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What ages is this event for?

This event is for all ages! Many daughters have been attending with their father for decades. Some families have multiple generations of father-daughter pairs attend. This is not a dance just for little girls and their dads, it’s for the Father-Daughter relationship all life long!

What is the minimum recommended age for this event?

We request no daughters younger than 6. School-aged children is a good guide. There is a speaker during dinner which will require the daughter to be able to sit still and quiet for around 45 minutes. You’re the best judge of your daughter’s ability…some may handle that quite well at age 6, while others might be more comfortable at age 8 or 9.

Can I request to sit with our friends?

Yes! When registering, please put the full names of the people you would like to sit with in the “Requests” message box. We cannot guarantee seating requests, but we will do everything we can to accommodate them.

Where is the dance and where can I park?

The dance is in the Broadmoor Hall in the International Center, across the roundabout from the main entrance of the hotel. Follow the signage for A Daughter’s Journey, and it will lead you to the northwest-most room of the International Center, just northwest of Summit Bistro. Please park in the parking garage underneath the International Center, located at 15 Lake Circle Drive. Parking has been generously paid for by Hoff and Leigh and Pikes Peak Athletics. Please take advantage of this option, as the garage has an elevator that leads directly to the event space. No more walking on snow or ice in high heels!

How do I get the special rate for rooms at The Broadmoor?

The Broadmoor is discounting their rooms for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday the weekend of the dance. When making your reservation, either online or by calling 855-634-7711, use group code DAUGH23 to secure rooms for $199 a night. What a treat!

What about severe allergies?

The Broadmoor is working hard to accommodate all allergen requests. When choosing your (or your daughter’s) meal, select “Allergen Accommodation” and list all allergies in the given message box. We will give this information to The Broadmoor, and it will be on the place card at your seat. You should be served a meal that conforms to the dietary restrictions you listed. Please double check your plate with your waiter if you are concerned.

Will I be sent a paper invitation to the event?

Yes! One invitation for each Daughter should come in the mail after Registration. We will wait to send out invitations to early registrants until December, so the invites don’t get lost and can be put under the tree for Christmas if you so choose.

What is the last day to buy tickets? When is the last day to request refunded tickets?

The last day of ticket sales is January 12th, so get your tickets now! In the sad event that you cannot attend, but have already purchased tickets, refunds are available until January 7th. Contact us at daughtersjourneycs@gmail.com or through our Contact Us form (just below) with any further questions.

Do you have opportunities if tickets are too expensive?

Yes! If you need some help affording tickets this year, please fill out our Contact Us form (just below) and select “Scholarship Tickets.” We have a small amount of donated tickets, and we hope to provide as many families that need it one donated ticket per father-daughter couple. We are campaigning hard with our sponsors to bring ticket prices down, but this being our first year, things are slow-going. If this year just isn’t going to work for you, please check back next year, as we hope to have reduced ticket prices through increased community support.

Have more questions? Contact Us!

About Us

About A Daughter’s Journey

A Daughter’s Journey exists to encourage local Father-Daughter relationships at whatever stage they are at (developing, deepening, or reestablishing) through an annual celebratory event. Father-Daughter relationships can easily stagnate, falling away from the vision of community and love we are given in the Bible. Specific structured time dedicated to that relationship makes a huge difference in opening that door. A Daughter’s Journey connects and encourages Fathers and Daughters across Colorado Springs in the wake of A Daughter’s Heart, that brought so many closer to their Fathers and to God. This yearly celebration of that gift of relationship cannot be missed, not for the Daughters who need to be loved and mentored, nor for the Fathers, who need a time and space to facilitate that. No other activity can replace the bonding and intimacy that A Daughter’s Journey brings to a Father and Daughter relationship.

About the Board of Directors

Photos by Nikki Brooker Photography

This project brings Christ into the relationships between Fathers and Daughters in Colorado Springs, opening conversations and affirmations crucial to a God-fulfilled life. As A Daughter’s Journey, we are a dedicated group of people coming together with the same vision, to bring a diverse representation of Colorado Springs to this event. We each bring a unique yet unified perspective to the mission that no other organization could create.

