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Dad does ballet to help stage-frightened daughter

Chris Pastrick
| Friday, June 8, 2018, 9:36 a.m.

Who says you can't be graceful when coming to the rescue?

A father of three was called upon to help his daughter overcome her stage fright by performing her ballet moves along side her.

London's Daily Mail reports the 2-year-old was performing a dress rehearsal on May 29 for her first-ever recital with In Motion Dance School in Bermuda.

But poor, young Bella was too scared to do anything but stand there and cry. Several teachers tried to get her to move, but nothing seemed to work.

So, papa — Marc Daniels — was called to the stage.

With Bella's younger sibling, Suri, in tow, Daniels quickly rushed to Bella's side, took her hand, and began pirouetting and balancing on one leg.

"Bella was very emotional and needed hugs from her daddy," Daniels told the Daily Mail.

"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 asked if she wanted to dance with daddy and she nodded, so I thought I'd join in.

Daniels, a barrister, said he knew some of the moves, because he had practiced with Bella on several occasions.

The video of Daniels' daintiness has gone viral and he's been ribbed quite a bit from his friends and colleagues.

"Jurors, police officers and members of the prosecution have even been giving me twirls and plies as a token of appreciation for the video," he said.

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