Father rushes to stage to help his scared, ballet-dancing daughter and becomes the star of the show
A devoted father of three recently stole the spotlight from a group of little ballerina girls as he rushed to stage to help his crying daughter overcome her stage fright. The man was recorded by fellow parents at a dress rehearsal and has now become an internet sensation.
Marc Daniels proved that he has some moves as he stepped into the stage at the Hamilton City Hall in Bermuda a few days ago while attempting to calm down his two-year-old daughter, Bella, so she could continue with the rehearsal of her first ever ballet performance.
Father clutching a baby runs onto stage to hold his ballet dancing daughter’s hand after she suffers stage fright https://t.co/DzHCjd49w5— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) June 8, 2018
The bulky man became an Internet sensation after a video that shows him twirling, and making plies and relevés went viral. He was clearly familiar with the choreography after practicing with the little girl at home many times, and he tried to guide the crying little girl in order to make her stay on stage.
Daniels showed his dancing abilities while also holding his youngest daughter, Suri, in his arms. And even though a stage assistant offered to hold the baby for him, Marc refused the help and continued to shine on stage with his two girls.
According to reports, Bella had begun to cry before going on stage, so her father was summoned to calm her down. But even after getting reassurance from dad, she was a sobbing mess by the time the group took the stage.
Father of the Year Marc Daniels clutches his youngest daughter Suri under his arm while holding his two-year-old daughter's hand. who suffered stage fright during a ballet rehearsal. pic.twitter.com/NpQlUEICNh— JJ VALENTIN (@iamjjnyc) June 8, 2018
Daniels told the Daily Mail:
“Bella was very emotional and needed hugs from her daddy. 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.”
“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. I asked if she wanted to dance with daddy and she nodded, so I thought I'd join in. I've practiced with them at home on many occasions so it wasn't unfamiliar to me.”
Mr. Daniels is a self-employed barrister, and his colleagues have been greeting him with courtesies and twirls to show their appreciation for his actions as a great father.
He even joked about starting a career in ballet saying:
“Before having the girls I don't think I'd ever attempted any ballet moves before, but now everyone in Bermuda knows me for my toe-pointing. Maybe it's never too late to become a ballerina!”
Watch Mr. Daniels' moves below: