Dad And Daughter Entertain Crowd With Surprise Dance
FaithTap Staff 4/16/2019
When the guests at Jessica Hanley's bat mitzvah stood around the dance floor, they were waiting to watch a traditional father and daughter dance with Jessica and her dad, Mike. Little did they know, Jessica and Mike created a fun dance sequence to entertain their guests instead!
The dance started with Jessica and Mike dancing along to "My Girl" by The Temptations. It seems fitting, doesn't it? We all know the term Papa's Girl and how fathers can be very protective of their daughters, no matter what their age becomes as they look out for them and care for them.
But just when the guests thought they'd be watching Jessica and Mike slow dance to this song, and some of them were already singing along to the song, this happened. Whitney Houston's "Do You Wanna Dance?" began to play and Jessica acts out the song, "Say you wanna dance? Don't you wanna dance?" The guests started to laugh while Mike pretends to not know anything about the dance changes.
The father and daughter dancing tandem began to dance together to entertain their guests. Jessica choreographed a five-minute dance sequence using a mashup of different songs, including Lou Bega's "Mambo No. 5", LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem", Jackson Five's "I Want You Back", Lady Gaga's "Poker Face", "Greased Lightning" from the movie, Grease, and even Michael Jackson's "Thriller". 50 Cents "In Da Club" played before ending the dance back to the first song, "My Girl".
He performed a father-daughter dance again during his second daughter, Isabelle's, bat mitzvah two years later, but this time, they rapped their way through the "dance."
If Mike Hanley sounds like a familiar name, that's because he's been performing as a stand-up comedian since 1989. He performed stand-up comedy every chance he got. It took him to comedy clubs, malls, department stores, and even a hospital psychiatric ward. But he gave that all up in 2000 to be with his family and raise his three daughters, Jessica, Isabelle, and Jillian, with his wife, Beth.
But the itch to perform came back in 2011 and he knew he had to go with it. With his wife and his daughters' blessing and support, he performed again. Since then, he's been performing in comedy clubs and comedy shows. But his first priority is always his family and only books a show if it fits the family's schedule.