Now Accepting Enrollment for the Fall 2019-2020 Cotillion Season

The Dates are Listed Below

The Tustin Ranch / Irvine / Orange County Cotillion
& Essential Life 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! 

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, 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!

*** 2019 -2020 Cotillion Dates and Events / The Cotillion Registration Fee is $308.00

Monday, September 16, 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. Dinner is served to the Cotillion students each evening and includes social instruction. Please have your student in the standard Cotillion required attire.* see dress code 

​​Monday, October 21, 2019 ~ Necktie Night ~ The students will have fun learning how to tie a necktie and enjoying the Cotillion style dancing. (The Gollatz Cotillion will supply the instructional neckties). Dinner will be served to the Cotillion students. The standard Cotillion attire is required.

Monday, November 4, 2019 ~ Social Skills & the Game of Table  Concentration ~ The Cotillion participants will be instructed in the correct form of cutting foods using a fork and knife, including chop sticks and accompanied with the fun games of  “table concentration” mixed with Cotillion style dancing.  Dinner will be served to the Cotillion students. The standard Cotillion attire is required.

​Monday, January 13, 2020 ~ Thank You Notes, Addressing an Envelope & Dining Skills ~ While having fun, the Cotillion students will learn how to write a thank you note complete with addressing the envelope and practicing their skills integrated with  Cotillion style dances. Dinner will be served to the students. The standard Cotillion attire is required of all Cotillion members.

Monday, February 3, 2020 ~ 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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