Great dads do anything for their kids — even if that means learning how to plié.
Fatherhood is all about encouraging a child’s interests and, at times, becoming an active participant in them. But as a sweet group of Pennsylvania men prove, dads aren’t limited to the stereotype of only throwing a ball around with their little ones. They can dance, too!
In an adorable video, fathers can be seen practicing ballet moves with their daughters at the E’chappe Dance Arts studio in Philadelphia. Erin Lee, the owner of the studio, began offering the Daddy & Me BOGA (ballet and yoga) class to give men a chance to bond with their little girls. Of course, she couldn’t resist sharing the precious footage of one session on Instagram. But she definitely didn’t expect it to go viral.
The video quickly began circulating online, where it caught the attention of celebrities like Michael Ealy, Kristen Bell, and Jennifer Garner. All three shared the video on their own pages, singing the dads’ praises.
“Proud to say I don’t know one father who would be afraid to hold down his child this way,” Ealy wrote. “S/O to all the fathers out there and the fellas who showed up for this class.”
“There are some amazing papas out there!” Bell added.
“This is what I care about,” Erin said. “Good dads being highlighted. This is the part that’s amazing for me.”
What a fantastic way for dads to break stereotypes and have fun with their daughters! These lucky girls are sure to cherish these memories forever.
Watch as the daddy-daughter duos tackle ballet together in the video below. Celebrate all the wonderful fathers out there by sharing this story!
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