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About Us

cotillion imageAbout Our Club.....................................................................................
The Capital Cotillion Club, Inc. is a social club that provides formal dinner-dances for members and guests at country clubs and other venues in the Washington D.C. area.

In 1962 a group of single people who shared a beach house in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, were looking for some type of social activity for the winter months and they formed a club to hold black-tie dances on Friday evenings. The first dance was held October 19, 1962, in a rented Washington, D.C. ballroom. Dance locations soon broadened to include embassies, private clubs, and area hotels. Over the years, the Club expanded from five to eight dinner-dances per year and from an all-singles group to a mixed group of couples and singles. Today, the Club is an incorporated organization focusing on elegance and excellence in ballroom dancing and enjoyable social dining.

About Our Dances......................................................................................................
The Club features a variety of live bands and meets at local social and country clubs such as the Cosmos Club, Arlington Army Navy Country Club, Belle Haven Country Club, Congressional Country Club, the Country Club of Fairfax, and Kenwood Golf and Country Club. The Club dress code requires formal attire for all evening events.

Evening dances typically begin at 6:30 PM with a short social period and cash bar with dinner at 7:00 PM and dancing from 8:00 to 11:00 PM. Afternoon dances are “black tie optional” with dancing and dinner from 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Dinner menus offer at least three choices including a vegetarian option. Event attendance is approximately $85-$95 per person, depending on the venue and your entrée selection. Guest fees are an additional $12.50 per person.

About Membership.....................................................................................................
The Capital Cotillion Club, Inc. is a members-only club for avid ballroom dancers. Prospective new members must be sponsored by a current member and require approval by the Board of Directors. Membership dues are currently $75 per person for eight dinner-dances from October to June. Guests are welcome but need to be invited by a member. Guests are encouraged to attend one or two dinner-dances to meet our members before completing a membership nomination form.

Please click HERE for a Membership Nomination Form.