what is her knight?

The mission of Her Knight is to celebrate daughters and create opportunities for them to experience God’s love through their relationships with parents and other important adults in their lives.

Studies confirm that the presence of an involved, loving father has long-lasting, positive effects on children. For girls who may not have a father present or active in their lives, we encourage other men – such as stepfathers, grandfathers, godfathers or uncles – to be involved.

Her Knight Dance, Inc. is operated by unpaid volunteers and is a non-profit, non-stock corporation recognized as a 501(c)3 non-profit charity with the IRS. Her Knight is a registered trademark of Her Knight Dance, Inc.

about the dance

What do tickets include?

Each Dance Ticket covers one father/knight and up to two daughters/princesses ($60), for each additional daughter/princess, an Extra Daughter Ticket must be purchased for $20 each. All tickets include dancing, food from Chick-fil-A, a professional photograph that you can download & print after the event and a keepsake favor for the girls. Each father/knight attending must purchase a ticket.

Ticket Cancellation, Transfer & Refund Policy

Tickets cancellations submitted to Her Knight Dance, Inc. by email no more than 30 days out from the date of the event will receive a full refund less a $5 processing fee. No refunds will be given less than 30 days out from the event. Tickets are not transferable unless otherwise determined by the administration of Her Knight. For the safety of all attendees, individuals not listed on the master attendee roster will not be admitted into the dance. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited.

What time & where is the event?

For the 2018 dance, there will be four sessions for you to choose from:

Friday - 4:30-6:30 pm and 7-9 pm
Saturday - 4:30-6:30 pm and 7-9 pm

All sessions take place at Keeneland’s Keene Barn & Entertainment Center and offer dancing, food from Chick-fil-A, a professional photograph, and a keepsake favor.

What if a girl's father can't bring her?

Her Knight is open to stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, godfathers or other male role models who fulfill the role of ‘knight’ to a little girl.

Can mom or family members come take photos?

This night is dedicated to our fathers/knights and their girls, therefore we keep this special time reserved only for them. We have hired multiple professional photographers to be at our event to take both posed and candid photographs from the evening so you won’t miss a thing. Just be sure your knights and daughters know to smile when the camera comes around! Our knights are also welcome to bring their own cameras to take pictures at the event.

What is the dress code?

There is no official dress code. We want everyone to be comfortable. However, many girls enjoy wearing party dresses to the event. The attire for fathers/knights ranges from khakis and dress shirts to suits and even a few tuxedos and military uniforms. Complimentary dresses are available for any girl with a financial need. Please contact us for more information.

Who holds the event? Who does it benefit?

Her Knight Dance, Inc. is an independent, 501(c)3 non-profit organization which is comprised entirely of unpaid volunteers. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales benefit non-profit, charitable organizations that support and encourage fathers and/or daughters. Since our inception in 2011, Her Knight has given more than $120,000 in charitable donations to deserving community organizations.

What should I do if my child has food allergies?

Please visit Chick-fil-A’s food allergen site to obtain food allergy information. If your child is allergic to the food offered, it may be more convenient for you to eat before or after the event. We will make every effort to accommodate special requests due to food allergies. Please contact us with special requests.

What type of food is available?

Many families enjoy going to a restaurant before the event to make the evening even more special. However, everyone is welcome to eat at the event. Chick-fil-A generously donates the food for our guests. The menu includes a variety of Chick-fil-A favorites, including Chick-fil-A nuggets, wraps, fruit, waffle chips and dessert items.

What is the Her Knight Scholarship Closet?

This is a party and we want every girl to have a special party dress to wear! A limited assortment of party dresses are available to attendees who need a dress for Her Knight. To request a dress for an attendee or to donate a gently used dress to the Her Knight scholarship closet, please contact us.

How do I nominate someone for a scholarship ticket to the dance?

Each year, Her Knight dedicates 10% of tickets sold to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are distributed to qualified nominees. Nominate someone today using our online form.

our board

Sally Billings

Executive Director

Sally holds a degree in business administration and hospitality management from Transylvania University. She has more than a decade of experience in corporate and non-profit event management, and has served in a variety of roles on nonprofit boards. She and her husband, Nathan, live in Lexington and have two children.

Allison Haas

Facilities Chair

Allison graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and has a background in public accounting, audit, healthcare administration and not-for profits. She and her husband, Todd, are raising two boys in Lexington, KY.

Nancy Boatman

2017-18 Board of Directors Chair

Nancy has a Communication Arts degree from Georgetown College. She has 12 years of corporate marketing and public relations experience as well as holds a variety of positions with numerous volunteer organizations. She loves living in Lexington with her husband, Phil, and two small children.

Emily Chambers

Stewardship Chair

Emily graduated early, with honors, from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication. Her experience with non-profits and event planning spans more than ten years, and she currently works full time at the University of Kentucky in the College of Medicine. Emily and her husband, Dwayn, are raising twin daughters and a son.

Danelle Groves

Customer Relations Chair

Danelle earned a degree in accounting and has worked as an administrative assistant on the state and federal level. She and her husband, Daniel, are raising two boys in Lexington, KY.

Leslie Jones

Sponsorship Chair

Leslie graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She has held different roles in volunteering, serving on PTA Committees/Boards and various other fundraising roles. Leslie and her husband, Brian, live in Lexington with their son and daughter.

Maegan Waltz

Guest Experience Chair

Maegan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from DePauw University and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Eastern Kentucky University. Currently, Maegan is a children’s leader for Bible Study Fellowship and enjoys teaching Sunday School at her church to 3rd and 4th graders. Maegan and her husband, Trent, live in Nicholasville with their three children - a first grader and twin preschoolers.

Lennie Underwood

Promotions Chair

Lennie holds Bachelor’s degrees in Animal Science and Agricultural Communications and a Master’s degree in Mass Communications Studies, all from the University of Kentucky. Her background is in corporate relations within the university career center setting, and she enjoys volunteering for several organizations. She loves living in Lexington with her husband Brad, and two young children.