Daughters, Dads Dress Up And Dance Night Away
More than 80 couples took to the dance floor of St. Joseph’s Plaza for NCC’s 8th Annual Father-Daughter Dance. The event, for girls in preschool through eighth grade, helped many fathers connect—or reconnect—with their daughters. “This is more than just a dance—it’s a way to promote the special relationship between fathers and daughters. This one event can have a long-lasting effect on the girls,” said Edward Morris, NCC Director of Youth Services.
Many girls who attended last year said they counted down the days until this year’s dance. “The dance is really good because you get to spend time with your father for the whole night and enjoy him while he’s still here,” said fifth grader Kyiesha Nelson, who has been attending the dances since kindergarten. Guests walked a red carpet to enter the room, which was filled with purple and silver balloons.
Couples shared poignant moments during a time of reflections when the men and girls spoke about the special person they brought to the dance. “The joy on my little princess’ face was a memory that will last a lifetime for me,” said Mark Wilder, who came with his daughter, Tiffany.
Dance attendees enjoyed an evening filled with raffle prizes, professional photography and treats like virgin piña coladas. Andy Edionseri and his second grade daughter, Tiffany, took first place in the dance contest. They won movie tickets and a dinner for two.