Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, SUU is hosting a Daddy-Daughter Dance for students and members of the community. The dance is open to all members of the community, young and old and is a chance for a fun night of father-daughter bonding.
As part of the Set the Expectation movement attendees are encouraged to dress their best and prepare for the best night ever. Corsages and boutonnieres are encouraged but not required.
“I remember my first Daddy-Daughter dance, it was so much fun. My dad worked a lot so I didn’t get to see him much, and I’m sure it was maybe more fun for me than him, but I think he enjoyed it too.” Commented SUU senior Allie Taylor.
For any girl whose father is unable to attend for whatever reason, members of the SUU Athletic Department have volunteered to act as a personal escort and dance the night away. The night will end with a special raffle of SUU Athletics gear with all funds from the raffle and ticket sales being donated to the Set the Expectation Campaign.
The night will include dancing, donuts, face painting, a photo booth, and a special appearance by the SUU Flippin Birds to teach each father-daughter pair a special dance.
“This event is a chance for the student-athletes to involve themselves in something much bigger than themselves and to give back to the community. Seeing dads in the community come together to set the expectation for their daughters is something really special.” commented SUU student-athlete Taylor Whitson.“The idea is that the dad can show their daughters what they should expect out of their future dates.”
Taylor Whitson and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee have spent months planning and preparing for the event and every girl will leave the dance with a goody bag that includes a carnation flower to remind them of their unique strength.
The Set the Expectation Campaign works to bring awareness to sexual assaults on campus and the hope is that strengthening relationships between fathers and daughters will make a difference in the future groups of incoming students. By setting the expectation, fathers can help teach their daughters the negative signs to look out for when they start dating and show them how to respect themselves and expect respect from future dates.
Tickets are $ 15 for every father-daughter couple and then $5 for an additional daughter, tickets are available online at the link below or at the door on the night of the dance.
For more information about the event or to purchase tickets visit: Daddy-Daughter-Dance-Set-the-Expectation
Story by: Alexis J. Taylor
Photo by: Taylor Whitson