Rockettes’ Pick for Dancer of the Week: Dads Doing Ballet With Daughters
Who: Dads at ballet class with their young daughters
Why we chose them: We dare you not to feel all the warm, fuzzy feels while watching these dancing daddies mimic their pint-sized ballerinas in class!
Thanks to the Philadelphia Dance Center, these dads had the opportunity to plié, leap and pirouette alongside their adorable daughters to “Waltz of the Flowers” from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite. Some daddios even dressed the part and donned leotards and matching tutus!
“I think this is a memory these kids will have forever,” Thom McIntyre, owner and artistic director of Philadelphia Dance Center, tells ABC News. “It was a special moment for them and, of course, some of the kids were chuckling at their dad and trying to make sure they looked good and were doing the right thing, but at the same time enjoying the overall experience.”
While they may not have mastered every ballet move, we love how these dads joined their daughters and gave it their all. SO CUTE!
Fun fact: Don’t worry, mamas got to have some fun, too! While the dads got to dance with their daughters, the Philadelphia Dance Center asked the moms to participate in the kids’ hip hop class (check out this video of them killing it!).
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