2021 - 2022 Schedule of Dates for
The Gollatz Cotillion & Manners Program
Indian Wells Country Club
46000 Club Drive, Indian Wells, CA. 92210
Fifth & Sixth Grade: 5:00pm to 6:15pm
7th and 8th grades are also welcome to attend
Class Fee $328.00 OPEN ENROLLMENT
Dinner is served to the registered students at each class
The Gollatz Cotillion programs are by private invitation. The Cotillion is a modern manners class with updated instruction to captivate a child’s attention offered to boys and girls fifth 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.
Schedule of Dates 2021- 2022
Sunday, October 3, 2021 ~ Welcome to the Gollatz Cotillion ~ The Cotillion will commence with the instruction in the art of conversation, eye contact, acknowledging the person in front of you, basic dining skills and Cotillion style dances without contact. Dinner will be served to the students during the class with social instruction. The correct Cotillion attire is required.
Sunday, October 17, 2021 ~ Thank You Notes, Addressing an Envelope & Dining Skills ~ While having fun, the Cotillion students will learn how to write a thank you note complete with envelope. While practicing their new skills the class will be integrated with Cotillion style dances without contact. Dinner will be served to the students. The standard Cotillion attire is required of all Cotillion members.
Sunday, November 7, 2021 ~ Dining and Social Skills ~ 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). Dinner will be served to the registered students. Cotillion attire is required.
Sunday, January 23, 2022 ~ How to Tie a Necktie and More ~ All students will be instructed on how to tie a necktie and more! Included within the evening will be Cotillion style dancing without contact. Dinner will be served to the students with the additional instruction on the proper usage of chopsticks and their placement. The standard Cotillion attire is required.
Sunday, February 6, 2022 ~ Let's Review ~ An evening of fun while reviewing all that was learned throughout the Cotillion season. Dinner will be served to the registered students. Cotillion attire is required.
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**The Indian Wells Country Club and the Gollatz Cotillion can accommodate most dietary restrictions however, some dietary restrictions are life threatening. It is asked of the family with children who have severe food restrictions that you provide their personal food items as this guarantees the safety and well - being of the child. Please contact the Cotillion office to discuss accommodations. **
The Gollatz Cotillion & Manners Programs
18500 Arrowhead Boulevard, Devore, California 92407
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.