The Beauty of Dance: Mother/Daughter Duet

By Shivani Patel, Staff Writer
@shizupates

Hope you all had a wonderful, but most of all relaxing spring break away from this frigid weather.

Now, time for what you all are (hopefully) looking forward to – dance.

Fans of “The Ellen Show” will recognize this one. Ellen came across a YouTube video of 3-year-old Heaven King and her mother, Tianne King, dancing to “End of Time” by Beyoncé “Queen Bey” Knowles.

In the video, Heaven, who was 2-years-old at the time, dances an entire routine with her mother. The camera focuses in on Heaven, who surprisingly has most of the moves memorized. The dynamic between the two can be described with one word: adorable.

Her mother, Tianne, is actually a dance teacher back in New York, so it seems natural that her daughter picked up some of the moves. When asked whether she would want to be a dancer in the future, Heaven cheekily replied that she is a dancer.

Then, the duo performed their routine on “The Ellen Show” stage. If possible, they were even cuter and better this time around. Ellen, after congratulating them, gifted them with tickets to Beyoncé concert and a chance to meet the Queen herself.

It’s no surprise that this video captured the attention of over 24 million viewers.

Honestly, it’s nice to see a heart-warming interaction between mother and daughter dancers especially after seeing shows such as “Dance Moms.”

The Lifetime show covers the Abby Lee Dance Company’s dancers, but specifically these dancers’ mothers. To further their daughters’ careers in the business, they take any means necessary, which often results in bickering among the mothers themselves leading to stress on their daughters.

While this show may be entertaining, the reality of the mothers and dancers are scary. The amount of pressure put onto these girls by their mothers can, at times, be unhealthy.

Perhaps the mothers of “Dance Moms” could stand to take a lesson from Tianne King when it comes to treating their daughters in respect to dance.

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