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Dance School's Daddy-Daughter Ballet Class Goes Viral

Philadelphia Dance Center in Torresdale, Philadelphia, invited dads to join their daughters on the dance floor for Valentine's Day

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    For the first time, the Philadelphia Dance Center invited parents to join their kids for dance class for Valentines day. The result was some hilarious video of dads doing their best arabesque. 

    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017)

    A Philadelphia dance school is getting some attention after videos highlighting their “Daddy Daughter Valentine’s Day Ballet Class” went viral.

    Philadelphia Dance Center in the city's Torresdale neighborhood invited dads to partake in a ballet class with their kids on Valentine's Day.

    And these fathers didn't disappoint their tiny dancers. Videos posted on the school's Facebook page shows dads pliéing and leaping across the floor, with little-to-no ballet skill. Several fathers even donned tutus, which made for hilarious pirouettes.

    "I CAN'T THANK THESE GENTLEMAN ENOUGH FOR MAKING THIS DAY SO VERY SPECIAL!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY," the dance center wrote on Facebook.

    By Wednesday evening, the three videos had garnered over 10 million views. 

    But it wasn’t just the dads who were in on the fun — the center also invited moms to get their groove on during hip-hop dance classes on Valentine's Day eve and Wednesday.

    “It really is a family environment and we wanted to share what we do in class with the parents who come to watch them,” studio owner, Tom McIntyre said. “It was great to teach the parents what their kids learn.”