Fun Lakers and Sun Lakers Dance Party merger

The completion of the merger of the Fun Lakers Club and The Sun Lakes Dance Party on April 1, 2018, now makes the combined club the largest social group in Sun Lakes with over 500 members.

Starting with the October 2018 dance, the Sun Lakes Dance Party will now operate as one of the activities of the Fun Lakers Club, under the direction of the Fun Lakers Club vice president, Frank Mills, and the chairperson of the Fun Lakers-Sun Lakes Dance Party Activity, Jan Hendry-Goodpasture.

Many thanks to the Merger Steering Committee members from both clubs who helped accomplish a smooth merger transition for both organizations.

We have expanded the number of dances from five to six and offered a special pre-season package of all six dances for $50/person ($8.33/dance) or pay $12/person at the door. The dances are open to all who like to dance and meet new friends; you do not have to be a member of either club to attend, so bring your friends and family and have a great time.

The dance schedule for the 2018-2019 season will be on Thursday nights at the Cottonwood San Tan Ballroom from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on October 18, November 15, January 17, February 21, March 21 and April 11. Music will be provided by Thaddeus Rose.

There will be door prizes and free group dance lessons by Edie from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. and open dance from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Casual dress and cash bar. If you would like to have dinner, the Cottonwood Bar & Grill restaurant staff will provide a full menu for your dining pleasure. Extra bartenders will be on duty to handle the initial arrival time period when bar traffic is heaviest.

There will be a separate December 2018 Christmas Dinner/Dance on Saturday, December 15 in the Cottonwood San Tan Ballroom. This event is not included in the six-dance special.

Come to all of the dances and have a great evening dancing, listening to music by Thaddeus Rose, have dinner and meet new friends. If you are new to our dances, please come and meet Mark and Diane O’Neill or Frank and Rose Mills or John and Jan Hendry-Goodpasture or Don and Jackie Morgan. We are your Fun Lakers Club dance representatives.

NOTE: The deadline for the six-dance special is October 18, the night of the first dance. You may pay the special rate on that evening. The registration form is also available on our website,

For more information about the pre-season six-dance special for $50/person, call Jackie Morgan at 616-490-5448 or email her at [email protected]