Bill Jones, 72, Maeve, 10, Tap Dance takes internet by storm

By on October 18, 2018
Bill Jones, 72, Maeve, 10, Tap Dance takes internet by storm

Bill Jones, 72, Maeve, 10, Tap Dance takes internet by storm

Bill Jones, 72, Maeve, 10, Tap Dance takes internet by storm.

This is the adorable moment a 72-year-old tap danced with his granddaughter after she asked him to be her partner for a recital.

Maeve Jones, 10, was in desperate need of a dance partner for her tap routine, so she turned to her 72-year-old grandfather, who proved age really is just a number.

Bill ‘Gramps’ Jones – who has never missed one of Maeve’s recitals – was taught the routine across six one-hour lessons in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

Tapping, twirling and even cart-wheeling in perfect synchronicity with his granddaughter, the retired headteacher rolls back the years in an impressive performance.

Beaming with pride as she watched her father-in-law and daughter’s jive last month, Jaime Jones said: ‘Maeve and I were talking about how much Bill loved tap, and she asked him to perform with her – the rest is history.

‘Bill was definitely not expecting to be asked.

‘He was so happy and accepted the invitation without hesitation.

‘Their performance was quite amazing. Maeve really loved dancing with her grandfather.

‘She shares him with two siblings and five cousins, so having this special time set aside for just the two of them was very special.

‘They share a very special bond through their love of dance.’

In his early teens, Mr Jones performed in a tap-dancing quartet known as the Four Flashes.

Following in the footsteps of his mother, the 72-year-old was delighted to see his passion for the art passed down to Maeve.

Ms Jones said: ‘I think for many people [the video] brings back fond memories of their own grandparents – these are times to be cherished.

‘I could not be prouder of my daughter for thinking of her grandfather and wanting to showcase their love in a dance.

‘They would both love to perform together again, on a grander stage.’

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