Dance

Little girl puts on tap dancing show of a lifetime for her family

August 18th, 2020

Faith and Evan are some very active kiddos – and dad is happy to show them off on his YouTube page.

Whether it’s baking lessons or soccer games, the kids are always up to something.

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YouTube screenshot via Kevin Farrar Source: YouTube screenshot via Kevin Farrar

And while the family’s 2nd most-watched video is from 9 years ago, it’s just as cute now as it was back then. (The most popular is a clip of Evan potty training, and we’re surprised dad hasn’t been badgered into taking it down yet!)

Apparently, Faith was off to her very first tap dance lesson back in June of 2011. But she already had quite a few moves ready to go!

In fact, she put on a little show for her family in the living room before they left for the studio.

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YouTube screenshot via Kevin Farrar Source: YouTube screenshot via Kevin Farrar

And while, sadly, it’s a little blurry, you can still see all the cuteness of someone who looks to be about 4 years old trying to tap dance. Those shoes are fun!

Is she a future Ginger Rogers? Who knows! But she seems convinced she’s headed in that direction and that’s all that matters.

This girl’s got some confidence in her – and she’s clearly stoked for dance class!

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YouTube screenshot via Kevin Farrar Source: YouTube screenshot via Kevin Farrar

There’s not a whole lot of footwork, but the soul is there, complete with arm movements that look a lot like us when we dance when no one’s watching.

For those who think tap dancing is a thing of the past or confined to children’s activities, think again. It’s an art form that’s still going strong. (Granted, the COVID-19 pandemic has put a damper on dance classes and performances.)

In her video, Faith appears to be a double threat – and she launches into song partway through the video.

Apologies if we misheard, but we’re pretty sure it’s an original.

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YouTube screenshot via Kevin Farrar Source: YouTube screenshot via Kevin Farrar

Stomping, tapping, spinning, singing – this is a girl who is so ready for her very first dance class. And we’re starting to see why her parents enrolled her at such a young age.

We wonder if she got excited about tap after seeing some performances (after all, Savion Glover introduced a whole new generation to the dance on Sesame Street!) or if she is just into the idea of wearing tappy shoes and a leotard. Either is a good enough reason for us!

It’s hard to see videos like this and not reflect on how much kids are missing out on in 2020 since we’ve been unable to control the spread of COVID-19.

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But the beauty of the Internet is that they may be able to work on some things from home. Proper form might be an issue (as will the sheer amount of tapping a parent’s brain can handle before it self-destructs), but perhaps more kids could become interested in dance with a few online lessons.

Think of it as phys ed for homeschooling!

Frankly, after seeing Faith get her groove on, we feel pretty pumped up to try it ourselves!

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YouTube screenshot via Kevin Farrar Source: YouTube screenshot via Kevin Farrar

Needless to say, we could all use a little more movement in our lives – and there are even free classes online for those with disabilities and other mobility issues, such as Stopgap Dance.

Dance is wonderfully inclusive that way!

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Little Faith isn’t embarrassed to have her family watch her spirited performance, but if you are, you can still take a page from her book and tap around from the privacy of your home!

But first, make sure you scroll down to see her video. Think of it as inspiration to get your feet moving!

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Source: Kevin Farrar via YouTube, LA Review of Books

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