Photos via: In Motion School of Dance/ YouTube
Father’s Day may be over, but we’re not done celebrating dads- especially ones who would do anything for their kids, including getting on stage to do ballet with their daughter.
Last month, that’s exactly what Marc Daniels did when he saw his two-year-old daughter Bella get stage fright during a dress rehearsal for her first ballet recital at the In Motion School of Dance in Bermuda. He told the Daily Mail: “Despite having a tantrum, I can tell she wanted to stay on stage and I didn’t want to discourage her before the big performance by making her be the only one to come off.”
So what did Daniels do? He got on stage and danced alongside her.
“I walked on holding Suri (his youngest daughter) and stood next to her, trying to help build her confidence,” Daniels explained. “I told her I loved her and that she’s an amazing dancer. I asked if she wanted to dance with daddy and she nodded, so I thought I’d join in.”
Watch the sweet moment below:
The lawyer and father of three also practices with his daughters at home so he said dancing wasn’t “unfamiliar.” Looks like practice paid off. By the time the final performances came around on June 2 and 9, little Bella was ready to make her debut.
“We were really proud that she wanted to do the performance on her own and showcase her talent, particularly as I did not want to become the focus of the show, especially for the other parents, and especially in light of all of the publicity,” Daniels told the Washington Post. However, I wore the same red Pumas to execute the toe point, just in case!”
Here’s the full video for your enjoyment.