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West Jordan Journal

Small and Tall Ball aims to provide fun for the whole family Feb. 17

Feb 06, 2023 02:50PM ● By Linda Steele

West Jordan residents of all sizes and ages enjoy the Small and Tall Ball held annually. (Photo courtesy Steve Gray)

Come one, come all to the Small and Tall Ball. West Jordan is hosting the Small and Tall Ball event for all family members and residents. A daughter-mother, son-aunt, cousin-grandma, daddy-daughter, mommy-son, any partner with any partner dance, this fun activity is for everybody. West Jordan City first marketed this event as The Princess Ball, and was organized as a daddy-daughter dance. The event was rebranded and organized as the Small and Tall Ball to be more inclusive and ensure all are welcome. The event started in 2018, then the name was changed three years ago. 

“This ball is a wonderful opportunity to get our community out to an event during the colder months. We have a lot of engagement with the community and events in the summer with the Western Stampede and food truck events. We’ve also been holding this event for long enough that it has become tradition for many of our residents. It’s the perfect opportunity to have a night out on the town dressed up and dancing,” Marie Magers said, public information manager of West Jordan. 

Having a Small and Tall Ball is fun for the family and helps families to bond and enjoy making family memories that will last for a lifetime. 

The Small and Tall Ball is great for the community of West Jordan. The residents can get out and enjoy being with their family and friends. It is a great way to connect with the community. 

“In past years West Jordan has always had their Western Stampede Royalty, Mrs. Utah, Mrs. West Jordan and others at the event. The theme of the event is royalty, they all fit in. It’s so impressive to see all of the costumes that some of the guests show up in, a few years ago we had a family show up in huge ball gowns and tuxedos - they looked like they stepped out of a story book. Last year we held a balloon drop at the end of the event - dropping more than 300 balloons on our guests. Everyone loved it! 

“The reason we do anything in our community - is FOR our community. This event started as an opportunity to get our residents out and engage with them. Since then, it has turned into a tradition for families. We’ve always received very positive feedback from attendants who tell us they look forward to the Small and Tall Ball every year. It’s also a great opportunity to get residents in a county building (the West Jordan Library) where they can learn even more about their community. We hold our event in the Viridian - which is attached to the library,” Magers said. 

Come to the event, dress up, dance to the music, enjoy the food, arts and crafts, princess show and a balloon drop. Bring all of your family and friends. The ball is Feb. 17, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Viridian Event Center (8030 S. 1825 West) For more information, or to register online go to or call the events department at 801-569-5160.