Great start to the 2019/2020 Cotillion Dance Club season!

Pictured from left to right are Robert Butt, Joanne Butt, Dick Lathrop, Nancy Lathrop, Emmett Babler, and Carmela Hopkins-Babler entering the Sun Lakes Cottonwood San Tan Ballroom for the Dancing Leaves of Autumn Gala that was held on Nov. 9, 2019. This was the first dance of the 2019/2020 season. This photo was taken at the champagne reception preceding the dance. The reception provided an opportunity to interact with guests, to take photos, and to enjoy the hors d'oeuvres, champagne, and the live instrumental music. The ballroom was beautifully decorated in a fall theme. As the evening progressed, the dinner was scrumptious and the service prompt and courteous. The music was fabulous, performed by Route 66 with vocals from Kathy Bradford. The dancing went on for hours. Everyone had a great time!

Pictured from left to right are Robert Butt, Joanne Butt, Dick Lathrop, Nancy Lathrop, Emmett Babler, and Carmela Hopkins-Babler entering the Sun Lakes Cottonwood San Tan Ballroom for the Dancing Leaves of Autumn Gala that was held on Nov. 9, 2019. This was the first dance of the 2019/2020 season. This photo was taken at the champagne reception preceding the dance. The reception provided an opportunity to interact with guests, to take photos, and to enjoy the hors d’oeuvres, champagne, and the live instrumental music. The ballroom was beautifully decorated in a fall theme. As the evening progressed, the dinner was scrumptious and the service prompt and courteous. The music was fabulous, performed by Route 66 with vocals from Kathy Bradford. The dancing went on for hours. Everyone had a great time!

Rob Spade

On Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, the Cotillion Dance Club will present the annual Black and White Ball. This dinner dance will be held at the Cottonwood San Tan Ballroom. The dance is a formal affair (tux for the gentlemen and gown for the ladies). The reception begins at 5:45 p.m. with live instrumental music provided by Angelo Valente and will feature champagne, imported and domestic cheese with crackers, and crab Rangoon hors d’oeuvres.

The dinner begins at 6:45 p.m. and will feature a salad of mixed spring greens served with blue cheese or raspberry vinaigrette dressing on the side and warm rolls and butter. The entrée selections are prime rib — prime rib of beef served with au jus and creamy horseradish or halibut Oscar — halibut filet topped with crabmeat, fresh asparagus, and Béarnaise sauce, both served with potatoes au gratin and asparagus, and apple pie for dessert. The dietary meal is pan-seared chicken breast with a lemon caper sauce, roasted red potatoes and asparagus, with flourless chocolate cake for dessert.

We will be featuring live music by the Swingtips in a special configuration that includes a female vocalist. The band begins their first of three dance sets at 7 p.m.

The group lesson for this dance will be on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at 10 a.m. until noon in the Sun Lakes Clubhouse, Mirror Room (Sun Lakes Phase 1). Featured dance step is the foxtrot. Antonio (Tony) Lomeli from Fred Astaire Dance Studio is scheduled to teach. You do not need a reservation to attend the group lesson. You can pay the $5 fee (per person) for your group lesson when you arrive at the Mirror Room.

As of this article’s printing, there are seats available. Please contact us as soon as possible. Our email address is [email protected] You can call or text us at 602-529-6829. Residents of any Arizona Robson Community are welcome to attend the group lessons and dinner dances. You must purchase a ticket ahead of time to attend dinner dances. Visit our website for pricing and payment options.

Website: www.cotilliondanceclubaz.com

Mail to: P.O. BOX 13153, Chandler, AZ 85248