Valentine Sweetheart Dances 2017

Valentine Sweetheart Dances 2017

It’s that time of year to grab your little one and celebrate Valentine’s Day! Central Iowa is lucky to have several Father-Daughter dances INCLUDING a Mommy & Me dance too!Check them all out below. Make sure you register quickly!


January 13th; 6 pm – 8 pm 

Christ the King Parish in Des Moines

 This year, The Little Mermaid and Princess Beauty will be there to dance the night away. INCLUDED in your admission – Dinner, beverages, desserts, DJ and the CrAzY Photobooth. Ages 3 and up are welcome! Please dress in your best ball attire! Registration is required. This event sells out every year, so please don’t wait! We look forward to another great event and hope that you are able to join us!


January 29th;  4 pm – 7 pm 

Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel

Join us for this annual community event that provides a unique opportunity for fathers, or father figures, and their daughters to spend an evening together. This year’s event will be held at the West Des Moines Sheraton Hotel, providing an added touch of elegance. 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 girl at departure. Plan ahead and don’t miss out! $18 per person. 


There will be FIVE dances to choose from; Jan. 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Jan. 3o, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Feb. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Feb. 6, 3-5 p.m. OR Feb. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Pinnacle Club at Otter Creek Golf Course

*Registration Deadline is January 17th* 

Spots are filling up fast for our annual Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance! This event provides fathers, grandfathers and father figures an opportunity to take their daughters or granddaughters out for an evening of fun. There will be dancing, door prizes, refreshments and a dessert buffet! Tori’s Eye Photography will be present for optional picture packages. The event will take place at the Pinnacle Club at Otter Creek Golf Course. The cost is $35 per couple and $20 for each additional daughter (must register in person to receive the discount). The dances are open to those in 1st-5th grades.


Lutheran Church of Hope; Ankeny Worship Center 

February 3rd; 7 pm – 9 pm 

Register here!

An evening of dancing and fun for dads and daughters age 3 – grade 6! Tickets are $5 per person, or $20 family max

Lutheran Church of Hope; WDM Worship Center 

February 3rd; 7 pm – 9 pm 

Register here!

An evening of dancing and fun for dads and daughters age 3 – grade 6! Tickets, priced at $5 per person or $20 family max, include crafts, dessert and beverages. Professional photographers will be on hand for an additional cost.

Lutheran Church of Hope; Waukee Worship Center

February 4th; 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 

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An evening of dancing and fun for dads AND daughters age 3 through grade 6! Tickets priced at $5 per person or $20 family max includes games, dessert and beverages.


February 4th; 6:30 pm – 8 pm 

Senior Recreation Center, Urbandale

*Registration deadline is January 30th*

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! $16 per person. 


February 4th; 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 

Science Center of Iowa 

NEW this year – Tickets are available for $10 per person and includes access to all Science Center exhibits. Tickets can ONLY be purchased online at No phone orders will be taken and tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

This occasion provides an evening of dancing, refreshments, photo opportunities and activities for fathers and their daughters. Dads, don’t miss out on this memorable opportunity with your daughter(s).

The Father Daughter Dance is sponsored by Des Moines Parks and Recreation, along with the Friends of Des Moines Parks, University Photo, and Boesen The Florist.


February 10th; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Blank Park Zoo 

Dance the night away with your favorite Valentine! On Friday, February 10 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, bring the whole family to Blank Park Zoo for an evening filled with music provided by Affordable Music and Sound, a dessert bar, Valentine crafts, a fun photo booth and much more. $12 for members; $15 for non-members.


February 11th; 1:30 pm – 4 pm 

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February 11th; 6 pm – 8:30 pm

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Holiday Inn Downtown Des Moines

Join us for the fourth annual Mommy & Me: Sweetheart Dance presented by COUNTRY Financial of Central Iowa, a Valentine’s fundraising event created exclusively for central Iowa mothers and their children to support Variety: The Children’s Charity of Iowa.

Celebrate with your own little sweetheart(s) and create unforgettable memories. Enjoy dancing, capturing memories, sampling from appetizers & dessert buffet and getting creative with a craft activity.

Tickets are only available online in advance of the event and space is limited. Register early as tickets will not be available at the door the day of the event. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Variety: The Children’s Charity of Iowa. For more information about the event, contact event organizer, Chris Wood, at 515-978-1603.

Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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