The Philadelphia Dance Center put a sweet spin on its popular ballet class for Valentine’s Day this year by inviting the dancers’ fathers to join in on the fun. On the evening of February 14, the dancing dads joined the young ballerinas for a special daughter and dad ballet class.
Led by their daughters, the men spun, leapt, and pirouetted to classic pieces like Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers.” In addition to following their daughters’ cues, the dedicated dads also acted as their dancing partners, lifting the young girls and performing heartwarming pas de deux dances. The dance center documented the dads’ efforts with endearing photographs and videos, which were eventually posted on Facebook and Instagram.
Much to the Philadelphia Dance Center’s surprise, the adorable footage quickly went viral, with many social media users praising the studio for their unconventional Valentine’s Day celebration. Overwhelmed with joy, the dance center shared a touching post on social media, thanking fans and followers for their support. “Thank you for the messages, posts, comments and shares,” the Facebook post states. “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.”