Cotillion Dance Club season off to a great start

Come to the Masquerade Ball with Bob and Jacquelyn Peterson.

Come to the Masquerade Ball with Bob and Jacquelyn Peterson.

Rob Spade

Our season opening dinner dance was “Come to the Masquerade Ball.” Thanks to everyone that participated; you made it a fun way to kick start the dance season. The three finalists for the category best couple masquerade mask combo were Bob and Jacquelyn Peterson; Ray and Betty Reagan; and Rich Pavlak and Betty Lauer. The winning couple for the best masquerade mask combo selected by the volunteer judges was Bob and Jacquelyn Peterson. And as you can see in the photo the masks are awesome! A complete photo album is available on our website.

The invitations will be mailed soon for the Sonoran Serenade Black and White Ball. Doors open in the Oakwood Ballroom on January 9 at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails. Dinner service begins at 7:00 p.m. A new feature of our website lets members see the table and seating assignments – cool stuff! You can RSVP and buy tickets online via Pay Pal (no fees).

The Sonoran Serenade Big Band will be featured for this elegant black tie dinner dance. The Sonoran Serenade Big Band performs in a traditional 19 piece swing band configuration plus two vocalists. Their repertoire includes the best dance music from the 1940’s thru the 1990’s with all the top hits from your favorite Swing bands. The band will provide an elegant and sophisticated ambiance for our dinner dance. Mike Crotty, the band’s nationally renowned arranger, will be conducting and playing for us. Their lead male vocalist, Cornelius Bishop, will also be performing for us. Music clips and more information about the Sonoran Serenade is available on our website.

We are excited to be offering group dance lessons to members and their guests this season. The first two lessons were a great success. The next group dance lesson is scheduled for 10:00 a.m.-noon in the Oakwood Ballroom on Thursday, January 7. The featured dance step will be the Foxtrot. The fee is $10 per couple. Our instructors for this lesson will be provided by Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Chandler. You can include the fee in your January dance RSVP ticket payment or you can pay at the door. Guest dance couples are welcome. Look forward to seeing many of you there! See website for more information.

If you are interested in membership or attending a dance as a guest of the club please call, text or e-mail us. Our website is and it’s smartphone and tablet friendly. Lots of information is available to you on the website. Members can use the website to maintain their contact information. If you need technical help please call, text or e-mail us.

Contact information is:

Phone or text the club at 602-529-6829

E-mail to [email protected]

Make checks payable to Cotillion Dance Club

Send mail to Cotillion Dance Club, P.O. Box 13153, Chandler, AZ 85248