Winter 2020: Des Moines Area Valentine Dances for Kids and Families

Winter 2020: Des Moines Area Valentine Dances for Kids and Families

Hearts, flowers, chocolates…it’s almost time for Valentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day Dances! Not only is this a wonderful time to celebrate your significant other but also your favorite kid. Annual Des Moines area Father Daughter Dances, Mother Son Dances and Family Dances are on the calendar, find a dance near you, starting as early as January.

Find even more lovely events in on our guide to Valentine’s Day Fun in Des Moines and our calendar for even more family fun!

2020 Valentine Dances in Des Moines:

Daddy Daughter Dance

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

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

When: Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Cost: $20 per dad and daughter

2020 Make it Glow SEP Father Daughter Dance

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

Get your glow-on at Clay Elementary PTA’s 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. “Make it Glow” features a DJ, raffle, refreshments, professional photographer, selfie stations, coat check, and more.

When: Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Register: On-line by January 16th.  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 Snow Ball

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

You are invited to celebrate Christ the King Parish’s 7th Annual Father-Daughter Dance! Have fun and dance the night away at a magical “Snow 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 25, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Register: On-line
Cost: $30 per young lady and escort, $10 per additional young lady OR escort.

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, January 31, 2020 at 6:30-8:30 pm 
Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 6:30-8:30 pm
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 6:30-8:30 pm 
Saturday, February 8, 2020 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.)

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 1, 2020 at 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Register By:  Online starting on February 2nd
Cost: $10 per person (A ticket must be purchased for everyone attending the event.)

Family Sweetheart Dance

The District Venue •  1350 SW Vintage Parkway •  Ankeny, Iowa 50023 • (515) 441-1001

Join Smiling Dog Entertainment for their first-ever Family Sweetheart Dance at The District Avenue in Ankeny. Dance to music from a great local DJ. Get your family photos taken in the photo booth from Photo Booths by SKP. Get your face painted.Play Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, and other games. Enjoy delicous snacks.

When: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 2:00 to 4:00 pm 
Register: On-line
Cost: $12.50 per person. Families of 4 (2 parents and 2 children) or larger will receive a $5.00 discount on the registration fee of each child after their first registered.

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 8, 2020 at 6:30 to 8:00 pm 
Register: On-line by January 29th
Cost: $16 per person (Please register ALL participants.)

Des Moines Area Valentine Dances for Kids and Families – dsm4kids.com

Family Sweetheart Dance

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

Kids, put on your party clothes and bring an adult you love for a special date night with dinner, dancing, and fun! Adults, plan to pocket your phone, hit the dance floor, and make memories together. For boys and girls age 5-12 and their adult date.

When: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 6:00 to 8:00 pm 
Register: Online by February 1st
Cost: $20/adult, $15/child includes dinner

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 2020 After-Prom party 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: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Register By: February 5, 2020
Cost: $15 per person

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, February 9, 2020 at 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Register: On-line
Cost:  $20 per person

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 7, 2020 at 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Des Moines Location: Friday, February 14, 2020 at 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Cost:  $5 per person or family max of $20

Mother-Son Dance

Lutheran Church of Hope • 1821 Ingersoll Avenue • Des Moines, Iowa 50309 • (515) 282-4481

An evening of dancing and fun for moms and sons age 2 – grade 6! The evening’s entertainment includes crafts, treats and beverages. 

When: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Cost:  $5 per person or family max of $20

Mother & Son Dance

Faith Lutheran Church • 10395 University Avenue • Clive, Iowa 50325

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 annual Mother Son Dance. There will be a deejay, games, photo booth and dessert bar.

When: Friday, February 15, 2020 at 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Cost: $31 per couple (additional children are free).  

Special Friends Winter Formal

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 21, 2020 at 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Cost: $3 per person at the door

Mother Son Dance

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

The DCG After Prom Committee will host a fun Mother Son Dance.  Boys in grades Pre-K through 5th grade are invited along with their moms, step-moms, aunts, grandmas or sisters.

When: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Cost: $20 per mother and son

 

 

Let us know if we missed your favorite family friendly Des Moines area Valentine dance and we’ll add it to the list! 

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