When a Bermuda father came to watch his 2-year-old daughter’s dress rehearsal for an upcoming recital, he had no idea he would become the star of the show.
Marc Daniels’ daughter Bella attends the In Motion School of Dance. During Bella’s dress rehearsal at Hamilton City Hall, he noticed her screaming and crying. Without missing a beat, Daniels jumped on stage to dance next to Bella.
While holding his other baby, Suri, Daniels pirouetted and curtseyed to the crowd.
“Bella was very emotional and needed hugs from her daddy,” Daniel told The Independent. “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.”
Daniels also made sure to wait for Bella to give him the go ahead to join her on stage.
“I asked if she wanted to dance with daddy and she nodded, so I thought I’d join in,” Daniels said.
Luckily for Daniels, he had quite a bit of practice before hitting the stage.
“I’ve practiced with them at home on many occasions, so it wasn’t unfamiliar to me,” Daniels told The Independent.
“Jurors, police officers and members of the prosecution have even been giving me twirls and plies as a token of appreciation for the video,” he revealed. “Even in court the other day, one of the magistrates made a comment about my moves that prompted the court to erupt in laughter.”
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