A dad-of-three stole the show after rushing onto stage to hold his daughterâs hand after she suffered stagefright during a ballet performance.
Marc Daniels, 39, was summoned to the wings at Hamilton City Hall in Bermuda on May 29, after his daughter Bella froze on stage during a dress rehearsal for her first ever dance recital.
The self-employed barrister thought heâd be able to calm the two-year-old down from the wings when she started throwing a tantrum on-stage.
But when that didnât work, Marc, clutching his youngest daughter Suri under his arm, went above and beyond the call-of-duty and marched onto stage to help his daughter.
Heartwarming footage shows the dad-of-three spinning and expertly pointing his toes seamlessly alongside his daughter.
Clearly a natural, Marcâs impromptu performance was met with a loud applause by the few teachers and parents in attendance, to which he responded with a proud wave.
Not about to hang up his tutu anytime soon, Marc has been invited back by In Motion School of Dance to perform alongside the girls again, on June 9.
Determined not to detract attention from the girls, but insisting heâll be waiting in the wings just in case, Marc said: ‘When I arrived downstairs, Bella was very emotional and needed hugs from her daddy.
‘Despite having a tantrum, I can tell she wanted to stay on stage, and I didnât want to discourage her before the big performance by making her be the only one to come off.
‘I walked on holding Suri and stood next to her, trying to help build her confidence â I told her I loved her and that sheâs an amazing dancer.
‘I asked if she wanted to dance with daddy and she nodded, so I thought Iâd join in.
‘Iâve practiced with them at home on many occasions so it wasnât unfamiliar to me.
‘At home sheâs always dancing, but on Tuesday that energy was clearly lacking â she simply wasnât having any of it.
‘It was definitely instinctive [to jump on stage] and I really didnât even consider my actions.
‘Before having the girls I donât think Iâd ever attempted any ballet moves before, but now everyone in Bermuda knows me for my toe-pointing â maybe itâs never too late to become a ballerina.
‘I donât want to detract from the girlsâ attention on their special night, but I am mentally prepared to run on-stage, if necessary, to support Bella.â
And Marcâs impressive dance moves didnât go unnoticed among his work colleagues either.
He said: ‘Jurors, police officers and members of the prosecution have even been giving me twirls and plieÂ´s as a token of appreciation for the video.
‘Even in court the other day, one of the magistrates made a comment about my moves that prompted the court to erupt into laughter.â