Elizabeth Lutjens

For the past 33 years, Elizabeth’s husband, a therapist, has communicated to her a reoccurring theme he’s heard over the years—father wounds. Too many have grown up with fathers who are absent, abusive, or don’t seem to care about contributing to their lives. Elizabeth has chosen to associate with A Daughter’s Journey because it proactively builds lifelong memories for dads and their daughters—something she knows to be priceless.

Frank Djonbalaj

As a father, Frank is always looking for ways to individually connect with his kids. Several years ago, a good friend invited him and his daughter to A Daughter’s Heart (ADH). They fell in love with the event and both eagerly looked forward to attending ADH every year. After a couple of years, Frank got acquainted with Renee and she shared her passion and vision about how ADH came about. After that, he was hooked, and loved supporting the event every year. Fast-forward a few years later, and Frank has been instrumental to continuing the legacy of this wonderful event through A Daughter’s Journey. This event is close to his home and his heart and he wants to help bring the same kind of joy and excitement his family has experienced (now for many years) to as many families as possible.

Kammie Elliott

Kammie has a deep desire and love for serving her community and being the hands and feet of Christ. Kammie and her father have always had a deep relationship, spending a lot of their time at the race track and working on their muscle cars. They have been attending father daughter dances for 15 years. Kammie always gets more excited for the dance than she does for Christmas morning! Kammie is excited to be a part of nourishing father- daughter relationships in her community.

Keisha Hill

(Ret.) Military Spouse Keisha Hill transplanted to Colorado in 2007. She and her husband, Eldrick (USAFA Grad ’93) along with their 4 children chose to retire here in 2013, due to the beautiful weather, breathtaking mountains, and amazing people. Keisha’s career has been in the field of education since 1993, where she has served in various roles from teacher to administrator. Locally, she served as a Teacher and  School Administrator in Academy School District 20. Keisha currently travels the country training teachers nationally in Kagan Structures designed to increase engagement. When she is not engaging teachers, she welcomes visitors on Sunday mornings by serving at the Welcome Center at Zeal Church. Keisha is passionate about A Daughter’s Journey and is a strong advocate of Daddy-Daughter relationships. Aside from Keisha’s husband and daughter’s annual attendance, Keisha routinely flies her father in from Ohio so he can also attend this irreplaceable event with her. This year will be a year to remember as we head True North!

Luke Vercollone

Luke is the proud husband of Andrea, and father of 6 beautiful kiddos (3 of which are amazing daughters). He is honored to be a part of the team to orchestrate an epic father/daughter dance in this city and excited to leave a lasting impact on his girls through this event! After a 15-year pro-soccer career, Luke dove into ministry full-time with Save The Storks and Inferno. He is humbled by the opportunity to be a part of A Daughter’s Journey!

Sarah Miles

Sarah loves spending time with her dad, be it at an Avs Game, a swim meet, or just a spontaneous breakfast at a favorite local restaurant. The yearly outing to the Father Daughter Dinner Dance has always been her favorite of these special memories, and she feels so blessed to be a part of creating these precious evenings for other Fathers and Daughters in the Springs. Now expecting a daughter this winter, she looks forward fondly to the day she can send her husband and daughter off to their first A Daughter’s Journey dance.

Sasha Swift

Sasha attended the events put together by our organization’s predecessor (A Daughter’s Heart) for nearly two decades with her father and her sister. She jumped at the chance to carry on this legacy and continue fostering Father-Daughter relationships in our community, including her own daughter and husband.  Personally and professionally, Sasha has been dedicated to serving the community for years and believes there is no better way to continue this than serving on the ADJ team. 

Travis Easton

Travis lives in a sorority with his lovely wife, Maggie, and their three daughters.  Travis wants every daughter to know how important they are.  He hopes that A Daughter’s Journey provides a perspective that shows them that each Daughter has been uniquely made by God to do things that nobody else has been made to do. 

Grove Higgins

Phil Detter