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Sunday, March 02 2014 13:06

The First Daddy/Daughter Dance - Elsa and Anna's Fabulously FROZEN Ball...

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Last night, as a fresh blanket of snow appropriately fell from the sky here in Northern Illinois, I took my oldest Princess to our first Daddy/Daughter Dance. "Anna & Elsa's Fabulously Frozen Ball" was an experience both fantastic, and fascinating. As a Father, it was the first of many Daddy/Daughter Date Nights to come - first with Addie, and in a few years, with Little Finley. As a pop culture aficionado, it was incredible to see that a movie that hit theaters just three months ago, had already spawned a full-blown Park District production.

There is no question that I go out of my way (probably too out of my way) for my girls at times, and the preparation for the dance was a prime example. Sure, I could take my girl to a FROZEN dance in something other than a FROZEN dress (we have a full wardrobe of royal costumery), but when my little one asks for an Elsa dress, I'm gonna do my best to make that happen. Problem is, NOBODY has the Elsa merch right now. In fact, the $20 mass retail dresses are being scalped on sites like eBay for $50-$75 dollars, and the $50 Disney Store Dress? I've seen shady people asking as much as $400 on the auction sites. Supply and demand I understand. Scalping (and that's what this is), I don't appreciate. 14 stores called last weekend and a special trip to a remote Target store 30 minutes away (who was kind enough to hold it for me), and I scored not only an Elsa dress, but the accessories and a Olaf.

A corsage purchased the night before the dance would complete the ensemble, and soon, Daddy and Daughter were ready to rock. Now, I'm not gonna call myself "The King" to my "Princess Elsa," and if you've seen FROZEN, you know why... not exactly the best parents in that film.

Daddy and Addie

More than a "dance," the ball featured "The Princess Cabaret," who performed a collection of Disney classics, while taking some creative liberties with the songs and story of FROZEN. Belle (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST), Aurora (SLEEPING BEAUTY), Rapunzel (TANGLED), Jasmine (ALADDIN), Tiana (THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG), The Fairy Godmother and Cinderella, Sofia the First, Snow White and Ariel (THE LITTLE MERMAID) were all on-hand to join Anna and Elsa for some song and dance.

The Princess Cabaret

With crafts, a scavenger hunt, and many friends to see... the Daddy/Daughter "dancing" was a minor attraction (but we did dance nice for a bit) that took a backseat to a bunch of proud Fathers enjoying a night out with their little ones (from tots to teens) while watching them dance with the Princesses to everything from PSY's "Gangam Style" to YLVIS' "The Fox" (I was spinning Addie off the ground like a helicopter during that one), with a little bit of CAPITIAL CITIES and TECHNOTRONIC mixed in for good measure... and yes, a few different variations of "Let It Go" could be heard.

Addie and the Princesses

All the fun had, I do have one serious point to make...

WARNING: DO NOT be the only Dad at a FROZEN dance to have an Olaf doll. You will be attacked by Zombie Disney Princesses! Video Evidence Below!

PSSST! Are you new here? If so, you might not know that THE ROCK FATHER has some other cool FROZEN stuff going on. Having recently paid a visit to Walt Disney Animation Studios, there's all kinds of exclusive FROZEN goodies here on the site! Search tag FROZEN to see more!
James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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