“Oh My Sweetheart!” – Parents’ Group hosts annual Lower School Daddy Daughter Dance

Shared by Denise Colangelo, President of the Parents’ Group

On Saturday, Feb. 3, fifty-eight combined fathers, grandfathers and girls descended upon the West Lounge wearing their finest dancing shoes for a night of dinner, dancing and sweet treats!

The room was transformed and filled with candy heart decorations to go with this year’s theme “Sweetheart Dance”. Girls were greeted with their own sweetheart cup and light up ring before taking photos with the special men in their lives.

Sage put on a spectacular display of delicious cuisine for all to enjoy. Guests feasted on steak, grilled chicken with cream sauce, wild mushroom ravioli, rice pilaf antipasto, and caprese salad with a choice of spa water, pink lemonade or sweet tea. The food was so good that many guests came back for second and third helpings

The dessert table was filled with a variety of mini strawberry and chocolate cakes, brownie bites, cookies and jello parfaits. A candy bar was also set up and the girls were able to select their favorite treats and take them home in small treat bags for later.

Then the dance party got underway! Guests danced to the latest pop songs, personal requests and traditional father-daughter songs. They got down and boogied with the Electric Slide, Chicken Dance, Congo Line and YMCA.

Special thanks to the Parents’ Group, Dance Committee members; Victoria Raymer, Jennifer Preston, July Bonila, Cathy Larrinaga, Saskia Etter, Samantha Lewis and Shannon Stalzer for helping organize, plan, donate and decorate, and Sophie Raymer for her assistance in creating our centerpieces. The Parents’ Group would also like to thank Anita Fine for chaperoning the dance, Kat and the entire SAGE staff, the maintenance crew, Dennis Collins, Chris Bourque for filling in as their impromptu DJ, and Sophia Bourque for acting as their photographer.

“The girls said that it was the best night of their lives!” – Erika Watts, mother to 5th grader Justice and 2nd grader Erika.

“Thank you to the Parents’ Group for all your hard work. This has been the best dance that I’ve attended with my girls.” – Matt Etter, father to 4th grader Heidi, 1st grader Anne, and 2 and a half year old Clara.