It's time to shine those shoes and press those dresses.
Local groups are gearing up for a season of Valentine's Day dances for families. Here's where to find them:
The annual Daddy-Daughter Dance at Laurel Hills Community Center on Edwards Mills Road in Raleigh is 6:30 p.m .to 8:30 p.m., Feb. 10. Tickets are $15 for residents and $30 for non-residents. Tickets include heavy hors d'oeuvres, a flower for each daughter and door prizes. A photo area will be set up and staff will be available to take pictures. Pre-registration required. Contact the community center to get your tickets.
Orange County parks will hold its Family Valentine's Dance from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Feb. 10, at the Central Recreation Center. Tickets are $8 per person and include light refreshments, DJ, and one 5 X 7 photo of you and your child. This is for the whole family, not just dads and daughters. Mothers and sons are welcome too. Registration required by Feb. 5. This one will fill up.
Nash County's annual Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Dance is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 4, at the Nash County Ag Center. Registration is due by Jan. 27. The event is for dads (or male family member) and their daughters, who are in kindergarten to fifth grade. The cost is $25 per couple and $5 for each extra child.
Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center will host its annual Daddy Daughter Dance from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Feb. 25. The dance is for dads and their daughters ages 3 and up. Tickets, which are $45 for Smithfield residents and $55 for non-residents, include entertainment, appetizers and a photo. There's a $5 charge for each additional daughter. You must register at the center. Call 919-934-2148 for details. Space is limited. Registration deadline is Feb. 20.
Goldsboro's Daddy Daughter Dance is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 10, at Herman Park Center, 901 E. Ash St. Tickets are $10 per person. Call 919-739-7480 for details.
Benson Parks and Recreation Department's Daddy Daughter Dance is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Feb. 11. Call the parks department at 919-894-5117 for more information.
Cary's annual Daddy-Daughter Dance is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Feb. 3 and Feb. 4. Tickets are sold out. There's already a waitlist for this one.