After going fully virtual in 2021 and half capacity in 2022 due to COVID-19, one of the most exciting nights of the year – the City of Norman Daddy Daughter Dance – is back with full capacity in-person attendance and a new sensory room as well as virtual participation options, complements of SportsTalk 1400, on February 4.
Dads and daughters are welcome to enjoy a special evening with a live DJ, refreshments and some fun surprises. The Department of Parks & Recreation has coordinated three in-person event options at Embassy Suites, 2501 Conference Drive:
• The Red Dance, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
• The Pink Dance, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
• The Blue Dance, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
· VIRTUAL OPTION: Daddy Daughter Dance @Home, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Blue dance will be emceed over SportsTalk radio on 1400AM/99.3 FM, the SportsTalk app or streamed on their website at 7 p.m.
All dances are for all ages. Each in-person dance offers the same type of entertainment and amenities, to include complimentary snacks and refreshments.
New to the Daddy Daughter Dance this year is our sensory room. We want all dance participants to feel comfortable during their special evening so we’ve designed a safe, sensory-friendly space for anyone who may want take a break from the main ballroom and enjoy the dance at a lower volume level.
“The Daddy Daughter Dance is our most popular event and holds a special place in the hearts of many residents,” said Jason Olsen, Director of Norman Parks & Recreation. “It’s important to the Parks and Recreation Department to create new opportunities to enjoy the event like the virtual option and the sensory room to ensure that the event continues meets the needs of everyone in our community.”
Tickets are $15 each through January 16. They will increase to $20 on January 17 and are expected to sell out. They can be bought online at cityofnorman.thundertix.com. Each person must have a ticket to enter a dance.
For more information, visit the Norman Parks and Recreation Facebook page @NormanOKParks.