Valentine Sweetheart Dances 2018

It’s that time of year to grab your little one and celebrate Valentine’s Day.  including Check them all out below. 

If you have a dance you would like to add to this list, let me know.

Daddy Daughter Dance

Saturday, January 6

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Sapphire Gymnastics Academy, Urbandale 

This red carpet event will include dancing, refreshments, a photo booth, and tons of memory making. This event is open to members and non-members ages 2+. Join us on January 6th for a sparkling night of dancing with dad, just make sure to smile for the paparazzi!

5th Annual Father-Daughter Dance 

Saturday, January 27 

6:30 to 9 p.m. 

Christ the King Parish, Des Moines

You are invited to celebrate our 5th Annual Father-Daughter Dance! Have fun and dance the night away in a magical “Under the Sea Enchantment Ball” that she will never forget! The evening will include dinner, desserts, refreshments, a DJ, photo booth and gifts.

Special guest appearances by The Little Mermaid and Moana provided by Little Princess Parties! Cost: $30 per young lady and escort**, $10 per additional young lady OR escort
Escort can be anyone special in the young lady’s life. Dad, Brother, Grandpa, Uncle, Cousin, or a male role model.

Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance 

January 26; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

January 27; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

February 2; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

February 3; 3 to 5 p.m. 

February 3; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Pinnacle Club at Otter Creek Golf Course

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. $35 per copule and $20 for each additional daughter. Must register.

Sweetheart Dance

Sunday, January 28 

4 to 7 p.m. 

West Des Moines Sheraton Hotel 

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 heart will handed out to each girl at departure. For ages 4 to 11 years. $18 per person. Please register with West Des Moines Parks and Recreation.

Father Daughter Dance 

Saturday, February 3

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Science Center of Iowa 

Dads are invited to bring their daughter(s) to the annual Father Daughter Dance being held at the Science Center of Iowa.  This event provides an evening of dancing, refreshments, photo opportunities and exhibits at the Science Center for fathers and their daughter(s).  A carnation flower will be given to all daughters and a chocolate fondue station with dipping options will be available for everyone to enjoy.  Dads don’t miss out on this memorable opportunity with your daughter(s) by attending the annual Father Daughter Dance, sponsored by the Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Boesen The Florist.  Dads can be anyone who is a father figure to a girl: dad, brother, grandpa, uncle, cousin or male role model.  $10 per person.

Valentine’s Kid’s Cooking Class

Thursday, February 8; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

Hy-Vee; 555 SE 51st Street in West Des Moines 

Not a dance, but another fun opportunity to celebrate the holiday with your child. Get in the spirit of love with dietitian Katie in our Valentine’s Kids Cooking Class! We will make Valentine’s themed treats and crafts and have a lot of fun doing it! Age requirement for kid’s cooking classes is 7-13 years old. Class is $10 per child. To register or for more information, please e-mail

Sweetheart Dance

Friday, February 9 

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Blank Park Zoo 

Dance the night away with your favorite Valentine! Bring the whole family to Blank Park Zoo for an evening filled with music, sweet treats, crafts, and more. DJ provided by: Affordable Music and Sound. Member $12 per person; Non-Member $15 per person.

Daddy Daughter Dessert Day 

Saturday, February 10 

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Creme Cupcake, Des Moines 

A special day for Dads and Daughters. Come grab a dessert and enjoy some special time with your sweetie. Creme Crew will be on hand to capture photos as requested. Each daughter receives a special gift while supplies last.

Daddy Daughter Date Night 

Saturday, February 10 

6 to 8 p.m. 

Blake Fieldhouse in Indianola. Presented by Hy-Vee.

New Format for 2018! Dinner is now served! Also New for 2018 is one large dance at Blake Fieldhouse! We can now accommodate more couples!

Calling all Dads and Daughters, Grandpas and Granddaughters, Uncles and Nieces, or family friends for the date night event of the year! Join our DJ for a night of dancing, refreshments, and FUN! This event is sure to be a special evening and memory that will last a lifetime! Our professional photographer will also be on hand to capture all those special moments!

5th Annual Mother Son Dance

Friday, February 16

6:30 p.m. 

Faith Lutheran Church; 10395 University Avenue

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 5th Annual Mother Son Dance.

Enjoy the fun of a super hero themed party. We’ll have a deejay, games, photo booth and dessert bar! Buy your tickets now! They are $30 per couple (regardless of the number of children per paid adult). Proceeds will benefit summer camp scholarships. Tickets are available online until February 14th, or at the door the night of the event.  Here is the link to purchase tickets in advance:

Daddy Daughter Dance 

Friday, February 16 

6:30 to 8 p.m. 

Senior Recreation Center, Urbandale 

**Registration deadline is February 9

Fathers and daughters or grandfathers and granddaughter of all ages are all invited to enjoy time 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.

Daddy Daughter Dance 

Friday, February 16

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Lutheran Church of Hope – Waukee 

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 games, dessert and beverages.

Sweetheart Dance

Friday, February 16 

5:30 to 8 p.m. 

Westminster Presbyterian Church 

Daddy & Daughter, Mother & Son, Aunt & Nephew, Grandparent & Grandchild, any combination! Parents, student, congregational members and member of the community of all ages are welcome. Dinner and Dance $20 each or $36 per pair. Dance only tickets $10 each or $18 per pair. Contact Megan at 515-274-1534 or

Mommy & Me Day 

Saturday, February 17 

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Creme Cupcake, Des Moines 

A special day for Moms and their children. Come grab a dessert and enjoy some special time with your sweetie. Creme Crew will be on hand to capture photos as requested. Each child receives a special gift while supplies last.

Mommy & Me: Sweetheart Dance 

Saturday, February 17 

1:30 to 4 p.m. or 6 to 8:30 p.m. 

Holiday Inn Downtown Des Moines 

Join Variety Iowa for the fifth annual Mommy & Me: Sweetheart Dance, a Valentine’s fundraising event created exclusively for central Iowa mothers and their children to support Variety – the Children’s Charity. 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.

Father Daughter Glow Dance 

Sunday, February 18

6 to 8 p.m. 

Curate – East Village; 322 E Court Avenue

Join us for a memorable night of dancing and glow party fun! Fathers and daughters will enjoy great music, fun with friends, and a wonderful selection of yummy sweet treats.  Glow necklace and a Father-Daughter digital photo is included in the cost of your tickets. All tickets and donations go to support Rider Club Softball 10U, a non-profit organization.



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