They practiced for about nine months to pull off the moves in front of their 170 wedding guests.
One of the most beautiful parts of a wedding is the traditional father-daughter slow dance. Often people choose a slow reverb to waltz across the dance floor, however, this father-daughter duo is changing the game. Nancy Krieger and her father, Ronald Lestock, decided to give their memorable performance a twist. They shocked everyone at the wedding with their moves and posted their video on TikTok which instantly went viral, reports Good Morning America.
Krieger's TikTok video of her father-daughter dance has received over 4 million views in only four days. She wrote in the caption, "When everyone thinks you’re pranking your dad...and then he joins in." The 22-second video shows Krieger and Lestock dancing to The Temptations' 1965 classic "My Girl" on the dance floor before the song unexpectedly ceases and flips to Usher's 2004 single "Yeah!" starring Lil Jon and Ludacris.
Krieger, 30, attributes the dance mashup to her father. She said, "When we were deciding on what dances we were gonna do, we were like, there's no way that we can do just a slow song because we're gonna cry the entire time and that's uncomfortable for me and for all the guests, so my dad actually brought up the idea. He's like, "We need to do a fun dance!' " Lestock believed they should do something unconventional from the start. He added, "I thought about it. I said, 'You know what, let's try doing something different other than the old you know, daddy's little girl dance. You know?' "
They put in the work and chose a couple of songs to practice with. Krieger said that they still wanted to have a slow-dance moment and they picked "My Girl," for it. She explained, "the first song was Usher’s 'Yeah!,' the second song was 'Twist,' which was a fun dance to do. My dad picked that one. And then I picked '1, 2 Step' by Ciara that was next. And then we closed it off with 'Y.M.C.A.,' which was really fun because everyone was up doing YMCA. So, it was a good mix."
Krieger, who described her father as "very close," believes the two of them rehearsed once a week for roughly eight to nine months. She said, "When I went home, we would practice the dance in the living room and the kitchen to like, throw ourselves off, so we could make sure we weren't gonna be nervous." However, the nervousness did kick in as Kreiger planned to perform in front of her husband and 170 guests but all the guests completely appreciated this unusual yet beautiful dance.
The newlywed explained, "We did our rounds to all the tables after dinner and that was just the talk of the night like, 'How long did you practice?' So, it was a nice reaction." Krieger hopes her video post will inspire her online admirers to build memories with their loved ones. She said, "I think it's really easy to take things for granted and experiences that you've had or people in your life so I think if people could take away one thing, it would just to be really cherish those special and close relationships you have in your life and just try to make memories while you can."