Cotillion Dance Club

Making first impressions – Joel and Adriane Goldman

Making first impressions – Joel and Adriane Goldman

Rob Spade

The photo depicts Joel and Adriane Goldman entering last season’s Return to Dowton Abbey dinner dance as they were being announced by our ‘imported imitation crier.’ Joel and Adriane are both from Dayton, Ohio, and have been married for 48 years with two children. They have been members of the Cotillion Dance Club for several years. Joel and Adriane provide the hospitality shown to each member and guest upon entry to each event. Adriane manages the registration process and Joel takes those memorable photographs. Their heart for service through Neighbors Who Care and as active members of their synagogue extends in many directions and touches many folks in our community. Their dedication to service and improving the human condition within our community is an inspiration. Their participation in our dance club adds depth of character to our club’s soul.

We are excited to be offering group dance lessons to members and their guests this season. The lesson schedule is 10:00 a.m.-noon in the Oakwood Ballroom on October 8, November 13, January 7, 2016, February 4, 2016, March 11, 2016 and April 7, 2016. We will provide additional information on this new membership benefit in the annual newsletter.

We will be introducing the new club website to the general membership in September. Select members are trying it out now. Two important features of the initial roll out are the club calendar and the online RSVP capability. The website is Smartphone and tablet friendly.

Planning dance productions continues. The dinner dances for next season are scheduled in the Oakwood Ballroom from 6:00-10:00 p.m. on October 10, November 14, January 9, 2016, February 6, 2016, March 12, 2016 and April 9, 2016.

This coming season music will be provided by Rich Howard and his Orchestra, Messengers, a great show band, Sonoran Serenade Big Band and the Lyn Jackson Ensemble. The October and April dances will be semi-formal affairs with attire of suit and tie and cocktail dresses. The November, January, February and March dances will be formal affairs with attire of tuxedos and gowns. Details regarding menu selections, themes, music selection and guest space availability for each dance will be described in the formal invitations sent to members prior to each dance.

For those of you that have sent in your annual dues, many thanks! For those few who have not sent in their dues for the 2015-2016 season, this is a reminder that they are past due. Resident member dues with late fee is $90. Checks for annual dues should be made payable to The Cotillion Dance Club. Mail your checks to Cotillion Dance Club, P.O. Box 13153, Chandler, AZ 85248. We start activating new members on the waiting list after September 1.

Anyone interested in becoming a member for the upcoming season or attending a dance as a guest of the club may phone or text the club at 602-529-6829 or send an e-mail to  [email protected]