Roseville father makes RARE’s daddy daughter dance a tradition

By: Bria Brown | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published December 25, 2017

 Marion Pruzinsky, 11, poses with her father, Scott Pruzinsky, at the 2016 daddy daughter dance. This year’s Sweetheart Ball will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Vintage House, 31816 Utica Road in Fraser.

Marion Pruzinsky, 11, poses with her father, Scott Pruzinsky, at the 2016 daddy daughter dance. This year’s Sweetheart Ball will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Vintage House, 31816 Utica Road in Fraser.

Photo provided by Scott Pruzinsky

ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — The Recreation Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe will host its annual Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Ball from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Vintage House, 31816 Utica Road in Fraser.

The special event will feature dinner, dancing, group photos and a special gift for each girl.  

Scott Pruzinsky, of Roseville, will be attending the event for the seventh time with his 11-year-old daughter, Marion. 

“We take pictures at our house, and then we make sure we take pictures at the dance,” he said. 

Pruzinsky said the photos represent great memories. 

“It’s a nice tradition. Over the years, it’s gotten better and better. It’s a fun night,” he said.

But, he did mention that as his daughter has grown, she “doesn’t want to dance with her father as much,” he said laughingly. 

Pruzinsky, who works for the city of Roseville, noticed the information about the dance at the authority and said he hopes to keep the tradition going. 

“I hope to keep going until she’s 18 years old. It’s something nice to do — to go out and dance and have a nice meal and dress up,” said Pruzinsky. 

 “It’s a special night, and I have several pictures in my office at work and home, and they are great memories,” he added. 

After the dance, Pruzinsky takes his daughter out for ice cream. 

Marion explained why she enjoys the dance. 

“I like the dancing, and most of the time, my friends are there,” she said. 

Marion said her most memorable moment of the dance comes from her father. 

“He dances really funny to try and embarrass me. He does it every year,” she said.  

Bobbie Wilson, assistant director for the authority, said the event is a great opportunity. 

“It’s a great opportunity for dads to get an evening with their daughters all to themselves and dance the night away,” she said. 

While the dance’s theme has been adjusted over the years, Wilson explained the 2018 theme. 

“This year, it is the Sweetheart Ball. With that being said, our goodies, decorations and special gift will be designed around our ‘sweet’ theme,” she said. 

The authority is encouraging attendees to purchase tickets by Jan. 12 for an early registration discount. Tickets cost $22.50 for authority members and $27.50 for nonmembers with the early registration discount. Advance registration for this event is required. 

For additional information on the dance, call the authority at (586) 445-5480.