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       The Gollatz Cotillion Celebrates 92 Years of Service in 2024


                                                The Gollatz Cotillion at Tustin Ranch 

                                                                                  Hosted at                          


                                                               The Tustin Ranch Golf Club

                               12442 Tustin Ranch Road, Tustin, CA. 92782


                                                                                       Presented by:

                         Mrs. Darcee S. Gollatz- Klapp & Mr. Wilbur P. Klapp III  / Mrs. Emma Klapp Roque

Third & Fourth Grade:          5:00pm to 6:15pm

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


Cotillion Fee: $498.00

The Gollatz Cotillion believes social skills, including good table manners, core values and etiquette are equally essential to a child's academic and life achievement (offered to grades third through sixth, boys and girls). Our classes are carefully designed to make learning manners fun and interactive. With the guidance of our experienced and dedicated Gollatz Team, your child will be on their way to becoming a well-rounded confident individual. The advanced students (5th-6th) are challenged with additional instruction suited to their age. 


The Cotillion program focuses on scenarios to mimic real life while giving children the skills they need to interact in social situations. Students will gain confidence and feel comfortable though social experiences. Cotillion style dancing is also included as a fun way to learn and socialize with others. 

                                             Listed are a Just Few of the "Manners" Instructed During the Season 

The Gollatz Cotillion teaches children important social skills and manners to help them navigate through life with confidence. During the Cotillion season, there will be a focus on a variety of topics, including social gatherings; how to introduce themselves to others; how to begin and continue a conversation; making eye contact; giving a toast; being a good guest; properly using a fork and knife; the place setting; and how to thank someone for their hospitality and so much more...


                                                       The Tustin Ranch Schedule of Dates for 2024 - 2025 

Monday, September 23, 2024 ~ Welcome ~ The Cotillion program commences with instruction on first impressions; direct eye contact; introductions; compliments; and the handshake with Cotillion-style dancing. A complete dinner is served to the registered students during the Cotillion class. Correct Cotillion dress code is required at every Cotillion, please see "dress code". 

Monday, October 21, 2024 ~ Social Skills ~ The instruction begins with the place setting which is essential for social gatherings. Third and fourth-grade students will have a blast playing our table concentration game, while the fifth and sixth-grade students will learn how to tie a necktie. Both grade categories include Cotillion style dancing and dinner will be served to the registered students during the Cotillion class. This is a great opportunity for students to practice their new skills.

Monday, November 18, 2024 ~ Let’s Learn the Table Setting ~ This month offers a unique class for children on how to set the table and properly use silverware at the table. The instruction includes a fun game of 'let's set the table' for all grades. The fifth & sixth grade students will receive additional instruction on how to position a name tag. Both grade categories include Cotillion style dancing and dinner which is served to the registered students. This is an ideal class with a  fun and educational experience for children to learn proper etiquette and manners.

Monday, January 13, 2025 ~ Our Final Dinner ~ The event is the perfect way for the students to put their manners and social skills to the test. The evening includes fun dances, with dinner, and Cotillion-style dancing while providing a fun and elegant atmosphere. The fifth & sixth grades will receive additional instruction on where to properly place a name tag. Dinner will be served to the registered Cotillion students. 


Monday. February 24, 2025 ~ The Family Night Finale ~ All Grades Combined from 5:30pm to 6:45pm ~ Join us for the Family Night Finale, a special event! This evening is a great opportunity for students, their families, and siblings to participate in an enjoyable and memorable event together. Beverages will be served to everyone who attends. Cotillion attire is required for the Cotillion students, while guests are welcome to wear casual/business attire. We look forward to seeing you there for this memorable event!

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The Gollatz Cotillion & Manners Programs

 (909) 880-8654 ~ E-mail: ~Web:

We take great pride in our distinguished alumni, including two United States Presidential families who have been personally instructed by the Gollatz Cotillion. Our fun and engaging social skills series is designed to teach children the importance of manners, courtesy, and communication. Our experienced instructors work closely with each student to build confidence and develop strong social skills that will last a lifetime. The Gollatz Cotillion is by invitation.

**The Gollatz Cotillion can accommodate most dietary restrictions. Some restrictions are life threatening. It is asked of the family with children who have severe food restrictions that you provide their food as this guarantees the safety and well - being of the child. Please contact the Cotillion office to discuss accommodations. **


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