Now Accepting Enrollment for the Fall 2019-2020 Cotillion Season

Dates Listed Below

The Gollatz Cotillion & Essential Life Skills for Success
Presents Cotillion at the Exclusive

Morgan Run Country Club and Resort

5690 Cancha De Golf, Rancho Santa Fe, California 92091

Hosted by:

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


Arrival and Departure Schedule by Grades:

Third  & Fourth  Grade: (Cotillion)           5:00pm to 6:00pm

Fifth & Sixth Grade: (Cotillion)                  6:15pm to 7:15pm

Our Programs Offer a Modern Approach to the Cotillion Program Complete  with Current Technology Exclusive to the Gollatz Cotillion

The Cotillion or Essential Life Skills for Success Fee: $229.00

The Gollatz Cotillion program is a modern Cotillion and manners class with updated instruction to captivate a child’s attention offered to boys and girls third through tenth 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 Morgan Run Country Club.The older, more mature student will enjoy Essential Life Skills for Success learning and practicing vital skills to prepare a young person for success.  


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 or social parties 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! 

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

Tuesday, September 17, 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. Refreshments will be served to the Cotillion students with social instruction. The standard Cotillion attire is required of all Cotillion members (see dress code).


Tuesday, October 29, 2019 ~ Necktie Night & Social Instruction ~ The Cotillion students will have fun learning how to tie a necktie mixed with Cotillion style dancing and social instruction. (The Gollatz Cotillion will supply the instructional neckties). Refreshments will be served to each Cotillion student to enjoy and practice their learned skills.  The standard Cotillion attire is required of all Cotillion members.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 ~ The Family Night ~ Grades third through sixth  will be combined from 6:00pm to 7:15pm. This special evening is intended for the enjoyment and the participation of the family. Cotillion attire is required for all in attendance.  Cotillion attire is required for all in attendance. Beverages will be served to everyone. (Family night will not include the Life Skills members).   


Tuesday, January 21, 2020 ~ Dining Skills & the Game of Table  Concentration ~ The Cotillion participants will be instructed in the correct form of cutting foods using a fork and knife accompanied with the game of “table concentration” mixed with Cotillion style dancing.  Refreshments will be served as the students enjoy and practice their learned skills. The standard Cotillion attire is required of all Cotillion members.


Tuesday, February 25, 2020~ The Gala Dinner & Cotillion Members Dance ~ Grades third through sixth will be combined from: 6:00pm to 7:30pm ~ The Dinner is the Cotillion or Life Skills member’s special evening. A plated dinner will be served to all grade levels which will include dining instruction. Complementing the evening, the Cotillion students will enjoy fun dances (for the Life Skills students  dancing will be an option but is not  a requirement). The prepared and served dinner will offer salad, main dish, dinner rolls and dessert. The appropriate Cotillion attire will be required for all students.*Dinner is served only to the registered students. All students will be separated into appropriate grade combinations at the tables. If tardy, the Cotillion cannot guarantee the child to be placed near “friends” * Due to space availability it is requested that parents "drop-off" their child or remain in the foyer/lounge.


The Gollatz Cotillion & The Essential Life Skills for Success are a modern, updated “social skills” series 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.


 It is not a requirement that a family be a member of the Morgan Run club to attend the Cotillion. Parents are always welcome to remain and observe the Cotillion class if appropriately dressed in business casual attire. It is asked that siblings remain with a parent and conversations during the instruction 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 integrated with manners are beneficial to a child that will last their lifetime.



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