The Gollatz Cotillion Celebrates 90 Years in 2022


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 (the capacity of the class has been reached/ class full) 

Fifth & Sixth Grade:           5:45pm to 6:45pm (The capacity of the class has been reached / class full) 

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

Class Fee $358.00

2022 - 2023 Schedule of Dates


Tuesday, September 20, 2022 ~ Welcome ~ The Cotillion program will commence with the instruction in the art of conversation, eye contact and basic dining skills. Individual refreshments will be served to the registered students. (Please have your child in Cotillion required attire).

​Tuesday, October 18, 2022 ~ How to Tie a Necktie ~ While having fun, all students in the fifth and sixth grade will learn how to tie a necktie. The third and fourth grade will be given a lesson on how to write a thank you note on a tablet, cell phone or paper/card and the different ways to thank someone. Individual refreshments will be served to the registered students. (Cotillion attire is required).


Tuesday, November 15, 2022 ~  Social Skills & Place Setting ~ The students will be learning about the table setting, how to correctly hold and use a fork and knife, courtesies such as trying a small bite and complimenting the food presented. Included in the class will be a fun table game using of all utensils.  Individual refreshments will be served to the registered students *Additional instruction for the fifth and sixth grade students: a lesson in the usage of chopsticks and their placement. (Cotillion attire is required).

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 ~ Dinner is Served ~ The Dinner is the Cotillion student's special evening. Dinner will be served to each registered student with important 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 10, 2023 ~  Family Night ~  The Family Night is a special evening intended for both the Cotillion students and their family (if possible) 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.   


The Gollatz Cotillion & Manners Programs

 18500 Arrowhead Boulevard, Devore, California 92407

(909) 880-8654 ~ E-mail: ~Web:

The Gollatz Inc. 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.

**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 accommodations. **