Dad Sees Daughter Get Stage Fright, So He Runs On Stage To Dance Ballet With Her

He did it all while holding his other baby in his arms.

Stage fright can happen to the best of us. That's why having the smiling, encouraging faces of loved ones in the audience can make all the difference. But, emotional little ones, who have never been on stage before, sometimes need something more like a literal helping hand or impromptu partner. 

A quick-thinking dad named Marc Daniels embodied this when he came to the rescue of his 2-year-old daughter Bella at her ballet recital.

The toddler was doing her first-ever performance at the In Motion School of Dance in Bermuda when she got a case of stage fright. She was surrounded by her teachers and other students in her class doing their pliés when she stopped and began to cry.


The video of the event shows the father-of-three quickly rushing to join his daughter on stage. Rather than taking her off-stage, he holds her hand and they perform the routine together.

And Daniels masterfully performed the moves while clutching his baby daughter, Suri, in his arms.

Daniels told the Independent that Bella was emotional but he didn't want to take her offstage so he went on hoping to offer some support. "I walked on holding Suri and stood next to her, trying to help build her confidence— I told her I loved her and that she's an amazing dancer," he said.

“I asked if she wanted to dance with daddy and she nodded, so I thought I'd join in.”

The sweet moment of father, daughter, (and baby) performing together touched viewers for the loving act. Many were also impressed with Daniels' ballet skills. He revealed that it might have been his first ballet performance, but he had been practicing at home with his daughters so he knew the moves.

It's another example of a parent coming to the aid of a child in need and stepping up no matter the situation. Another heartwarming instance involved a mom coming to the aid of her 10-year-old daughter at a talent competition when she was overcome. They finished singing the song together as the audience cheered them on. 

(H/T: Cosmopolitan

Cover image via  Tracey Patterson I Shutterstock


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