Daddies, daughters dance the night away in Yukon

Yukon parks hosts swingin' good time Saturday at Dale Robertson Center

Father and daughter duo Maihla and Rocky Nelson danced all night at the Daddy Daughter Dance. The pair ended up winning the Dance Off at the end of the night with their epic dance moves. (Photos by Cara Pattison)

By Cara Pattison

Contributing writer

Whether it was a country two step, a slow dance, or merely be-bopping around the dance floor, girls learned some smooth dance moves from their proud papas Saturday night at the Daddy Daughter Dance.

The event in the Dale Robertson Center, 1200 Lakeshore Drive, was hosted by the Yukon Parks and Recreation Department. Fathers and father figures brought their girls aged 4-12 years old to one of the dances based on their age for three and a half hours.

Both the dads and their daughters dressed-up in their fanciest clothes and danced the night away. Tim Reason, owner of TSS Photography of Central Oklahoma, was set-up to take capture the moment by taking professional portraits of the daddies and daughters.

Joseph Archer escorts his date, daughter Violet, 10, through the grand entrance and onto the glitter, roses, and balloon-filled dance floor at the Daddy Daughter Dance. Violet said it was her first time to come to the dance and she was looking forward to learning some dance moves from her dad.
Eleven year-old Emery and her dad, Jason Meador, are all smiles as the duo gets ready to enter the Daddy Daughter Dance at the Dale Robertson Center. The pair said they were excited to compete in the Dance Off Contest at the end of the night.
Dressed in her western best, Charley, 10, accepts a purple rose from her dad, Steven Beynon, at the 17th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance. Many dads, like Beynon, have taken multiple daughters to the event over the years.
Patrick Pattison teaches his nine year-old daughter, Sadie, how to country Two Step at the Daddy Daughter Dance. Famous Oklahoma DJ Ronnie Kaye was on-hand to keep the dance music flowing, and the girls and their dads did not disappoint with some fancy dance moves.
Jeremy Spengler spins his daughter, Aliyah, 9, around the dance floor at the Daddy Daughter Dance held Saturday night at the Dale Robertson Center. Yukon Parks and Recreation hosted the annual event and held three different hour and-a-half dances based on age.