Now Accepting Registration for 2019-2020

The Valencia Cotillion & Essential Life Skills for Success

to be held at 

The Oaks Club at Valencia

26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia, 91381

Presented by

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur P. Klapp III, Directors & Mrs. Emma Klapp ~ Roque, Instructor

Arrivals and Departures

Third and Fourth Grade: (Cotillion)                                                      5:15pm to 6:15pm

    Fifth and Sixth Grade: (Cotillion)                                                      6:30pm to 7:30pm

The Cotillion Fee $228.00 

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 sixth grade. The more mature student in grades seventh through ninth will be taught an array of Life Skills in preparation for their future. During both the Cotillion or the Life Skills classes are taught good table manners; learn core values and social skills in a fun atmosphere located at the Oaks Club in Valencia.

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! 

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Listed are a Few of the Many Manners Instructed at the Cotillion 

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 usage of a fork and knife ~ How to thank someone ~ Proper posture  ~ Dining skills ~ How to set a table correctly and so much more.

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

​​Wednesday, September 11, 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 the appropriate required Cotillion attire.

​​Wednesday, October 23, 2019 ~ Thank You Notes, Addressing the 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. Refreshments will be served to the students. The standard Cotillion attire is required of all Cotillion members.

Wednesday, ​ November 20, 2019 ~ The Cotillion Gala Dinner ~ Grades third through sixth will be combined from 6:00pm to 7:15pm. During this special exciting evening a plated dinner will be served to all grade level students with dining instruction practiced at the each table. The prepared and served dinner will include salad, main dish, dinner rolls and a dessert. The appropriate Cotillion attire will be required.*Dinner will only be offered to the students. The Cotillion members will be separated by tables and grades. *Due to space availability parents and guests are requested to “drop-off or if staying to be seated in the foyer. If tardy, the Cotillion cannot guarantee the child to be placed near your child’s friends.

Wednesday, December 11, 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 new game “table concentration” and Cotillion style dancing.  Appetizers will be served to the Cotillion students. The appropriate Cotillion attire is required.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 ~ Family Night ~ Grades third through sixth will be combined from 6:00pm to 7:15pm~ 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. A light refreshment will be served to everyone. 

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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.

A family does not need to be a member of the Club 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 be with a parent and conversations during the Cotillion 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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