Cotillion Dance Club presents ‘Havana Nights’

Jade and Wendell Néff arriving at last season’s Set the Night to Music Gala

Jade and Wendell Néff arriving at last season’s Set the Night to Music Gala

Rob Spade

Among the new members joining the Cotillion Dance Club this season are Jade and Wendell Néff, who attended last season’s Set the Night to Music Gala on April 8, 2016, as guests of members KC and Bob Rutowski. We are looking forward to spending time with them at the first dance of the season.

The 2017-2018 season opens with Havana Nights on October 14, 2017. This will be a semi-formal affair where Cuban sunset fine dining/dancing attire from the ‘50s is appropriate. The Lyn Jackson Ensemble will be presenting a themed performance. They were a smash hit last March. Lyn’s vocals were truly memorable. Be sure to mark your calendars and register early. Lyn packs the ballroom, and guest seating will undoubtedly be limited. The chef is preparing special hors d’oeuvres, and Lyn will be providing instrumental background music for the reception. The dinner concludes with chef Lilly’s Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce – yum! The first group dance lesson for the season will be the Rumba. Mark October 12 at 10:00 a.m. in the Oakwood dance studio on your calendar.

The event dates for the 2017-2018 season are shown below. Mark your calendars.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018

One of our dance studio sponsors is Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Chandler. This is their third season as a Cotillion Dance Club sponsor. We appreciate their continued service to the club. Fred Astaire will be providing six group lessons for the 2017-2018 season. Over the course of the season, these two-hour lessons will cover Rumba, Foxtrot, Waltz, East Coast Swing, Tango and Cha Cha instruction. All residents of the Sun Lakes communities are welcome to attend these lessons. The dance lessons are being held in the Oakwood dance studio. Please visit our website or contact us for more information about lesson availability, dates and other services.

The annual newsletter has been mailed to members with the invitation to the October dance. Be sure to review all the club status details. A copy of the newsletter is available for viewing on the website.

If you are interested in becoming a club member or attending a dance as a guest of the club, please call, text or email us. Lots more information is available to you on the website, including next season’s group dance lesson and event schedule. Annual dues should be paid by now. Please visit our website to facilitate payment or give us a call.

Rob and Shirl Spade will be stepping down as president of the club at the end of the 2017-2018 season. They have committed to assist the incoming president for the 2018-2019 season. If you have interest in becoming more involved as a board member, please let us know.

Contact information: Phone or text the club at 602-529-6829; visit our website at