Fun Size Mini Cotillion Series


         A Three Event Cotillion Mini Series hosted by the Gollatz Cotillion

Hosted at

The Arcadia Woman's Club

                             324 South 1st. Avenue, Arcadia, California 91006                            

                                            Presented by: Mr. & Mrs. Wilbur P. Klapp III and Mrs. Emma Klapp - Roque Director's                                  


$258.00 per child 

2nd & 3rd Grade: 4:30pm to 5:30pm

4th & 5th Grade: 5:45pm to 6:45pm

6th, 7th & 8th Grade: 7:00pm to 8:00pm


Thursday, December 9, 2021 ~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.*Additional instruction for fifth and sixth grade: how to tie a necktie / Senior Club additional instruction: name tags, small talk, and how to tie a neck tie. Please have your child in the required attire.

Thursday, January 20, 2022 ~ Social Skills & Place Setting ~ 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 (all of the utensils will be specific to only that child).  Individual refreshments will be served to the registered students *Additional instruction for the fifth and sixth grade: the proper usage of chopsticks and their placement / Senior Club additional instruction: how to sew on a button, updated thank you notes for  today. Cotillion attire is required.

Thursday, February 17, 2022 ~ Dinner is Served ~ All Grades will be Combined From 6:00pm to 7:30pm ~ Located at the Le Meridian Pasadena / Arcadia, 130 W. Huntington Dr. Arcadia, CA. 91007 ~ The Dinner is the Cotillion student's special evening. An individual dinner will be served to each grade level with dining instruction. If tardy, the Cotillion cannot guarantee the child to be placed near “friends”. A complete dinner will be served to each registered student. Students will be placed according to grades at the tables. Let us put into practice all we have learned!


                                                                                           What is Cotillion? 

The Gollatz Cotillion is by private invitation/ or email. The program is a modern Cotillion and manners class with updated instruction to captivate a child’s attention offered to boys and girls second through eighth 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 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 ~ 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.



 All classes will have distant Cotillion dancing (no contact) and distance between each student at the tables.  

All “practice material” will be completely sterilized. Sterilization will also occur between class events.

 Masks (at this time) will be mandated unless seated 

 Gloves will be optional for everyone – however they will be encouraged.

 Masks and gloves will be available at the check in table free to anyone.

 All instructors are tested and will wear facial coverings.

 No parents, guests or siblings will be allowed in the ballroom. Please take any pictures before entering the building.

 Scheduled Chaperones will adhere to all of the CDC guidelines.

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