Annual daddy-daughter dance returns, at new venue

Photo courtesy of the city of Taylor Participants in the 2016 annual Taylor Daddy-Daughter Dance were all smiles. Tickets are available for the 2017 Daddy-Daughter Dance set for Feb. 11, that is to be held at the Lakes of Taylor Banquet Room. Tickets are $30 each, and $5 for each additional daughter and on sale only at the Taylor Recreation Center, 22805 Goddard Road. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Photo courtesy of the city of Taylor
Participants in the 2016 annual Taylor Daddy-Daughter Dance were all smiles. Tickets are available for the 2017 Daddy-Daughter Dance set for Feb. 11, that is to be held at the Lakes of Taylor Banquet Room. Tickets are $30 each, and $5 for each additional daughter and on sale only at the Taylor Recreation Center, 22805 Goddard Road. Tickets will not be available at the door.

By TEREASA NIMS
Sunday Times Newspapers

TAYLOR – Daddies and daughters will dance the night away Feb. 11, during the city’s annual Daddy-Daughter dance in its new location: the Lakes of Taylor Banquet Room.

The move from the Ford Center, where it has historically been held, to the banquet room, is a way of modernizing the event and making it more fancy, Events Programmer Chelsea Nunnally said.

“I don’t think anybody who’s partaken in the daddy-daughter dance has gone away disappointed,” said Karl Ziomek, the city’s director of communications and marketing.

Tickets for the event are available at the Taylor Recreation Center, 22805 Goddard Road, and are $30 each, and $5 for each additional child. Tickets can be paid with cash, check or debit card.

There are two dance times, which need to be specified at the time of purchasing the tickets. The first dance is from 4 to 6 p.m. and the second from 7 to 9 p.m.

The 2017 Daddy-Daughter dance includes on-site Build-a-Bear and a professional photo of the fathers and their daughters. The event is geared toward girls ages 3 to 12.

Nunnally said this is one of the city’s most popular events, and tickets sell fast. She said even with two dances, seating is limited.

“The city of Taylor puts on a lot of events,” Ziomek said, noting that prior to Nunnally’s arrival in August, the events were organized by committees.

Ziomek said putting on events in the city is a full-time job.

Nunnally said there are many events that the city hosts, and her job in the newly created position is to organize them, keep them relevant and revamping old ideas.

“It’s about finding out the community wants and needs,” Nunnally said.

Lakes of Taylor is at 25505 Northline.

(Tereasa Nims can be reached at dstreporter@gmail.com.)