosted at

The La Canada Country Club

5500 Godbey Drive, La Canada 91011

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

 

Arrival and Departure 

7:00pm to 8:00pm / Class Fee $358.00

                                                  $100.00 deposit due now to reserve the membership ~ Balance due by August 30, 2021   

​The Gollatz Cotillion is by private invitation. The Senior Club is a modern Cotillion and manners class with updated instruction to captivate a child’s attention offered to boys and girls seventh through ninth grade. During the class the young people 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 ~ How to sew on a button ~ 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 ~ Using a "nod" in the place of a hand-shake....and more....

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021 ~ Social Instruction: How to introduce yourself to others and begin a conversation and then continue the conversation with small talk; direct eye-contact with others and a "nod" in place of a direct hand shake; social and business hand shakes ( if appropriate) proper name tag placement and how to tie a necktie. The evening will also include Cotillion style dancing. Please have your child in the required attire. Individual refreshments will be served to the registered students.

 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 ~ Social Instruction ~ 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, including the proper usage of chopsticks. (all of the utensils will be specific to only that child). The evening will also include Cotillion style dancing. Please have your child in the required attire. Individual refreshments will be served to the registered students.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 ~  Social Instruction ~ While having fun, the students will learn how to write a thank you note. Complete with the thank you note, the students will learn how to address an envelope correctly and different ways to thank someone. The evening will include Cotillion style dancing. Please have your child in the required attire. Individual refreshments will be served to the registered students.

 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - Social Instruction ~ Dinner is Served ~  The Dinner is the Cotillion student's special evening. The dinner will be served to each registered student 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! Cotillion attire is required. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 ~ Social Instruction ~ The class will learn how to sew on a button and review all of the instruction during the Senior Club with an addition of safety and our surroundings. The evening will also include Cotillion style dancing. Please have your child in the required attire. Individual refreshments will be served to the registered students. - NOTE* The Senior Club does not celebrate Family Night as the younger grades.

                                     

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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

(909) 880-8654     Email ~ www.gollatz.com 

                                                The Gollatz Cotillion is honored to have personally instructed two of our United States Presidential families.