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The Gollatz Cotillion Celebrates 91Years in 2023


The La Canada Cotillion

Hosted at

The La Canada Country Club

5500 Godbey Drive, La Canada, CA. 91011


Presented by: Mr. & Mrs. Wilbur Klapp / Mrs. Emma Klapp-Roque

Third & Fourth Grade:       4:30pm to 5:30pm  

Fifth & Sixth Grade:           5:45pm to 6:45pm  

Seventh, Eighth & Ninth Grade is offered on Thursday evenings, please see Senior Club with Life Skills

Registration opens at 12noon, April 26, 2023 - Availability is on a first come first serve basis, individual registrations fill quickly (sometimes within a day!) 

The Gollatz Cotillion is by private invitation. Our program is a modernized Cotillion and manners class with updated instruction to captivate a child’s attention to third through sixth grade boys and girls. During each Cotillion class the children are taught good table manners; while learning core values and social skills. The older advanced students are challenged with additional instruction suited to their age. 


 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 style dances will be taught (swing, cha-cha, fox-trot and other fun dances) which completes the social training. Cotillion is 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 give a fun toast ~ 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) and much more.....

Class Fee $398.00 

Schedule of Dates 2023 - 2024 Cotillion Season

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 ~ Welcome ~ The Cotillion program commences with instruction in first impressions, making direct eye contact, proper introductions and the correct hand shake. The evening includes Cotillion style dancing and refreshments that will be served to the registered students. (Please have your child in Cotillion required attire).


Tuesday, October 17, 2023 ~ While having fun, the Cotillion students will enjoy and learn from the game of please, thank you and manners. The evening includes Cotillion style dancing and refreshments that will be served to the registered students. The additional instruction for the fifth & sixth grade will be on cell phone/tablet do’s and don’ts. (Please have your child in Cotillion required attire).


Tuesday, November 14, 2023 ~ The Table Setting ~ The students will be taught then practice proper usage of the fork and knife through a fun game which also includes correct placement of items at a table setting. Cotillion style dancing is practiced with refreshments served to the registered students with additional instruction for fifth & sixth grade regarding the positioning of a name tag. (Cotillion attire is required).


Tuesday, December 5, 2023 ~ Dinner will be Served ~ The class event will be the Cotillion student's special evening. The dinner is only served to the registered Cotillion student. If tardy, the Cotillion Team cannot guarantee seating near the student's friends. (Cotillion attire is required).


​Tuesday, January 16, 2024 ~ The Family Night ~ The Family Night is a special evening intended for the Cotillion students, their family (if possible) and siblings to enjoy and participate. What a great way to complete the Cotillion season! Beverages will be served to everyone. The Cotillion attire is required for the Cotillion students; guests may attend with business attire.   


                                                               You may share this information and invite your child's friends!

                                                                          The Gollatz Cotillion & Manners Program

                                                            18500 Arrowhead Boulevard, Devore, California 92407                                                                                                                         (909) 880-8654 ~ E-mail: ~Web:


                                                      The Gollatz Inc. is a modern, updated “social skills” series intended for boys and girls in a fun party atmosphere. 

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

**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 your child. Please contact the Cotillion office to discuss food/meal accommodations. **

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