Marysville’s Father-Daughter Valentine’s Dance and Mother-Son Superhero Dance are now open for pre-registration.
The two events provide an opportunity for family members to get together, dance and walk away with memories and a 5x7 photo to commemorate the evening.
Sound Source Seattle provides the DJ who provides activities and music for parents and their children throughout the night.
“We have an amazing DJ who really knows how to get everyone moving and dancing,” said Andrea Kingsford, recreation coordinator with the city’s Parks, Culture and Recreation Department.
Both events are at Cedarcrest Middle School at 6400 88th Street NE, Marysville.
This year will be the 14th annual Father-Daughter Valentine’s Dance, where local fathers and daughters are encouraged to come out dressed in their nicest clothes.
“This is an amazing opportunity for fathers and daughters to come to a dance,” said Kingsford.
“It helps build their relationship and create a special memory,” she said.
Many of the families make the dance an annual tradition.
“I have been part of this event for a long time and I love watching the girls grow up as they come back each year,” said Kingsford.
“I love to see how much fun the fathers and daughters are having,” she said.
This year’s Father-Daughter Valentine’s Dance will be on Feb. 2 and Feb. 9. Both nights have sessions from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost for the event is $25 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter attending the same session.
At the Mother-Son Superhero Dance mothers and their sons can come dressed as their favorite superheroes and will be able to meet a couple of those superheroes as they come out for the night.
“This is a chance for mothers and sons to come get dressed up and have some fun,” said Kingsford.
The parents and children come in their favorite costumes and “everyone loves coming and getting dressed up,” said Kingsford.
This year’s Mother-Son Superhero Dance is scheduled for March 23 with sessions from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cost for the event is $25 per couple and $5 for each additional son attending the same session.
Pre-registration is required for both dances.
“It does sell out quickly,” said Kingsford, “and we are usually sold out within a couple of weeks.”
For more information or to pre-register, go to marysvillewa.gov or call the Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation office at 360-363-8400.
Kingsford wanted to thank the sponsors of the dances, including Gamut 360, Marysville Kiwanis, Clear Image Photography and Sound Source Seattle who sponsor both events.
“Clear Image and Sound Source Seattle have been with us since the very beginning,” said Kingsford.
The Father-Daughter Valentine’s Dance is also sponsored by Reece Construction, Bob’s Burgers and Brew and Golden Corral while the Mother-Son Superhero Dance is also sponsored by Kung Fu 4 Kids.