top of page

The Gollatz Cotillion Celebrates 91Years in 2023

The Gollatz Pasadena Cotillion 

to be hosted at

The La Canada Country Club

5500 Godbey Drive, La Canada, CA 91011

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


Class Arrivals and Departures 

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

 5th  & 6th  Grade:                         6:00pm to 7:00pm


The Gollatz Cotillion and has been a Pasadena tradition since 1932 by invitation. The Gollatz program is a modernized Cotillion class offered to boys and girls third through sixth grade. During the Cotillion class 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 all while 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 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!                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                 Class Fee $398.00

​                                                                      The 2023 - 2024 Cotillion Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 7, 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 and refreshments served to the registered students. (Please have your child in Cotillion required attire).


Thursday, October 5, 2023 ~ 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 to the registered students. The additional instruction for fifth & sixth grade is where to correctly position a name badge/tag. (Cotillion attire is required).


Thursday, November 2, 2023 ~ Dinner Will Be Served ~ This  "event" will be the Cotillion student's special evening paired with a complete dinner service and Cotillion style dancing. If tardy, the Cotillion Team cannot guarantee seating near the student's friends. The dinner will only be served to the registered Cotillion student.(Cotillion attire is required).


Thursday, January 25, 2024 ~ 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 and refreshments served to the registered students. 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).


​Thursday, February 29, 2024 ~ The Family Night Finale ~ The Family Night is a special evening intended for the Cotillion students and their family (if possible) to enjoy and participate. What a great way to complete the Cotillion season! Beverages will be served to everyone. (The Cotillion attire is required for the Cotillion students; guests may attend with business attire).   


Enjoy the experience of a live band at each of the Cotillion events.


                         You may share this information and 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 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.**

bottom of page