Now Accepting Enrollment for the Fall 2019 - 2020 Cotillion Season

The Redondo Beach Cotillion With Life Skills

Hosted at the Historic

Redondo Beach Woman's Club

400 S. Broadway Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Presented by:
Mrs. Darcee S. Gollatz- Klapp & Mr. Wilbur P. Klapp III ~ Owners and Directors ~ Mrs.  Emma Klapp - Roque  ~ Director

  Fifth & Sixth Grade:           5:45pm to 6:45pm

The Cotillion fee: $235.00

_____________________________________________________T____________________________________________________________________________The Gollatz Cotillion & Essential Life Skills is a private invitation social program. The program is a modern manners class with updated instruction to captivate a child’s attention 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 in a fun atmosphere located at the Redondo Beach Women's Club.  


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 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 should be 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 Taught throughout the Year

The handshake (social/business) ~ Conversation ~ Direct eye contact ~ Thank you notes ~ Cell phone and gadgets do’s and don’ts ~ Netiquette ~ How to give a fun  toast ~ How to be a thoughtful guest ~ How to correctly cut  food items with a fork and knife ~ How to thank someone ~ Proper posture ~ Dining skills ~ How to set a table correctly and so much more. 

*** 2019 -2020 Cotillion Dates and Events ***

Monday, October 7, 2019 ~ Welcome to the Gollatz Cotillion ~ The Cotillion will commence with the instruction in the art of conversation, eye contact, the hand shake, basic dining skills and Cotillion style dances. Appetizers will be served to the Cotillion

students during the class with social instruction. Please have your child in the standard Cotillion required attire.* see dress code 

*Fifth & Sixth Grade - Additional instruction: How to write a thank you note and address the envelope for sending. 

​Monday, December 2, 2019 ~ The Family Night 5:45pm to 7:00pm (Extended  time) ~ The Family Night is the special evening intended for both the Cotillion students and their family to participate. The appropriate Cotillion attire is required. Refreshments will be served to all attendees.


Monday, January 6, 2020 ~ Social Skills and the Games of Table Concentration ~ The Cotillion participants will be instructed in the correct form of cutting foods using a fork and knife accompanied with the fun game of  “table concentration.” All grades will enjoy Cotillion style dancing.  Appetizers will be served to the Cotillion students. The standard Cotillion attire is required.

*Fifth & Sixth Grade - Additional instruction: The proper usage of chop sticks and their placement.

​​Monday, February 17, 2020 ~ ​Necktie Night ~ The students will have fun learning how to tie a necktie paired with  Cotillion style dancing. (The Gollatz Cotillion will supply the instructional neckties). Appetizers will be served to each Cotillion student to enjoy. The standard Cotillion attire is required.

*Fifth & Sixth Grade - Additional Instruction: Cell phones are now the world in your hand, let us learn about them.

​*Tuesday, March 3, 2020 ~  The Gala Dinner & Cotillion Members Dance from: 6:00pm to 7:15pm ~ The Dinner is the member’s special evening. A buffet dinner will be served which also include dining instruction. Complementing the evening, the Cotillion students will enjoy fun dances. The dinner includes several salads, main dish, dinner rolls and dessert. The appropriate Cotillion attire will be required for all students.*Dinner is served only to the registered students. If tardy, the Cotillion cannot guarantee the child to be placed near “friends”




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The Gollatz Cotillion 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.

 Parents are always welcome to remain and observe the Cotillion class if appropriately dressed in business casual attire. It is asked that siblings be with a parent and conversations during the Cotillion are kept to a minimum. The Cotillion dancing is fun and will be a portion of the Cotillion however; the Gollatz Cotillion does not consider itself to be a "dance class". The Gollatz Cotillion recognizes learning and practicing social skills  are beneficial to a child and  will last their lifetime.

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