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  The Gollatz Cotillion is Celebrating

92 Years of Service in 2024

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

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

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

Cotillion Fee : $398.00

The Gollatz Cotillion believes social skills, including good table manners, core values and etiquette are equally essential to a child's academic and life achievement (offered to grades 3rd - 6th, boys and girls). Our classes are carefully designed to make learning manners fun and interactive. With the guidance of our experienced and dedicated Gollatz Team, your child will be on their way to becoming a well-rounded confident individual. The advanced students (5th-6th) are challenged with additional instruction suited to their age. 


The Gollatz Cotillion program focuses on scenarios to mimic real life while giving children the skills they need to interact in social situations. Students will gain confidence and feel comfortable though social experiences.Cotillion style dancing is also included as a fun way to learn and socialize with others. The Gollatz Cotillion is by invitation as well as by "word of mouth".

                                                  Listed are a Just Few of the "Manners" Instructed During the Season 

The Gollatz Cotillion teaches children important social skills and manners to help them navigate through life with confidence. During the Cotillion season, there will be a focus on a variety of topics, including social gatherings; how to introduce themselves to others; how to begin and continue a conversation; making eye contact; giving a toast; being a good guest; properly using a fork and knife; the place setting; how to thank someone for their hospitality and so much more...

                     2024 - 2025 a Combination of Monday and Thursday Evenings

Thursday, September 12, 2024 ~ Welcome ~ The Cotillion program commences with instruction on first impressions, direct eye contact, introductions, compliments and the handshake with Cotillion-style dancing. Refreshments are served to the registered students. Correct Cotillion dress code is required at all Cotillion classes. 

Monday,  October 7, 2024  ~ Social Skills ~ The instruction begins with the place setting which is essential for social gatherings. Fourth and fifth grade students will have a blast playing our table concentration game, while the fifth and sixth grade students will learn how to tie a necktie. Both grade categories will include Cotillion style dancing and refreshments which are served to the registered students. This is a great opportunity for students to practice their new skills.

Thursday, December 12, 2024 ~ Let’s Learn the Table Setting ~ This month offers a unique class for children on how to set the table and properly use silverware at the table. The instruction includes a fun game of  'let's set the table' for all grades. The fifth & sixth grade students will receive additional instruction on how to position a name tag. Both grade categories will include Cotillion style dancing and refreshments which are served to our registered students. This is an ideal class with a  fun and educational experience for children to learn proper etiquette and manners.


Thursday, January 23,  2025 ~ 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. Our January event is the perfect way for the students to put their manners and social skills to the test. The evening includes a complete dinner and Cotillion-style dancing while providing a fun and elegant atmosphere for our students. Please note that if a student is tardy to the event, we cannot guarantee seating near their friends. Dinner will be served to the registered Cotillion students. 


Thursday, February 27, 2025 ~ The Family Night Finale ~ Join us for the Family Night Finale, A Special Event! All Grades will be Combined from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. This evening is a great opportunity for students, their families and siblings to participate in an enjoyable and memorable event together. Beverages will be served to everyone who attends. Cotillion attire is required for the Cotillion students, while guests are welcome to wear casual/business attire. We look forward to seeing you there for this memorable event!

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The Gollatz Cotillion & Manners Programs

 (909) 880-8654 ~ E-mail: ~Web:

We take great pride in our distinguished alumni, including two United States Presidential families who have been personally instructed by the Gollatz Cotillion. Our fun and engaging social skills series is designed to teach children the importance of manners, courtesy, and communication. Our experienced instructors work closely with each student to build confidence and develop strong social skills that will last a lifetime. The Gollatz Cotillion is by special invitation.


**The  Gollatz Cotillion can accommodate most dietary restrictions however, some dietary restrictions are life threatening. It is asked of the families with children who have severe food restrictions that you provide their personal food items as this guarantees the safety and well - being of your child. Please contact the Cotillion office to discuss food/meal accommodations. **

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