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Superheroes turn out for annual dance


Christopher Andersson

Michael Powers, foreground, and mother Heidi Powers dance at the city of Marysville's Mother-Son Superhero Dance on April 22.

Mothers and sons donned their capes and masks to go to the second annual Mother-Son Superhero Dance put on by the City of Marysville on April 22.

The dance held at Cedarcrest Middle Schools provides a chance for mothers and sons to get together for a night of dancing, superheroes and other activities.

City of Marysville recreation coordinator Andrea Kingsford said that the event went great and that the first session of the night was a sellout.

"The kids and moms are loving the superheroes," she said.

In addition to dances with their moms, Batman, Spiderman and Captain America came to the event to dance with the kids.

Families also dressed up as various superheroes and other pop culture figures.

"I love all of the costumes at the event. It's fun to see how everyone gets dressed up and how they make the superhero theme unique to them," said Kingsford.

"I love to see moms and sons dress the same, and I love to see moms with their favorite and sons with their favorite hero," she said.

This is the second year of the event, which was created to balance out the Father-Daughter Valentines Dance hosted by the city with something mothers could enjoy.

"This is our second year and we absolutely love it," said local parent Heidi Powers.

"He was looking forward to it and loves to dance. He had some serious moves, he's been practicing all year," she said.

There were many returning mothers, said Kingsford.

"Last year it was apparent that people really loved the event and wanted to see it continue, and that's true with our registration. People are excited to be here and excited we're running it for another year," she said.

The city brings in a DJ from Sound Source Seattle who plays a variety of music and activities for the kids.

"I like seeing the moms and kids dancing. I love it when the DJ is playing some of the interactive songs and to see all the little boys out there running and the moms dancing," said Kingsford.

In addition to activities hosted by the DJ the city provided other activities as well.

"I like how it was really tailored to all ages of boys and moms. It was a lot of fun and they had a lot of different stuff in case they didn't want to dance," said local parent Heather Ferrel.

Kingsford said the dance provides a way for sons and mothers to get together.

"It's a time for them. It's a time for mothers and sons to get together and be silly together, laugh together and dance together. That's something that's special for moms and sons to do," she said, adding she wanted to thank the sponsors who make the event possible like Kung Fu 4 Kids, HomeStreet Bank, Marysville Kiwanis, Clear Image Photography and Sound Source Seattle.

She also wanted to recognize the families who came out for the event.

"Because of the years they asked for an event just for them I want to say thank you to all the moms who came back for a second year," said Kingsford.


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