Cotillion Dance Club: 2021-22 Season—Fall Updates

Pictured are Bob Vogel and Carmen Otero entering the ballroom for the Live and Let Dance event on Nov. 14, 2015. Bob and Carmen have been longtime club members, and we appreciate their desire to make each dance a celebration with special friends. Their table is always churning with laughter and smiling faces. They have consistently contributed to the special state of fellowship our club has always tried to cultivate. We are looking forward to seeing them at the Break Out the Glitz and Celebrate event, with dinner and dancing, on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at 5:45 p.m.

Rob Spade

Some sad news: The planned Saturday, Nov. 13, dance has been canceled. The member/guest survey concluded on Sept. 10, and results indicated an insufficient attendance forecast for the upcoming November event. Forty percent of polled members and guests indicated they “would attend the November dance based on information available at this time.” We need a minimum of 65% to fund the first dance. Ninety-two percent of respondents indicated they had proof of vaccination.

We are hoping that members and guests will be vaccinated for COVID-19 before December 2021, so that we can all enjoy the dances from now on. A new survey to determine the attendance forecast for the Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, dance will be sent out on Nov. 1.

Cotillion Dance Club plans to present three dinner dances to be held at the Cottonwood San Tan Ballroom in Sun Lakes. Be sure to mark your calendars with next season’s dinner dance dates: Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 (Break Out the Glitz and Celebrate); Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022; and Saturday, March 12, 2022.

These dinner dances will be formal affairs, beginning with a champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception featuring live instrumental music. The ballroom will be decorated for each themed dance. We are looking forward to another season of prompt and courteous service from the Cottonwood staff.

The dance music for next season will be provided by the Rags Allen Band in a special band configuration that includes vocals from Gene Mann. You can enjoy this band at upcoming Sunday Night Dance Club events (

If you are interested, group lessons will be held on the Friday before each dance from 10 a.m. until noon, in the Sun Lakes Phase 1 clubhouse Mirror Room. Our thanks go out to Lisa Bianco at Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Chandler for her sponsorship of our dance club.

You can contact us using our email address [email protected]. You can call or text us at 602-529-6829. Residents of any Arizona Robson community are welcome to attend our group lessons and dinner dances. You must purchase a ticket ahead of time to attend dinner dances.

For current and new members, annual dues for the 2021-22 season are due. Visit our website for pricing and payment options. Visit our website, Our mailing address is P.O. Box 13153, in Chandler, AZ 85248