Cotillion Dance Club Updates

Pictured are Jack and Diane Zelinger entering the ballroom for the Nov. 5, 2016, Moon Dance. This was the first dance Jack and Diane attended, almost five years ago. We are sorry to hear of Jack’s passing in late August this year. Jack was a kind and honest man who loved the atmosphere and fellowship of our dances. Our condolences go out to Diane and her family and friends. I know that everyone who knew Jack will miss him dearly. We are committed to producing dance events that exhibit the qualities Jack loved the most about our club.

More 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 percent 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 from COVID-19 before December, 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. Visit

If you are interested, group lessons will be held on the Friday before each dance at 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,, or mail to P.O. Box 13153, Chandler, AZ 85248.