Now Accepting Enrollment for the Fall 2019 - 2020 Cotillion Season

Note: Several of the invitations have been sent with the incorrect community, we apologize and are in the process of mailing corrected invitations. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

The Gollatz Cotillion and Essential Life Skills for Success in Camarillo 

Location of the Cotillion Events:

Sterling Hills Golf Club

901 Sterling Hills Drive, Camarillo, California 93010


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


Arrival and Departure Schedule by Grades:

 Second & Third  Grade: (Cotillion)                     5:15pm to 6:15pm

Fourth & Fifth  Grade: (Cotillion)                       6:30pm to 7:30pm

*Sixth, Seventh &  Eighth Grade: (*Life Skills) 7:30pm to 8:30pm

New for seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth grade students. See locations page under Camarillo "Life Skills" for dates and subjects. A new forum freshly written by the Gollatz Team for young adults.  


Our Programs Offer a Modern Approach to the Cotillion Program Complete  with Current Technology Exclusive to the Gollatz Cotillion


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 Essential Life Skills for Success learning and practicing vital skills to prepare a young person for success. The Life Skills information, 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 Fee Grades 3rd - 5th   $249.00 / Five Dates Listed Below 

Essential Life Skills for Success Fee Grades 6th-8th $219.00 ~ Four Dates~see locations page under Camarillo Life Skills

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 ~ 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 6, 2019  ~ Thank You Notes & Dining Skills ~ While having fun, the Cotillion students will learn how to write a thank you note and enjoy learning and practicing dining skills integrated with  Cotillion style dances.  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 8, 2020 ~ The Family Night ~ Third - Fifth Grades from 6:00pm to 7:15pmA special evening for the Cotillion students and the enjoyment and participation of the entire family (if able to attend). Cotillion attire is required for all in attendance. Beverages will be served to everyone. Life Skills members will not be attending the Family Night.


**Tuesday, January 28, 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, February 26, 2020 ~ 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. Life Skills members will not be attending the dinner.


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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.

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.

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