How do I love thee? Let me count the steps


The love-liest day of the year offers three Valentine’s dinner dances, including this one at Thanksgiving Point. (Photo courtesy Thanksgiving Point)

And a one and a two and a one, two, three, four. For the 9th year, Thanksgiving Point is swinging itself into the heart of that special someone with its annual Valentine’s Dinner Dance.

The one-stop Valentine’s date — or weekend night before Valentine’s Day — only requires one parking spot and your dancing shoes.

“Couples like how it is at one place,” says Austin Brown, signature experiences manager at Thanksgiving Point.  “They don’t have to get dinner one place and then go to a dance somewhere else — they can go to one location for it all.”

Each year, the Valentine’s Dinner Dance keeps it classy with an annual era dance, usually based in the 1940s and 1950s.

“There’s something iconic about past eras,” Austin says. “Back then it was a romantic period where women wore dresses and guys wore suits a lot. When we choose era themes, people feel like it’s an upscale event.”

While the dance was originally only on Valentine’s night, this year Thanksgiving Point has added another option on Feb. 11 because of its popularity. Each night there are 544 spots available.

Tickets to the dance cost $58 per person in advance or $70 per person with the rose at the seat. Learn more at

You could also find your love groove at another Valentine’s dance in Utah Valley. The Provo Library hosts its annual Valentine’s Ball on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. for $30 per person. The event includes dinner catered by Marvellous Catering, live music and dancing with CB Jazz. Learn more at

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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