Every dad wants to give his daughter a memorable party. But Mike Hanley gave his daughter Jessica a father-daughter dance at her bat mitzvah that the 13-year-old most likely won't forget anytime soon. And if she does, there's always the video to jog her memory.
In the segment, they start out doing a typical awkward slow dance to "My Girl" by the Temptations. Sweet but standard. Suddenly the music switches to Whitney Houston, and the duo launches into a five-minute synchronized routine choreographed to LMFAO, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, and many, many more.
The two vogue, do the running dance, and even show their macarena. Hardly any dance from the last two decades was left out. Hanley, who is also a comedian, showed his funny side, and his daughter gave him the spotlight.
Hanley said it was his wife's idea to surprise their guests with some "crazy dance moves," and he attributes their video's viral success -- 800,000-plus views on YouTube -- to "practice, practice, practice." But he added over email, "The smile on my daughter's face after our dance was worth all the practice!"
Hanley may want to keep his dance skills fresh: Jessica, who was also celebrating her birthday, has two younger sisters who may be demanding father-daughter dances for their 13th celebrations. We're guessing he'd be game.
The father-daughter dancing duo aren't the first. Watch another pair take to the dance floor.