Organizations host father-daughter dances for Valentine’s Day

January 29, 2013

By Hannah Grandine

Dads, it’s time to ask your daughters to dance.

Liberty High School is inviting elementary school students and their fathers to a Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance in the Liberty Commons on Feb. 8.

There’s also a father-daughter dance, for girls in grades one through five, at the Issaquah Community Center on Feb. 9.The Liberty dance is an annual event open to students and their fathers from Apollo, Briarwood, Maple Hills and Newcastle elementary schools.

If you go

Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance

  • 7-9 p.m. Feb. 8
  • Liberty High School
  • 16655 S.E. 136th St., Renton
  • Cost: $15 per couple
  • Purchase tickets at the door.

Father-Daughter Valentine Dance

  • 7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 9
  • Community Center
  • 301 Rainier Blvd. S., Issaquah
  • Cost: $20 per father and daughter(s)
  • Register online and learn more at

“The past two years there have been over 300 people that have come,” Liberty freshman class advisor and P.E. teacher Emily Linke said. “The same people come back year after year.”

Besides dancing, this year at the event there will be food and drink, a cake walk, drawings, both a hula hoop and a limbo contest, and more.

However, Liberty’s event is not to be confused with the Father-Daughter Valentine Dance put on by the city of Issaquah that will be held at the community center the following night.

Liberty’s event is hosted by the freshman class ASB and is a fundraiser for the Class of 2016. Tickets can be bought at the door for $15 per couple. Pictures will be taken and sold at the dance for an additional fee.

Linke hopes that as many people as possible will attend the event.

“It’s a great opportunity for dads and daughters to have a special night,” Linke said. “We try to make the girls feel really special.”

The annual dance at the community center is for first- through fifth-graders and their dads. Couples can come casual or dress up. Cookies and punch will be provided, and photo packages will be available from Sportraits.

That dance is preregistration only. Names will then be on the roster at the entrance.

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