So pretend it's 1943 - I'm waxing nostalgic.
Fellows: You are on leave from the army for the weekend. Dressed up, but you don't normally wear anything formal so maybe you're not feeling perfect. No worries.
Ladies: You'd like to go to a place to meet some fellows, so you are dolled up - but it's not as formal as... a formal?
So everyone wants to go out and have a good time. Looking good, but not in tux or ballroom gear. You'd like some good grub, but don't need the best or most expensive restaurant. Rather, you want a place to eat, meet and dance. Do you see the scene?
There's a formal aspect at the table, but you can go to the bar and laugh it up with a friend. Then someone grabs your hand and pulls you in front of a lively band. You can dance all night, go back to the bar, or return to your table for a well mannered course. There's action no matter where you go.
Zoom to 2006.
Is this happening in Phoenix? Maybe not now due to the heat, but are there fun dinner/dance places in the fall? Durants is a classy old school steak house, but do they or similar places have dancing?