The Gollatz Cotillion Celebrates 90 Years

of Service to the Pasadena Community

The Gollatz Pasadena Cotillion 

to be hosted at

The Whimsy Building

40 Mills Place, Pasadena, CA 91105

(centrally located downtown between Green Street & Colorado Blvd.) 

Presented by: Mr. & Mrs. Wilbur Klapp / Mrs. Emma Klapp - Roque


Class Arrivals and Departures

3rd & 4th Grade:               4:45pm to 5:45pm

5th - 8th  Grade:                6:00pm to 7:00pm


Class Fee $358.00

** The Whimsey Building is located in the heart of downtown old Pasadena between Green Street and Colorado Boulevard. Historically at one time, the building was home to the Pasadena Art Gallery and has a very eclectic and artistic atmosphere.  It gives a fresh new look and feel to our Cotillion programs and complements our needs perfectly. There is plenty of local upscale food venues in the vicinity and complementary 90 minute parking is less than a half a block.


The Gollatz Cotillion and has been a Pasadena tradition since 1932. The Gollatz programs is a modernized  Cotillion class offered to boys and girls third through sixth grade. During the Cotillion class 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 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 style dances will be taught (swing, cha-cha, fox-trot and other fun dances) which completes 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! The Gollatz Cotillion is by private invitation.


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 give a toast ~ How to be a thoughtful guest while attending a function ~ Using a fork and knife correctly and cutting of food items  ~ How to hold and use each utensil and where each food utensil is located at a place setting (simple or elegant) ~ How to appropriately thank someone ~ Proper sitting and standing posture ~ And so much more!


​                                                             2022 - 2023 Schedule of Events & Dates


Thursday, September 15, 2022 ~ Welcome ~ The Cotillion program will commence with the instruction in the art of conversation, eye contact and basic dining skills. Refreshments will be served to the  students so they may practice their skills. (Please have your child in Cotillion required attire).

​Thursday, October 6, 2022 ~ How to Tie a Necktie ~ 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 many different ways to thank someone. Refreshments will be served. (Cotillion attire is required).


Thursday, December 8, 2022 ~  Social Skills & 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 that has been presented. Participation in the class will include a fun table game using of all utensils in a table setting. Refreshments will be served. *Additional instruction for the fifth and sixth grade students: a lesson in the usage of chopsticks and their placement. (Cotillion attire is required).

Thursday, January 19, 2023 ~  Family Night ~  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 Cotillion event! Refreshments will be available. (The Cotillion attire is required for the Cotillion students, guests may attend with business attire).   

Thursday, February 16, 2023 ~ Dinner is Served ~ The Dinner is the Cotillion student's special evening. Dinner will be served to each registered student with dining instruction. (If tardy, the Cotillion cannot guarantee the child to be seated near friends). Let us put into practice all we have learned through the Cotillion season! (Cotillion attire is required).

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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 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 accommodations. **