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Cotillion

The Gollatz Cotillion is an updated Cotillion program for today's youth. We recognize times have changed however the principles of dining skills, good manners and etiquette are never outdated. We Welcome Your Family!

Presented by:
Mrs. Darcee S. Gollatz- Klapp & Mr. Wilbur P. Klapp III, Owners and Directors
Miss Emma Klapp, Director
Mrs. Rudolph, Community Liaison: (562) 746-4396

Hosted at:
Carden Whittier Private School
11537 Grovedale Drive, Whittier

Fourth & Fifth Grade: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Sixth, Seventh & Eighth Grade: 7:15pm to 8:15pm


2017-2018 Season Dates

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Welcome to the Gollatz Cotillion
The Cotillion will commence with instruction in the art of conversation, eye contact, the hand shake, basic dining skills and Cotillion style dances. Light refreshments will be prepared and served to the Cotillion students. Each evening the appropriate Cotillion attire will be required of all Cotillion members.

Tuesday, November 4, 2017
Thank You Notes
While having tun, the Cotillion students will leam how to write a thank you note, enjoy learning and practicing dining skills integrated with Cotillion style dances. Light refreshments will be prepared and served to the Cotillion students. The appropriate Cotillion attire will be required of all Cotillion members.

* Friday, December 1, 2017
Family and Guest Night
All Grades Combined from 6:00pm to 7:15pm
This enjoyable evening is intended for the participation of the family and invited guests of the Cotillion member. Appropriate Cotillion attire will be required for all attendees. Bring your camera for a fun evening for everyone!

Tuesday, January 3, 2018
Netiquette & Electronic Devices
The Cotillion students will leam the do's and don'ts of electronic devices, when to turn them off or leave them on, the lasting effects of social media if inappropriately used (grade appropriate) complimented with Cotillion style dancing. Light refreshments will be prepared and served to the Cotillion students. The appropriate Cotillion attire will be required of all Cotillion students.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The Gala - Dinner & Dance
All the grade levels will be combined from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
balanced, plated dinner will be prepared and served to all grade levels with dining instruction and Cotillion style dancing. The dinner will include salad, main dish, dinner rolls and a dessert. The appropriate Cotillion attire will be required of all students/ parents and guests. * Dinner will only be served to the Cotillion students. * The Gollatz Cotillion asks that families that remain stay in the foyer while the class is in session. * Anyone that is entering the club to drop off or remain MUST be in country club attire no blue jeans, shorts, t-shirt or hats. Men must have at least a button down shirt with dress pants; women must have conservative attire.



About the Cotillion Program
The Gollatz Cotillion cordially invites your child to attend the Whittier Cotillion. The Gollatz Cotillion is a modern program that recognizes though times have progressed: the basic principles of good manners and etiquette remain unchanged. A child who joins the Cotillion will be instructed in social manners, conduct, poise, and confidence. Your child will have fun at the Gollatz Cotillion learning dining etiquette and easy to follow dance steps, all in a fun party atmosphere. In the month of March the Cotillion will offer a gala dinner and dance evening at the exclusive Friendly Hills Country Club with a complete dinner served to each Cotillion student. The complete dinner service will include salad, sliced turkey, mashed potatoes with vegetables, dinner rolls, and dessert along with important dining instruction.

The instruction blends traditional ballroom dances (waltz, fox trot, cha cha) with contemporary dances
(swing, line dancing and special fun theme dances). Some of the many manners instructed include
conversations, eye-contact, the handshake, giving the toast, the place setting, dining skills, how to tie a necktie, electronic devices and so much more.

The Gollatz Cotillion registrations are always on first come-first reserved basis, there is never a legacy list that receives priority so all feel welcome. To achieve a balanced class, at times, we must resort to placing children on a waiting list.

Correct Cotillion attire is required at each of the Cotillion events. The boys are required to wear a suit orblazer, tie, dress pants, dark socks and dress shoes. The girls are required to wear a semi-formal party dress (to the knee or close to the knee) with a low heel dress shoe and back strap.

The Gollatz Cotillion does not consider itself to be a "dance class" aalthough dancing is a fun porlion of the Cotillion. The Cotillion is a series of events not found anyr,vhere else, the benefit to your child will last their lifetime.

To learn more please visit the Gollatz Cotillion website.

To see more photos of cotillion please visit our Cotillion album on our Carden School Facebook page.