Save the date: Valentine’s Day dances coming to the BRiCk
Seniors and father/daughter and mother/son pairs are invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day with some dancing at the senior center and the BRiCk next week.
The senior center dance is set for Feb. 9 from 7-9:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. The father/daughter and mother/son dance is set for Feb. 10 from 4-6:30 p.m. and 6:30-9:00 p.m. Tickets are $16 per couple if purchased before the event and $25 per couple day of.
“Usually we have the little ones at the first dance, but the structure is the same for both,” BRiCk Recreation Manager Jessica Mack said. “We do the same thing playing games, eating dinner and taking photos.”
Mack said one of her favorite parts of the dance is being able to see father/daughter and mother/son pairs that come every year grow up through their photos from the event. Her favorite story out of her eight years involved with the event came from last year.
“There was a dad in the military who was about to leave for a year-long tour,” Mack said. “They were able to come to the event, hangout and have fun with each other. He was in his uniform and she was all dressed up. It was a really special night.”
The same woman responsible for starting the BRiCk’s annual dance is in charge of the senior center’s dance, according to Mack. The woman behind it all is Paula Benjamin, senior center/special events supervisor.
Benjamin said the senior center’s dance brings in a crowd of around 80 to 100 people per year with an average age of 70 to 80.
“They really get into swinging their partners or a little bit of dipping,” Benjamin said. “And honey, they move around better than I do.”
The dance includes music from 92nd Roadhouse Band, free pictures, corsages for the women and contests for best dressed, most red worn and cutest couple.
“I had a couple last year come as cupid and a Valentine fairy or something like that,” Benjamin said. “They were so cute. He had a bow and arrow and all that, so it’s hard to pick what my favorite is.”
For more information, visit www.burlesontx.com/calendar