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Father-daughter dance sells out as 500 clamor for 300 tickets
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The hottest ticket in Manteca tonight is to a dance with a cool theme — Manteca Parks & Recreation Department’s Father-Daughter Dance.
All 300 tickets have been sold out to the dance themed “Frozen Wonderland.”
“We’ve had to turn people away,” noted Brandy Kendrick who serves as a recreation supervisor for the city.
Even though the recreation department made it clear there was no guarantee  tickets would be sold at the door and bumped up prices several weeks out to make sure people wouldn’t try to wait until the last minute, they have been inundated for the past few days from people wanting tickets.
“We could easily sell out another dance,” Kendrick said.
Kendrick noted there were at least 200 requests for tickets that they can’t fulfill due to fire code limitations on the building capacity at the Manteca Senior Center.
The dance designed for girls between the ages of 3 and 14 accompanied by fathers, uncles and grandfathers last year sold 200 tickets in advance and 50 at the door. Kendrick is concerned that people think they can get dressed up for the event tonight and get tickets at the door.
“We don’t have any,” Kendrick said.
The dance — now in its third year — may be expanded with multiple dates next year. Kendrick noted Elk Grove’s recreation department has four father-daughter dances each year.
The tickets sold for $40 per couple with each additional girl costing $8.