10-Year-Old Girl And Grandfather Earn Fame Tap Dancing To The 'Cups' Song
Sep 15, 2020 by apost team
Grandparents treasure the time they spend with their grandchildren. Back in 2018, one proud grandfather had a great time when granting a favor asked of him by his granddaughter. Then 10-year-old Maeve asked her grandfather to accompany her for a tap dance recital. The grandfather was thrilled to accept the invitation from his granddaughter, and after only six classes at From The Top Dance Center in Reading, Massachusetts, the duo was ready. Neither of them surely expected the popularity they gained on the internet from the video of their performance!
Be sure to reach the end of this article to see the full video :-)
Tap dancing is a complex dance form. While dancing, taps placed on the bottom of shoes are used to strike against the floor to provide percussion. The metal taps are placed on the heal and under the toe of the shoes. The different types of tap dance that are recognized include rhythm, classical, Broadway, and funk tap, according to Human Kinetics.
At the time, Maeve's grandfather was 72 years old, according to the video's YouTube description. And yet, it seems like he was thrilled to be chosen by his granddaughter to join her for the dance routine. The duo enjoyed the extra time they needed together to assure their performance would be flawless. After six rehearsals together, it was time to show the routine to a live audience.
Maeve seemed a little nervous as she approached the dance floor with her grandfather. Gramps was as cool as can be. Maeve, dressed in a striped dress that was blue and white, took a deep breath before placing her hand inside of her grandfather's hand.
The song choice was Anna Kendrick's Cups (When I'm Gone). The song first became popular when included in the soundtrack of the hit movie Pitch Perfect. Maeve and Gramps tapped expertly as soon as the music began to play. Although a little older than the other participants in the dance recital, Gramps' age did not show up in his performance.
The crowd was totally silent as Maeve and Gramps grooved to the music. But the pair had their full attention. Maeve signaled the end of the performance with a cartwheel while Gramps beamed with pride. The cheers were loud throughout the audience.
The cheering crowd lost their minds moments later when Gramps performed a cartwheel of his own. Maeve smiled as Gramps performed the final stunt of their performance. Then, the two of them struck their final pose together.
Maeve and Gramps have probably always shared a special bond because of the love they both possessed for tap dancing. The time spent together preparing for the routine served to strengthen the bond even more.
In the aftermath of their amazing performance, both grandfather and granddaughter basked in the pride they felt for each other. Jamie, Maeve's mother, watched the video of the performance so many times she finally decided to share the moment with the world. She never expected the video to be received by the public the way it did, as it has now been viewed over 4 million times! Her conclusion is everyone can appreciate the special bond that exists between a granddaughter and a grandfather.
What did you think about the special experience shared by Maeve and her grandfather? Let us know in the comments and be sure to pass their amazing performance on to all the people you know. Everyone should see this!