Father-Daughter Dance roars back 

Positive Image Founder Terry Austin with daughter Tarran
Photo by Travis Lee

The Positive Image organization hosted its 9th Annual Father Daughter Dance on a bright and sunny Sunday evening February 20. The popular event, postponed last year due to COVID-19, sold out once again at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center. 

Positive Image Founder Terry Austin created the dance to embrace father-daughter relationships, demonstrate positive parenting, and to highlight excellence, healing and love. 

Andre Nero was this year’s guest speaker and Lea Olsen served as host. The event was sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield. 

Attendees at the Father-Daugther Dance

The visual of over 500 attendees looked like something right out of a Disney movie. The MSR asked Austin for a deeper meaning behind the event and his infectious smile turned serious. 

“Statistics show that a young girl will seek her father’s love first at home,” he explained. “If she doesn’t find it, she will seek it elsewhere. 

“The objective is that fathers will continue to be positive role models and influencers of their daughters, resulting in daughters having healthy relationships as teens and adults.”

Enjoy photos of some of this year’s attendees.