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Celebrate Love at Family Dances and Events in Des Moines

February is typically the month to celebrate love. Even though it’s cold outside there are several sweet events that will warm up your heart and bring you closer to your family, friends and others around you. Organizations across the metro are throwing some fun-filled dance parties for families of all kinds. Celebrate love at one of these local dances and events, starting in January.

And, don’t forget to keep an eye on our guide to Valentine’s Day Fun and our calendar for even more family fun!

2019 Family Dances & Events in Des Moines

Red Carpet Daddy Daughter Dance

Sapphire Gymnastics • 11401 Meredith Drive • Urbandale, IA 50322 • (515) 276-2027

This red-carpet event will include dancing, refreshments, a photo booth, and tons of memory making. This event is open to members and non-members ages 2+. Enjoy a sparkling night of dancing with dad, just make sure to smile for the paparazzi!

When: Saturday, January 12 at 5:30 pm
Register: On-line
Cost: $15 per person

2019 Giddy Up Gala SEP Father Daughter Dance

Southeast Polk Junior High School • 8325 Northeast University Avenue • Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

The Clay Elementary PTA has a boot scootn’ good time planned for their annual Father Daughter Dance.  Young ladies in Pre-K through 6th grade and their father or caregiver in the Southeast Polk School District will enjoy an evening of fun. “Giddy Up Gala” features a DJ, raffle, refreshments, professional photographer, selfie stations, coat check, and more.

When: Saturday, January 19 at 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Register: On-line by January 17th.  Tickets will also be sold at the door.
Cost: 3 ticket packages ($15, $25, or $35). Tickets at the door are $20 CASH ONLY.

Father Daughter Enchantment Ball

Christ the King Parish Hall • 5711 SW 9th Street • Des Moines, IA 50315

You are invited to celebrate Christ the King Parish’s 6th Annual Father-Daughter Dance! Have fun and dance the night away at a magical “Enchantment Ball”. There will be a DJ, photo booth, dinner, dessert and refreshments. There will also be special guest appearances by royal princesses provided by Little Princess Parties.

When: Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Register: On-line
Cost: $30 per young lady and escort, $10 per additional young lady OR escort

Daddy/Daughter Skate

Skate North Incrediroll • 5621 Meredith Drive • Des Moines, IA 50310 • (515) 238-1690

Plan a fun afternoon roller skating with your special date (or dates).

When: Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 11:30 to 4:00 pm
Cost: $1 off Admission – General Admission $8.00; Child (5 & under) $5.00 includes skate rental

Mommy & Me: Sweetheart Dance

FFA Enrichment Center • 1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway • Ankeny, IA 50023 • (515) 243 -4660

Celebrate with your little sweethearts at the Mommy and Me Dance! This dance is for central Iowa moms and their kiddos and all proceeds benefit Variety and their mission to improve the lives of children who are at-risk, underprivileged, critically ill or living with special needs. The event features dancing, snacks, desserts, a magician, face painting, a fun photo booth, guest appearances from some well-known superheroes and princesses along with an arts and crafts station. The first 200 moms to check in the day of the event will receive a Fareway grocery bag. (Please note the new location, the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny.)

When: Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 3:00 to 6:30 pm
Register:  Online. (Tickets WILL NOT be sold at the door.)
Cost: Mom + 1 Child: $35.00; Additional Child: $10.00

Mother/Son Skate

Skate North Incrediroll • 5621 Meredith Drive • Des Moines, IA 50310 • (515) 238-1690

Plan a fun afternoon roller skating with your special date (or dates).

When: Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 11:30 to 4:00 pm
Cost: $1 off Admission – General Admission $8.00; Child (5 & under) $5.00 includes skate rental

Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Dance

West Des Moines Sheraton • University Ave & 50th Street • West Des Moines, IA 50266 • (515) 222-3444

Join West Des Moines Parks and Recreation for their annual community event that provides a unique opportunity for “Sweethearts” to spend an evening together. A child friendly, light Italian meal will be served buffet style along with a variety of desserts during the festivities. A video DJ, Thunder and Lightning, will wow the crowd with two huge video screens and family-friendly music. Photos will be available from University Photo for a small additional fee, and a box of conversation hearts will be handed out to each child at departure.

When: Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Register: On-line
Cost:  $20 per person

Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance

Pinnacle Club at Otter Creek Golf Course • 4100 NE Otter Creek Drive • Ankeny, IA 50021 • (515) 963-3570

One of the most popular special events hosted by Ankeny Parks and Recreation is the Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance. This event provides fathers, grandfathers or father figures an opportunity to take their daughters or granddaughters, in first through fifth grade, out for an evening of fun and dancing. In addition to dancing, there will be door prizes, refreshments and a dessert buffet.

When: Friday, February 1 at 6:30-8:30 pm
Saturday, February 2 at 6:30-8:30 pm
Friday, February 8 at 6:30-8:30 pm
Saturday, February 9 at 6:30-8:30 pm
Register: Pre-Registration is required. You can register on-line or in person at Ankeny Parks & Recreation office.

Cost: $35 per couple and $20 for each additional daughter (must register in person to receive this discount.)

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Daddy Daughter Dance

Senior Recreation Center • 7305 Aurora Avenue • Urbandale, IA 50322 • (515) 278-3963

Fathers and daughters and grandfathers and granddaughters of all ages are all invited to enjoy an evening together. While a D.J. entertains the crowd with great music and fun, a variety of finger foods and desserts will be served during the festivities. Photos will be available at the dance for a small fee. Event fills quickly – please register early!

