The Gollatz Cotillion is Celebrating 

90 Years of Service in 2022!

The Orange County Cotillion
& Manners Program
(*Formally offered at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club)
Located at:
The Orange Woman's Club
121 S. Center Street, Orange, CA. 92866


                                                                         Presented by:

                                             Mrs. Darcee S. Gollatz- Klapp & Mr. Wilbur P. Klapp III  / Mrs. Emma Klapp Roque


Arrival and Departure

Third & Fourth Grade:                                5:00pm to 6:00pm

Fifth & Sixth Grade:                                     6:15pm to 7:15pm 

Class Fee $328.00

The Gollatz Cotillion programs are by private invitation. The Cotillion is a modernized manners class offered 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 dances will be taught (swing, cha-cha, fox-trot and other fun dances) to complete 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 write a thank you note ~ Cell phone and gadgets do’s and don’ts ~ Netiquette ~ 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.



                                                    2022 - 2023 Schedule of Events                               

Monday, October 24, 2022 ~ Welcome ~ The Cotillion program will commence with the instruction in the art of conversation, eye contact and basic dining skills with light refreshments served. (Please have your child in Cotillion required attire).

​Monday, November 28, 2022 ~ How to Tie a Necktie or Thank You Note ~ 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. Light refreshments will be served. (Cotillion attire is required).


Monday, January 23, 2023 ~  Social Skills and the 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. *Additional instruction for the fifth and sixth grade students: a lesson in the usage of chopsticks and their placement. (Cotillion attire is required). 

Monday, February 27, 2023 ~ Dinner is Served! ~ All Grades to be Combined From 5:30pm to 6:45pm ~ The Dinner is the Cotillion student's special evening. Dinner will be served to each registered student with dining instruction. Let us put into practice what dining skills have been learned throughout the Cotillion season. (Cotillion attire is required. (If tardy, the Cotillion cannot guarantee the child to be seated near friends) *Dinner location will be at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club: 12442 Tustin Ranch Road, Tustin, CA 92782

​Monday, March 13, 2023 ~  The Family Night ~  All Grades to be Combined From 5:30pm to 6:45pm ~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!  Light refreshments 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 to invite your child's friends!

**The Gollatz Cotillion can accommodate most dietary restrictions. Some restrictions are life threatening. It is asked of the family with children who have severe food restrictions that you provide their food 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

(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.

       *We have chosen to re-locate from the Tustin Ranch Golf Club to the Orange Woman's Club (Old Town Orange). With prices     continuing to increase Cotillion would not be affordable for most families.

We are EXCITED about our new location and look forward to seeing you!