Welcome to Moonlight Serenade!

This is our 2016/2017 Dinner Dance schedule including the decoration themes for each event

Tuesday November 15th 2016 - Myron Sommerfeld Orchestra (Autumn Splendor)

Thursday January 26th 2017 - Lonny Lynn Orchestra (Under The Sea)

Tuesday February 28th 2017 - Howard Schneider Big Band (Chinese New Year - Rooster)

Thursday March 16th 2017 - Danny Kealey Orchestra (Renaissance Masquerade Ball)

Doors open at 5 p.m., dancing  begins at 5.30 p.m. (more details below).
Membership Dues: $215 per couple(*)

* For new members there is a one-time charge of $16 for two membership badges.

Guest Fee: $70 per couple per dance.
To ensure a suitable ambience we have a dress code - tux or coat and tie for men, cocktail or long dress for ladies.

For News, Dance Instruction information and Photo Gallery click a link below...

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Click here to see Board Members, Bylaws and Policies, Club History,Active Charter Members.

Great music, food, dancing and atmosphere!

Moonlight Serenade Dance Club is a non-profit organization based in Mesa, Arizona.      We present four dinner dances each winter - in November, January, February and March.     
The events are held in the main ballroom of Leisure World in Mesa, Arizona.    This is a modern, well-equipped venue with an excellent dance floor.      Attendance is limited to a maximum of 35 tables of 8 to ensure ample space for dancing.
Each winter four top bands are engaged to play music from the 30s to the present day for your dancing pleasure.    
A salad, dinner roll, a choice of two entrees, a dessert and coffee are served to your table at each event.    Complimentary sodas are provided.     You are welcome to bring your own wines or spirits for the evening.     
Not a dancer?    No problem!    Many of our members just come to enjoy the music, the meal and ambience.
Each event has a theme, and our decorations team perform magic to transform the ballroom into a mediaeval palace, an African jungle, a sun-kissed Hawaiian beach....     Their imagination has no limit!     You can see some of their achievements in the photo gallery below.
To ensure a suitable ambience we have a dress code - tux or coat and tie for men, cocktail or long dress for ladies.      
For each event doors open at 5 p.m.      Your table number is assigned beforehand.     Dancing starts at 5:30 and breaks at 6:30 for dinner.     Dancing continues from 7:30 to close at 9:30.
Please note that this is not a singles club, although single guests are very welcome.
Membership for a COUPLE is just $215 for the four events ($107.50 per person), unchanged from the previous season.    For new members there is a one-time charge of $16 for two membership badges.    Guest couples are most welcome to attend any dance at $70 ($35 per person), this includes a temporary name badge.    Guest couples who subsequently join the club in the same season will receive a refund of their $16.25 guest fee(s).

For membership, guest reservations or  any questions please contact us here.


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News: "Autumn Splendor" review

November 2016.   

Our first dance of the 2016/17 season was attended by 239 members and guests.   This is the largest attendance for the November dance since at least 2012!    The crowd were entertained by excellent music from the Myron Sommerfeld Orchestra.   The venue was splendidly decorated with autumn leaves, hanging branches, sunflowers, owls and over 40 pumpkins!    The sumptuous arbor was the backdrop for many photos.

Thanks to Kathy Litzenberger for the theme and to all who helped with the set-up and tear down.

Club President, George Flaskerud, asked for those interested in joining the board or helping with decorating to complete a small response form.   A number were returned - thank you.

A number of people embellished their attire with autumnal themes - for example John and Betty Draper...

News: The Quallys leave Mesa...

April 2016.   

Pat and Keith Qually are Canadians who have "snow-birded" in Mesa for many years.   They have been long-standing members of Moonlight Serenade and have been on the current board for many years, firstly as "member at large" and then "Decorations".   Pat and Keith have decided to snow-bird in Florida from next winter and have therefore had to resign from the MSDCboard.

The remaining board members thank the Quallys for their many years of service.   Among their many accomplishments are "The History Of The Club" (see above), a complete rework of the Club's bylaws and policies, research into Charter Members, and many others.   We wish them happiness and the best of luck in pursuing their new life and interests.

 

News: Dues for 2016/2017 season unchanged.

At our "Nuit Parisienne" dance held on Tuesday February 23rd 2016, President George Flaskerud announced that the club membership dues and guest fee for next season will remain unchanged at $215 per couple and $70 per couple respectively.

 

News: Charter Members honored.

At the January 2016 dance the Club's Charter Members were honored.   To see the full article go to our "About Us" page  and click "ActiveCharter Members" there.

News: African Adventure review.

Our January event with the Lonny Lynn Orchestra was attended by 263 members and guests.   The ballroom décor evoked the African jungle; ambient jungle noises and authentic African music during dinner helped set the atmosphere.   The annual booklet was distributed to members at the registration desk.

President George Flaskerud introduced the current board.    He also recognized our 14 Charter Members (see article above).   Board member Pat Qually gave a short history of the club since its founding in 1999.  A number of members embellished their attire with animal themes, but special mention goes to Betty Draper's skill in making matching outfits for herself and husband John... 

 

Dance Instruction

The board has researched local ballroom dance instructors.   Many dance lessons are very costly but you may be interested in the following sensibly priced experienced instructors :

George and Pam Hurd, group classes at Greenfield Village, see their flyer here.

Jana Moore, group classes at Sunland Village: 480-363-9997

Bill and Carol Goss, group ballroom dance classes sponsored by Leisure World.   Bill and Carol have taught in over 30 states, Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe.   Classes are $48 per person for six lessons and are held on Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the classroom at Rec 2 in Leisure World.    The current class (November/December 2016) is full.   The next classes will cover Waltz and West Coast Swing; dates are January 4, 11, 18 and February 1, 8, 15.   Sign up at the Recreation Office in Leisure World. 

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