Now Accepting Enrollment for the Fall 2020 - 2021
Sixth, Seventh & Eighth Grade: (*Senior Club with Life Skills) 7:30pm to 8:30pm
New for seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth grade students. See locations page under Camarillo "Senior Club with Life Skills" for dates and subjects. A new forum freshly written by the Gollatz Team for young adults.
The Gollatz Cotillion program is a modern Cotillion and manners class with updated instruction to captivate a child’s attention offered to boys and girls third through eighth grade. During the Cotillion class the children are taught good table manners; learn core values and social skills in a fun atmosphere located at the Sterling Hills Golf Club. The older, more mature student will enjoy The Senior Club with Life Skills learning and practicing vital skills to prepare a young person. For information on the Senior Club with Life Skills please look under the locations page for times and subjects.
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 Taught Throughout the Year
The handshake (social/business) ~ Conversation ~ Direct eye contact ~ Thank you notes ~ Cell phone and gadgets do’s and don’ts(netiquette) ~ How to give a fun, 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 and so much more.
The Cotillion Registration Grades 2nd - 5th $259.00 / Five Dates Listed Below
Senior Club with Life Skills Grades 6th-8th $229.00 see locations page under Camarillo Senior Club with Life Skills
***The Remaining 2019 - 2020 Dates***
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 ~ The Gala Dinner ~ (Second - Fifth Grade From 6:00pm to 7:15pm). A plated dinner will be prepared and served to all grade levels with dining instruction to complete the evening. The dinner includes a salad, main dish, dinner rolls and a dessert. The standard attire will be required of all Cotillion members. * The dinner will only be served to the Cotillion students. The participants will be separated by grade at the tables. Senior Club members will not be attending the dinner.
The NEW 2020 - 2021 Dates and Events
Wednesday, October 7, 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. Refreshments are served to the Cotillion students. The standard Cotillion attire is required of all Cotillion members.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 ~ Necktie Night ~ The fourth and grade students will have fun learning how to tie a necktie. The second and third graders will have a necktie demonstration and all grades will enjoy the Cotillion style dancing. (The Gollatz Cotillion will supply the instructional neckties). Refreshments will be served to each Cotillion students.. The standard Cotillion attire is required.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 ~ Dining Skills & the Game of Table Concentration ~ The Cotillion participants will be instructed in the correct form of cutting foods using a fork and knife accompanied with the game of “table concentration” mixed with Cotillion style dancing. . Light refreshments will be served as the students enjoy and practice their learned skills. The standard Cotillion attire is required of all Cotillion members.
Wednesday, January 6, 2021~ The Year in Review ~ The Cotillion students will enjoy a fun review of the topics instructed paired with Cotillion fun dances. Appetizers will be served to the Cotillion students. The standard Cotillion attire is required.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 ~ The Gala Dinner ~ (Third - Fifth Grade From 6:00pm to 7:15pm). A plated dinner will be prepared and served to all grade levels with dining instruction to complete the evening. The dinner includes a salad, main dish, dinner rolls and a dessert. The standard attire will be required of all Cotillion members. * The dinner will only be served to the Cotillion students. The participants will be separated by grade at the tables. Senior Club members will not be attending the dinner.
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Parents and guests are always welcome to stay and observe the Cotillion class if appropriately dressed. During the "dinner event" each student is provided dinner with important instruction. It is asked that siblings remain with a parent and conversations during the instruction are kept to a minimum. The Cotillion dancing is fun and will be a portion of the Cotillion however; the Gollatz Cotillion does not consider itself to be a "dance class". The Gollatz Cotillion recognizes learning and practicing social skills integrated with manners are beneficial to a child that will last their lifetime. The Gollatz Cotillion is not affiliated with other Cotillions in the Ventura area.
The Gollatz Cotillion 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.