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The Gollatz Cotillion Legacy and 

NEW Concepts The Team Offers

The Gollatz Cotillion  Team
Mrs. Darcee S. Gollatz-Klapp
Mr. Wilbur P. Klapp III - Are the third generation of the Gollatz family. Continuing the fourth generation of the Gollatz legacy is their daughter, Mrs. Emma Roque- Gollatz   

The Gollatz Cotillion Family Celebrates 86 Years


     The legacy of the Gollatz Cotillion began in 1932 with Miss Virginia Gollatz. The first  Gollatz Cotillion commenced at the Huntington Sheraton Hotel in Pasadena, Ca. The popularity of Miss Gollatz and the Gollatz Cotillion program spread quickly and many families still today recall her grace and talent as she commanded her Cotillion classes.

Miss Gollatz retired in 1952 however, the family tradition continued with her brother Robert Gollatz and wife Dorys.

The Gollatz Cotillion legacy continues today with the third generation

of family instructor: Mrs. Darcee Sue Gollatz-Klapp and her husband, Mr. Wilbur P. Klapp III (1983 to present).

Mr. and Mrs. Klapp personally instruct each of their Cotillion.

Mr. and Mrs. Klapp III are renowned etiquette instructors and have been featured on: the Wall Street Journal, NBC,CBS, ABC, San Francisco News, The Princess Bride movie as etiquette advisors and the direct etiquette consultant to the Honda Company in Singapore. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur P. Klapp III always bring new and fresh ideas with a commitment to each community.

     The Gollatz Cotillion are NOT  dance classes. They are  a social event

environment where all children are welcome.

The following is a glimpse of the instruction taught:

~ The handshake (social/business) and conversation.

~ Tying a neck tie (for boys)

      ~ Posture, sitting and standing (for girls)

         ~ Correct rules of etiquette – How to make a toast

         ~ Being invited to a party / a guest at a party

      ~ Thank you notes / Cell phone manners and text

The dress code requirements are located on the reverse