2021-2022 Schedule of Dates
Hosted at the exclusive:
Hills Hotel Laguna Hills
25205 La Paz Road, Laguna Hills 92653
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: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Fifth & Sixth Grade: 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Seventh - Tenth Grade (Cotillion with Life Skills): 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Class Fee - $358.00
The Gollatz Cotillion programs are by private invitation. The Cotillion is a modern 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. The older, advanced students are challenged with additional instruction suited to their age all 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 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 Instructed During the Season
How to begin and continue a conversation ~ Direct eye contact while speaking to someone ~ How to write a thank you note ~ How to give a fun toast in front of a crowd ~ How to be a thoughtful guest while attending a function ~ Using a fork and knife correctly and cutting of food items ~ How to appropriately thank someone ~ Proper sitting and standing posture ~ Learning where each food utensil is located at a place setting (simple or elegant) ~ How to hold and use each utensil.
Schedule of Dates 2021- 2022
Monday, September 20, 2021 ~ Welcome to the Gollatz Cotillion ~ The Cotillion will commence with the instruction in the art of conversation, eye contact, acknowledging the person in front of you, basic dining skills and Cotillion style dances without contact. Individual boxed small dinners will be served to the students during the class with social instruction. The standard Cotillion attire is required.
Monday, October 4, 2021 ~ Thank You Notes, Addressing an Envelope & Dining Skills ~ While having fun, the Cotillion students will learn how to write a thank you note (5th grade and older will address an envelope as well as a thank you note). While practicing their new skills the class will be integrated with Cotillion style dances without contact. Individual boxed small dinners will be served to the students. The standard Cotillion attire is required of all Cotillion members.
Monday, November 1, 2021 ~ Dining and Social Skills ~ The students will be instructed in the correct form of holding a fork and knife (both Continental and European) and learning how to use their utensils at the table. Included within the evening will be Cotillion style dancing without contact. Individual boxed small dinners will be served to the students. *Fifth grade students and older - additional instruction: The proper usage of chopsticks and their placement. The standard Cotillion attire is required.
Monday, December 6, 2021 ~ Social Skills and the Games of Table Concentration ~ The Cotillion participants will review how to use their utensils at the table accompanied with the fun interactive games of “table concentration.” Included within the evening will be Cotillion style dancing without contact. Individual boxed small dinners will be served to the students. The standard Cotillion attire is required.
Monday, January 10, 2022 ~ The Gala Dinner and Dance ~Third through sixth grade will be combined from: 5:00pm to 6:15pm ~ Seventh through tenth grade will be combined from 7:00pm to 8:15pm ~ The Dinner is the Cotillion student's special evening. All grade levels will include dining instruction. *The individual dinner is served to the registered students only. 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.
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**The Hills Hotel and 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 the child. Please contact the Cotillion office to discuss accommodations. **
The Gollatz Cotillion & Manners Programs
18500 Arrowhead Boulevard, Devore, California 92407
Gollatz Inc. is a modern, updated “social skills” series (by private invitation) 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.