Tap Dancing Toddler's Unique Moves Make This Recital a Must-See (VIDEO)

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broadway babyAs a mom who's coached her kids from the sidelines during assorted recitals and other performances involving hand/body motions set to music, I've noticed that essentially, toddlers on stage have three options: 1. Do the dance moves you're supposed to do when you're supposed to do them (this almost never happens). 2. Blank out, stare into space, and sway to some vague rhythm (the preferred choice of most tiny dancers!). 3. Go rogue and get down!

The adorable little girl in this video's choice? #3. Think of it this way: Some kids march to the beat of their own drummer; others, like this kid, tap dance to their own crazy inner choreographer, and it's awesome. 

Who knows what was going on in her adorable little head? Maybe she forgot the actual steps, or maybe once she got out there on stage and saw all the people in the audience, inspiration struck and she just had to GET HER GROOVE ON. Either way, the kid's a born performer -- just try to look away! (Hint: You can't!) Check it out ... 


OHHH MY GOD, how cute is that kid?? Although you can't help but feel sorta bad for the other girls on stage, who are just completely and totally UPSTAGED. Oh well. Maybe next time they'll take a cue from their co-star and bust some big, crazy moves of their own.

Has your kid ever done something like this onstage?


Image via Elio Rui Silva/YouTube

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Coles... Coles_mom

I realize this is going to be an unpopular comment, but as a mom of a daughter in a dance class (she's 4) - I wouldn't be too happy about this. We pay an EXORBITANT amount of money for her training and the most expensive part is the recital. Hundreds of dollars just to RENT the costumes. When we go to the recitals (2 a year - holiday and spring), we don't want to get upstaged by anyone or do any upstaging. That's part of the classes....teaching the girls how to perfom together (we also have her in indiviual training). Thankfully, we have an instructor that is amazing and wouldn't have let the performance ever get that far. That girl would have never gotten on the stage in our neck of the woods.

happi... happinessforyou

Such a cutie pie!!! I would have loved to see that!

fave82 fave82

It is pretty funny but I have to feel for that little girl next to her, lol

Shandi80 Shandi80


ktobin2 ktobin2

Coles mom, you're talking about competitive dance. I was in dance as a kid and it was only $100 a month and it wasn't like hardcore it was just fun and that girl reminds me of myself in my early years of dance lol.

Char Jacobs

pure joy! I too pay money for my daughter ballet lesson and recital but this is worthy of a comedy show in vegas!!! loved it

nonmember avatar Rebecca

Heidi....the colored girl? What century do you live in seriously? smh

Stashlee Stashlee

Racist much Heidi?

JS0512 JS0512

I can't believe I just read a comment with the phrase "colored girl" in it.  Are you KIDDING ME?

Regarding the video though: Hysterical.  My oldest has taken dance since she was 3 and I can't tell you how much money I've spent & how many recitals I've sat through.  My FAVORITE part is the little kids and when they march to their own beat.  It's fantastic.  My daughter did the same thing (not to this extreme) and now that she's older, she falls in line with the other girls.  They DO learn.  But until they do...super cute.

nonmember avatar Joy

Heidi please sit down with your colored girl comment. It's offensive and a code word for racist.

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