The best dads are the ones who aren’t afraid to look silly if it helps their kids succeed.
Bryan Witt of Newport News, Virginia is just that sort of dad. When his 6-year-old daughter Abigail felt nervous about an upcoming ballet recital held on Zoom, he didn’t hesitate to put on his dancing shoes to help his little girl out!
Abigail had been taking ballet lessons over Zoom during the coronavirus stay-at-home order, but when the instructor announced a freestyle ballet recital, she suddenly felt overwhelmed by nerves. “She wasn’t prepared and didn’t do a dance,” said mom Kristen Witt. “Afterward, she was very upset and anxious to have to perform it the next week.”
Thankfully Kristen is a former dancer herself, so she helped choreograph a 45-second dance to Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Little Swans.”
“Over the next few days, she practiced many times and would get upset and cry at the thought of messing up,” Kristen said. “So, I’d practice with her to boost her confidence.”
Meanwhile, Bryan had been watching his wife and daughter practice so much that he had all the dance moves down too. He decided to step in and practice with her to “get her spirits up,” and Kristen just had to capture all that cuteness on video!
“She thought is was just so awesome and it made her so happy,” Kristen. “I videoed them because it was just so precious.”
Bryan wasn’t too keen n his wife sharing the video on Facebook, but once he did the response was all positive. Everyone loved watching Bryan and Abigail doing such a delicate dance together. All that’s missing is a man-sized tutu for dad!
Watch the adorable video below, and don’t forget to share.
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