Valentine's Day was filled with more unconditional love than expected when the Philadelphia Dance Center invited their students’ fathers to learn dance moves in a ballet class with their daughters.
Videos posted on the dance school’s Facebook page show the dads some even wearing tutus pliéing and leaping across the floor with varying degrees of success.
The video has more than 25 million views since its been posted! The daughters and dads danced to Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers”.
Thom Mclntyre the dance studio owner said, “The dads felt great, though I’m sure they’re a little sore today and the kids loved every minute of it.”
After the videos became popular on the Internet, the Philadelphia Dance Center posted a statement of appreciation on their Facebook page.
“Saying thank you doesn’t seem to cover how we feel,” they wrote.
“We are so overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from around the world. Thank you to our dance dads and moms – the role you played in class yesterday pales in comparison to the support you provide your children day in and day out. It is your support and love behind the scenes that makes them amazing dancers and all of us here at PDC so proud to teach them.”
The post continued, “We can’t believe you love this video as much as we do. Thank you for recognizing the beauty, love, and joy that dance can bring into the world. It just proves that art, love and family are the international language.”