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One of Miami's Best Community Events to attend.  Avenues of Excellence is excited to introduce our Father-Daughter Gala Initiative designed to bring together fathers and daughters for a magical evening.



IT'S ALL ABOUT FAMILY... and instilling positive values in a young girl's life. The Father-Daughter Gala, our annual signature event, brings together fathers and daughters for a night of fun and dance. It’s a wonderful night celebrating the special bond between father-daughter. This dance, held yearly in Coconut Grove, proved to be a star-studded community event.

It was launched in 2017 by Rose Hedgemond, Founder, Avenues of Excellence, Inc., a wife, mother, entrepreneur and a family advocate, little did Rose know that her idea of a Father-Daughter Gala would impact so many people in such a positive way. It became a movement and an educational program that cultivates and reinforces the power of positive influences in the young lives' girls.  Proceeds from the event goes towards our teen girl community mentoring program.

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Our Children Book

Father-Daughter Dance Book

Step into the enchanting world of "The Father Daughter Dance: A Night on the Red Carpet."


This heartwarming children's book is a tale of love, dedication, and the unbreakable bond between a father and his daughter. Join a young girl on her journey to attend the annual Father Daughter Gala, a night filled with glitz and glamour. But as unexpected challenges arise, she'll discover the true magic of perseverance.

With captivating storytelling and stunning illustrations, this book is perfect for children aged 5 to 12. It's a delightful reminder that no obstacle is too great when love and determination light the way. "The Father Daughter Dance" will leave you and your little one inspired, cherishing the special moments that make the father-daughter bond truly extraordinary. Don't miss out on this enchanting tale – order your copy today and let the magic of the red carpet unfold on every page.

Author: Rose Hedgemond, President and Founder, Avenues of Excellence, Inc. 

A Best Seller in hard copy now...

You can enjoy this incredible story online PLUS enjoy FREE activities and awesome ideas to keep the Father-Daughter Dance story going.

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