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        The Gollatz Cotillion is Celebrating 91 Years of Service in 2023

The Gollatz Orange County Cotillion

Hosted 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


Cotillion Fee : $378.00

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 while learning core values and social skills. The older, advanced students are challenged with additional instruction suited to their age instructed 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.


                     2023 -2024 Schedule of Dates Located at the Orange Woman's Club 

Monday October 23, 2023 ~ Welcome ~ The Cotillion program commences with instruction in first impressions, making direct eye contact, proper introductions and offering the correct hand shake. The class includes Cotillion style dancing with refreshments served. (Please have your child in Cotillion required attire).


Monday, November 27, 2023 ~ While Having Fun, the Cotillion students will enjoy and learn from the game of please, thank you and manners. The class includes Cotillion style dancing with refreshments served. The additional instruction for the fifth & sixth grade will be on cell phone/tablet do’s and don’ts. (Please have your child in Cotillion required attire).


​Monday, January 22, 2024 ~ The Table Setting ~ The students will be taught then practice proper usage of the fork and knife through a fun game which also includes correct placement of items at a table setting. Cotillion style dancing is practiced with refreshments served. The additional instruction for fifth & sixth grade will be where and how to correctly position a name badge/tag. (Cotillion attire is required).


Monday, February 26, 2024 ~ Dinner Will Be Served ~ All Grades to be Combined From 5:30pm to 6:45pm ~ The Dinner location will be at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club: 12442 Tustin Ranch Road, Tustin, CA 92782. The Dinner Event is the student's "special evening" with a complete dinner served and Cotillion style dancing. Let us put into practice what dining skills have been learned throughout the Cotillion season. If tardy, the Cotillion cannot guarantee the child to be seated near friends. The dinner is only served to the registered Cotillion student.(Cotillion attire is required).

Monday, March 25, 2024 ~ The Family Night Finale ~ All Grades to be Combined From 5:30pm to 6:45pm at the Orange Woman's Club ~The Family Night is a special evening intended for both the Cotillion students and their family (if possible) to enjoy and participate with our live band. What a great way to complete the Cotillion season!  Refreshments will be served to everyone. (The Cotillion attire is required for the Cotillion students, guests may attend).


                You may share this information to invite your child's friends!


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. 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. **

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