Now Accepting Enrollment for Fall 2020 - 2021 Season

dates listed below

The Gollatz Cotillion Proudly Presents

Cotillion with Life Skills for your Child's Success

Located at the

Indian Wells Country Club, 46000 Club Drive, Indian Wells 92210

Presented by:

                                          Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur P. Klapp III, Directors & Mrs. Emma Klapp- Roque, Instructor


5th & 6th Grade:      5:00pm to 6:15pm

NEW for 2020-2021 - We will be adding the 7th & 8th grade at the same time separated by age appropraite tables. 

Cotillion Fee $249.00, inclusive

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 in the fifth and sixth 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 private Indian Wells Country Club.  


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 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! 

Below 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’t ~ How to give a fun and 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.

**Each Cotillion evening  parents may remain and observe the class if appropriate dressed.  We ask that you are respectful of  your conversation noise level so the Instructor may conduct the class without interruption. A cash bar will be available in the foyer. 

The NEW 2020 - 2021 Cotillion Dates

Sunday, October 18, 2020 ~ Welcome to the Gollatz Cotillion ~ The Cotillion will commence with the instruction in the art of conversation, eye contact, the hand shake, basic dining skills and Cotillion style dances. Appetizers will be served to the Cotillion students. Each evening the standard Cotillion dress code is required of the Cotillion students.  We ask that ONLY the first Cotillion evening  to take memorable pictures.


Sunday, November 15, 2020 ~ Necktie Night ~ All students will have fun learning how to tie a necktie with Cotillion style dancing. (The Gollatz Cotillion will supply the instructional neckties). Appetizers will be served to each Cotillion students.The standard Cotillion attire is required. *Seventh & Eighth Grade - Additional instruction: Knowing the correct gift, name tags, good guest vs. bad guest

Sunday, December 6, 2020 ~ Social 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 fun new game “table concentration” and Cotillion style dancing. Appetizers will be served to the Cotillion students. The standard  Cotillion attire is required. Seventh & Eighth Grade - Additional Instruction: The proper usage of chop sticks and their placement.

Sunday, January 10, 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. Seventh & Eighth Grade - Additional Instruction: Cell phones / tablets are now the world in your had, how to be responsible with the technology.

Sunday, January 31, 2021 ~ The Gala Dinner & Dance ~  The Cotillion member’s  very special evening. A complete dinner will be served to all students with instruction and practice of dining skills integrated with fun Cotillion style dancing. The correct Cotillion attire will be required of all Cotillion students.*Dinner is only offered to the Cotillion students. 

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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 the United States Presidential  families.


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