Cotillion Dance Club – season’s memorable moments

Greg and Mary Jane Eckert at the Get a Spring in your Step dinner dance.

Greg and Mary Jane Eckert at the Get a Spring in your Step dinner dance.

Greg and Mary Jane Eckert are new club members this season. Their upbeat personalities and dancing style have been a great addition to the club. The photo highlights their eagerness to get the party started at the Get a Spring in your Step dinner dance last month. Upon entry to the dance members and guests were greeted by the club staff and had their photos taken in front of the Italian villa we had imported just for this dance :-). The spring theme was carried throughout the evening with spring flowers, Rich Howard’s orchestra and a special dinner menu. The venue was decorated beautifully by our club volunteers – they did such a great job! We were entertained by Steven Mox (National dance champion) and his partner Nance Stevens. They presented two different tango performances – spectacular dancers!

Like the Eckerts, many other club members have been taking dance lessons at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Chandler to stay sharp and learn new steps. The Oakwood Ballroom and live music provide a great venue for trying out all the dance steps they’ve learned. This coming season the club will continue its practice of providing a two-hour group dance lesson the day before each dance in the Oakwood Ballroom. Hope to see you all take advantage of this opportunity. Guests are welcome to attend the group dance lessons.

There are three board positions open for this coming season – tasks are Club Secretary, Band Selection and Dance Photographer. Other assistance roles are also needed. If you can serve the club in these areas, please contact the board as soon as possible. Members are encouraged to send in their annual dues prior to May 31 to avoid late fees. Resident member dues are $80.

The 2016-2017 season starts in October. Our dance schedule for next year is Saturdays beginning at 5:45 p.m. in the Oakwood Ballroom – October 8, November 5, January 14, 2017, February 4 2017, March 11 2017 and April 8 2017. We are interviewing prospective board members for next season. If you are interested in serving the club in any capacity, please contact us.

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Phone or text the club at: 602-529-6829

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