Now Accepting Enrollment for the Fall 2020-2021 Cotillion Season

The dates are listed below

The Tustin Ranch / Irvine / Orange County Cotillion
with Skills for Success

Location of the Cotillion Events:

The Tustin Ranch Golf Club

12442 Tustin Ranch Road, Tustin, California 92782

Presented 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 and Fourth Grade:    5:00pm to 6:15pm

 Fifth and Sixth Grade:        6:30pm to 7:45pm

            

The Gollatz Cotillion program is by invitation and is a modern Cotillion 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 Tustin Ranch Golf 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 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! 

Cotillion Fee $318.00 

Listed are a Few of the Many Manners Addressed 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, fabulous toast ~ How to be a thoughtful guest ~ Correct cutting of food items with a fork and knife ~ How to thank someone ~ Proper posture ~ Dining skills ~ Learning to set a table correctly and so much more!

**New for 5th & 6th Grade - The Gollatz Experience Provides Unique Instructional Programs  

The Gollatz Cotillion provides instruction in social manners and simple "Cotillion style" dance steps to both boys and girls. In today's ever changing society and technology, the Tustin Ranch Cotillion Board of Liaisons has chosen to go beyond the “Cotillion program” for fifth and sixth grade students and will now offer important basic self-defense and escape techniques. This event will help make your child more observant of their surroundings as they learn "command presence". Parents are encouraged by the Instructors and compelled to be involved in their child's social media choices. The event will be led by guest Instructors that are highly qualified. 

  ***The 2020-2021 Cotillion Dates and Events***

Monday, October 5, 2020 ~ 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. Dinner is served to the Cotillion students each evening and includes social instruction. Please have your child in the standard Cotillion required attire.*see dress code 

​​Monday, October 26, 2020 ~ Learning the Correct Form of Cutting Food with a Fork & Knife - The Cotillion participants will be instructed in the correct form of cutting foods using a fork and knife, passing items and where the napkin belongs. Dinner will be served to the Cotillion students. *Additional Instruction for Fifth and sixth grade: How to write a thank you note. The standard Cotillion attire is required.*see dress code 

​Monday, November 30, 2020 ~ Social Skills & the Game of Table  Concentration ~ A fun evening of  “table concentration” mixed with Cotillion style dancing.  Dinner will be served to the Cotillion students. The standard Cotillion attire is required.*see dress code 

Monday, January 4, 2021 ~ 3rd & 4th Grade ONLY ~ Thank You Notes & Dining Skills ~ While having fun, the Cotillion students will learn how to write a thank you note and Cotillion style dances. Dinner will be served to the Cotillion students. The standard Cotillion attire is required. *see dress code 

Monday, January 4, 2021 ~ 5th & 6th Grade ONLY ~ Basic Self  Defense ~ Extended class time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm ~ ~ Basic Self Defense 5th & 6th Grade Only ~ In today's ever changing society and technology, the Tustin Ranch Board has chosen to go beyond the “Cotillion program” for fifth and sixth grade students and will now offer important basic self-defense and escape techniques. This event will help make your child more observant of their surroundings as they learn "command presence". Parents are encouraged and compelled by the Instructors to be involved in their child's social media choices. The event will be led by guest Instructors (specialized Police Officers that are highly experienced). *Note dress code: for this event ONLY (5th & 6th grade) we ask that the students do NOT wear the following: Boys ~ do not wear your necktie or blazer; Girls ~ are required to wear casual pants (no shorts, sandals, or revealing tops). Dinner will be served to the students. 

Monday, February 1, 2021 ~ The Family Night ~ The Family Night is a special evening intended for both the Cotillion students and their family to participate. The appropriate Cotillion attire is required for all attendees. What a great way to complete the Cotillion season!

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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.

 

Please Note: The Gollatz Cotillion and the Tustin Ranch Golf Club can accommodate most dietary restrictions however; some are life threatening. It is asked of those families to provide their own food for their child to guarantee the safety and well being of your child. Please contact the Cotillion office to discuss accommodations.

A family does not need to be a "member" of Tustin Ranch for their child to attend the Gollatz 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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