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Bride's epic dance routine with her father has the internet in stitches

This father-daughter wedding dance broke all the rules ... in the best way!
/ Source: TODAY

A dad dancing to MC Hammer at his daughter's wedding might sound like a disaster waiting to happen.

Unless, of course, the dad in question is a really good dancer and the daughter met her husband when the two were dance partners in the International Folk Dance Ensemble at Brigham Young University.

Yes, that was the case with 25-year-old Mikayla Ellison Phillips and her father, Nathan Ellison. At her Oct. 8 wedding, she and Ellison performed a seriously epic dance routine that had their guests simultaneously laughing and seriously impressed.

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"I’m his only daughter, and the oldest," Phillips explained to TODAY. "This was his only chance to do something like that. And so it was actually his idea to do the dance!"

As Phillips was growing up, she and Ellison would dance all around the house, make up routines together and perform them for the rest of the family. So it only felt natural to continue the tradition on her big day.

"Honestly, he had to convince me!" the bride, who studied ballet and now works as a dance teacher, said with a laugh. "I was like, 'No, I don't want to do that!'"

The pair kept their rehearsals a secret from "pretty much everyone," and worked on their moves every night before the wedding.

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So, how did the crowd of 400 guests react?

"They loved it. They were freaking out," said Phillips. "We did not expect the response that we got. Filming it and posting it and talking about it."

With more than 6 million views on the YouTube video, we'd say the internet agrees.

And though she was initially hesitant to follow her dad's (literal!) lead, Phillips certainly doesn't regret the dance in hindsight.

"It was such an incredibly memory for us to share," she concluded. "And what's more, he's just the best dad. He's fun and he's loving. This was an amazing way to involve him in everything."