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Superhero dance set for April 22

 

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Roman Ferry, left, and Tia Ferry dance at the Mother-Son Superhero Dance put on by the city of Marysville on April 16, 2016.

A night of superheroes and dancing will return to the City of Marysville as they bring back their Mother-Son Superhero Dance on April 22.

The event takes place at Cedarcrest Middle School at 6400 88th St. NE, Marysville.

During the night, mothers and sons can grab their costumes and become whatever superhero they want.

"I'm looking forward to seeing all of the outfits," said Andrea Kingsford, recreation coordinator for the City of Marysville.

Many people came out matched, like a "Spiderman mom and Spiderman son."

"It's fun to see all the costumes and how much work they put into it," she said.

Kids also have an opportunity to meet with the superheroes who come out to the event.

"This dance is a little different because there are superheroes at the dance," said Kingsford. "The kids loved meeting them and it was really exciting for them."

The night is also filled with dancing, led by Sound Source Seattle.

"Our DJ does an excellent job, not just in playing music but he involves everyone with games," said Kingsford. "He gets everyone involved on the dance floor," she said.

One of the games includes a mother/son dance off, she said.

"Everybody is smiling the entire time as they compete at the dance off," she said.

Kingsford said that families enjoy having a time to get together.

"This is just a place where they can have fun," she said. "It gives families that special time together."

Last year was the first year of the dance, and Kingsford said they are excited to bring it back. There are no major changes from last year's dance, she said.

The dance was started as a "direct response" to many local mothers who hoped for an event like the Father-Daughter Valentine's Dance, but for moms.

Kingsford said that families appreciate the opportunity for this new dance.

"For the sons, many have older or younger sisters who attend our Father-Daughter Valentine's Dance, so they were excited to be able to go to their own dance," she said.

They also enjoy the ability to dress up as they choose at the dance.

"Some just came out and dressed nice for the event because that's what they had seen from the other dance," she said.

Refreshments and a 5x7 photo come as part of the event, which costs $25 to register for.

The earlier dance is currently sold out but the later 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. session still has space available.

Kingsford wanted to thank sponsors of the event like Kung Fu 4 Kids, Marysville Kiwanis, Bob's Burgers and Brew, Clear Image, Sound Source Seattle and HomeStreet Bank.

She also wanted to "thank our community, because the people ask for and participate in these events and that's why we're able to bring so many events to this community," she said.

More information about the Mother-Son Superhero Dance is available online at marysvillewa.gov.

 

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