When: Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Register: On-line by January 28th
Cost: $16 per person (Please register ALL participants.)

Father Daughter Dance

Science Center of Iowa • 401 W Martin Luther King Jr Parkway • Des Moines, IA 50309 • (515) 248-6373

This event provides an evening of dancing, refreshments, photo opportunities, a crafting project and exhibits at the Science Center for those young and old to enjoy. A carnation flower will be given to all daughters and a chocolate fondue station with dipping options for everyone to enjoy.  Don’t miss out on this memorable opportunity, sponsored by the Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Boesen The Florist. Any parents, relatives, guardians and/or role models are welcome to attend this event with children.

When: Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Register By:  Online by Noon on February 2nd
Cost: $10 per person (A ticket must be purchased for each individual attending the event.)

Daddy Daughter Dance

Lutheran Church of Hope

An evening of dancing and fun for dads and daughters, age 3 through grade 6, hosted by Lutheran Church of Hope. The evening’s entertainment includes crafts, treats and beverages. Professional photographers will be on hand for an additional cost.

When: West Des Moines Location: Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Ankeny Location: Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Grimes Location: Friday, February 8, 2019 at 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Des Moines Location: Friday, February 15, 2019 at 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Waukee Location: Friday, February 15, 2019 at 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Cost:  $5 per person or family max of $20

Mother-N-Son Night-O-Fun

Indianola YMCA • 306 East Scenic Valley Avenue • Indianola, IA 50125 • (515) 961-9420

Calling all Mothers and Sons, Grandmas and Grandsons, Aunts and Nephews, or family friends for the date night event of the year! Join Indianola Parks and Recreation for a night of kayaking, swimming, nerf wars, laser tag, giant trike races, a knotty nail project, refreshments, and fun. This event is sure to be a special evening and memory that will last a lifetime!

When: Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Register: Online by February 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Cost: Fee for 18 or more years old: $20.00; Fee for 5 up to 16 years old: $15.00

Father/Daughter Dance

DCG High School • 2555 W 1st Street • Grimes, Iowa 50111

The DCG After Prom Committee will host a “Magical Unicorn” themed Father/Daughter Dance.  Girls in grades Pre-K through 5th grade are invited along with their dads, step-dads, uncles, grandpas or brothers.

When: Saturday, February 9 at 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Cost: $20 per dad and daughter

Sweetheart Dance

Prairieview School • 655 SE University  • Waukee, IA

Waukee kids and their parents are invited to lace up your dancing shoes and join the Waukee 2019 After-Prom Committee for a very special Valentine’s Day Dance. Casual to fancy attire are welcome.  Registration includes: wrist corsage, professional DJ, sweet treats and punch and a fun craft. Photography package is available for $20 day of dance.

When: Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 4:30 to 6:00 pm
Register: Online by February 3, 2019
Cost: $15 per person

Mother & Son Dance

Faith Lutheran Church • 10395 University Avenue • Clive, Iowa 50325 • (515) 225-8334

Now moms, grandmas, aunts, special neighbors—you name it–get to take their sons, grandsons, nephews and favored ones–to have some fun on the dance floor at Faith Lutheran Church’s 6th Annual Mother Son Dance. There will be a deejay, games, photo booth and dessert bar.

When: Friday, February 15, 2019 at 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Cost: $31 per couple (additional children are free).

Daddy Daughter Date Night

Blake Fieldhouse at Indianola Middle School • 403 S. 15th Street • Indianola, IA 50125

Calling all Dads and Daughters (ages 5-12), Grandpas and Granddaughters, Uncles and Nieces, or family friends for the date night event of the year! Join Indianola Park and Recreation for a night that includes dinner, dancing, and fun. Each girl will receive a corsage, plus a professional photographer will be on hand to capture all those special moments! Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the inclusive play equipment project sponsored by Indianola Kiwanis/Rotary clubs.

When: Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Register: Online by February 8th or when full
Cost: $20/adult, $15/child includes dinner

Father Daughter Glow Dance

Curate • 322 E Court Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50309

Join Rider Club Softball again this year for a memorable night of dancing and glow party fun! Fathers and daughters will enjoy great music, fun with friends, and a wonderful selection of yummy sweet treats. Glow necklace and a Father-Daughter digital photo is included in the cost of your tickets.

When: Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Register: On-line
Cost: $25 per couple and $10 for each additional daughter (must register in person to receive this discount.) $35 at the door.

Special Friends Valentine’s Dance

Buxton Room • 2204 W 2nd Avenue • Indianola, IA 50125 • (515) 961-9420

All individuals with special needs and their families, chaperones, respite providers or SCL workers are invited to attend this fun evening filled with great music, dancing and refreshments hosted by Indianola Parks and Recreation.

When: Friday, February 22, 2019 at 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Cost: $3 per person at the door

Spring Family Formal

Wakonda Christian Church •  3938 Fleur Drive •  Des Moines, IA • (515) 285-8401

Wakonda Preschool’s traditional Daddy/Daughter and Mommy/Son Dances have joined forces to create one fabulous, fun, elegant, and family focused event. Join them for an evening of dancing (live DJ), raffles, refreshments, and prizes. You don’t want to miss this!

When: Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Cost:  $15 for adults, $5 for children

 

 

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