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Little girl and her grandfather literally turned tap dancing show upside down

Junie Sihlangu
Oct 01, 2018
08:41 A.M.

Maeve Jones is a 10-year-old girl who has a special relationship with her grandfather Bill Jones. Her mother, Jaime Casey Jones posted a video online of the two tap dancing at a recital.

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Maeve asked her grandfather to be her partner for a tap dance recital in the summer which he agreed to. In only took 6 lessons for the pair to get their routine polished out.

Jaime Casey Jones revealed in the caption of her post that her grandfather-in-law, Bill Jones, 72, had agreed to be Maeve Jones' tap dance partner. The two practised for an hour a week for 6 weeks.

The dance was choreographed by Elyse Williamson from the Top Dance Center in Reading, Massachusetts. Maeve had this to say afterwards:

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“It’s crazy. My mom says my grandfather loves to dance, and I asked him if he wanted to do a tap duel with me, and we did it. And it’s amazing.”

The two got on stage wearing matching clothes. Bill wore a blue shirt and shorts while Maeve was dressed in a blue and white striped dress.

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Grandpa Bill doesn’t seem the least bit nervous as he stands across from his granddaughter. As soon as the music begins, the lessons they received start paying off.

Source: YouTube/Jamie J

Source: YouTube/Jamie J

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Surprisingly, Bill moves with ease and even matches his granddaughter’s energy on stage. The crowd could be heard cheering for them throughout their performance.

Source: YouTube/Jamie J

Source: YouTube/Jamie J

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At the end of their performance, Maeve does a cartwheel and shockingly her grandfather pulls the same move too. Everyone is surprised and people could be heard clapping enthusiastically.

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Bill lovingly kisses Maeve on the head as the two leave the stage thrilled with their performance. The video has been shared on YouTube and Facebook by Jaime.

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Another similar story features Rachel who is the caregiver for her 93-year-old grandfather. He’s going through stages of Alzheimer’s.

Source: YouTube/Jamie J

Source: YouTube/Jamie J

Rachel’s day involves making sure that her grandfather has all he needs including a round of dancing. The routine has been going on for so long that she’s managed to create a video compilation of her and her grandfather dancing all around the house.

The care and love she shows his shows how close they are.

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