A Re-Imagination of the Annual Father Daughter Dance

Sierra Community House, a local non-profit that provides crisis intervention and safety net services, announced today that it is breaking from tradition by offering a free, virtual dance party for families in the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee region. Not just for fathers and daughters, this year’s event is called The Big Groove-In and will take place on Saturday, April 24th at 7:00 pm. Guests will need to register to access the party package which includes a link to a live DJ set by McLain’s Mobile DJ, goody bags with family-friendly activities, and entry to win fun prizes. Guests can register at sierracommunityhouse.org.

“For 10 years, we hosted the popular Father Daughter Dance at the Tahoe Biltmore. Because we still can’t come together safely, we decided to re-imagine what a dance could look like virtually and how to include the entire family,” said Paul Bancroft, Executive Director of Sierra Community House. “After one year of COVID, we hope this dance will provide a healthy outlet for families to connect, participate and experience the joy and happiness that comes from dance.”

The Annual Father Daughter Dance is a community event that hosts more than 600 father’s and daughter’s every year. Held in April, which is National Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention Month, it has traditionally played an important role in outreach and service to families in the community who are affected by unfortunate acts of violence. Sierra Community House has seen a sharp increase in family violence in 2021 related to the stress and economic pressures surrounding COVD-19. The goal of The Big Groove-In is to provide an opportunity for families to step away from stress and anxiety and come together for a night of dance and fun.

About Sierra Community House

In 2019, four long-standing non-profit organizations – the Family Resource center of Truckee, North Tahoe Family Resource Center, Project MANA, and Tahoe SAFE Alliance – consolidated to form Sierra Community House. With locations in Kings Beach, Incline Village and Truckee, we offer a range of services that help individuals and families in the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee region thrive. Our mission is to connect and empower our community through family strengthening, crisis intervention, hunger relief, and legal services. To learn more or get involved, visit: sierracommunityhouse.org.